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Plot: 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.
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Damien Chazelle has already proven himself to be one of the freshest new directors of the decade so far. Even after delivering the hard-hitting Whiplash and the emotionally-wrecking and whimsical La La Land, he still knows how to surprise fans of his work, returning to the silver screen with grace. Combining every element of his previous outings that made him a household name, Chazelle makes sure the audience feels every ounce of power that he’s thrown into his latest directorial effort. Oddly enough, it’s his first foray into biopic territory, a zone where many revered filmmakers have failed to capture the reality of the moment they’re attempting to bring to life.
Going in, you’ll already know how the movie ends, which is the problem most directors encounter when making a biopic. Finding a way to transfer the actuality of the moment while still feeling original and never appearing boring is a hard task that very few have been able to truly accomplish. With First Man, Chazelle manages to land a spot on that list of directors, and for good reason. He keeps true to the true story with a film that’s so intense and fully realized that you might forget that it actually happened.
Space movies have always been a highlight of cinema. From Georges Méliès’ 1902 silent film A Trip to the Moon and Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey to the Star Wars and Alien franchises, films taking place in the farthest reaches of the universe prove to be some of the most intriguing and original creations brought to viewers’ eyes (even by today’s standards). It’s the true stories that really prove to be some of the most effective, however. Sure, fictional ones show us what could be possible; but it’s the depictions of true events that show us what was possible, creating a harrowing story of patriotism in the process.
From a technical perspective, First Man is a marvel on all fronts. Linus Sandgren, the cinematographer who won an Academy Award for his work on La La Land, returns to collaborate with Chazelle and once again delivers a grand spectacle that should not be missed out on while in theaters. The cinematography is stunning. Hues of yellow and blue pop, lighting a path towards the characters and showing no sign of stopping once they’ve started. Certain scenes are given an extra boost from the home-video-style camerawork, beautifully grainy and shaky in all of the right ways.
Justin Hurwitz (Chazelle’s roommate in college), another frequent collaborator, also returns to score the film and knocks it out of the park as expected. Hurwitz obviously knows how to write music, but its how his compositions fit in with the scenes and themes they’re tied to that make them so worthwhile. Hurwitz invests you in the midst of all the chaos with all of the orchestral beauty surrounding his pieces. That’s the thing about his scores, though: it’s hard to objectively rank them because of how different they all are. Chazelle is a unique director because he never sticks to the same formula over an over again, and the same can be said for the accompanying music for each of them.
Acting is on point here; Ryan Gosling hits a huge emotional nerve with incredibly investing performance as Neil Armstrong. He keeps to himself (namely, his personal life) but is willing to risk it all for the mission. Nothing from Gosling is single-layered; everything is complex and detailed to the point that you might as well be in the room with him.
Claire Foy also delivers an amazing portrayal as Janet Armstrong, Neil’s wife. Foy topples every housewife stereotype that embodied this specific time period, giving a strong, contained, and free-willed performance of a woman who is certainly not afraid to share her thoughts on issues concerning her husband.
The flag controversy is totally stupid. The moon landing scene doesn’t need the image of Armstrong planting the flag on the moon to dish up a heavily emotional response from the audience. If you get a chance to screen it in IMAX, definitely do. The expanded aspect ratio only comes into play during this specific scene but it is utterly transfixing.
First Man is one of the best films of the year, no doubt about it. Every shot is perfection. Every sound is excellence. There is no comparison to what Damien Chazelle and co. have accomplished here; even iconic films like Apollo 13 can’t live up to the new bar of quality Chazelle has set for the space drama subgenre. A harrowing journey from start-to-finish, and a true masterwork in many respects, First Man is one film that delivers upon its promise and then some. Performances and technicalities are perfect, but that’s what Chazelle will continue to be known for: perfection.
A really encouraging film for a historic event. The music and silence are playing so well with each other. I am glad that the directors and actors did not waste a wonderful story. Though I always think the leading actor’s appearance is significantly different from origin Neil, it does not affect the intense feelings.
It felt genuine but left me bored
The attempt to make it all feel dated and real worked well. There were no glossy space scenes. Add some interesting sounds and a lot of shakes can and the overal scene approach works.
But then there is the story. We all know what happens. So it was just about the angle they approached it at. Unfortunately they picked the boring angle.
The struggle with grieving was irritating. The lack of substance in the characters was disappointing. The frame was non existent. The length too long. The outcome underwhelming. The ending an anti climatic relief.
I will remember this film for the dirty toilets, great acting and my repeated checking of my watch. If you want to learn a tiny bit then watch it. But it is sadly no masterpiece. Let down but the story telling…
Recommend? Yes. On a Sunday…
Glacially-paced, muddled film
“First Man,” the highly anticipated (partial) bio-pic about Neil Armstrong, the commander of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission and the first man (thus the title) to walk on the moon, is a muddled mess.
Director Damien Chazelle’s film-making choices, from shaky, way-too-close cinema verite close-ups and long, long silences (OK, OK, we know Neil Armstrong was a Silent Sam type) to banging, shaking, roaring and rattling blackout shots where the viewer can’t understand what’s going on, to lack of exposition (about precisely that — what’s going on), to Armstrong’s constantly angry wife, are not only disorienting, but unpleasantly distracting.
This film can’t hold a candle to superior films like “The Right Stuff,” “Apollo 13,” or the excellent made-for-cable HBO series “From the Earth to the Moon.”
Neil Armstrong deserved much better than this.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 21 min (141 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, History
Director Damien Chazelle
Writer Josh Singer (screenplay by), James R. Hansen (based on the book by)
Actors Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler
Country USA, Japan
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 30 wins & 190 nominations.
Production Company Temple Hill Entertainment
Sound Mix Dolby Atmos, DTS (DTS: X), Auro 11.1
Aspect Ratio 1.43 : 1 (lunar sequences – IMAX Version: Laser venues only), 1.78 : 1 (lunar sequences – IMAX version: Blu-ray), 1.90 : 1 (lunar sequences – IMAX version: digital venues), 2.39 : 1
Camera Aaton A-Minima, Zeiss Ultra 16, Kowa Cine Prominar and Canon Lenses, Aaton Penelope, Camtec Vintage Ultra Prime, Kowa Cine Prominar and Fujinon Premier Cabrio Lenses, Aaton Xterà, Zeiss Ultra 16, Kowa Cine Prominar and Canon Lenses, Arricam LT, Camtec Vintage Ultra Prime, Kowa Cine Prominar and Fujinon Premier Cabrio Lenses, Arriflex 416 Plus, Zeiss Ultra 16, Kowa Cine Prominar and Canon Lenses, Arriflex 435, Camtec Vintage Ultra Prime Lenses (some scenes), Beaumont VistaVision Camera, Camtec Vintage Ultra Prime Lenses (some scenes), IMAX MSM 9802, Hasselblad Lenses (some scenes)
Laboratory EC3 (digital dailies), EFILM Digital Laboratories, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate), FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA (processing)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 16 mm (Kodak Vision3 50D 7203, Vision3 250D 7207, Vision3 500T 7219), 35 mm (horizontal) (Kodak Vision3 250D 5207, Vision3 500T 5219), 65 mm (also horizontal) (Kodak Vision3 250D 5207, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Dolby Vision, IMAX (source format) (some scenes), Super 16 (source format) (some shots), Super 35 (source format), Techniscope (source format), VistaVision (source format) (some scenes)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema