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"First Man" movie, who's going to see it the opening weekend?

Postby p51 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:27 pm

Oddly, they're playing "First Man" at a local IMAX theater on Thursday night near my office so I'm going there after work.
Ordered my ticket through fandango several days ago and saw ALL the seats available at the time. Some are gone now on the site, but no sell out for me! I got seat in the very center of the theater, so as best to get the effect.
And yes, I confirmed elsewhere that they're really playing it that night.
I fully intend on wearing my "Still the Right Stuff" light blue Apollo jacket replica to the showing...
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Re: "First Man" movie, who's going to see it the opening weekend?

Postby SpaceCanada » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:36 pm

I am excited to see it, but will wait for Blu-ray. The previews make it look pretty intense and I am prone to sensory overload, so watching it in cinema might be too much.
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Re: "First Man" movie, who's going to see it the opening weekend?

Postby p51 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:09 pm

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I'll be seeing it in a few hours, sure hope I get one of these!
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Postby p51 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:59 am

I really liked “First Man” (I’m glad I asked the theater manager about the patch giveaway as they had them but the manager had no clue about it)
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I can't tell if my wife will like it or hate it. It's a coin flip, I think, for what her reaction will be when I take her to see it later.
Some might question the long scenes with nothing going on yet skipping through history, but I loved the scene where they were taking the elevator to Apollo 11, it was the best representation of that which I've ever seen other than the original film. The entire Apollo 11 portion is worth seeing the movie even if the rest had been no good (which it isn't).
A few observations (none of which are spoilers):
-It skips through history. I think the public will like they got to the 'important parts', but space fans might not like that
- It was filmed with very grainy film for a 60s look, but the closer they get to the Moon, the better the image gets. It’s a crystal clear picture when they’re on the Moon. I assume this was intentional
-I wasn't too keen on how they showed the crews as bystanders and scared of everything that was happening when in the capsules. I just don't see that happening in real life
-Why was everything so dirty and used looking? The Gemini scenes especially, it looked like they'd re-used that capsule a dozen times before that mission for how the interior looked
-The rotation rate on the Gemini 8 incident seemed way higher than in real life
-The landing speed on Apollo 11 was way faster (though I LOVED the visuals and the music for that portion) as well
-I refuse to accept that Janet Armstrong chewed out Deke like in the movie
-That 1990s helmet/O2 mask when Armstrong crashes the LLRV... Ugh!
-As for that crash, where the heck is the field at Ellington? The movie shows nothing but a grass, and the crash was right next to concrete
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Re: "First Man" movie, who's going to see it the opening weekend?

Postby SpaceCanada » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:46 pm

Quoting the USSRC Facebook feed:
Seeing First Man in the theater this weekend? Listen closely. The sounds of switches and clicks in the Apollo Command Module were recorded on-location at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Below is a photo of Neil Armstorng, Buzz Aldrin, and Micahel Collins when they visited the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in 1989.


Original post (with photo) can be found here:
https://www.facebook.com/RocketCenterUS ... =3&theater
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Re: "First Man" movie, who's going to see it the opening weekend?

Postby majtom7 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:14 pm

p51 wrote:I really liked “First Man” (I’m glad I asked the theater manager about the patch giveaway as they had them but the manager had no clue about it)
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I can't tell if my wife will like it or hate it. It's a coin flip, I think, for what her reaction will be when I take her to see it later.
Some might question the long scenes with nothing going on yet skipping through history, but I loved the scene where they were taking the elevator to Apollo 11, it was the best representation of that which I've ever seen other than the original film. The entire Apollo 11 portion is worth seeing the movie even if the rest had been no good (which it isn't).
A few observations (none of which are spoilers):
-It skips through history. I think the public will like they got to the 'important parts', but space fans might not like that
- It was filmed with very grainy film for a 60s look, but the closer they get to the Moon, the better the image gets. It’s a crystal clear picture when they’re on the Moon. I assume this was intentional
-I wasn't too keen on how they showed the crews as bystanders and scared of everything that was happening when in the capsules. I just don't see that happening in real life
-Why was everything so dirty and used looking? The Gemini scenes especially, it looked like they'd re-used that capsule a dozen times before that mission for how the interior looked
-The rotation rate on the Gemini 8 incident seemed way higher than in real life
-The landing speed on Apollo 11 was way faster (though I LOVED the visuals and the music for that portion) as well
-I refuse to accept that Janet Armstrong chewed out Deke like in the movie
-That 1990s helmet/O2 mask when Armstrong crashes the LLRV... Ugh!
-As for that crash, where the heck is the field at Ellington? The movie shows nothing but a grass, and the crash was right next to concrete


Maybe the answers are in the annotated screenplay.

https://www.space.com/42069-first-man-a ... 181010-sdc
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Re: "First Man" movie, who's going to see it the opening weekend?

Postby p51 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:28 pm

majtom7 wrote:Maybe the answers are in the annotated screenplay.

https://www.space.com/42069-first-man-a ... 181010-sdc
Yeah, I saw that on Collect Space as well, but if you have to put out a book explaining all the departures you made form history in a historical film, maybe you didn't do that great a job...
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