Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Aviation Film Overload

I've got a few news items on classic aviation films, so I'll squish them all together in one post:

I don't live in the LA area, so I won't (can't) be attending, but AMPAS is showing The Right Stuff as part of their "Great to be Nominated" film series on June 11. There will also be a panel discussion with a few who were in the film or were part of the production. Awesome, awesome film - great characters & beautifully filmed scenes. Still chasing that demon...

EAA's AirVenture airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin will be showing aviation-themed films again at their outdoor Fly-In Theater:

Sunday, July 22: Wings (1927)
Monday, July 23: Twelve O’Clock High (1949)
Tuesday, July 24: Top Gun (1986)
Wednesday, July 25: Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
Thursday, July 26: Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
Friday, July 27: Apollo 13 (1995) - Apollo 13 commander Jim Lovell will introduce the film
Saturday, July 28: Flying Tigers (1942)

Finally, TCM is saluting aviation films in July. Five days throughout July will show 70, count 'em, 70 aviation-themed films. My TiVo will be burned out by the end of July...


la peregrina said...

sigh...I've got to get to Oshkosh one of these years...and I've got to talk my husband into getting satellite, I miss TMC.

Anna said...

Has TCM ever shown Dawn Patrol (the one with Richard Barthelmess)? I heard from one source that it was lost but from another that it's been on TV before. That would be cool if that film was more in circulation. I'd really envy you seeing that one!

Carrie said...

We camp out at OSH for a week. It's overload by the end of the week!

Anna - If I'm thinking right, "Dawn Patrol" is also known as "Flight Commander" (1930) which was on TCM over here a week or so ago (I recorded it).

la peregrina said...

" It's overload by the end of the week!"

I wouldn't mind trying that once. :)