DVD-Review: The Right Stuff

Today DVDLog is coming back from the summer break with a continuation of the Spaceflight Series, which I had started a few weeks back with The Dish and Space Cowboys. While these were more of a fictional kind, for today I have translated and extensively rewritten my earlier review of Philip Kaufman’s The Right Stuff, the seminal movie about the early days of American spaceflight. In spite of its title, the film is actually not a painfully patriotic story, but a surprisingly realistic, exciting and sometimes even funny depiction of the early space race from an American perspective. Today, the movie is already thirty years old and the DVD I reviewed in this extensive article ten years, but they are both highly recommended.

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