Movie love comes in stages.
When I was 10, Raiders of the Lost Ark blew me through the back of the theater.
At 12, this soaring ode to the Mercury astronauts let me know that you could follow the careers of actors, and watch them develop over time.
Fred Ward, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Sam Shepard, Lance Henriksen, Dennis Quaid, Jeff Goldblum, and more sprang off the screen and onto my personal roster of favorites, and it’s a crew I’ve remained loyal to through the years.
I never became an astronaut, but I did become a movie maniac, and it started here.