As the boys began to light up the tarry skies with their flaming projectiles and dreams of glory, Coalwood, and the Hickams, would never be the same. It wasthe year Sputnik raced across the Appalachian sky, and the small town of Coalwood, West Virginia, was slowly dying. This movie has deep values.
That is a great lesson to be learned. The train used in the scene was the former Southern Railway relettered as Norfolk and Western Looking back after a distinguished NASA career, Hickam shares the story of his youth, taking readers into the life of the little mining town of Coalwood and the boys who would come to embody its dreams.
When a person goes out of their way to get what they always dreamed of, it always pays off in the long run. The film also illustrates that having friends can make a world of difference.
The hacking coughs of the miners and the blackened faces were a constant reminder of the danger the miners faced in their work. That was the only way to show people that not everyone was going to become a coal miner. Homer is stuck in between the two worlds of trying to impress his dad, or trying to fulfill his dream.
The whole town thought that the "rocket boys" were just wasting their time and were making fools of themselves. Not only is the town isolated geographically, but the miners are isolated from the rest of the residents.
A story of romance and loss and a keen portrait of life at an extraordinary point in American history, Rocket Boys is a chronicle of triumph. After a while when Homer went against his parents and started making his own homemade rockets with the help of his friends, his father got furious.
Plot The movie opens in October when, like the rest of America, Homer Jake Gyllenhaal takes notice that the Soviets successfully launch the Sputnik satellite. Author Biography Book review When you think of October Sky you think of fall leaves and the weather getting colder.
Riley shows us how important teachers are in our lives. He wanted the tradition of being coal miners to continue.
This book is for a reader who likes to read about someone going through adversity and coming out on top. The only options in the town of Coalwood are to be a coal miner or to get an athletic scholarship.
Seeing Sputnik inspired him to study Science and even become a rocket scientist. He knew that if he tried as hard as he could he would reach his goals no matter the cost.
However, unlike the rest of his small town, he uses it as inspiration to make something more of his life. Faced with an uncertain future, Homer Hickam nurtured a dream: It tears at you, lifts you up.
Miss Frieda Riley, homers teacher, also wants the best for her students.October Sky- Rocket Boys The movie I chose to review was October Sky.
If you rearrange all the letters in the title it can also spell Rocket Boys which is the title for the book the movie was based off of/5(1). However there are some determined people who never stop dreaming and believe their dreams will come true no matter what others say.
In the movie October Sky, Homer Hickam is a boy who lives in Coalwood, a poor backwards town. Everybody wants to do something with their life, to leave their mark. Reading about Homer and his life instills a deeper desire to shoot for the stars, and try whatever you can to make your goals and dreams come true.
If you want to read a book that tells a true story of making a dream come true, then this is the book for you. October Sky Themes Theme found in other literature Theme found in Quotes We May Place Blame, Give Reasons, And Even Have Excuses; but in The End, It Is An Act of Cowardice to Not Follow Your Dreams.
October Sky By: Anna Sapozhnikova College Now Course - SCI 1. Many issues arise from analysis and discussion of the film, October Sky, some personal, others social. These issues have great influence on the characters in the film and American society. Oct 04, · Everyone of us have a dream to achieve something.
We have some kind of talent for doing great things. But, most of our dreams are crunched by something, either by our education system or by our own doubt in following the dream.
In the movie 'October Sky', we come across a young man's dreams, and his quest to make the dream as his .Download