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:-
- 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
Absolutely. It deserves HDzeta Gold. (I still hold onto my signature collection DVD just because it's so pretty)
Thunderheart was very good, too. But they will probably do a steelbook of Apted's 35 Up instead....