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Has anyone seen Hidden Figures yet?

Was that a Soviet Vostok rocket shown in the trailer? It did not look like anything we had at that time in the early 1960's.


 
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Pretty good movie. Brought back memories of the space race. Costner also played a good part. Pointed out how dangerous space travel is.


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That's an odd "review" as the reviewer seems more concerned about the lead character's skin color ("All of which is quite a heavy burden to lay on the life story of Hidden Figures’ protagonist, the extremely light-skinned Katherine Johnson. Indeed, when she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, it was hard to tell if she was actually black"... Um, yeah dude) than the movie itself.

IIRC the ladies in question worked on the Mercury Project and had done later work on the Gemini and Apollo project.

The author appears surprised that parts of the movie are fictionalized, well as 10th MTN (LI) vet I hope he's never watched "Blackhawk down."

-Tom
(My best friend's Dad worked at JPL on the Viking lander and a bunch of other stuff... He didn't get a movie either... Boo hoo)


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I've avoided it for this reason.

I've seen several of the actresses on late night interviews and was left with the impression that the film is simply revisionist history meant to leave the viewer with the belief that without these three mathematicians, who just happen to be women and who just happen to be black, we'd have never gotten into space.

No thanks.

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Originally posted by Replacement Tommel:
...well as 10th MTN (LI) vet I hope he's never watched "Blackhawk down."

Big Grin

I got out of the 10th MTN a year or two before Somalia and when I heard that line in the movie I had to chuckle.


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Originally posted by Replacement Tommel:
That's an odd "review" as the reviewer seems more concerned about the lead character's skin color ("All of which is quite a heavy burden to lay on the life story of Hidden Figures’ protagonist, the extremely light-skinned Katherine Johnson. Indeed, when she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, it was hard to tell if she was actually black"... Um, yeah dude) than the movie itself.

IIRC the ladies in question worked on the Mercury Project and had done later work on the Gemini and Apollo project.

The author appears surprised that parts of the movie are fictionalized, well as 10th MTN (LI) vet I hope he's never watched "Blackhawk down."

-Tom
(My best friend's Dad worked at JPL on the Viking lander and a bunch of other stuff... He didn't get a movie either... Boo hoo)


I read the review again and I agree with you about the focus on skin color, unnecessary to say the least.




 
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