Ridley Scott and Matt Damon on making of 'The Martian'
Ridley Scott and Matt Damon on making of 'The Martian'
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Ridley Scott and Matt Damon on making of 'The Martian'

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Well the challenge is you know Sci-fi mostly is fantasy. What was really attractive about this was the total reality of the situation. I think a lot of people, including myself really responded to character in the book that Andy wrote and Well I think the humor and the way that us mere mortals are always captivated by the way people can do this and seem to have some preternatural calm when they're in these incredibly high stress situations and And that was what was really attractive about the character, how he kept his sense of humor and he had this incredible, logical, kind of practical, solve one problem at a time type of thinking. and it's what these real guys can actually do. It's amazing. I'm sitting next to one of them, so. And Andy, you talked a little about this before, but I'm still curious about what this journey has been. It has been rather quick even just since the original e-book was published but now that this has already happened, what has the journey been like for you? Oh it's been this ridiculous Cinderella story. I mean Like you fantasize about these kinds of things when you're writing, but you never really think they'll come true. It's kind of like when you're a little kid playing baseball, you're like someday I'm going to be in the bottom of the ninth in the World Series. Right. It's like this actually happened [LAUGH] And, for Dr. Green and for [??], I'm kind of curious to know how Sci-Fi films like this, you know kind of I don't know, reflect your work at NASA and also bring it to life in a way and what do you think that audiences can take from that as well? Well, you know science fiction is extremely important in our culture. It's engrained in what we do. But it really projects a vision of the future. Something that we aspire to. And what I really enjoyed about the book and the movie. Is how close to reality it can be. It's just around the corner for us. How eager and excited are you to inspire a future generation of scientists? For this movie>>>Well its funny you know Drew Goddard who adapted the screen play. When I sat and talked with him it was the first thing he said,he said I want this to be a love letter to science. And I thought, And we had a long conversation about that and how that's a really wonderful thing to put out. In to the world right now. And yea, I hope, I don't have, you know any lofty expectations, but I do hope that some kids see it and geek out on the science and enjoy it and And maybe it's one thing and many other things in their life that might push them in that direction. In fact, I was coming back from the cafeteria when our Public Affairs Official came by running around looking for me. He comes up to me and he says. Can you take a call with Ridley Scott at 2:00 this afternoon? And I said the Ridley Scott? And he said yeah. I said sure. So I just cleared my calendar, I mean it's that easy. Not like the studios. [LAUGH] They don't take my call. I think that's all the time we have so thank you so much everybody. [applause]>>Thank you.

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