Kathrine Goble Film Analysis

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The story of Kathrine Goble is a perfect example of how to make a story that by all accounts should not be relevant in this day and age resonate with everyone, even the younger generations. The movie describes the true story of how mathematician Kathrine Goble managed to help guide the first man to the moon and back, all the while facing discrimination both for being a woman and for being black. Yet even though the exact problems she faced and the goals she had for the space program won’t resonate with most of the young audience, her story came alive for them anyway.
This all can largely be explained by how Taraji P. Henson’s acting combined with a great script created a complex and realistic, yet likeable character. However Kathrine wasn’t the only person to shine on the big screen. The supporting characters of Dorothy Vaughen (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackman (Janelle Monáe) bring a light heartedness to the film that offsets the serious problems discussed. This mix of seriousness, ambition and laughter plays an important role in this movie becoming a crowd …show more content…

In making sure this movie became a crowd pleaser the director also made choices others might not agree with. The serious messages of the story are, with a few exceptions, all shown very casually. Many would have rather seen a movie telling these women’s stories less flippantly. There isThe story of Kathrine Goble is a perfect example of how to make a story that by all accounts should not be relevant in this day and age resonate with everyone, even the younger generations. The movie describes the true story of how mathematician Kathrine Goble managed to help guide the first man to the moon and back, all the while facing discrimination both for being a woman and for being black. Yet even though the exact problems she faced and the goals she had for the space program won’t resonate with most of the young audience, her story came alive for them

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