History Film / TheRightStuff

20th Jul '17 3:01:49 PM SCE2AUX
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* MagicalNativeAmerican: Well, [[UsefulNotes/AustralianAborigines Native Australian]]. You may well ask what they're doing in the movie.

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* MagicalNativeAmerican: Well, [[UsefulNotes/AustralianAborigines Native Australian]]. You may well ask [[TheDish what they're doing in the movie.]]



* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: In both real life and discussed in the film, Chuck Yeager was passed over for the space program. Despite being someone who is now considered to be one of the greatest pilots in the history of aviation, NASA was looking for college graduates. Yeager never attended college, nor West Point or Annapolis, but instead was an enlisted man recruited as a pilot and therefore field-commissioned after the US entered the war. Could anybody imagine how utterly awesome it would've been had Chuck Yeager become an astronaut?[[note]]Hopefully he wouldn't have been one of the ones in the Apollo 1 fire, though.[[/note]]

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* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: In both real life and discussed in the film, Chuck Yeager was passed over for the space program. Despite being someone who is now considered to be one of the greatest pilots in the history of aviation, NASA was looking for college graduates. Yeager never attended college, nor West Point or Annapolis, but instead was an enlisted man recruited as a pilot pilot, and therefore field-commissioned field-commissioned... after the US entered the war.being turned down three times by promotion board because of a court-martial on his enlisted record. Could anybody imagine how utterly awesome it would've been had Chuck Yeager become an astronaut?[[note]]Hopefully he wouldn't have been one of the ones in the Apollo 1 fire, though.[[/note]]



* {{Paparazzi}}: You'll notice an insect/rattlesnake noise whenever reporters appear - this is intentional because the reporters are acting like this.

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* {{Paparazzi}}: You'll notice an insect/rattlesnake a locust/rattlesnake noise whenever reporters appear - this is intentional because the reporters are acting like this.
26th Mar '17 1:22:18 PM Josef5678
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A 1983 adaptation of Tom Wolfe's best-selling book, about the attempt to break the sound barrier and the subsequent SpaceRace. Briefly considered to be a campaign promo for John Glenn's presidential aspirations in 1984, but it actually didn't help much. It received eight Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, and one for Phillip Kaufman for Best Director and won four.

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A 1983 adaptation of Tom Wolfe's best-selling book, about the attempt to break the sound barrier and the subsequent SpaceRace.UsefulNotes/SpaceRace. Briefly considered to be a campaign promo for John Glenn's presidential aspirations in 1984, but it actually didn't help much. It received eight Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, and one for Phillip Kaufman for Best Director and won four.



* ArtisticLicenseHistory: [[UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson LBJ's]] quote as the [[TheSpaceRace Space Race]] part began. "The Romans ruled the world because they could build roads" is arguable, leaning towards false. But "the British ruled the world because they had ships" and "we won the war because we had planes" is downright absurd. However, that line was lifted nearly verbatim from LBJ's own words.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: [[UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson LBJ's]] quote as the [[TheSpaceRace Space Race]] UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace part began. "The Romans ruled the world because they could build roads" is arguable, leaning towards false. But "the British ruled the world because they had ships" and "we won the war because we had planes" is downright absurd. However, that line was lifted nearly verbatim from LBJ's own words.



--> '''Head of Program:''' The Free World needs a man in orbit, John, [[TheSpaceRace or it's all over]]. So, we're scrapping the Redstone rocket and we're going with the Atlas. You know what that means. [[StuffBlowingUp We haven't had too much luck with that rocket]], John. We're not going to be able to take all the precautions we'd like. It's going to be extremely dangerous....

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--> '''Head of Program:''' The Free World needs a man in orbit, John, [[TheSpaceRace [[UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace or it's all over]]. So, we're scrapping the Redstone rocket and we're going with the Atlas. You know what that means. [[StuffBlowingUp We haven't had too much luck with that rocket]], John. We're not going to be able to take all the precautions we'd like. It's going to be extremely dangerous....
26th Mar '17 1:20:30 PM Josef5678
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* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: In both real life and discussed in the film, Chuck Yeager was passed over for the space program. Despite being someone who is now considered to be one of the greatest pilots in the history of aviation, NASA was looking for college graduates. Yeager never attended college, nor West Point or Annapolis, but instead was an enlisted man recruited as a pilot and therefore field-commissioned after the US entered the war. Could anybody imagine how utterly awesome it would've been had Chuck Yeager become an astronaut?[[note]]Hopefully he wouldn't have been one of the ones in the Apollo 1 fire, though.[[/note]]
26th Mar '17 1:03:56 PM Josef5678
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* AnachronismStew: Although most of the film [[ShownTheirWork is good with the history]], the first reconnaissance film shown to the White House briefing room after Sputnik suffers a bit from this. It includes footage of a Soyuz rocket, which was first launched four years after the date range of this film. It also mentions the first two cosmonauts, Yuri Gagarin and Gherman Titov. Russia wouldn't even select their first batch of cosmonauts until 1960, almost a full year after the Mercury Seven were chosen.
26th Mar '17 12:32:39 PM Josef5678
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** This became a ShoutOut in ''SpaceCowboys'' as "Shepard's Prayer."
26th Mar '17 12:32:07 PM Josef5678
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* InsistentTerminology: That... is a ''spacecraft''. We do not refer to it as a "capsule." It's a ''spacecraft''. Similarly, the astronauts are not "occupants" of the spacecraft, but ''pilots''.
** Also, as a form of InterserviceRivalry as listed below: the Air Force has pilots, the Navy has ''aviators.''

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* InsistentTerminology: InsistentTerminology:
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That... is a ''spacecraft''. We do not refer to it as a "capsule." It's a ''spacecraft''. Similarly, the astronauts are not "occupants" of the spacecraft, but ''pilots''.
** Also, as As a form of InterserviceRivalry as listed below: InterserviceRivalry: the Air Force has pilots, the Navy has ''aviators.''



* LieBackAndThinkOfEngland: When John Glenn has to masturbate for a sperm sample, he hums the Marine Corps Anthem -- for, uh -- ''inspiration''.
** Then Cooper starts humming the Air Force anthem. InterserviceRivalry at its finest.

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* LieBackAndThinkOfEngland: When John Glenn has to masturbate for a sperm sample, he hums the Marine Corps Anthem -- for, uh -- ''inspiration''.
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''inspiration''. Cooper then starts humming the Air Force anthem. InterserviceRivalry at its finest.



* PottyEmergency: "Gordo, I have to urinate."
** Followed by a montage of fire hoses, coffee pouring, water coolers, etc., after which Shepard declares, through painfully clenched teeth, "Request permission to relieve bladder."

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* PottyEmergency: "Gordo, I have to urinate."
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urinate," followed by a montage of fire hoses, coffee pouring, water coolers, etc., after which Shepard declares, through painfully clenched teeth, "Request permission to relieve bladder."



* SurvivalMantra: John Glenn is shown humming "Battle Hymn of the Republic" during his (potentially fatal) re-entry, something the real Glenn did not do.
** Also, Shepard's repeated "I'm OK" during his re-entry.

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* SurvivalMantra: SurvivalMantra:
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John Glenn is shown humming "Battle Hymn of the Republic" during his (potentially fatal) re-entry, something the real Glenn did not do.
** Also, Shepard's repeated "I'm OK" during his re-entry.
26th Mar '17 12:29:03 PM Josef5678
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* BattleaxeNurse: Nurse Murch.

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* %%* BattleaxeNurse: Nurse Murch.



* BiggerIsBetter: the Atlas rocket.

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* %%* BiggerIsBetter: the Atlas rocket.



* {{Chiaroscuro}}: used to good effect in the cabinet room.

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* %%* {{Chiaroscuro}}: used to good effect in the cabinet room.



* CoolPlane: Oodles.

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* CoolPlane: Oodles.Oodles, including the X-1, the first plane to break the sound barrier.



* InterserviceRivalry: While scouting for astronaut candidates, the Recruiters mention that Navy [[InsistentTerminology Aviators]] consider themselves better than mere "pilots." Similarly, Cooper, Grissom and Slayton boast that none of the Navy "swabbos" can measure up to their Air Force piloting skills.

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* InterserviceRivalry: While scouting for astronaut candidates, the Recruiters mention that Navy [[InsistentTerminology Aviators]] consider themselves better than mere "pilots." Similarly, Cooper, Grissom Grissom, and Slayton boast that none of the Navy "swabbos" can measure up to their Air Force piloting skills.



* {{Paparazzi}}: You'll notice an insect/rattlesnake noise whenever reporters appear - this is intentional because the reporters acting like this.

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* {{Paparazzi}}: You'll notice an insect/rattlesnake noise whenever reporters appear - this is intentional because the reporters are acting like this.



* SpeechImpededLoveInterest: Annie Glenn.

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* %%* SpeechImpededLoveInterest: Annie Glenn.
25th Mar '17 12:50:42 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* MagicalNativeAmerican: Well, Native Australian. You may well ask what they're doing in the movie.

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* MagicalNativeAmerican: Well, [[UsefulNotes/AustralianAborigines Native Australian.Australian]]. You may well ask what they're doing in the movie.
11th Dec '16 9:36:33 AM LarryMullen
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Averted. Location managers are not likely to find a place more desolate than Edwards AFB.
** The road ''to'' Edwards AFB?
*** Tell me about it.
** Although the "Australia" in the film looked a ''lot'' like some of the more desolate places on the base...
8th Dec '16 1:16:11 PM bkitu
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** When Glenn agreed to make the first US manned orbital flight, he accepting the risk of sitting atop an Atlas rocket. The failure rate of the vehicle at the time was ''forty percent''.

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** When Glenn agreed to make the first US manned orbital flight, he accepting accepted the risk of sitting atop an Atlas rocket. The failure rate of the vehicle at the time was ''forty percent''.
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