Sully: My Search for What Really Matters by Chesley B. SullenbergerNow a major motion picture from Clint Eastwood, starring Tom Hanks—the inspirational autobiography by one of the most captivating American heroes of our time, Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger—the pilot who miraculously landed a crippled US Airways Flight 1549 in New York’s Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew.
On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed a remarkable emergency landing when Captain Sully Sullenberger skillfully glided US Airways Flight 1549 onto the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew. His cool actions not only averted tragedy but made him a hero and an inspiration worldwide. His story is now a major motion picture from director / producer Clint Eastwood and stars Tom Hanks, Laura Linney and Aaron Eckhart.
Sullys story is one of dedication, hope, and preparedness, revealing the important lessons he learned through his life, in his military service, and in his work as an airline pilot. It reminds us all that, even in these days of conflict, tragedy and uncertainty, there are values still worth fighting for—that lifes challenges can be met if were ready for them.
For Wizard of Oz Fans, There's No Place Like Home in the DMV
The Wizard Of Oz: is there a more recognisable image in western cinema than Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion skipping down the yellow brick road? Eighty years ago, in the summer of , year-old Judy Garland appeared on cinema screens as the orphan Dorothy Gale, dreaming of escape from bleak, monochrome Kansas. Her wish is soon granted by a tornado that carries her to the gaudy, Technicolor Land of Oz, instilling her as an icon for misfits, migrants, gay kids, dreamers — anyone who has ever wanted to run away. My parents were already dreaming of their own escape to London, where we would go a few years later. My grandparents were homesick, not quite settled, for the rest of their lives.
In his original review for Variety, critic John C. Flinn Sr. Nothing comparable has come out of Hollywood in the past few years to approximate the lavish scale of this filmusical extravaganza, in the making of which the ingenuity and inventiveness of technical forces were employed without stint of effort or cost. Except for opening and closing stretches of prolog [sic] and epilog [sic], which are visioned in a rich sepia, the greater portion of the film is in Technicolor. Some of the scenic passages are so beautiful in design and composition as to stir audiences by their sheer unfoldment. Fantasies and fairy stories are way out of the groove of run-of-the-mill film entertainment. The movie has resonated with audiences for decades.
The Lion, Tin Man, and Scarecrow all look at the castle from afar. The Lion frets, while the Tin Man begins to cry. They see the guards of the castle marching into the castle and chanting. The Scarecrow has a plan to get into the castle and tells the Lion that he's going to lead them. Near the castle entrance, as they plot their next move, three guards come up behind them and attack. The Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion get in a scuffle with the guards, managing to steal their uniforms.
Where you've heard it
The Wizard of Oz may be 77 years old but it's a classic that still holds appeal for children and the grown-ups who remember falling in love with the story when they were young. Fortunately for DC residents, there are many ways to experience the magic of Oz right in our area. While Dorothy's slippers were silver in the original book, the iconic red ones worn in the movie have become synonymous with Oz. While viewing the slippers at the National Museum of American History , check out the Scarecrow Costume, the original movie script, and the technicolor camera used to shoot the movie. Watkins Regional Park hosts a number of kid-friendly activities and close to the train and carousel, there is a large playground with a yellow brick road, rainbow track, huge ruby red slipper slides, a red barn climbing structure, and more. Look for flying monkeys in the trees and homages to the state fair and Munchkin Land. This graffiti-type mural is worth a look if you love Oz and are in the area.
June 2, Leave a comment. In this essay I will be looking at whether or not the film The Wizard of Oz gives us good evidence to support the message. I will be looking at the film as a whole, focusing on the characters, the techniques used to create the film and its social context and how this all adds to the message of the film. In Kansas Dorothy and her family live on a farm in the middle of nowhere and even though her family and friends are caring and loving Dorothy is clearly bored there. The technical aspects of the film keep the divide between Kansas and Oz very clear.