A Biopic on the life of the legendary American Astronaut Neil Armstrong from 1961-1969, on his journey to becoming the first human to walk the moon. Exploring the sacrifices and costs on the Nation and Neil himself, during one of the most dangerous missions in the history of space travel.Written by
The original music composed by Justin Hurwitz featured various instruments, including theremin (which Hurwitz learned to play; his performance is in the final score) and a Moog synthesizer, along with an Echoplex tape-based delay unit, which give the score its uniqueness. The Echoplex, which features a sliding playback head that can shift the delay (echo) of the signal sent to the recording head, is used to create single or multiple repeats from information temporarily recorded on a tape loop, which was used for a number of pop recordings in the seventies. Hurwitz also rerecorded a string orchestra being played back through a Leslie rotor cabinet to create special sound effects. See more »
When first depicted as coming around the dark side of the moon, the interior of the spacecraft is totally dark, with no instrument lights or any other light source of any kind. Then when descending, the interior of the LM is also black, but with glaring instrument lights but impossible to read any of the labels on the panels. This is absurd, as it would be impossible to function. This is deliberate on the part of the director, who clearly has no awareness or concern about how knowledgeable the audience of the preceding generation is about Apollo. See more »
This isn't sci-fi; this isn't fantasy. This isn't a family movie. This is the experience of being Neil Armstrong over the course of several years and several missions. I found it incredibly interesting.
If you don't have a big TV screen and surround sound then I recommend not watching the movie because the air/space missions in this movie are beautiful and need to be properly experience or they won't be appreciated.
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