Throughout its history, humanity has invariably strived for the stars. Comprehend unknown knowledge, find brothers in mind and explore distant galaxies – a worthy goal, fanned by an incredibly strong halo of romance. In the meantime, our technical development does not allow us to go far from our home planet, writers and directors continue to fantasize on space travel…
However, it cannot be denied that we have achieved certain local successes in the study of stellar space. Man has been in space, visited the moon, advanced in the study of Mars, and even began to look beyond the edge of the solar system. Today we will talk about really quality paintingsfilmed based on real events or are the fruit of human fantasy. Unites these ribbons the main theme is space…
It is always difficult to shoot such a movie, because the cold galactic expanses are rather meager decorations that need to be filled with special effects, drama and even unusual inhabitants. Only a truly talented production can interest the viewer, the main proof of which is dozens of failed films.
Star Wars: Episode 4 – A New Hope
Director: George Lucas
Year of issue: 1977
In fact, it is wrong to celebrate just one episode apart from the entire franchise, which gave fans Star Wars there are many pleasant minutes, so we recommend that you familiarize yourself with it in full. The epic nature of this picture just rolls over, and even people who have not watched the tape know its heroes. In recent years, the franchise has begun to blow away and receive not overly flattering ratings, but George Lucas left the audience with a legacy that will forever become an immortal classic of cinema.
“New Hope” – the first film in the series to be released on large screens, and although in 1977 it was almost impossible to fill the picture with adequate effects, the creators made the audience fall in love with their brainchild. A lot of characters and storylines are in the spotlight at once, and the main idea of Lucas is the revival of the genre of space adventures with chases, shootings, confrontation between good and evil. The director was inspired to create the picture by comics, reading of which was his main hobby in childhood.
Director: Ridley Scott
Year of issue: 1979
Before us is another picture that marked the beginning of a whole franchise. Into success “Alien” nobody believed, and the directors refused to take on the job. Some were afraid not to cope with the task, since at one time the implementation of the visual component of the tape was quite a difficult task, other specialists did not even take the project seriously. An approach Ridley Scott The movie studio bosses liked it so much that they significantly increased their initial budget, betting on the dark horse.
“Alien” was conceived as a fantastic picture, but the creators managed to bring here horror movie elementswhich made it even more piquant. Unfortunately, over time, Scott slightly dropped the bar, but the first two tapes turned out to be real masterpieces and fell to the public’s taste.
The picture tells the story of a group of astronauts who encountered an alien intelligence. However, instead of friendly hugs, people received a dangerous enemy in the person of new acquaintances, and it will be very difficult to cope with him.
Director: Ron Howard
Year of issue: 1995
Films with Tom Hanks always of particular interest to the audience. Picture Apollo 13 based on real events and tells the story of a space expedition that failed to reach the lunar surface. The tape received many Oscar nominations, but was awarded only 2 statuettes for sound and editing.
The brave crew of the spacecraft will have to save their lives after the liquid oxygen tanks fail. Continuing the expedition is out of the question, and the main character played by Hanks will have to think about more mundane things than the conquest of our planet’s satellite.
Curiously, Apollo 13 is the third ship to be sent to the moon and the only time that the expedition ended unsuccessfully.
Director: Luc Besson
Year of issue: 1997
Today it is difficult to find a person who would not know about the immortal creation. Luc Besson… For its time, the picture became in many ways a breakthrough – the visual component earned the highest marks, and the stellar cast became the main feature of the project.
Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman brilliantly played their roles. The tape was nominated for an Oscar in only one nomination (best sound editing), but never received the statuette.
The dashingly twisted story about the salvation of mankind was to the taste of the domestic audience. The unlucky taxi driver (Willis) and the girl who fell on his head (Jovovich) become the only people capable of destroying the sphere of absolute evil. They will be hindered by a colorful antihero performed by Oldman. The film is full of vivid characters and lines that the audience pilfered into quotes.
Director: James Cameron
Year of issue: 2009
Many copies have been broken around this film, and while fans of the universe are waiting for the development of the franchise, let’s recall one of the most resonant space films. Until James Cameron does not spoil us with performance, doing other projects, he completely forgot to continue the story of the inhabitants of Pandora. Rather, the films are in development, but the release of the second part will have to wait at least until 2022…
An epic picture about blue people, inhabitants of a distant world, captivated the viewer and became one of the most striking examples of space fiction. Wheelchair-bound Marine Jake Sully gets the opportunity not only to change his life for the better, but also to become a real savior for his new friends.
It is curious that this role gave a start in life. Sam Worthington, who was not a very famous actor and lived in his own car. Cameron was tempted to take on the role of the main villain Michael Bean, but he abandoned this idea due to a contract with Sigourney Weaverbecause I didn’t want to drag that much actor out of the Aliens project. As a result, Quaritcha played Stephen Lang, who auditioned for Aliens but didn’t get the part.
Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Year of issue: 2013
“Gravity” – a movie that had almost no chance of failure. Cuaronu managed to make a thoughtful picture, which is really pleasant to watch. The result of the film crew’s work is 7 Oscar statuettes. There are only two actors in the frame – Sandra Bullock and George ClooneyThey’re great at pulling roles, allowing us to track the development of our characters.
The space shuttle collides with debris (of course, the “bad Russians” are to blame for this). Only two astronauts survive, and now they will have to fight to survive in an almost hopeless situation.
Gravity cannot be compared in scale to such an epic film as Avatar (we are dealing with slightly different genres), but the films have something in common. Both tapes are extremely ambitious. in terms of visualization and about 60% of their timing are events created by means of computer graphics.
Director: Christopher Nolan
Year of issue: 2014
If you don’t look at the screen carefully enough, you can get confused Interstellar with “Gravity” (the tense atmosphere is inherent in both films), especially if you don’t know by sight Matthew McConaughey… With him Matt Damon and Ann Hataway make up a rather “pop” trio on the set and make the viewer plunge into thoughtfulness against the background of worries about the fate of the characters.
Humanity practically finished off its long-suffering planet and went into space in search of a new home. The character McConaughey and his comrades pconsoling, taking risks and saying goodbye to their former livesthat the temporary anomaly took away from them.
In addition to a rather fascinating plot, the film makes you think about many things. Relationships with loved ones and the inevitability of the passage of time are practically philosophical topics. They constantly test our psyche for strength and bombard the viewer’s consciousness throughout the entire timing of the tape.
Time of the first
Director: Dmitry Kiselev
Year of issue: 2017
One of the most resonant Russian films about space, based on real events. Evgeny Mironov and Konstantin Khabensky – gorgeous material that one of the few beloved directors in the country could well have used, Yuri Bykov… However, his vision seemed to the studio insufficiently effective, and there was a change to Dmitry Kiselevdefinitely a more comfortable figure.
The picture went through production hell, the release was about one year late, and from the cut scenes, you can collect another solid tape… Of course, such chaos on the set could not improve the quality of the film. Surprisingly, on the way out, we got a good job, which is appreciated in different ways, but the undemanding viewer, of course, finds merit in it.
The main complaint against the creators of the picture is blackening minor characters… They made a real antihero out of Kamanin, and Belyaev appeared before us as a loser, although such an interpretation of characters does not fit well with reality. Even if the film does not claim to be historically accurate, such an attitude towards the now deceased people, at least, raises questions.
Director: Klim Shipenko
Year of issue: 2017
Another domestic creation that turned out to be a more competent production than the sensational picture “The Time of the First”. Although the authors filmed the tape based on real events, they deliberately changed the names of the characters. According to the producer, the details of the expedition were taken from the diary of its direct participant, so many processes and nuances were absolutely incomprehensible to an unprepared person. The plot was simplified and dramatic was added to make the picture accessible to every viewer.
A threat the fall of the space station on our planet – not a joke, and only a handful of heroes are able to prevent a catastrophe. A huge pile of metal can fall anywhere in the world, which, in the context of the Cold War, is highly likely to provoke a hot conflict.
Vdovichenkov and Derevianko – a reliable magnet for the domestic audience. The film crew was quite successful in bringing their ideas to life, and Klim Shipenko deservedly received the laurels of one of the most promising Russian directors of our time (his subsequent works – “Slave”, “Text”).
Man on the moon
Director: Damien Chazelle
Year of issue: 2018
When we hear that “Man in the Moon” created by the director of the picture “La La Land”, doubts about the expediency of viewing involuntarily creep into my head. Chazelle dragged into his new tape Ryan Goslingas if there was only one leading actor left in Hollywood.
Neil Armstrong is the first person to set foot on the lunar surface. We get this information at school, but they don’t tell what difficulties the astronaut had to face on the way to your goal. Personal drama also intervenes, so the viewer will definitely have a reason to worry for two and a half hours.
It must be said that “Man on the Moon” was received relatively coldly by the domestic public. The first reason is Armstrong it will never be better in our eyes Gagarin and a film about him is more suitable for Western society. The second complaint is the prolonged timing. Chazelle constantly escalates the situation, but the viewer simply burns out and becomes indifferent to what is happening. However, we are dealing with a quality picture that won an Oscar for visual effects.
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