Skip to comments.Buzz Aldrin blasts Neil Armstrong biopic First Man (movie) no American flag
Posted on 09/03/2018 4:48:07 AM PDT by vannrox
Buzz Aldrin appeared to criticize Neil Armstrong biopic First Man for leaving out the planting of the American flag on the Moon.
The 88-year-old, who was the second man to set foot on the Moon, on Sunday tweeted a picture of the flag planted after their landing in 1969.
He captioned the photo: 'Proud to be an American.' Aldrin also re-tweeted a photo of him saluting next to the same picture. It is an apparent dig at Oscar-winning director Damian Chazelle's decision not to include the planting of the flag on the Moon at the end of his critically acclaimed movie.
The film is not kind in its portrayal of Aldrin, with Corey Stoll's performance painting him as an 'obnoxious loudmouth' and 'so blunt about his ambition that no one can stand him.'
First Man, tipped to win big at the Oscars, opened the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday to criticism that it deliberately downplayed American patriotism.
Starring Ryan Gosling as Armstrong, the film begins in 1961 as the US trails the Soviet Union in the space race and takes viewers up to the Moon landing in 1969.
But it came under fire for not including the moment the astronauts planted the American flag, with Gosling defending the decision by saying the achievement 'transcended countries and borders.'
Marco Rubio was among the politicians to weigh in, tweeting: 'This is total lunacy. The American people paid for that mission,on rockets built by Americans,with American technology & carrying American astronauts.
It wasnt a UN mission.'
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I didn’t even hear about the movie until I saw these articles posted about it here on FR.
I won't even watch it if it comes to free TV.
It was an AMERICAN achievement,not a "human" one.
Yeah. Went from would see and buy a copy to no way.
-—Marco Rubio...tweeting: ‘This is total lunacy...-—
No pun intended, I assume.
Hollywood is increasingly catering to an international audience, and therefore looks to make movies as bland and inclusive as possible.
We should probably enjoy this movie while we can. When they remake it 25 years from now, Neil Armstrong will be a black guy and Buzz Aldrin will be an Asian woman.
Buzz is an American original.
Bingo, I think the flag is not there so the movie can sell in China.
I’ll take the “Astronaut’s Wives Club” TV series over this piece of junk any day.
Considering the producer and distributors, and that the budget was only $70, I think the people responsible just have a mad-on for America. Foreign sales didn’t even figure in.
...producers and distributor...
I am not an idol worshiper but Armstrong was a person that I could admire as the only person in the world that could beat anyone else’s record for anything. My second most admired human was Eugene Cernan. His picture of him saluting the AMERICAN flag in the lunar highlands was awesome.
The reason why the leftist film makers didn’t include the flag is that Aldrin is proud to be an American, and that the flag is a symbol of American greatness.
The America-hating leftists thought they could make a few bucks, and $hit on America and the flag as well. Don’t give them one cent.
I was amazed a few years ago at the end of George Clooney's, "Monuments Men," which was based on the true story of the American, British and French art historians who were commissioned to form an allied unit tasked with relocating and returning arts and antiquities looted by the Nazis. The Western allies were frantically racing against the Soviets who were trying to seize as much as they could strictly for reparations. In one of the final scenes they track down a mother load of art that had been secreted away in a salt mine and got as much as they could out of there. When the Soviet team arrived, the were greeted by a huge US flag left there as a big, "FU." I was pleasantly stunned that a scene like that made it to the screen in a movie with Cloony and Damon.
If I was a Brit I'd be curious to hear Speilberg's explanation for that factual error.
I've read that at least one person associated with this film (can't recall who) said that the US flag was deleted because this was a "human achievement" rather than an American one.
Spielberg's omission may,or may not,have been intentional.But the deletion of the American flag was *absolutely* intentional.
Feel free to see it if you wish...that's cool.But I'll be too busy.
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