Ryan Gosling, has a shot for an Oscar nomination for director and his movie for cinematography, editing, and sound (even though the box office results suggests otherwise). Ryan has elevated the art of film-making with large close ups, a fusion of documentary style photography along with an authentic loud crisp sound design. He has borrowed some of the class elements of photography, sound, and music from Stanley Kubrickís sci fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). There are also some film techniques that lifted the sci fi space epic Interstellar (2014) directed by Christopher Nolan to another realm of true authentic realism. And more intriguing his Ryanís decision to use a naturalistic approach to his directing reminiscent of Lars von Trierís sci fi drama Melancholia (2011). The only weaknesses in this movie were perhaps the inevitable and unavoidable difficulty of providing sufficient background explanations and allowances for the sudden transitions occurring with gaps as years are necessarily skipped. The density and storyline was probably more than enough for a television event covering four or seven six hoursí worth of material, but the little screen would have been too diminutive for the amazing impact of the big screen display of this epic historical event.