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Old 10-13-2018, 11:38 PM
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I watched First Man yesterday, and it was fantastic.

There has been a lot of hay made of the fact there isn’t a scene of Neil and Buzz actually planting the flag on the moon.

There are two shots of the flag planted on the moon. There are many shots of our flag on houses, equipment, uniforms, and being waved by citizens both here and abroad. There are actual interviews of people in other countries where they praise the moonshot as an American achievement.

The movie is an ode to American exceptionalism. Ryan Gosling does a standout job at portraying Neil Armstrong as a real person, dealing with the death of a young daughter and the prospect of never seeing his wife and two sons again.

Without getting into spoilers, there is a very specific and touching act performed by Armstrong while on the lunar surface. I agree a shot of the fellas placing the flag would be out of place in the context of the scene. And, of course, the flag is shown.

I almost didn’t watch it because of the all the misinformation out there. I’m glad I saw it.

PS - there were more flags in the movie than on the patch approved by the crew
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I have ignored most of the criticism about the flag business. After reading this post I would really like to see this movie.
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Speaking of misinformation, good luck, Mr. Gorsky. I'm told that Armstrong liked that story, even if it wasn't true.
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