May 7, 2010
Attention, turbojet-heads: Turner Classic Movies airs “The Sound Barrier” at 8 p.m. EST Friday, May 7. The 1952 film, directed by David Lean, plays fast and loose with aerodynamics and aviation history, but it offers fine footage of a de Havilland Comet and a Supermarine Swift interceptor, a number of which ended up as subjects in a 1956 atomic bomb test in Australia.
FX airs “27 Dresses” at the same time. I’m planning two hours of channel-hopping.
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