PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History
A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
Not content with training them at NASA, Damien Chazelle sent each of his actors YouTube videos of the person they embodied so they could learn to reproduce their phrasing and tics of language. In addition, the director provided a list of books and films to consult. Literary suggestions include titles such as 'Carrying the Fire' by Michael Collins, 'Deke!' by Deke Slayton and Michael Cassutt, and 'First Man' by James R. Hansen. On the movie side, there's For All Mankind (1989), Moonwalk One (1971) and Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo (2017).
It'll be an adventure.
During the Apollo 1 fire, the mobile service structure was in place against the rocket and space craft. As portrayed in the movie, the service structure was in its launch position.
Near the end of the closing credits, the music is replaced by radio chatter from the mission.
$16,006,065 (USA) (14 October 2018)
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