I saw Moon the other day. From the near-silent shots of the big-wheeled rovers rolling across desolate plains to the austere, functional interior of the base the entire thing is a beautiful love song dedicated to classic sci-fi. Without trying to give too much away, it felt like the film was channeling the spirit of every movie from 2001: A Space Odyssey to Bladerunner. There where wisps of Event Horizon, Solaris and even Aliens throughout. Director Duncan Jones knows his stuff, and Sam Rockwell played the lead role perectly.
Moon Safari is probably one of my favorite albums of all time, and I fell in love with it the first time I heard it. In fact, it could have probably been the soundtrack to Moon. It almost feels like Sam Rockwell’s costumes were even inspired by Air’s clothes from the cover of their Moon Safari album.
Air on Myspace (ha! I love that their MySpace ID is “intairnet”) or buy their album Moon Safair on iTunes.
And as a bonus, this Au Revoir Simone remix by The Discopushers:
And don’t forget to check out this other post about the message Nixon would have had to read if the men on the moon had been unable to return.