In Reply to: Streamed Hidden Figures last night... posted by mkuller on May 6, 2017 at 08:48:45:
The other theme of the movie, beside the racial setting, was how people could be shot into space just as crude computers were coming on line. That whole episode was started without them. John Glenn took his shot only after receiving final verbal OK from Kathy Johnson (Taraji Henson). Ballsy times.
The racial setting must have been a difficult line to walk in this film. You know it had to be worse than shown, but it was not meant to be the sole theme. Costner as Al Harrison, the pit boss, was terrific in demonstrating that it was not all racial hatred; just endemic in the cultural times. Once it was stated that going to the john was a pain in the ass, he got pissed and ripped the sign down. I loved that part. People just accepted segregtion as daily routine.
Predictable because its history, but a great story. As a movie though, it was laid out a bit too cheerfully, for lack of a better word. The situation had to be tougher than shown. The drama was too light.
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Topic - Streamed Hidden Figures last night... - mkuller 08:48:45 05/06/17 (12)
- I enjoyed it but... - dancingseamonkey 14:25:44 05/14/17 (0)
- Incredible science displayed. - free.ranger 08:14:25 05/07/17 (2)
- Expectations were different back then - Ross 19:37:27 05/09/17 (1)
- Good points. - free.ranger 20:57:59 05/09/17 (0)
- Didn't 9verblow the racial issues . . . - Billy Wonka 07:45:43 05/07/17 (1)
- It whitewashed it... - mkuller 10:27:00 05/07/17 (0)
- I enjoyed it but... - MaxwellP 06:51:03 05/07/17 (0)
- Agreed. Enjoyed it. Well done... - reelsmith. 15:06:56 05/06/17 (0)
- Good story told in a dull, predictable, Hallmark-like fashion... - musetap 11:49:07 05/06/17 (3)
- You are right... - mkuller 16:51:42 05/06/17 (2)
- Yeah, solid enough and the streaming price is right... - musetap 19:39:31 05/06/17 (1)
- +1 on Ron Howard. nt - dancingseamonkey 14:15:21 05/14/17 (0)