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The Right Stuff, 1983

The Right Stuff
Starring: Scott Glenn, Ed Harris
Directed by: Philip Kaufman
Written by: Tom Wolfe
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  193 min
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The Right Stuff can be described as sentimental, captivating, and sincere. The plot revolves around space travel, space and aliens, and a heroic mission. The main genres are drama, adventure, and historical. In terms of style, The Right Stuff features an all-star cast, is epic, and includes a voice over. In approach, it is serious and realistic. It is set, at least in part, on a military base. The Right Stuff takes place in the 1950s and in the 1960s. Visually, it involves special effects. The soundtrack is oldies and orchestral. The Right Stuff is based on a book. The movie has received attention for being a masterpiece, critically acclaimed, and an award winner. Note that it involves profanity.

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The Right Stuff (1983)
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This epic chronicle of the seven pilots chosen to become astronauts for Project Mercury is based on... more

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Language: English
Country: USA
Release date: 21 October 1983
Runtime: 193 min
Awards: Academy Awards

Awards

Awarded Best Film Editing at the 1983 Academy Awards
Tom Rolf for Best Film Editing at the 1983 Academy Awards
Bill Conti for Best Original Score at the 1983 Academy Awards
Awarded Best Sound at the 1983 Academy Awards
Awarded Best Sound Effects Editing at the 1983 Academy Awards

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Scott Glenn Scott Glenn As Alan Shepard
Ed Harris Ed Harris As John Glenn
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In Need of The Right Editor
The Right Stuff is in desperate need of the right editor pardon the pun. At over three hours, the movie is just far too long. Now length by itself is not an indicator of a film’s quality. Lawrence of Arabia, for example, is brilliant. However,...
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18.October.2013 |  by: shuart24
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First, I did not like how the engineers were portrayed including the genius Dr. von Braun, as idiots while all the Astronauts were like Gods. They played the whole Yeager story correct. Second, I suggest you watch the Nova special Sputnik...
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27.May.2009 |  by: Vossman
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This is one of those films that is so epic in scope, both in terms of story length and cast size, that it probably would've worked better as a mini-series. Not that it doesn't work as a film, it's just that in spite of its lengthy running time, I...
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