First Man (2018) Movie poster and book cover compared.

First Man

Damien Chazelle, 2018

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First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong
James R. Hansen, 2005

First Man is a movie directed by Damien Chazelle in 2018 and based on the book First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen, first published in 2005. The movie features Ryan Gosling, Jason Clarke, Claire Foy, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Patrick Fugit, and others.

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RATING

7.3

/ 10

Movie Poster: First Man (Damien Chazelle, 2018)

7.7

/ 10

Book Cover: First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong (James R. Hansen, 2005)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong, the 2005 book by James R. Hansen.

First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong

Read by: Jeremy Bobb

Storyline

In 1961, NASA test pilot Neil Armstrong is flying the X-15 rocket-powered spaceplane when it inadvertently bounces off the atmosphere. As Armstrong begins training, Deke Slayton impresses upon the new astronauts the importance of the Gemini program, as the Soviet Union had reached every milestone in the Space Race ahead of the United States.

Movie vs Book

Poster of First Man, the 2018 movie by Damien Chazelle

Year

2018

Minutes

141

Movie Rate

7.30

Source: IMDb

Movie

First Man

Country: USA

Year: 2018

Length: 2h21m

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Cover of First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong, the 2005 book by James R. Hansen

Year

2005

Pages

769

Book Rate

7.78

S: Goodreads

Book

First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong

Country: USA

First published in: 2005

Length: 769 pages

Genre: Biography

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Cover of First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong, the 2005 book by James R. Hansen

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Poster of First Man, the 2018 movie by Damien Chazelle

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8 votes

2 votes

book

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Cover of First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong, the 2005 book by James R. Hansen

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