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.
As always, we recommend you don’t ruin any surprises by reading spoilers or watching this trailer:
Direction: Duncan Jones
Screenplay: Nathan 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