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).
Neil, I was sorry to hear about your daughter.
Neil Armstrong: I'm sorry, is there a question?
Pete Conrad: What I... What I mean is... Do you think it'll have an effect?
Neil Armstrong: I think it would be unreasonable to assume that it wouldn't have some effect.
When the astronauts' dinner party is interrupted by news of the Voskhod 2 EVA, the kitchen TV is plugged into a 3-prong electrical outlet. This is correct for the time period. The 1947 National Electrical Code required new houses to be built with 3-prong outlets in the kitchen.
Near the end of the closing credits, the music is replaced by radio chatter from the mission.
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