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Offline LunarOrbit

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First Man
« on: June 08, 2018, 09:08:40 PM »
I forgot they were making this...



Can't wait!

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It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth.
I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth.
I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.
- Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)

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Re: First Man
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2018, 02:37:14 AM »
I forgot they were making this...

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Can't wait!

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Oooh, I didn't know about this!  It looks pretty good, although I'm not sure about "most dangerous mission in history" tag - a bit of hyperbole there  ;)

Apollo 13 was a good dramatization, and reasonably accurate in the details, so let's hope this one lives up to that standard.
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Re: First Man
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2018, 01:29:55 PM »
Ryan Gosling though. He's got emotion and charisma acting abilities somewhere between Keanu Reeves and a block of mahogany.

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Re: First Man
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2018, 04:58:15 PM »
Ryan Gosling though. He's got emotion and charisma acting abilities somewhere between Keanu Reeves and a block of mahogany.
Hey now! No need to be rude to the block of mahogany!

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Re: First Man
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2018, 05:58:14 PM »
Ryan Gosling though. He's got emotion and charisma acting abilities somewhere between Keanu Reeves and a block of mahogany.
Hey now! No need to be rude to the block of mahogany!


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Re: First Man
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2018, 08:39:43 PM »
Ryan Gosling though. He's got emotion and charisma acting abilities somewhere between Keanu Reeves and a block of mahogany.

Perfect choice for Neil Armstrong then.

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Re: First Man
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2018, 02:24:34 PM »
Ryan Gosling though. He's got emotion and charisma acting abilities somewhere between Keanu Reeves and a block of mahogany.

Perfect choice for Neil Armstrong then.

Was gonna say, Neil was a pretty low-key guy.  Gosling seems like the right choice here. 

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Re: First Man
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2018, 11:28:27 AM »
Was gonna say, Neil was a pretty low-key guy.  Gosling seems like the right choice here.

Yuri Gagarin was a natural in front of the camera.  Neil Armstrong was not.

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Re: First Man
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2018, 03:09:31 PM »
Ryan Gosling though. He's got emotion and charisma acting abilities somewhere between Keanu Reeves and a block of mahogany.

I don't think it's fair to say he lacks charisma by pointing to his performance in a movie where he plays a replicant living in a depressing dystopian world. If he had been all smiles and charisma I would have found it unbelievable. ;)

I've actually met Ryan Gosling... and by "met" I mean I was in the same room as him while he interacted with other people. It was around 1999-2000 (during his "Young Hercules" years, I believe) and he came into the store I was working for at the time. Maybe something tragic happened to him since then that crushed his soul, but that kid had charisma. There was no doubt he'd be famous.

He probably wouldn't have been the first person I'd think of if I was casting the role of Neil Armstrong, but I don't think he is a bad choice.
It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth.
I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth.
I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.
- Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)

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Re: First Man
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2018, 04:13:11 AM »
Ryan Gosling though. He's got emotion and charisma acting abilities somewhere between Keanu Reeves and a block of mahogany.


I can't see a portrayal of Armstrong brimming with Patrick Stewart style overacting working so this is probably a positive.

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Re: First Man
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2018, 04:29:02 PM »
Yup, my friend plays Elliott See.
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Re: First Man
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2018, 11:31:26 AM »
Ryan Gosling though. He's got emotion and charisma acting abilities somewhere between Keanu Reeves and a block of mahogany.

I don't think it's fair to say he lacks charisma by pointing to his performance in a movie where he plays a replicant living in a depressing dystopian world. If he had been all smiles and charisma I would have found it unbelievable. ;)


I agree. I thought he was spellbinding in in Bladerunner 2049.

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Re: First Man
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2018, 01:36:58 AM »
Just like Keanu Reeves's woodenness worked in his favour in Johnny Mnemonic.

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Re: First Man
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2018, 02:46:35 AM »
Ryan Gosling though. He's got emotion and charisma acting abilities somewhere between Keanu Reeves and a block of mahogany.

I don't think it's fair to say he lacks charisma by pointing to his performance in a movie where he plays a replicant living in a depressing dystopian world. If he had been all smiles and charisma I would have found it unbelievable. ;)


I agree. I thought he was spellbinding in in Bladerunner 2049.

Given he was playing a robot, I'd agree.
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Re: First Man
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2018, 08:02:16 PM »
I'm really excited for this. I'm glad someone is finally making a depiction on Neil Armstrong's life. I hope we get to see and Apollo 11 film on the big screen as well.
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