By Steve Dellar  |  08-31-2018   News
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As a movie and jazz buff living in Europe, I myself was more looking forward to reading about ‘Cold War’, the follow-up to ‘Ida’ by Oscar-winning Polish director Paweł Pawlikowski which tells the story of a jazz singer’s failed romance in stunning and epic black and white scenes set against the backdrop of post-war Europe (yes I am an old man), but most of the Venice film festival audience indeed came to hear the press conference for ‘First Man’ the Hollywood Oscar-bait movie about the 1969 moon landing.

French-Canadian director Mr. Damien Chazelle had probably expected it to go on a different path as most European journalists only had one issue to ask about during the press briefing: “why would you omit the US stars and stripes from the 1969 moon landing?”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A movie NOT worth seeing! &#39;First Man&#39; movie leaves out moment US flag is planted on Moon because it &#39;transcends countries and borders&#39; <a href="https://t.co/9gkk7IoqRu">https://t.co/9gkk7IoqRu</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/MilneNews?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MilneNews</a></p>&mdash; N Mcgee (@_NMcgee) <a href="https://twitter.com/_NMcgee/status/1035415516721033217?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 31, 2018</a></blockquote>

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When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted the American flag on the moon in 1969 it marked one of the proudest moments in US history which is typically shown in any US history lesson.

For a new film about Armstrong to leave out this most patriotic of scenes, Hollywood now seems to argue that the ‘giant leap for mankind’ should not be seen as an example of American greatness, but rather as a ‘universal development’ which transcends countries.

The film’s star, Canadian actor Mr. Ryan Gosling, was immediately asked if the film was a “deliberately un-American take” on the moon landing.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Boycott?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Boycott</a> &quot;First Man&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/RyanGosling?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RyanGosling</a> Movie - No US Flag <br>Canadian &#39;First Man&#39; actor defends omitting American flag planting on moon: Achievement &#39;transcended countries and borders&#39; <a href="https://t.co/jOfIhBk1M7">https://t.co/jOfIhBk1M7</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/American_Mirror?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@american_mirror</a></p>&mdash; Prospector ~ Q (@Prospector405) <a href="https://twitter.com/Prospector405/status/1035473189780901890?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 31, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Mr. Gosling claimed: "I think this was widely regarded in the end as a human achievement and that's how we chose to view it. I also think Neil was extremely humble, as were many of these astronauts, and time and time again he deferred the focus from himself to the 400,000 people who made the mission possible."

"He was reminding everyone that he was just the tip of the iceberg, and that's not just to be humble, that's also true. So I don't think that Neil viewed himself as an American hero. From my interviews with his family and people that knew him, it was quite the opposite. And we wanted the film to reflect Neil."

Mr. Gosling admitted jokingly: "I'm Canadian, so might have a cognitive bias."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">In their movie “First Man” on the first moon landing Hollywood removed the part about Neil Armstrong planting the United… <a href="https://t.co/f0S6L4QHzb">https://t.co/f0S6L4QHzb</a></p>&mdash; Maria Heider (@MariaHeider) <a href="https://twitter.com/MariaHeider/status/1035370593212944390?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 31, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Asked about the US flag planting on the moon in 1969, the late Mr. Armstrong said: "In the end it was decided by Congress that this was a United States project. We were not going to make any territorial claim, but we were to let people know that we were here and put up a US flag.”

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Anonymous No. 35674 1535717085

Libs are ashamed of our progress when they see countrys worse off than us. If they cannot bring the shthole countries up to our standards they will be content dragging our country down to the shtholes level. Vote them out!!

Anonymous No. 35675 1535718395

Boycott en’masse all things Hollywood or canadian

Renee No. 35678 1535720489

I won't see the movie. I dont join boycotts, but that just makes me mad.

Anonymous No. 35682 1535722434

A majority of Hollywood has been Anti-America since the late 1960's.

America figured that out and that is big reason why so many movies that cast America in a Negative light are avoid in the last 10 years. Lack of originality (crappy remakes), plays another part also.

Some one needs to put together a long list of American Hollywood Actors with the name of ANTI-AMERICAN themed movies. Plus how many won nominations or awards voted on by their own Hollywood click and kind, for making a ANTI-American Movie.

Jeff Allen No. 35677 1535730786
What did you expect? It was all done at Pinewood studios by someone named Kubrick.
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