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Library film honors astronauts

Posted on: June 4, 2011

In honor of space shuttle Endeavour, and in special honor of the International Space Station’s Ronald Garan, Jr. son of Brasstown resident, Linda Relis, the Murphy Library is showing, “The Right Stuff,” the Academy Award-winning film about the original seven astronauts of the Project Mercury space program.

The Right Stuff stars Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid, Sam Shepard and Scott Glenn and is based on the novel by Tom Wolfe.  The film runs 3 hours and will be shown once Thursday at 3:15 p.m.  It is rated PG.  

It won Oscars for Best Effect, Sound Effect Editing, Best Film Editing, Best Music, Original Score (by Bill Conti) and Best Sound.  If you want to watch an airplane break the sound barrier for the first time, this movie’s sound effects will put you in the co-pilot’s seat.

 Caleb Deschanel was the cinematographer.  His work won an Oscar nomination.  The sky is his special place.  He also made “Fly Away Home” about ultra-light planes teaching Canadian geese the way south for the winter.  This time the seven brave pilots show us the way into space.  Call 837-2417 for details.

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