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The Right Stuff (1983)

  • 25-01-2020 4:50pm
    Registered Users Posts: 21,811 ✭✭✭✭

    Anyone else think this is a great film with the most amazing score?

    It tracks the space race (and also the race to break the sound barrier in flight)

    Skip to 1:45 as Chuck Yeager tries to break the altitude record in the F-104 (because he was declined for the space program)

    Another good one..(SPOILER)

    It has an amazing cast as well.

    I just think it's an incredibly well made film.

    I really enjoyed it. I thought it was great.

    Am I over praising it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,863 ✭✭✭ mikhail

    Epic movie. The IFI showed it in the past few years some time, and it's a great movie for the big screen.

  • Registered Users Posts: 29,353 ✭✭✭✭ NIMAN

    No you aren't overplaying it, its a great film. Fantastic cast too.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,239 ✭✭✭✭ Arghus

    Fantastic film. I also recommend the book on which it is based.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,817 ✭✭✭ Raconteuse

    Just saw it recently. Love it. Beautiful piece of work. A shame it was a commercial flop.

  • Registered Users Posts: 718 ✭✭✭ holly8

    saw it years ago ... loved it!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,297 ✭✭✭✭ bodhrandude

    The story of the F-104 also inspired this solo concept album in the seventies by one of the lead singers and poets with the group Hawkwind. The album was called Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters by Robert Calvert and features most of Hawkwind as the backing musicians. :)

    If you want to get into it, you got to get out of it. (Hawkwind 1982)

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,123 ✭✭✭ TheIrishGrover

    Great movie. Fantastic cast. Book was also great but I found it a difficult read as it was like a 600 page newspaper article. Haven't seen the movie in years so I assume the flying sequences may be a bit dated but it was really more about the men/families than the flying.

    Recommend From The Earth To The Moon for those looking for more.