Director Damien Chazelle talks about the use of IMAX cameras and state-of-the-art equipment to capture the lunar landing of "First Man".
In case you were thinking of taking a trip to the cosmos in Virgin Galactic by Richard Branson, "First Man" makes space travel look like the coolest and most terrifying thing in history.
The period drama of director Damien Chazelle narrates the period before Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) made his famous step on the moon and presents spooky missions that were shot with the big screen in mind. (Naturally, the lunar landing of 1969 that captured the attention of the world is one of them).
Here are five of the most heartbreaking:
We're going on a test flight!
The film begins in 1961, with Armstrong piloting an X-15 aircraft built for a hypersonic flight and sailing at high altitude, just kissing the edges of space. But as Armstrong prepares to return, his team malfunctions (this becomes a running issue) and begins to rise, drifting dangerously close to space to a certain ruin. Fortunately, get the plane to move down (thank you, physics!) For a bumpy and stressful comeback.
Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling, left) goes through rigorous training with his fellow astronauts. (Photo: UNIVERSAL / DREAMWORKS)
Welcome to the vomitorium.
Armstrong is accepted as an astronaut in the Gemini program, centered on NASA's moon, in 1962, and one of the ways that managers see if he has the right things is in a giant machine called Multi-Axis Trainer, which spins to our heroes in three different axes Simulate being out of control in space. While his colleagues give the engineer a sideways eye, Armstrong gets into the contraption and turns around until he faints. When he wakes up, he wants to go again, this time he does it and then he takes him to the bathroom.
The worst type of centrifugation cycle.
The Gemini 8 mission in 1966 allowed NASA to dock two spacecraft in orbit for the first time, an integral part of the inevitable success of reaching the Moon, but it also made some history (not the good kind) when it suffered a critical system in the space. failure, sending Armstrong and co-pilot David Scott (Christopher Abbott) falling to the ground. Armstrong took the reins of the white knuckles journey through reentry, spinning out of control and leading to one of the most upset stomach sequences in "First Man."
Lunar training does not go so well
Strange things do not all happen in space. When Armstrong is selected to lead the moon tour (and land the thing), he returns to Earth to learn how to pilot the Moon landing training Vehicle. Looking like a very large mechanical grasshopper, the open-frame monstrosity works poorly after shaking Armstrong, and ejects it just before it crashes into a pile of fire. Chazelle shows the audience the perspective of Armstrong as he parachutes to safety, looking at the scorched metal that could have been him. "We need to fail here so as not to fail there," says Armstrong.
Naturally, the Apollo 11 landing is the resistance part. Nothing important goes wrong here (what!) And Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (Corey Stoll) becomes the first to walk the dusty surface of the moon. From Armstrong's point of view, we see the majesty and immensity of the space that is exciting to see, and in the midst of this historic achievement comes the most emotional moment of the entire movie, when Armstrong can finally accept the death of his daughter.
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