If you think you know the story of the book and the movie, you don't! Hickam says, "Writing Rocket Boys wasn't easy. In fact, I got a million dollars of psychotherapy I didn't even know I needed!" The making of October Sky wasn't easy, either.
From Rocket Boys to October Sky gives lots of behind-the-scenes stories both on-set and off. Before the first frame of film was exposed, Hickam was involved with the writing of the screenplay and his comment when he saw the first draft - "I'm going to have to go up to West Virginia and apologize to everyone in the state!" - gives an idea of how that went. Be with Homer Hickam as he struggles with the complexities of how a major Hollywood motion picture is made, and how he disagreed with aspects of the film even while he admired the dedication and professionalism of the men and women making it. Listeners will also be alongside the director, producers, actors, and crew as they create one of the most beloved movies ever.
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By G. Eggleston on 02-01-18
Enjoyable account of the story becoming a movie
"October Sky" is one of my favorite movies and it was a pleasure listening to how the story of the Rocket Boys made it to The Big Screen. Was funny how Homer was wary of his part being played by a novice actor.
By Adam on 15-02-17
An look behind the making of October Sky
it was an interesting story showcasing the feelings of the author of Rocket Boys and the inspiration for October Sky. Well voiced and very detailed, the word choice is colorful and descriptive.