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Links to our threads on director Damien Chazelle's previous films Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009), Whiplash (2014) and La La Land (2016).

Links to our threads on previous films about the Apollo missions Apollo 13 (1995), In the Shadow of the Moon (2007) and Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011).

 

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So apparently this film omits one of the most iconic moments from the moon landing -- the planting of the American flag on the lunar surface.

Some people are doing the usual "Hollywood is un-American" thing in response. And certainly, I would prefer that historical details like that not be erased. (It was called the space *race*, after all -- America went to the moon not (merely) out of the goodness of its heart on behalf of all humanity, but to one-up the Russians.) At the same time, I suspect a lot of this had to do with Hollywood's increasing dependence on non-American markets (especially, nowadays, China, which has a space program of its own) to maintain its profitability.

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