Space CowboysDiogo Carvalho Nº412, Miguel Pimenta Nº 495, Pedro Amado Nº521,Danilo Fernandes Nº870, Tiago Monteiro Nº 89010º A CAIC, 2011/2012Inglês
Index: Factual facts Plot summary (storyline) The film’s weaknesses What we enjoyed best Points of view towards science Media criticism on the film The movie messages and quotes Space Exploration: Advantages and Disadvantages
Factual Facts: • Name: Space Cowboys • Year: 2000 • Actors: Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland and James Garner • Director: Clint Eastwood • Category: Action, adventure, thriller
Plot summary:•The film starts in 1958 when Team Dedalus were working in experiences forNASA and preparing to go to space.•Years later, in 2000, a problem in a machine that Frank created appears, andhe is the only who can solve it so, when NASA asks for his help, he requeststeam Dedalus to join him.•Then, they go to space and, when something goes wrong, one of them offersto save the Earth by going to the moon with dangerous material.•The other three return to Earth while he dies, with his dream of steping themoon coming true.
The film’s weaknesses: Movie ends with an open set.
What we enjoyed best•The special effects•Their friendship
Points of view towards scienceTechnology is connected with NASA and spaceexploration
Media criticism:•“The good news about Space Cowboys is that Clint Eastwood proves to be a skilledcomedic director. The bad news is that only the first half of the movie is a comedy -the second half is a sloppy attempt at a heart-pounding. And theres even morethat couldve been done about respect of an older generation, and the fact thatmistakes and lessons can be learned at any age. Instead, its all generally ignoredas Space Cowboys opts for an easier, less demanding path.” Norm Schrager•“Mr. Eastwood is ordinarily a rather earthbound director, more interested in theefficient (and sometimes graceless) conveyance of story and character than invisual. His films explore the possibility that the best parts of the old code of manlyvirtue (loyalty, good humor, etc) might be retained even as its less attractivefeatures are abandoned. This time, without succumbing to bitterness, nostalgia oroverstating the case for one generations virtues, he and his coworkers mount avigorous and funny defense of maturity. That’s the last thing you might expectfrom a summer action picture, and it’s one of the reasons Space Cowboys is one ofthe best entertainments this season has yet offered.”
The movie messages: •Machines and technology will never be as good as humans; •Even if we are old, we are never useless; •Technology is good, but at the same time is bad too.
Quote “Have you noticed how everybody seems to be dead lately?”
Space Exploration: Advantages and DisadvantagesAdvantages:• Know other worlds;• Knowledge about our planet’s future;• Discover the mysteries of Universe (other kinds of life);• Discover planets similar to Earth, in case we need a new place to call “home”
Space Exploration: Advantages and DisadvantagesDisadvantages: Very expensive; Sometimes space exploration has no good results; The money should be invested in humanitarian actions; It’s dangerous.