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Taildragger
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an acquired taste some may never acquire
Jan 3rd, 2018 01:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Saw it when it was in the theater awhile back. Thought any of you aviation buffs who missed it might enjoy these two scenes and a third clip about how they were filmed.


Clip #1:

Taildragger
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Jan 3rd, 2018 01:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Clip...

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Clip...

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Jan 3rd, 2018 03:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Watched it the other night on PPV and enjoyed it. Loved the Spitfire scenes especially.

However, I got annoyed with the constant background soundtrack. It was distracting and made it hard to pick up some of the dialogue.

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Jan 3rd, 2018 04:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That ‘splains the realistic scenes!

Thanks for posting!

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Jan 3rd, 2018 04:33 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Gets my heart pumping! Very bitchin.

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Jan 3rd, 2018 05:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I saw it at a nice IMAX theater when it was first released. I took my wife and my son and his wife.

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the movie but so did the millennial aged couple!

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Glad that's over
Jan 3rd, 2018 06:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I saw it on PPV over the holidays. I really enjoyed the flying scenes and could tell right away that it was mostly real flying Spitfires. I loved that aspect of the film. I've grown to hate CGI especially when it comes to aircraft. Thanks for posting those clips, especially the 3rd one.

Taildragger
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Jan 3rd, 2018 07:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

As you might imagine, this was one that was well worth seeing on the big screen.

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Jan 3rd, 2018 08:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

cool!!...not to be overly critical, but in the first clip during the dogfight the Spitfire pilot started shooting when his target was past his crosshairs.....I would have expected for him to be aiming in front of the plane instead......

maybe it was just the editing...

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Jan 3rd, 2018 09:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My main technical objection when I saw the film came near the end after the Spit pilot lands on the beach and torches his plane. What, pray tell, is the long, perfectly straight rod with the prop on the end of it? Looks way too long to be the reduction gear shaft and Spits didn't ever have a cannon that fired through the prop boss, or even any wing cannons that early. So far as I know, P-39 Airacobra, with its engine situated behind the cockpit, had a 10'-long reduction shaft, but certainly not the Spit. May be a minor complaint, but I found it to be a distractingly careless oversight, given the otherwise seeming, general, technical accuracy of the film. Or maybe there's something I don't know about Merlin engine anatomy: that's certainly possible. I'm hardly an airplane mechanic.

Burning plane:

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Jan 4th, 2018 01:14 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah, odd indeed. How would the engine not still be in the burning plane?

(This message was last edited by Peegoo at 03:28 AM, Jan 4th, 2018)

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Jan 4th, 2018 05:16 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I would have expected for him to be aiming in front of the plane instead......"

He should but it's not that easy. Things move quickly in a dog fight and reaction time is big factor.

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Jan 4th, 2018 06:53 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

^..that is correct...but if you look at it again, you will see that he shot the guy down and the cross hairs were clearly not fixated as they should.....

as I said in my prior post, it's most likely and editing issue...

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Jan 4th, 2018 07:22 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Magic bullets.

It happens.

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Jan 4th, 2018 07:51 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Haven't seen it, looks like I missed out on the IMAX experience.

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Jan 4th, 2018 07:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It was the one movie my wife went out to see in a real theater, in 2017. Very much enjoyed it, but the historian-tactician within me wanted to know more about the German maneuvers, closing in on Dunkirk.

(This message was last edited by Charlie Macon at 09:58 AM, Jan 4th, 2018)

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Jan 4th, 2018 08:13 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I saw it in a theater as well, although not IMAX. It was worth the price of admission for sure.

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Jan 4th, 2018 11:51 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If I recall correctly, Hitler made the fateful decision to pull his troops from Dunkirk and send them elsewhere (Russia, maybe?) instead of hammering the Brits trapped there on the coast. A typical Hitler blunder that angered his generals.

Had he not, the outcome at Dunkirk and, indeed, of the war would have been much different.

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Jan 4th, 2018 01:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"A typical Hitler blunder"

We are all very lucky that Hitler was such an incompetent commander. If he had had his motivations and Rommel's brains, we'd all be listening to Wagner right now.

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