‘First Man’ composer Justin Hurwitz on setting Neil Armstrong’s otherworldly journey to music

How can a movie capture an experience that everyone in the world has heard about, but only an extremely privileged few will ever get to have firsthand?  Well, for starters, it’s got to have the right music. That’s the task composer Justin Hurwitz faced when he signed up for First…

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‘If anyone can Maga, it is Nasa’: how First Man’s flag ‘snub’ made space political again

The moon-landing movie has sparked a furore for failing to show the planting of a US flag. But Hollywood has a long, complicated relationship with the final frontier A giant leap for mankind or purely an American achievement? Nobody much cared at the time, but half a century later the…

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