The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff

DVD - 2003
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Academy Award winning film telling the story of America's first astronauts, men who created a new type of hero, based on the story of Chuck Yeager.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, c2003.
Edition: Special ed.
ISBN: 9780790777696
Branch Call Number: DVD FILM RIG
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 193 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Jan 04, 2020

Philip Kaufman masterpiece on space travel. The movie takes the time to be complete and to tell the entire story. There was not going to be a "RIGHT STUFF TWO"! Mr. Kaufman (and his wife) are both experienced script writers. The story must be complete. Short cuts usually mean leaving out essential facts in a story. Believe me, I once worked for the movie studio that produced one of his films, Philip Kaufman does not work for being paid off at the box office.

Apr 23, 2019

An extremely long film, and rather slow too. The macho-ness of the pilots is emphasized, but none of the other qualities that they had similar treatment. The sound was great; there were far to many cutbacks and close ups; a few funny scenes lightened the mood.

Feb 11, 2019

For fans of The Band, the appearance of Levon Helm in a supportive role is a plus.

Jul 28, 2018

Good if you don't have time to read the book. If you've read the book it might seem a little tedious because the book was so awesome.

May 18, 2016

This is a 1983 American epic semi-docudrama directed by Philip Kaufman, adapted from Tom Wolfe's best-selling 1979 book of the same name about the Navy, Marine and Air Force test pilots who were involved in aeronautical research at Edwards Air Force Base, California, as well as the seven military pilots who were selected to be the astronauts for Project Mercury---the first manned spaceflight by the United States.
The film shows the events of breaking the sound barrier as well as the historical events of the Mercury project.
Although it is a fascinating entertaining piece, it is slow-paced at times with tedious dramas.

Jan 20, 2015

Just watched this again for the first time since it was first released. Excellent movie. Great cast, but I especially enjoyed Dennis Quaid's performance as the super cocky Gordo Cooper. A very long movie, but well worth watching.

Dec 29, 2014

A fantastic movie. Great characters and pacing.

Dec 09, 2012

Good enough history and people, but quite slow, surprisingly, given the subject matter.

Oct 09, 2011

Great movie.

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