First Man - The Annotated Screenplay (Hardcover)
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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 explores the sacrifices and the cost--on Armstrong and on the nation--of one of the most dangerous missions in history.
First Man: The Annotated Screenplay is the official companion to the movie, and features a wealth of stunning photography, alongside the full shooting script.
Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Josh Singer (Spotlight) and James R. Hansen, whose book First Man is the only authorized biography of Armstrong, provide an in-depth commentary on the challenges of dramatizing a fact-based historical motion picture. Exclusive annotations separate those facts from the dramatic fictions the filmmakers utilized, as well as explain the overarching dramatic choices made in telling the story of the man behind the icon.
About the Author
Josh Singer is a producer and writer, known for Spotlight (2015), The Post (2017) and The West Wing (1999). He wrote the screenplay for First Man (2018).
James R. Hansen is a professor of history at Auburn University in Alabama. His book, First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong, is the only authorized biography of Neil Armstrong. First Man received the American Astronautical Society's Prize for Astronautical Literature.
“a gorgeously-produced piece of work” - Birth.Movies.Death
“gives an entirely different experience of this journey to space” - The Film Stage Review
“gave a huge insight to the highly anticipated movie, and made me honestly want to learn more about Armstrong and the other astronauts that took place within this time frame” - Geekisphere
"An enjoyable read and an insightful one for those who want to learn about how to write screenplays." - Cinema Sentries