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The Right Stuff, released in 1983, is the story of America's first attempts at the conquest of space. It's a film with the scope and scale of an epic, but filtered through the idiosyncratic, sceptical intelligence of maverick writer-director Philip Kaufman. Based on Tom Wolfe's bestselling novel, it contrasts the private code of the test pilots who broke the sound barrier with the manufactured celebrity of the astronauts who came from their midst. A film too close to satire to be in tune with the jingoism of 1980s America, its complexity and accomplishment have not been properly recognized.

Tom Charity places The Right Stuff in its historical perspective, outlining the political context of the Space Race, Wolfe's original take on the material, and the fiercely conflicting ambitions for the film of director Philip Kaufman and original screenwriter William Goldman. Charity's lucid reading explores Kaufman's subversive adventurism, his mastery of the cinematic form and the way in which The Right Stuff combines the mythology of the Western with counter-cultural concerns to arrive at a richly nuanced account of both the folly and the heroism of post-war America.

Synopsis:

This study places The Right Stuff in the historical context of the political history of the Space Race. It explores director Philip Kaufman's subversive adventurism, his mastery of cinematic form, and the way in which the film combines the mythology of the Western with counter-cultural concerns.

Synopsis:

Journalist Tom Charity places THE RIGHT STUFF, the story of America's first attempts at the conquest of space, in its historical perspective, outlining the political context of the space race, the author's original take on the material, and the fiercely conflicting ambitions for the film of director Philip Kaufman and original screenwriter William Goldman. Illustrated.

About the Author

Tom Charity is a journalist and assistant film editor at Time Out magazine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780851706245
Other:
Charity, Tom
Publisher:
British Film Institute
Author:
Charity, Tom
Location:
London :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Right stuff
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film - Reference
Subject:
Film - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
The right stuff (Motion picture)
Subject:
General Performing Arts
Subject:
Film
Subject:
Video, History
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Video - Reference
Subject:
Film & Video - Reference
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
BFI Modern Classics
Series Volume:
no. 50
Publication Date:
19970926
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
95
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.125 x .5 in 6 oz

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Product details 95 pages University of California Press - English 9780851706245 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
This study places The Right Stuff in the historical context of the political history of the Space Race. It explores director Philip Kaufman's subversive adventurism, his mastery of cinematic form, and the way in which the film combines the mythology of the Western with counter-cultural concerns.
"Synopsis" by , Journalist Tom Charity places THE RIGHT STUFF, the story of America's first attempts at the conquest of space, in its historical perspective, outlining the political context of the space race, the author's original take on the material, and the fiercely conflicting ambitions for the film of director Philip Kaufman and original screenwriter William Goldman. Illustrated.
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