Robbie Collin talking crap again in the Telegraph:
the myth of the American astronaut was made by the movies.
Nope. I suspect Robbie wasn’t around, or at least wasn’t very old, in the late 60s and early 70s, so he doesn’t remember the incredible aura that surrounded the American astronauts, even before any film about them was ever made. I mean, for God’s sake, human beings walked on another world, live on TV, at a time when TVs were mostly black and white, radios still crackled, computers had hardly started, and half the world was still living in primitive conditions, and Robbie thinks it was the movies that caused us to gasp in wonder at the men who did it?
But most of all this attitude is caused by a man whose life is premised on movies being important thinking that movies are more important than they really are.