One of the big Oscar movies maybe going to Telluride but might hit the Venice/Telluride one two punch is Damien Chazelle’s third major feature, after Whiplash and La La Land. First Man is directed by Chazelle, written by Nicole Perlman and Josh Singer, adapted from a book by James R. Hansen.
So far, the Best Picture race appears to be MAJOR SLIM PICKENS so First Man will be like that first hunk of meat thrown to starving lions. I hope it can withstand what will surely be an overreaction to it, both high and low. Here’s hoping it has a chance to breathe in the midst of festival season.
Gosling plays Neil Armstrong, and Claire Foy plays his wife, Janet Armstrong.