• ‘First Man' Screenwriter Josh Singer on Writing Neil Armstrong and Researching for a Biopic

    23 days ago - By Slash Film

    First Man isn't an average biopic. Damien Chazellle ‘s drama is not a collection of CliffsNotes or an aggrandizing portrait of its subject, the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong, who's played with steel and vulnerability by Ryan Gosling. For a story as sprawling as the race to the moon, Chazelle and screenwriter Josh Singer crafted a thrillingly stripped down, point of view-driven, and as Singer says, repetitive and frustrating story more about loss than victory.
    The emphasis on character and mood, not just major events and facts we all know, is a breath of fresh air in the time of the...
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