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The Sound Barrier

David Lean United Kingdom, 1952

NicholasHeinecke's rating of the film Breaking the Sound Barrier

This is a classic film that describes the overall desire to break the sound barrier, as well as a personal story of obsession and desire to progress. It's a beautifully tragic drama of loss and desire, as many lives are forever changed by the potential to fly fast. The forward motion of this movie is quite astounding, and the deaths of each pilot is a testament to our natural human desire to progress.