Ad Astra (4K+2D Blu-ray Steelbook) (FilmArena Collection #?) [Czech Republic]

Added to Calendar: 01-22-20

Mar 24, 2013
The so-called "dead language" Latin creeping into modern films continues apace . . . most appropriate in this case with the words associated with the memorial to the tragic events of the planned Apollo 1 moon landing (1967) ...

... and in its usual form "Per Aspera Ad Astra" = the title of a Soviet sci-fi film from 1981...
... with the similar motto "Per Ardua Ad Astra" (the RAF etc.) more familiar maybe.

As for Latin popping up in movies and in movie titles . . . not just in the expected genre of films - horror and 'historical' such as DRACULA, THE EXORCIST, THE OMEN, THE CONJURING + LIFE OF BRIAN, THE NAME OF THE ROSE etc): here are a few examples:-
In Titles
- JOHN WICK 3: PARABELLUM 2019 ("Prepare for war")
and complete "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" / If you want peace, prepare for war"

- QUO VADIS? 1951 ("Where are you going?")
- VICE VERSA 1988 ("The position being reversed")
- EX_MACHINA 2015 (Deus Ex_Machina" / "God from the machine")

- "Carpe Diem" / "Seize the day" DEAD POETS SOCIETY 1989
- Mel Gibson, "Ego numquam pronunciare mendacium, sed ego sum **** indomitus" / "I never tell a lie, but I am a savage" BRAVEHEART 1995
- "Libera Tutemet Ex Infernis" / "Save yourself from hell" EVENT HORIZON 1997

- "Draco Dormiens Ninquam Titillandus" ("Never tickle a sleeping dragon") - motto of Harry Potter’s alma mater, Hogwart’s school of witchcraft and wizardry
- "Ars Gratia Artis" / "Art for art's sake" above the famous MGM roaring lion