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posted 06-09-2018 03:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Personally I loved seeing images of the Gemini 8 mission in that trailer. For me it'll be worth the price of admission just to see a Gemini mission portrayed on screen.

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Just saw the trailer. Don't know Chazelle, but glad they didn't go with someone that's primarily a director of explosions.

In view of the subject, I hope he sticks to the facts, covers his entire life, and poses a few subtle questions. Armstrong was a man with a lot going on internally, as opposed to being given to vocalisation. I wonder how/if that will be handled?

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I second comment about seeing Gemini 8 on screen. The events of that mission need little theatricality, and look like they will handled with an appropriate level of intensity. Not to mention it looks like we'll get an X-15 flight!

As a whole, there are a lot of moments that seem like the director is aiming for Armstrong's POV. The experience of being sealed in a Gemini capsule. The shot out the window as Gemini 8 tumbles. The image of the open door on "Eagle" as Armstrong prepares for his moonwalk - these are some nice artistic choices that you sometimes get hints of in space movies, but never to this degree.

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Looks great so far. The LLTV crash appears to have some of that Armstrong perspective too. I also caught a glimpse of the fire that took place at his house when Ed White ran inside looking for the kids.

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In the case of this movie; is it a way to commemorate next year's 50th of Apollo 11's history making moon landing?

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Development of "First Man" as a feature film began back in 2003, even before the book was published; Universal acquired the rights in 2008. Damien Chazelle selected the film as his next project after completing "La La Land" in 2016.

So while the timing of the release certainly plays off next year's 50th anniversary and will take advantage of that, it did not begin as an anniversary-driven film.

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Add me to the Gemini fan club. A program like no other in terms of specific goal accomplishments in such a short time period that we will never see again!

If the quality of vehicle and flight re-enactments seen in the trailer is any indication, this is a production that all true space enthusiasts will enjoy and add to their libraries.

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posted 06-10-2018 01:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Skylon:
Not to mention it looks like we'll get an X-15 flight!
But hopefully without that highly unlikely pen scene. I see what he's trying to do but, if you must use artistic license why not stick close to something that actually happened on an X-15 flight? Like a knee pad page getting away. I think it was Bill Dana who had his knee board "explode," there's film of it around somewhere. So a page seems reasonable without completely plagiarizing that event.

X-15 pilots didn't just leave their pens in mid air. They hadn't been in orbit for days and got that casual about microgravity.

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Looks like it will be a good Hollywood type movie about the program. I trust the trailer is just that, being used to spark interest and not what we can fully expect from the movie.

In the X-15 drop scene, in the trailer, you hear either in the background or possibly what is supposed to be the voice communication "Go at throttle up, Roger go at throttle up". Obviously not a a comm you would have heard until two decades after the X-15, during the space shuttle days.

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'First Man': Step by 'small step' review of Neil Armstrong film trailer

Houston, the first trailer for "First Man" has landed, and with it, a whirlwind of scenes depicting almost a decade of spaceflight history.

Eagle-eyed enthusiasts may have picked up on all of the spacecraft, people and settings featured in the two-and-a-half minute video, but for those who did not, or have yet to read "First Man," historian James Hansen's 2005 authorized biography of Armstrong on which the movie is based, here is a step-by-"small step" review of some of the trailer's key scenes.

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I agree that the clip of original audio from Challenger is "unfortunate." I wonder if the choice of this particular audio was deliberate? It just seems unbelievable that in this day and age you would overlook or fail to consider the audio source.

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Typically, the movie trailer is outsourced to a different production company than the company actually making the movie, so it's reasonable to assume that the actual film's sound editors won't make the same mistake. But someone should probably contact them to let them know that it's uncool/verboten to use that audio clip.

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The studio has been made aware.

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I am really looking forward to this film.

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And the "Go at throttle up" audio has already been removed from the official trailer.

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I'm impressed with Ryan Gosling's knowledge during the Kimmel capsule interview segment. He obviously had an interest in the program during his work on the movie.


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