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MOON: Review

Amazing performance from Sam Rockwell as Sam Bell coming towards the end of a three year shift on the Moon mining helium 3 for Earth based energy company Lunar Industries.

Cut off from Earth due to comms problems, Sam’s final days take a dramatic turn when he makes a discovery that will change his perceptions of reality forever.

Assured direction for a first feature for Duncan Jones, (who also wrote the original story) incredible production design considering the teeny $5 million budget. Moon’s interiors were shot at Shepperton on the same sound stage as ‘Alien’ and indeed harks back to a time when Sci-Fi had a brain.

There are plenty of references to the classics of the genre for the audience to spot, indeed Jones has mentioned in many interviews that ‘Moon’ came about off the back of conversations with Sam Rockwell where they discussed their fave Sci-fi classics (Silent Running, 2001, Outlands, Bladerunner..)

As if this wasn’t good enough, you will also get treated to a stunning soundtrack from Clint Mansell who’s previous credits include ‘Requiem for a Dream’ and ‘The Fountain’ AND a great voice performance from Kevin Spacey as Sam’s lunar companion GERTY.

To tell you more if the plot would spoil it. But this is one that demands a second viewing. And, if Sci-Fi ain’t your bag. Have no fear. This is also a treat for fans of psychological thrillers, and those that love to see a great actor at the top of his game.

Go see ‘Moon’, enjoy it, spread the word, go again and take a friend, they’ll love you for it. In a summer stuffed full of mega bucks CGI fests, it’s great to get more bang for yer buck when leaving the local cinema with plenty to talk about, and plenty to think about also.

Moon opens UK 17th June.

Check Duncan Jones’ blog for up to date release schedule on:

www.manmademoon.com

If you like, drop him a line on Twitter:

www.twitter.com/manmademoon

Where you’ll find a very amiable, funny geezer open to comments.

Further details on:

www.sonyclassics.com/moon/

Moon Wins Michael Powell Award At Edinburgh Film Festival

Duncan Jones’ low-budget sci-fi feature debut MOON has won the prestigious Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film at the 63rd Edinburgh International Film Festival, it was announced today.

The Jury citation read: “We award Moon for its singular vision and remarkably assured direction as well as for the inspired manner in which it transcends genre. The central performance by Sam Rockwell embodies the film’s emotional complexity and compelling philosophical perspective.”

Duncan Jones & Stuart Fenegan receiving the award from EIFF Patron Sir Sean Connery.

This year’s Michael Powell Jury were director Joe Wright (Atonement) who presided over the five-strong Jury: film critic Claudia Puig; actress Sacha Horler (My Year Without Sex); journalist and author Janet Street-Porter and Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon).

Archive MOON Competitions: 5 Looky Likey

Right!  Enough of this mulling and oooooing and ahhhing.  There can be only ONE!  Well, four.  Here are your winners…

Winner of the beautiful MOON soundtrack CD signed by yours truly…

ManMadeMoon MOON Competition 5 Looky Likey

Winner of the gorgeous MOON T-shirt stolen from the Britxton Ritzy…

ManMadeMoon MOON Competition 5 Looky Likey

Winner of the exquisite MOON vinyl soundtrack signed by moi…

ManMadeMoon MOON Competition 5 Looky Likey

And… because I cant decide on a 4th, winners of delightful signed MOON posters…

 

Archive MOON Competitions: 4 Comic Strips

You mad buggers…

So… I hope you enjoyed that.

There were a HUGE number of entries for this silliness, and I want to thank you all so much for getting involved.  I admit I inadvertently steered things in low-brow direction with my photo choices, but a few of you managed to pull out some great ideas from the options available.

Anyway!  Enough talk!  To the genius of our 5 winners!

 

Archive MOON Competitions: 3 Sci-Fi Recreations

Neill Milton! You are a winner!

ManMadeMoon MOON Competition 3 - Sci-Fi recreations - Winner
DONT FORGET! IF YOU ENTERED COMP 3, SEND ME YOUR ADDRESS! You are all winners, and I’m sending everyone who entered an 8 by 10 inch signed mini-poster for making this all so much fun! You guys rock! Duncan.

We have the entries!

They range from Blade Runner, to 2001.  From Gremlins, through the Blob, Star Wars, Man who Fell to Earth, Mega shark v Giant Octopus, MIB, Close Encounters to ET.  From Batman through X-Men to touching moments from ST:Wrath of Khan.  From Alien to The Day the Earth Stood Still.  May I just say, you lot are bloody marvelous.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present… your genius!

Archive MOON Competitions: 2 Geek Poems

 

MOON ManMadeMoon Competition 2 Poetry Poster
ManMadeMoon Competition 2 Poetry Poster by Duncan Jones

With competition 1 such a success, but with a few twitterers feeling left out because of the drawing element in the first round, competition 2 focussed on poetry!  But not any old poetry… oh no!  Submissions had to poetically espouse their love for something geeky.

There were three finalists…

But there could only ever be one winner…

MOON Poetry Competition - Winner - Kari Ely!
MOON Poetry Competition - Winner - Kari Ely!

There would have been a fourth finalist, but it was a little too clever for its boots, trying to get around the rule cap of 100 words, by use of a sneaky title…

MOON Poetry Competition - Nemesis09
MOON Poetry Competition - Nemesis09

 

 

Archive MOON Competitions: 1 GERTY Face

So it all began way back in ancient times, when Competition 1 was launched. An art challenge to come up with a replacement face for Gerty, the robot in MOON. It came down to 8 magnificent finalists.

But there was so much goodness in the rest of the competition, it seemed only fair to share the best of the rest with everyone…


The winner was the incredibly amusing entry from Ranjit, that just tickled my funny-bone.

Winner of ManMadeMoon MOON Competition 1 2009