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The Right Stuff,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Right Stuff (Special Edition) [DVD]  (DVD)
This is one of the Best films that appeared in the eighties and even today it still hasn't lost its flair. The special effects are especially good, seeing as they were made in the days before CGI; but what really makes the film is the story and the acting (and not forgetting Bill Conti's stirring soundtrack) which are all excellent. The film follows Tom Wolfe's book quite closelly, although it sadly omits the flights of Schirra, Slayton and Carpenter in favour of running time. The film is also notable for providing a rather accurate portrayl of the Mercury program.
I recommend this film to anyone who has an interest in space or aviation.
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Initial post: 20 May 2010 20:38:49 BDT
just a minor point - you say the film omits Slayton's flight ... but he didnt actually fly on Mercury in the end as he was grounded for medical reasons.
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