The Right Stuff (1983) – 3.5/5

The Right Stuff (1983)

It might be a little dated and over acted, but it’s good. The first time I saw it, I don’t think I caught the compare/contrast btwn the astronauts selected and Yeager.

I’m not sure what to make of the differences btwn them, but I liked it.


When the astronauts are watching the dance show and Yeager is flying the new jet, I had a lot of thoughts. Were they trying to show that Yeager really did want to go to outer space? Were they showing that Yeager did or did not have the right stuff? Were they showing that while the astronauts were wined and dined Yeager was still flying and living on the edge?

I think the lines “Is that a man?” “Yes, it is.” kinda answers that, but I’m not 100% sure of all the messages there.

Haiku summary:
space race is on now!
train, test, danger and explosions
can you “fly” a brick?

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