May we suggest a movie break to ease the pain of studying for finals and what better topic than the moon. All movies are available for viewing in the Film Library-room 206 Lasserre Building.
Three Films about the Moon
Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is often considered the best science fiction film ever made. Released almost half a century ago, the movie still seems undated. You may have seen it. You may remember what they found on the far side of the moon. But perhaps equally chilling is the 1989 documentary For All Mankind. There, an astronaut tells us the haunting dream he had one night while sleeping on the moon. Want more? Try Moon. Here a lone industrial worker fulfills a three year contract on the lunar surface. This one is directed by David Bowie’s son, Duncan.
For All Mankind (Al Reinert 1989)
Moon (Duncan Jones 2009)
2001: Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick 1968)
BONUS FILM (where it all started): A Trip to the Moon (Le voyage dans la lune, George Melies 1902)