It is this, the inner life of the astronauts, that Tom Wolfe describes with his almost uncanny empathetic powers, that made The Right Stuff a classic. The Right Stuff is superb.” The New York Times Book Review“One of the most romantic and thrilling books ever written about men who put themselves in peril.” The Boston Globe“An exhilarating flight into fear, love, beauty, and fiery death . “Technically accurate, learned, cheeky, risky, touching, tough, compassionate, nostalgic, worshipful, jingoistic . The architects are then faced with deciding which member of the band will go home while the remaining five continue on their journey to stardom.Sponsored Products are advertisements for products sold by merchants on National Geographic is developing a scripted series adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s “The Right Stuff.” Leonardo Di Caprio and Jennifer Davisson are serving as executive producers. The project is part of a new scripted development deal at National Geographic with Di Caprio’s Appian Way Productions in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television.Based on the 1979 book by Wolfe, “The Right Stuff” tells the story of the U. fighter pilots who tested the early aircraft and rockets that became the foundation of the American space program, and of the first Mercury astronauts. “Having already had a rich relationship with Leonardo, Jennifer and their production company Appian Way on ‘Before the Flood,’ I’m excited to work with them in a scripted capacity,” said Courteney Monroe, CEO, National Geographic Global Networks. Wolfe lays it all out in brilliantly staged Op Lit scenes.” Time“Splendid . Puppies, kitties, guinea pigs, fish, ducks, or chickens- not matter who makes up your family, we've got them covered.
One character laughs at a comic routine involving a Hispanic astronaut.
“With ‘The Right Stuff,’ we’re looking at moment in time where the everyday life, the trials and tribulations, of these men was scrutinized in the public.
The story gives a peek into the minds and goals of these astronauts seeking exploration and adventure during the space race of the ’50s, making it the perfect story for National Geographic to tell.” “National Geographic gave ‘Before the Flood’ an international platform, and we couldn’t think of a better partner to bring The Right Stuff to the world,” added Davisson.
-- which was previously rated R in 1983 and was later re-rated -- is very long and some of the astronauts' conduct, including locker room-type banter, may be unsuitable for younger kids.
For older kids, the movie offers a human perspective on what is arguably America's greatest technological feat -- space flight.