Statue of Admiral Nelson in Gibraltar.
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The Last Detail (1973).
Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison, but decide to show him one last good time along the way.
I’m finding the 70s really hit or miss in terms of tone and pacing. It just seems like a real mismatch of cinema after the golden age of the 40s and the more experimental years of the 60s. In that sense, The Last Detail though is one of the films I think that gets it right. It’s languid without being slow, and a character study without feeling too heavy-handed. Instead it captures three men at a moment in time, with a strong, ticking-clock narrative and some really well-harnessed beats. It’s a really solid, enjoyable film. 7.5/10.
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55 years ago… Gemini V … 8 Days in a Garbage Can
September 1965, Gemini V astronauts Charles Pete Conrad and Gordon Cooper waved at officials while boarding a plane to leave Cape Canaveral Florida for NASA MSC in Houston Texas. Note Conrad wore his Glycine Airman automatic pilot watch, which he later also wore onboard Gemini X in September 1966. In this way, his trusty Glycine Airman GMT pilot watch accumulated 10 days 22 hours in space, of which 2 hours 45 minutes exposed to outer space!
Pete Conrad described the mission in the tiny two men Gemini capsule as “ 8 days in a garbage can ”.
50 years ago… Astronaut Leroy Gordon Cooper in Switzerland
1970, September 17 Geneva, retired Air Force Colonel and veteran NASA astronaut having flown 222 hours in space (MA-9 and Gemini V) Gordo Cooper photographed during a press conference about the future European market for his American trust. Note Cooper was wearing his Gold “Apollo 11 tribute” Omega Speedmaster chronograph #7 , which he received in November 1969.
(Photo: Keystone Press)