I really enjoyed Hidden Figures when I saw it in cinema earlier this year and at the time I remember thinking it was definitely a watch more than once movie; so I’ve been keen to see what special features would be coming along with the DVD and Blu-Ray release of this excellent film.
Will you like Hidden Figures?
Hidden Figures tells the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson; brilliant African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn, a stunning achievement that turned around the Space Race. The visionary trio crossed all gender and racial lines and inspired generations.
What did One Take Kate think of Hidden Figures?
So…what’s on the Special Features, then?
No Limits – The Life of Katherine Johnson
Coming in at around 10 minutes in length this is a round-up of perspectives from the cast and crew about how they feel to be creating this important piece of film; especially highlighting the ideas of the general public being unfamiliar with the story of the women characterized in Hidden Figures: Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae). Featuring comments from: Director and Co-writer Theodore Melfi; Producer and OST Composer Pharrell Williams, Author and Executive Producer Margot Lee Shetterly, Katherine Johnson, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst and Jim Parsons.
Moving the Decimal – Honouring Katherine Johnson
A featurette on the recent dedication of a new computation wing at NASA Langley named after Katherine Johnson. Featuring some comment from Katherine Johnson herself and discussion on the themes of Hidden Figures in highlighting the era in which the film is set and how they are still relevant to today including: equality of pay and respect between genders, women empowering other women in the workforce and the segregation experienced by the women characterized in Hidden Figures.
Hidden Figures: Filming in Georgia
A quick look at the shooting locations in and around Atlanta, Georgia and how they served to create a late 50s and early 60s NASA set location; taking a look at filming locations, the locals, the cars used, sets and transforming 4-5 different spots to become the one NASA base, seen seamlessly on film.
Hidden Figures is available on DVD and Blu-Ray now.
Have you seen Hidden Figures yet? Tell me what you thought about it or why you want to see it in the comments…
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