PS: Fly Me to the Moon

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Intro:

Mankind was always seduced by the inaccessability of the moon. There was
a big race for the moon in the 1960s. America and Russia both had the
goal to be the first nation to have sent a man to the moon. But the idea
existed earlier. George Méliès had fantasies about the moon and even Jules Verne. When you look at cinematic moon fantasies in movies or movies about real events, which is your favorite moon movie? Tell me here.

Rules:

It should be a respectable movie about the moon, no series, no animes, but animated movies.

Link:

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls090291113/

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Live Poll: Fly me to the Moon
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What is your favorite use of the moon for a memorable movie shot or poster?
 
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Yes, but completely different content. The one is about the shots or posters, mine is about the whole content of the movies in different genres, but still the moon. The suggestions are distant related, yes. :D
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I'll go for
Space Cowboys (2000)
Since they use ole Blue Eyes "Fly Me to the Moon" song at the end of the movie!
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Sinatra! :D
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A Real Cool Cat Daddio!
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A rat pack member, wasn't it? With Dean Martin & Sammy Davis jr. - earlier with other guys & gals.
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And Peter Lawford.
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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Frank was Chairman of the Board too!
And don't forget Joey Bishop
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Anyway he had a great voice. :D
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My favorite is Hidden Figures
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If you are going to mention Jules Verne in your intro, you will need a movie based on his work. From the Earth to the Moon” (1958), https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051638/...

You might want to try something based on H.G. Well’s work too.: First Men in the Moon (1964), https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058100/...

But if you want something that tells the real reason for the space race, you want:

- The Right Stuff (1983) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086197/...

- Space Cowboys (2000), https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0186566/...

Why? The real reason for the space race wasn’t for peaceful scientific space exploration. It was military. They were indeed scared of a military power putting a missile platform in geo-synchronous orbit over a country or cities from which to launch attacks from orbit or from a base on the Moon. They were scared of spy satellites too and used them themselves too.
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That's very useful. Thank you, dgranger. :D
I've put in all your suggestions.
I've watched 'Space Cowboys' and 'The Right Stuff', too.
They're great movies.
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My choice is Moon
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*bump*
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Good poll, Breu! & A good list of good movies. I think my favorite might still be 'A Trip to the Moon' from 1902 - wow, 1902; that still seems amazing to me, both in terms of how early in the history of cinema it was and how long before anything approaching space travel it was. 

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Humankind was always seduced by the inaccessability of the moon. There was a big race for the moon in the 1960s. America and Russia, both had the goal to be the first nation to have sent a person to the moon.

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Ruby,

You're always so kind. You always may suggest edits on my lists.
Thank you for your interest. :)
Did the changes. :D
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Thank you, Dan, Ruby, & guys!
:D
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