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Ron Howard May 23
So excited that everyone is here for . I can’t believe it has been 25 years! Making this film was one of the great adventures of my career - filled with the fondest of memories. Enjoy this video and let’s get ready for lift-off!
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Scott Kelly May 23
Astronaut corvette thing is a little bit of a stereotype. Or is it?
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Ron Howard May 23
The launch sequence is something I very proud of. It involves every challenge the movie presented: emotional performances, Mission Control, special fx, models of the rockets plus…
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Ron Howard May 23
When shooting the KC-135 weightless scenes out over the gulf of Mexico, we were only allowed 11 people total. We had 2 camera crews, a lighting gaffer running a computerized light board, one person from the art department , Todd Hallowell , the actors, and me.
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Ron Howard May 23
made it clear he only wanted to do the movie if I was going to pursue absolute authenticity. He kept reminding us all that we didn’t need to invent drama, it was all there in the details.
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Ron Howard May 23
Production designer Michael Corenblith convinced to loan us the actual consoles for our Mission Control set on the @UniversalStudios Lot. As I rehearsed the Mission Control actors, one of our technical advisors...
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Scott Kelly May 23
We are go for launch! No automatic sequence start. Press the launch button now!
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Ron Howard May 23
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Ron Howard May 23
When we shot the party scene where the Lovell friends & family watch the Apollo 11 moon landing, I noticed that without anything noted in the script, or any discussion or direction from me...
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Ron Howard May 23
I always enjoy directing my brother Clint and his work in Apollo 13 is my favorite performance of his in one of my movies...though, I loved his cameo in .
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Ron Howard May 23
The problem solving methodology was simple and effective and undeniably saved the lives of the astronauts. The intentionally put engineers with differing opinions in a room and told them to mentally slug it out until the best idea had won.
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Scott Kelly May 23
Replying to @StationCDRKelly
Sea of Tranquility is here
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Ron Howard May 23
When we were doing research in Houston, one of the Mission Controllers told me about the crisis with the CO2 filter, and literally described this scene just as I staged it…
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Ron Howard May 23
Research had uncovered the fact that Marilyn Lovell played by the Oscar nominated Kathleen Quinlan, had gone to visit ’s mother in a retirement home to check on her mid-crisis.
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Ron Howard May 23
I finished the first draft of the screenplay while standing up in a jammed commuter train heading into to Grand Central Station. The ending made me emotional - right there, squeezed shoulder to shoulder with a bunch of strangers & trying not to burst into tears.
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Ron Howard May 23
Without ’ total belief in this story, our movie never would have evolved as it did. His leadership through example and passion for detail informed so much. He and the other Actro-Nauts, as I called them, not only endured the Vomit Comet,
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Scott Kelly May 23
I am honored to have get us ready for liftoff. Head over to his account at 12:58pm PT / 3:58 ET for a special introduction video and the final countdown!
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Ron Howard May 23
We experimented with using wires for the illusion of weightlessness, which was vitally important to this movie. But we needed so much of it this movie, that it became clear wires would be horribly limiting and never look anything like the real thing .
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Ron Howard May 23
Cast came together brilliantly. Our late friend was first on board. He really wanted play Fred Haise & won the role. We were excited that wanted to play Jack Swigert & Ed Harris (from ) was my top choice for Gene Kranz.
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Ron Howard May 23
wanted us to cast an action leading man as , but fortunately for us, they were all either unavailable or didn’t think the role in this ensemble movie was large enough.
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