Moon (2009)

2009 Moon Movie Film Cinema Poster ArtComplex science fiction is a threatened genre in literature and film. As the decades pass, writers such as Stanisław Lem and film-makers such as Andrey Tarkovskiy become fewer and farther between.

In 2009 along came Duncan Jones, a successful commercials director from England who, as a little boy, was known as “Zowie Bowie”. With his debut feature, Moon, a science fiction-themed drama, Jones may have been following in father David Bowie’s footsteps; but bask in his reflected glory he certainly does not need to do.

The multi-award winning Moon is a brilliant atmospheric sci-fi drama which is already on its way to cult classic status. It infuses a sparse narrative and inspiring imagery with absorbing ideas and moods. A tremendous soundtrack by Clint Mansell helps create the foreboding atmosphere, and a great performance by Sam Rockwell cements the status of this piece of entertainment as top quality.

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You can find more information on this British movie on Wikipedia and IMDb.

As always, we recommend you don’t ruin any surprises by reading spoilers or watching this trailer:

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Title: Moon

Language: English

Direction: Duncan Jones

ScreenplayNathan Parker, Duncan Jones

Cinematography: Gary Shaw

Editing: Nicolas Gaster

Score: Clint Mansell

Stars: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey (voice), Dominique McElligott, Kaya Scodelario, Benedict Wong, Matt Berry, Malcolm Stewart, Robin Chalk

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Full Acting Cast and Roles

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16 comments

  1. VSichalwe

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  2. guitanaeima

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  3. OH MY GOD I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!

  4. Realy apreciated this sci-fi movie! They’ve created such a great enviromnent and story without entering in big explosions and big mirrored cities. Thanks for promoting a movie that to me is a bit underrated.

  5. I agree completely, under-rated film. I thought it was beautiful and explored some very interesting notions of what it means to be human. A welcome respite from big explosions and CGI. A Bowie child was always goign to be talented! I look forward to his next sci-fi release.

  6. Sam Rockwell fit the character to a T, no doubt.
    A sequel was being talked about as I recall. If it’s fallen through, though, that may be for the best. What more have they got to say?

  7. Every movie is made better by the present of Sam Rockwell. This is his finest moment.

  8. A very under-appreciated movie–thanks for the follow. I look forward to browsing your site.

  9. I started watching this film and got sucked into it. Loved it and Sam Rockwell was perfect for the role.

  10. I’ve been meaning to watch this for a little while. I recently sat down with “Source Code”, another great movie directed by Duncan Jones. Having worked in a video store for the past 4 years I was delighted to find this blog. Great stuff, thanks.

  11. I love this film… trivia: Moon was produced by Trudie Style, or Mrs. Sting! :)

  12. I really loved this sci-fi. However, I really don’t like the idea of Duncan working on the Warcraft (WoW) film next. Video games made into movies generally suck… unless it’s for BioShock – then maybe that would be a more interesting pairing.

  13. I loved this film, although it did give me the willies a bit.

  14. Lakshmi Loves To Shop

    Namaste…thank you for visiting and following my blog ~ it was so sweet of you :-) I look forward to reading yours ~ Lakshmi x PS I loved Moon

  15. I liked this one, it’s much better than surveillance.

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