Things I'm Looking Forward To
1. In the Shadow of the Moon. A documentary featuring interviews of almost all of the surviving astronauts who walked on the moon (Neil Armstrong excluded) as well as tons of NASA footage. Awesome! Opens in Washington tomorrow.
2. Into the Wild. I've seen the preview for this movie, based on the book by Jon Krakauer, a couple of times. It looks gorgeous, and the cast -- including William Hurt, Marcia Gay Harden, Vince Vaughn, Hal Holbrook, Catherine Keener, and Emile Hirsch -- is amazing. Release date: September 21.
3. The Day of Battle. Part two of Rick Atkinson's planned trilogy about the Allied campaign to liberate Europe. This volume covers the invasion of Sicily and Italy. I bored poor Holt to tears reading her passages from volume one -- the Pulitzer-prize-winning An Army at Dawn -- when we were in Burma this winter. I couldn't help myself; it was really interesting. Release date: October 2.