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Old 01-13-17   #1
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Default Sully (Miracle on the Hudson).

I guess this has been and gone the other side of the pond, but this was my wife's treat to me for a fairly dismal period between the solstice and twelfth night.

In my view, the film was good enough to make up for quite a lot of the hassle she caused earlier. It's the story of the A300 ditching into the Hudson river and the subsequent air crash investigation. Having attended six of the latter and having worked on some of the cockpit software for the A300, it was if anything a little too realistic for me, reducing me to tears a couple of times. The production people obviously did a great deal of research and it paid off. And mercifully, in a time when half of 'The Hobbit' runs three hours, 'Scully' runs just half that, so I wasn't sitting there for the last half hour thinking 'when will they get it over with?'

My wife's simple comment when we left was to askk 'is it really like that?' My answer was 'yes, and just like the real thing I need a stiff drink now.' Recommended.

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Default Re: Sully (Miracle on the Hudson).

Sully was a great movie. Kind of snubbed at the Oscars in my opinion.
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Default Re: Sully (Miracle on the Hudson).

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Sully was a great movie. Kind of snubbed at the Oscars in my opinion.
I think the movie got snubbed in part due to the false conflict created between "Sully" and the main crash investigator. The actual pilot Sully complained about it as did the actual investigator. Yet Clint Eastwood needed to create conflict in the script I suppose and that was where it was placed.

I've seen critics say the movie would have been better if the focus had been more about the incident and the mental doubts and conflict. That was the human story.

It's like they focus upon the one boat captain how showed up which was important. Yet other's say the second captain to show up was also important, she was the first woman to captain a ship there and perform a major rescue operation. Just happened to see that in a special.

So potentially you had a number of "First's" that occurred that day.
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