• ‘First Man' Fact Check: Was the Moon Landing Really That Close to Disaster?

    9 days ago - By The Wrap

    If you've seen the footage of the Apollo 11 lunar landing taken by NASA, you might think that the final moments before the Eagle landed on the moon's surface were pretty tranquil. Damien Chazelle's new movie “First Man” suggests it was anything but.
    In their cinematic retelling of NASA's greatest mission ever, Chazelle and screenwriter Josh Singer turned the final descent to the Moon into a dramatic race against the clock.
    With Justin Hurwitz's dramatic score playing in the background, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin grip the controls as they try to settle the Eagle spacecraft down on safe...
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  • ‘First Man' Fact Check: Did Neil Armstrong Really Leave That Bracelet on the Moon?

    9 days ago - By The Wrap

    (Spoiler alert: Do not read on if you haven't seen “First Man.”)
    “First Man” is a retelling of one of the biggest moments in history, as well as a portrait of the reclusive man who became the first to walk on the moon.
    Damien Chazelle's drama starring Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong focuses
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  • 'First Man' Captures The Upheaval Leading Up To Armstrong's 1969 Moon Landing

    9 days ago - By NPR

    Justin Chang says a new film about the space race is one of the "noisiest, clunkiest, most inelegant movies about space travel ever made" - all of which helps convey the chaos of space travel.
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  • Does First Man Have An After-Credits Scene?

    Does First Man Have An After-Credits Scene?

    9 days ago - By Screen Rant

    You've been to the Moon and back with Ryan Gosling's Neil Armstrong, does First Man have an after-credits scene in store for you? The new film from Damien Chazelle is about the first man to walk on the lunar surface, exploring Armstong's family life as much as his humanity leaping actions. It's a very different sort of biopic for sure. While all the key moments are there - Neil joining NASA, the near-fatal Gemini 8 mission, the successful and unforgettable Apollo 11 landings - the film takes a more abstract approach, with documentary-style filming and moments of reflection creating...
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  • 'First Man' Considers Glory, Grief And A Famous Walk On The Moon

    'First Man' Considers Glory, Grief And A Famous Walk On The Moon

    9 days ago - By NPR

    Ryan Gosling plays Neil Armstrong in a story about the noise, heat and struggle it takes to overcome forces to which you're meant to surrender. (Image credit: Daniel McFadden/Universal Pictures)
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