Nothing better than a rainy long weekend and getting cozy with some really long movies. Here are a couple 3+ hour, eclectic throwbacks from the ’80s.Geez, Jack in that Reds trailer alone makes it worth the watch.
Tells the heroic story of Chuck Yeager (the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound), the Flying Fraternity and the Mercury Astronauts-the first Americans in space. The bravery and daring exploits of these men captured the imagination of the American public during the 1940s and the 1950s. Re-creates these breathtaking events in emotionally riveting and suspenseful detail.
American journalist John Reed journeys to Russia to document the Boleshevik Revolution and returns a revolutionary. His fervor for left-wing politics leads him to Louise Bryant, then married, who will become a feminist icon and activist. Politics at home become more complicated as the rift grows between reality and Reed’s ideals. Bryant takes up with a cynical playwright, and Reed returns to Russia, where his health declines.