Thursday, August 6, 2009

EAA AirVenture 09: EAA's Fly-in Theater

Photo courtesy of EAA (Fly-in Theater)
At EAA's Fly-in Theater that runs all week and the movies are shown at night and they present movies that deals with aviation.

Here's a highlight of movies they have shown during EAA AirVenture 2009:
Sunday, July 26: One Six Right: The Romance of Flying (2005), this movie is about general aviation industry as seen through a local airport. In this movie aerial sequences and stories told by passionate pilots, air traffic controllers, historians, and flight enthusiasts. This movie also goes into great detail about smaller airports are the foundation of aviation industry, contributing to global commerce and the breeding ground of the pilots of tomorrow. Directed and produced by Brian J. Terwilliger. Starring Sydney Pollack, Lorenzo Lamas, Tony Bill, Paul Moyer, Hal Fishman, Clay Lacy, Bob Hoover, and Desiree Horton.
Sunday, July 26: Barnstorming (2009), this movie is about a true story of unexpect friendship that developed between a farm family and two pilots Barnstorming capture annual gatherings, visceral exhilaration of flight, anticiapation of barnstormer's arrival, and celebration of the reunion. Directed by Bryan Reichhardt. Produced by Paul Glenshaw and Bryan Reichardt.
Monday, July 27: The Right Stuff (1983), this movie takes place at Muroc Army Air Field in 1947. This air force base is where the high-speed aircraft are being tested in secret including the rocket-powered X-1 who wants to fly at supersonic speeds. Number of test pilots try to break the sound barrier. Directed by Philip Kaufman. Produced by Irwin Winkler. Starring Fred Ward, Dennis Quaid, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Sam Shepard, Barbara Hershey, Lance Henriksen, Veronica Cartwright, and Jane Dornacker.
Tuesday, July 28: Cloud Dancer (1980), this movie is about fictional competition aerobatic pilots. Directed by Barry Brown. Starring David Carradine, Jennifer O'Neill, Joseph Bottoms, Colleen Camp, Albert Salmi, Salome Jens, Arnette Jens Zerbe, Norman Alden, Nina Van Pallandt, James T. Callahan, and Woody Chambliss.
Wednesday, July 29: Six Days Seven Nights (1998), this movie is a romantic comedy film with a little adventure in it. Robin Monroe works for a fashion magazine and invited her boyfiend Frank to speed a week holiday with him on the island paradise of Makatea in South Pacific. They both fly to it in a DHC-2 Beaver..... Directed by Ivan Reitman. Produced by Roger Birnbaum and Ivan Reitman. Starring Harrison Ford, Anne Heche, David Schwimmer, and Jacqueline Obradors.
Thursday, July 30: Bat*21 (1988), this movie is about the Vietnam war, when an observation plane is hit with a missile. Directed by Peter Markle. Produced by Michael Balson, Mark Damon, David A. Fisher, Evzen Kolar, Gary A. Neill, Jerry Reed, and David Saunders. Starring Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jerry Reed, David M. Grant, and Clayton Rohner.
Friday, July 31: X-15 (1961), this movie tells a fictional account of the X-15 resarch rocket plane, the men who flew it and the woman who loved them. Directed by Richard Donner. Produced by Tony Lazzarino. Starring David McLean and Charles Bronson.
Saturday, August 1: Pearl Harbor (2001), This movie is about the attack of Pearl Harbor. Rafe McCawley is shot down over Hawaii and Danny Walker and Johnson are killed in action. After the fight the men gets interruped by Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The Japanese air raid and sin the USAA Arizona BB-39, USS Oklahoma BB-37, and many other ships. McCawley and Walker finds a couple of P-40s and shot down seven Japanese aircraft..... Directed by Michael Bay. Produced by Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer. Starring Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale, Cuba Gooding Jr, Tom Sizemore, Jon Voight, Colm Feor, Mako, and Alec Baldwin.

Blogger Comments
I actually went to see Barnstorming and The Right Stuff. I really wanted to see Barnstorming since it released in 2009. That's a great movie a give it 4 1/2 stars. If you like airshows, farms, and pilots you have to see Barnstorming. The Right Stuff movie is my favorite aviation movie of all time because it focuses on the rocket-powered Bell X-1 which Chuck Yeager flown and broke the sound barrier. I can watch The Right Stuff over and over again numerous times. I give this movie a perfect five out of five stars. If you haven't visited the Fly-in Theater yet, please do. Thumbs up!