Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"October Sky"

Speaking of great movies, I happened across the last twenty minutes of October Sky on television yesterday afternoon. This is a movie that I highly, highly recommend. It is wonderfully cast and acted.

Based on the book Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam, it tells to story of young men in the town of Coalwood, WV and how their love of rocketry changed their lives.

As far as I can tell, the movie is not playing on television in the next week. So, go to the local Blockbuster (they can use the money) and rent it. You won't be sorry -- four stars (out of four).

There were two books that I had in mind when I wrote Warnings: Rocket Boys and The Right Stuff. Both books tell wonderful science-based people stories.  When Tom Fuller, in his review, compared Warnings to The Right Stuff it was one of the great thrills of my life!

So, book or movie, a October is great time to watch or read the story of the Rocket Boys. And, if you have never watched or read The Right Stuff put it on your November list. On November 14th, I'll post an explanation of why you should read TRS next month.

You won't be sorry!

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