I have to say that I loved Damien Chazelle‘s latest movie, First Man. I love it for what it is – the definitive Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon movie – and I love it for being so very different to what the Whiplash and La La Land filmmaker has delivered before. Today, we have a brand new First Man featurette called ‘The First Time’, which you can watch below.
First Man featurette – ‘The First Time’
The official blurb:
On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.
Written by Academy Award® winner Josh Singer (Spotlight), the drama is produced by Wyck Godfrey & Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga, The Fault in Our Stars) through their Temple Hill Entertainment banner, alongside Chazelle and Gosling. Isaac Klausner (The Fault in Our Stars) executive produces. Amblin Entertainment co-finances the film.
I caught First Man at TIFF, and here’s a little from my original review.
First Man is another example of still a relatively young filmmaker expanding his horizons, opening up to new worlds and challenging himself with something much bigger than what has come before. It is a film that shows maturity in him, and from Gosling too, while Claire Foy nearly steals the show as a character more than just the cut-to worried wife at home.
Mesmerising, totally engulfing stuff and truly one of the best films of its kind ever committed to film.
Watch the new First Man featurette below. The film opens in UK cinemas on 12th October.