This is Hollyweird: New Neil Armstrong movie omits planting of US flag

Attempting to re-write history.

Chuck Yeager does not agree with this progressive take on Armstrong.

From Yahoo: The new Neil Armstrong biopic has not yet debuted in American theaters, but it’s already causing controversy.

First Man,” starring Ryan Gosling, has been called out by critics who noticed during a screening at the Venice Film Festival Wednesday that the film fails to portray the iconic moment when Armstrong and fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin planted the American flag on the moon.

The flag-raising was meticulously planned by NASA because there’s no wind on the moon and a rod was inserted to create the illusion that the flag was fluttering.

Planting the American flag on the moon was controversial back in 1969, as no nation is permitted to claim territory in outer space. There was talk of a United Nations flag being used instead, but it was ultimately decided to use the stars and stripes to serve as a proud symbol of American achievement.

Gosling was later asked why the flag wasn’t shown in the movie during a press conference that followed the screening.

“This was widely regarded in the end as a human achievement and that’s how we chose to view it,” he said. “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.”

Gosling added that he believed Armstrong was extremely modest, considering his achievement.

“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 said.

According to Business Insider, Gosling also said: “The magic moment the American flag was posted was intentionally omitted from the big screen because Armstrong’s achievement “transcended countries and borders.”

Another Hollyweird movie I won’t be seeing.

DCG

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27 responses to “This is Hollyweird: New Neil Armstrong movie omits planting of US flag

  1. Yes, more Odorist action. Nothing having to do with “countries” will be allowed. We are all part of The Borg. “They” made these decisions. Who, precisely, are “they”? I think I know.

     
  2. …Surprised they didn’t use an Arabian flag.

     
  3. Kinda hard to gloss-over.

     
  4. Again I upvoted- no response- Thank you, DCG for your healthy response!

     
  5. The Left always rewrite history to fit their ideology, whether in the former Soviet Union where party members and former comrades who fell into political favor were airbrushed from photos, or now here in America by the devils of Hollywood.

     
  6. Now if I was doing this movie, I would add the flag and also the historical fact that Buzz Aldrin took communion on the moon–show him taking communion with the elements from his church. That would cause such overload and reaction of the left. They would be traumatized.

     
  7. What the hell is going with these people?

     
  8. Attn: Ryan Gosling
    Neil Armstrong may not have considered himself a hero.
    However, the people of the United States did and that is the point.
    He was a humble man of great achievements!!!

     
  9. I was alive when this happened and saw it live on TV. Gosling was not so he doesn’t matter! He is a snowflake like the youngsters are these days, no concept of reality!

     
  10. Stephen T. McCarthy

    How ironic that just minutes ago I was watching (for the 3rd or 4th time) the movie ‘WAG THE DOG’.

    Astronauts on the Moon. Right.

    ~ D-FensDogG
    STMcC Presents ‘Battle Of The Bands’

     
  11. Kevin J Lankford

    I suppose it was about due for a remake. No doubt they are able to make it appear more realistic now,…any how. Just a little surprised they did not choose to make armstrong and aldrin black this time.

     
  12. Agreed! the Lunar Landing was almost assuredly falsified. It is why Niel does not consider himself an American hero. Nor his family. He has an ounce of integrity about him in spite of the deception.

    I bet they refused to plant the flag, aside from a great chance to further their political agenda, was because perhaps they feared a second try at the flag would prove pretty unreliable under scrutiny. We know that the rod does not work in vacuum. It actually creates a very specific and even more noticeably unnatural move, at least in hard vacuum. The flag fluttered because there was air on the filming site… or water, assuming it may have been under water where they filmed, which I very well might have been.

     
  13. Well, this is another Hollywood production that will bomb!

     
  14. “The bigger the lie, the more people will fall for it”

     
  15. If America’s greatest achievement transcends countries and borders, then hey… so should the forty billion dollar hit to American taxpayers’ pocketbooks. We’re all gettin’ a check in the mail! Yippeee!!!

     
  16. There is an implacable hatred for America the Left will go down in flames with. It will never fade. And that same Left will go up and down throughout their entire “Sears Catalogue” of hatred, trashing every last American achievement they can get their hands on.

    Well, the leopard never changes its spots.

    But by the same token, something else is going on here, also. Some six months or so back, Sean of SGT Report released a video questioning if we did, indeed, land men on the Moon. Short answer, Yes, indeed we DID. But this matters, for this reason: It’s not merely History we are seeking to have remain solid and remembered, it is also a Question of, Can the Truth even be known? And in this post-Modern Age in which we are living, this matters.
    It matters because we have to ascertain, yet again, Can the Truth be known? Have we lost empiricism and epistemology? Have the old tried and true forensic methods lost their ability to ascertain truth?

    I would reply with a RESOUNDING NO! The forensics of 2,000 years ago have not changed ONE IOTA since. Oh Yes, the TECHNIQUES of today are far superior to what they had then. But the Laws of the Physical Universe NEVER change.
    I am speaking, Of Course, of the Holy Shroud of Turin: The forensic truth that that Holy Shroud contained then remains the Truth NOW, whether political intrigue wishes to conceal it or not.

    It is the same with whether Columbus sailed the Ocean Blue, or whether America landed a man on the Moon. We have to remember that, as we live in the Age of Satanism Rising, that Truth Itself is on trial, that Human Dignity and the Human Mind themselves are on trial, and that every last thing imaginable will be deconstructed and rebutted.

    No Matter: The Truth is IMMUTABLE. It is INDEFECTABLE. It CANNOT be successfully erased. Again, we are witnessing what I like to call “The Nietzsche Flu”: Every imaginable truth shall be deconstructed and transvalued, but the nihilism behind that evil is bound to lose, each and every time, precisely because the Physical Laws of the Universe themselves are INDIFFERENT to moral evil.

    America DID land 12 men on the Moon. Whether America can be made Great Again depends on enough of the people in it making it so. I believe there is hope, despite the cynicism that keeps nipping at our heels.

     
  17. Once again, “globalism” run amok, out of the mouths of those who will not, would not EVER EVER partcipate with their millions in the “global socialism” of economic and/or human achievment. EVEN—minus the bucks, Would LOVE just once to see an academy award being denied and sent over to the UN “trophy showcase” in a hallway somewhere……without any engraving or special notice to the actor or director or whatever that participated in an award-winning film , say, like this one about a true American biographical event in history. “They” must have made this decision while script-editing during the Obama “we are not worthy” world-tour years.

    I find most GALLING about this that the people who put that flag on the moon were the regular American citizens…the waitresses, teachers, factory workers, bus and cab drivers, the people who schlep our country forward every morning when they get up, go to work, pay their bills and PAY THEIR TAXES—the TAXES that funded JFK’s dream/goal of a man on the moon. And yet, this film would omit them, totally, and assign it to a “human achievement.” Forgive me while I gather myself together after searching in vain for those other global contributors—England? Anyone at all in Europe or Scandinavia? China? Anyone in the Middle East? Africa? South America? Mexico? HELL NO. It was NEVER a “human achievement” or it would have been accomplished years before….maybe when the Russians put up Sputnik…no one helped them, EITHER. Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon because HUMANS in the United States of America provided for him to do so from the product of their toil…either through taxes, or through the scientists they funded —–scientists who did the “hands-on” work. Period.

     
  18. Yes, it was a human achievement that transcends borders.

    But it wouldn’t have happened without AMERICAN ingenuity & know-how!!

    That’s what that hoser Ryan Gosling will never understand

     
  19. What I find kind of humorous about this whole affair (and a bit unsettling at the same time) is that it’s causing even those who don’t believe we landed on the moon to become upset that, in a movie made about this non-event (from their perspective), the planting of a flag isn’t shown… Lol! Isn’t that a bit messed up–kind of like having your electric blanket on full blast because it’s so cold in your bedroom from your A/C being set so low due to the fact that its so hot and humid outside? Well, yes and no. All Americans should be pissed over this movie because, whether or not we landed on the moon, we paid forty billion tax dollars to do so and if we have to share the “bragging rights” (again, depending on your perspective) with everyone on Earth, then I say that they should help pay the bill!

     

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