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Re: "First Man" Neil Armstrong Biopic
« Reply #20 on: 06/09/2018 10:39 PM »
Well it must have some good money behind it to snag that actor as the lead role. He's not cheap since his dancy dance movie. ;)

He was cast before "La La Land".

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"First Man" Neil Armstrong Biopic
« Reply #21 on: 06/10/2018 12:27 AM »
It all looks very over done and that they are really over-egging things for extra drama. Plus even in that trailer seemingly throwing in every cliche ever for this kind of film.
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Re: "First Man" Neil Armstrong Biopic
« Reply #22 on: 06/10/2018 12:36 AM »
GO at Throttle Up on an X-15 flight gives me a bad feeling...

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Re: "First Man" Neil Armstrong Biopic
« Reply #23 on: 06/10/2018 04:33 PM »
Relax folks, it's entertainment for the masses... Any space movie raises interest in spaceflight... All good! ;)
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Re: "First Man" Neil Armstrong Biopic
« Reply #24 on: 06/10/2018 05:08 PM »
Relax folks, it's entertainment for the masses...

And that's about the only attitude you can take. Not only is it not made for us it's being made by and starring people who weren't even there for the original event. Unlike Ron Howard and Tom Hanks there isn't much "I remember that" at work here. I would like to see it done correctly but this is pass the popcorn and roll with it. It's Hollywood.  8)
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Re: "First Man" Neil Armstrong Biopic
« Reply #25 on: 06/10/2018 05:52 PM »
It's also worth noting that a trailer's job is to get people to see the movie. They've obviously edited together most of the dramatic scenes here to make it more appealing to the masses in this Marvel-Star Wars-Action movie age. I personally have high hopes for this film, and will withhold serious judgement until I see it in theaters.
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Re: "First Man" Neil Armstrong Biopic
« Reply #26 on: 06/11/2018 05:55 PM »
I understand criticizing movies for technical inaccuracies, but what do you think they're going to do... not show Gemini 8?

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Re: "First Man" Neil Armstrong Biopic
« Reply #27 on: 06/11/2018 06:17 PM »
I understand criticizing movies for technical inaccuracies, but what do you think they're going to do... not show Gemini 8?
Or that that he piloted the x15, or that he lost fellow astronauts in Apollo 1, or crashing the LLTV, or that he had a family that was probably terrified they'd loose him...

I'm sort of surprised by all the negative reactions to a movie trailer. Sure they'll pump up the suspense and drama but it's not like all these things didn't happen and weren't all part of someone's amazing life leading up to a nation's amazing accomplishment.
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Re: "First Man" Neil Armstrong Biopic
« Reply #28 on: 06/11/2018 10:31 PM »
I understand criticizing movies for technical inaccuracies, but what do you think they're going to do... not show Gemini 8?
Or that that he piloted the x15, or that he lost fellow astronauts in Apollo 1, or crashing the LLTV, or that he had a family that was probably terrified they'd lose him...

I'm sort of surprised by all the negative reactions to a movie trailer. Sure they'll pump up the suspense and drama but it's not like all these things didn't happen and weren't all part of someone's amazing life leading up to a nation's amazing accomplishment.

Some other legitimate sources of drama:
Flying naval aviation combat over Korea (think The Bridges at Toko-Ri)
NACA/NASA test flying at Edwards (including the X-15)
His young daughter's struggle and death from brain cancer
The house fire in Houston that very well could have killed the entire Armstrong family in their sleep.
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Re: "First Man" Neil Armstrong Biopic
« Reply #29 on: 06/12/2018 07:52 PM »
According to inside source, the launch of Saturn V in first trailer clip is a Apollo 8, the first manned spacecraft to orbited the Moon and is Pad 39'A s first launch mission.


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Re: "First Man" Neil Armstrong Biopic
« Reply #30 on: 06/13/2018 04:51 AM »
What the movie needs to show is that Armstrong was always very controlled, precise, imperturbable. Not great features to work with for an actor, but that is how he was, deal with it.

Also, Armstrongs life in the 60's was far from devoid of drama and tension. Lots of material to work with without the need for overdramatizing events.

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Re: "First Man" Neil Armstrong Biopic
« Reply #31 on: 06/13/2018 05:54 AM »
This looks much better than I anticipated. Ill certainly see it.

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Re: "First Man" Neil Armstrong Biopic
« Reply #32 on: 06/14/2018 01:47 PM »
According to inside source, the launch of Saturn V in first trailer clip is a Apollo 8, the first manned spacecraft to orbited the Moon and is Pad 39'A s first launch mission.

Thanks for the tidbit! I wish they hadn't digitally substituted the kerolox flames for the shuttle SRB exhaust - sure, Saturn V didn't have huge billowing, dramatic steam&smoke clouds, but the flame impingement on the launch mount and tower were perhaps more mesmerizing.
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Re: "First Man" Neil Armstrong Biopic
« Reply #33 on: 06/14/2018 06:04 PM »
According to inside source, the launch of Saturn V in first trailer clip is a Apollo 8, the first manned spacecraft to orbited the Moon and is Pad 39'A s first launch mission.

First manned launch. Apollo 4 and 6 launched from 39A as well.

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