History Film / WomanInTheMoon

9th Jul '17 10:54:35 AM nombretomado
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''Frau im Mond'' had interesting historical consequences. In order to promote the film Lang persuaded his technical advisor, Hermann Oberth, to construct and launch an actual rocket as a publicity stunt! As far as they knew ''no-one had ever done this'', as US scientist Robert Goddard had not publicized his experiments. Unfortunately Oberth, more suited to the quiet world of academia, broke down under the strain and failed to meet the deadline. The resulting publicity however provided the funding for amateur rocket enthusiasts to continue Oberth's project. This in turn attracted the attention of the German military, who offered the groups' most promising member -- a young [[ReluctantMadScientist Wernher von Braun]] -- a [[PiggybackingOnHitler contract to work on ballistic missiles]]. The rest, as they say, [[WorldWarTwo is history]].

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''Frau im Mond'' had interesting historical consequences. In order to promote the film Lang persuaded his technical advisor, Hermann Oberth, to construct and launch an actual rocket as a publicity stunt! As far as they knew ''no-one had ever done this'', as US scientist Robert Goddard had not publicized his experiments. Unfortunately Oberth, more suited to the quiet world of academia, broke down under the strain and failed to meet the deadline. The resulting publicity however provided the funding for amateur rocket enthusiasts to continue Oberth's project. This in turn attracted the attention of the German military, who offered the groups' most promising member -- a young [[ReluctantMadScientist Wernher von Braun]] -- a [[PiggybackingOnHitler contract to work on ballistic missiles]]. The rest, as they say, [[WorldWarTwo [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII is history]].
23rd Nov '16 6:34:49 PM JackG
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''Frau im Mond'' had interesting historical consequences. In order to promote the film Lang persuaded his technical advisor, Hermann Oberth, to construct and launch an actual rocket as a publicity stunt! As far as they knew ''no-one had ever done this'', as US scientist Robert Goddard had not publicized his experiments. Unfortunately Oberth, more suited to the quiet world of academia, broke down under the strain and failed to meet the deadline. The resulting publicity however provided the funding for amateur rocket enthusiasts to contine Oberth's project. This in turn attracted the attention of the German military, who offered the groups' most promising member -- a young [[ReluctantMadScientist Wernher von Braun]] -- a [[PiggybackingOnHitler contract to work on ballistic missiles]]. The rest, as they say, [[WorldWarTwo is history]].

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''Frau im Mond'' had interesting historical consequences. In order to promote the film Lang persuaded his technical advisor, Hermann Oberth, to construct and launch an actual rocket as a publicity stunt! As far as they knew ''no-one had ever done this'', as US scientist Robert Goddard had not publicized his experiments. Unfortunately Oberth, more suited to the quiet world of academia, broke down under the strain and failed to meet the deadline. The resulting publicity however provided the funding for amateur rocket enthusiasts to contine continue Oberth's project. This in turn attracted the attention of the German military, who offered the groups' most promising member -- a young [[ReluctantMadScientist Wernher von Braun]] -- a [[PiggybackingOnHitler contract to work on ballistic missiles]]. The rest, as they say, [[WorldWarTwo is history]].
3rd Nov '16 3:08:35 AM JackG
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* BigElectricSwitch: The control panel resembles something you'd find in a generating station (which would be the most high tech installation at the time).

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* BigElectricSwitch: The control panel resembles something you'd find in a generating station (which would be the most high tech technologically sophisticated installation at the time).
2nd May '16 1:02:52 AM JackG
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* BigElectricSwitch: The control panel resembles something you'd find in a generating station (which would be the most high tech installation of the era).

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* BigElectricSwitch: The control panel resembles something you'd find in a generating station (which would be the most high tech installation of at the era).time).
2nd May '16 1:00:35 AM JackG
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* SpaceIsCold: Note the rocket is painted with one side black -- that's so they can turn the dark side to face the sun when they need to heat the rocket, then rotate to the other side when it needs cooling.
2nd May '16 12:55:54 AM JackG
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* BittersweetEnding: Wolf Helius (Willy Fritsch) [[HeroicSacrifice stays behind on the Moon]], but finds that Friede Velten (Gerda Maurus) has chosen to stay behind with him rather than return to Earth with her fiance and live.

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* BittersweetEnding: Wolf Helius (Willy Fritsch) [[HeroicSacrifice stays behind on the Moon]], but finds that Friede Velten (Gerda Maurus) has [[TogetherInDeath chosen to stay behind with him him]] rather than return to Earth with her fiance and live.
2nd May '16 12:54:17 AM JackG
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* ColdEquation: The evil Turner gets killed in a shootout, but a bullet pierces an oxygen tank. The two remaining men end up DrawingStraws to see who will stay behind.

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* ColdEquation: The evil Turner gets killed in a shootout, but a bullet pierces an oxygen tank. The [[MenAreTheExpendableGender two remaining men men]] end up DrawingStraws to see who will stay behind.
2nd May '16 12:17:31 AM JackG
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* ColdEquation

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* ColdEquationColdEquation: The evil Turner gets killed in a shootout, but a bullet pierces an oxygen tank. The two remaining men end up DrawingStraws to see who will stay behind.



* DrawingStraws: After a struggle kills some of the crew and punctures an oxygen tank, the two remaining men draw straws to see who will stay behind.
2nd May '16 12:13:56 AM JackG
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* GoldFever: Turner murders Mannfeldt by backing him off a cliff, fills his pockets with the gold nuggets lying about everywhere, then tries to steal the ship and abandon the others on the Moon.
2nd May '16 12:10:36 AM JackG
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* GravityScrew: Straps are placed all over the floor and roof of the cabin, and there's a sequence involving Friede and Windegger trying to drink from a bottle in zero-G.

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* GravityScrew: Straps are placed all over the floor and roof of the cabin, and there's a sequence involving Friede and Windegger trying to drink from a bottle in zero-G. Once on the Moon, they use weighted boots to walk normally in the lower gravity.
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