El actor estadounidense #tomhanks anunció que publicará su primer libro de ficción, el cual llevará por nombre Uncommon Type: Some Stories. . El libro agrupa dos pasiones del actor: su afición por coleccionar maquinas de escribir antiguas y la escritura. Reúne 17 cuentos en torno a una máquina distinta cada uno. - “Mientras hacía películas en #nuevayork, #berlín, #budapest y #atlanta escribí en los hoteles, durante las giras de prensa. Escribí en mis vacaciones, en aviones, en casa, y en la oficina”, puntualizó el ganador de dos premios #Óscar. . El libro saldrá a la luz pública el 24 de octubre y estará a la venta en #eeuu y el #reinounido.
THEY MADE ME do it. Everybody implored me to finally go and watch “Sully,” the Clint Eastwood-directed movie starring Tom Hanks as U.S. Airways captain Chesley Sullenberger, guardian angel of flight 1549, the engineless Airbus that splashed into the Hudson River eight years ago. When the movie was first released, back in September, I refused to see it. I’d watched too many big-screen butcher jobs — the chokingly awful “Flight,” for example, with Denzel Washington — and didn’t need the aggravation. But then the testimonials started coming in, boasting of the film’s surprising levels of accuracy and authenticity. This, I was told again and again, is the rare Hollywood movie that gets the pilot stuff right. Why do I listen to these people? The screening took place at my friend Todd’s home theater. Todd, like me, is an airline pilot who flies 767s. Todd was a good viewing partner because, like me, he was skeptical from the start, but also because he’s less of a crank and was bound to keep me in check when my complaints got too whiny or pedantic. Except, in the end, neither of us much liked the movie. Cue 96 minutes of commiserative eye-rolling and sporadic laughter. If there’s a saving grace, it’s that the cockpit scenes are brief. So far as that “pilot stuff” goes, there’s just not enough of it to really get it wrong. The silliest scene, to me, is the reenactment of the takeoff sequence, where we see Sully and his first officer, Jeff Skiles (played by Aaron Eckhart, whose bushy ‘stache, I have to say, is groovily pilot-like), gazing out the window as their jet climbs away. The cockpit is eerily silent, as if the engines have somehow already quit, and the two men chat lazily about the beauty of the Gotham skyline in winter. Realism grade: F-minus. The first few minutes after takeoff are about the busiest portion of any flight. There’s a lot going on, from the flap retraction sequence to various turns and climb segments. And
#forrestgumpfebruary continues with The Story Behind Prosthetics as we look at the technology and history behind Lieutenant Dan's new legs. (Also, I'm a sucker for cat pictures.) Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, TuneIn, I ❤ Radio or at TheStoryBehindPodcast.com (clickable link in bio).