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RE: Favourite Fighter Pilot Film - 24/3/2007 8:02:39 PM   
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Yeah, quite a powerful film, although not in the league of Band of Brothers, it still manages to tell an important and interesting story.  Not to confident about Lucas's film.....

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RE: Favourite Fighter Pilot Film - 26/3/2007 12:28:52 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Wedge

Yeah, quite a powerful film, although not in the league of Band of Brothers....



......but what is?

Answer: Nothing.



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RE: Favourite Fighter Pilot Film - 10/4/2007 6:53:38 PM   
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Amazing pic! 

Anyway, for anyone who's interested, I'm selling on my copy of Tuskegee Airmen via Amazon Marketplace. 

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RE: Favourite Fighter Pilot Film - 10/4/2007 7:50:14 PM   
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633 Squadron! (not really, it's just the only one i could think of)!

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RE: Favourite Fighter Pilot Film - 13/4/2007 1:10:51 PM   
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I saw this for the first time last week.

Really enjoyed it although Peppard's refusal to even try to do a German accent was a tad noticable.

Amazing air choreography and that scene with Ursula Andress in that towel.....blimey.

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RE: Favourite Fighter Pilot Film - 14/4/2007 9:13:02 PM   
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Yeah, I saw it when I was a kid, but I think I was too young to truely appreciate it and found it rather boring   I meant to re-watch it the other day but missed it.  I'm still looking forward to the Dam Busters film!

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RE: Favourite Fighter Pilot Film - 14/4/2007 11:51:31 PM   
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Trying to find an image from the 'towel' scene in BLUE MAX to persuade you to rewatch it but can't find one. Just trust me. Worth rewatching.



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RE: Favourite Fighter Pilot Film - 16/4/2007 5:19:10 PM   
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There was a film with Willem Dafoe, I think, where he and another guy were pilots of a bomber flying into Hanoi on night bombing runs - Flight of the Intruder.

And then there's Bat 21, with Gene Hackman and Danny Glover. Again set in Vietnam.

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RE: Favourite Fighter Pilot Film - 27/6/2007 8:19:01 PM   
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633 Squadron! (not really, it's just the only one i could think of)!


Heathen!  This is a quality war film!  One of my all-time faves! 

It looks as though I might be the ONLY one to have seen Dark Blue World on this forum - nobody else??

Yes, it's about the Czech volunteers who flew and fought with the RAF, specifically during the Battle of Britain, and also their treatment after the war when they returned home.  In particular, it's the story of two fighter pilots (Franta and Karel) who both fall in love with an English woman called Susan (played, and tits out, by Tara Fitzgerald).  It's more a story of how their friendship is affected, more than anything else, but it's not dull at all.  Yes, there is a bit of Battle of Britain footage in there, but there's also quite a bit of new stuff, too, and it's all seamlessly integrated digitally.  You really cannot tell what's new and what's not, unless you're in the know like I happen to be...

It's Pearl Harbor-lite in terms of its budget (something like $5m in total!), but it's more like full-fat in terms of its storyline and performances.  It could also very well be the only war film that makes me cry....!!!


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RE: Favourite Fighter Pilot Film - 27/6/2007 8:21:22 PM   
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Oh, and surely this must rank as a kick-ass war film, of sorts....??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUK6ScAeFKE




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RE: Favourite Fighter Pilot Film - 28/6/2007 12:50:16 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Wedge

Amazing pic!

Anyway, for anyone who's interested, I'm selling on my copy of Tuskegee Airmen via Amazon Marketplace.


Why in God's name? Tis a keeper.

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RE: Favourite Fighter Pilot Film - 29/6/2007 4:51:32 PM   
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If anyone's interested, there are some clips of Dark Blue World on YouTube.  This is the most expensive scene in Czech cinema history....!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0stVlJXAsbQ


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RE: Favourite Fighter Pilot Film - 29/6/2007 10:31:19 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Cuchulainn




Love that film!!
This was pretty good too....both sides of the story and a bit more realistic (story) than most.



I've tried to track down a great Japanese Kamikaze WWII film I saw a few years back about two very young pilots in the
final months of the war who are forced to become kamikazes (only enough petrol for a one way trip) it's a good insight into
the Japanese mindset at the time but manages not to glorify either kamikazes or war the way some other Japanese productions
have.Haven't found it yet cos I can't recall the title but I'm on the case as I know a few of you might enjoy it.
It's late 80's early 90's and set mainly on a remote airforce base if anyone has a clue.


I think the film you're thinking of was called Voices from the Sea - made about 1995, using one real Mitsubishi Zero (which was later used in Pearl Harbor) and one of the Tora! Zero replicas, as well as a genuine F6F Hellcat.  Never seen it, though.

I'm likely to keep popping this thread back up to the top - I've got LOADS of aviation/war movies....!!     


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RE: Favourite Fighter Pilot Film - 29/6/2007 10:38:25 PM   
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An updated list:-

WWI -

Wings (1927)
Hells Angels (1929)
The Dawn Patrol (1930)
The Dawn Patrol (1938 - remake of the 1930 original which was renamed later on)
The Blue Max (1966)
The Red Baron (1971)
Zeppelin (1971)
Aces High (1976)
Biggles (1986) (sort of...)
Flyboys (2006)

WWII -

A Yank in the RAF (UK/1941)
Dive Bomber (1941)
First of the Few (aka Spitfire)(1942)
Desperate Journey (1942)
Flying Tigers (1942)
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
Fighter Squadron (US/1948)
Flying Leathernecks (1951)  
Angels One Five (1952)
Island in the Sky (1953)
Malta Story (1952)
The Dam Busters (UK/1954)
Reach for the Sky (UK/1956)
633 Squadron (UK/US/1964)
Battle of Britain (UK/1969)
Mosquito Squadron (UK/1969)
Tora!, Tora!, Tora! (1970)
Catch 22 (1970)
Midway (1976)
Memphis Belle (UK/US/Japan/1990)
Tuskegee Airmen (US/1995)
Pearl Harbour (2001)
Dark Blue World (UK/Czech Republic/2001)

Vietnam -

Flight of the Intruder (1991)

Cold War/Post Cold War era -

A Gathering of Eagles (1963)
Firefox (1982)
Iron Eagle (1986)
Top Gun (1986)
Iron Eagle II (1988)
Fire Birds (1990)
Iron Eagle III (1992)
Iron Eagle IV (1995)
Aurora: Operation Intercept (1995)
Les Chevaliers du Ciel (2005)
Stealth (2005)

Bosnian War -

Behind Enemy Lines (2002)


If you want to include TV series, there's the brilliant Piece of Cake - only just come out on DVD earlier this year.  Fucking marvellous.



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RE: Favourite Fighter Pilot Film - 29/9/2007 9:28:05 AM   
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Oh yes, my young Padawan. Peter Jackson will be producing but WETA is doing all the effects work and Rivers is directing in his feature film debut.








The latest I can find on the project is from Wikipedia, which as you know isn't the most reliable of places but this info seems fairly solid - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dambusters_%28film_remake%29

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RE: Favourite Fighter Pilot Film - 29/9/2007 1:57:58 PM   
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Cool.  So it looks like it'll be a 2009 release, which is all I wanted to know really.  Hopefully it will be really successful and inspires further WWII aerial combat films!

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RE: Favourite Fighter Pilot Film - 22/10/2007 12:35:08 PM   
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Finally caught Flyboys at the weekend (browsing in Tesco - "WTF?!  It's out already?!  BOUGHT!") and I must say I did rather enjoy it.  I knew what to expect, having seen lots of stuff on YouTube, and wasn't expecting an historical epic about the real Lafayette Escadrille, but got instead a rather entertaining movie fill with more plane porn than a man can stand!



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RE: Favourite Fighter Pilot Film - 22/10/2007 12:39:17 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Wedge

Cool.  So it looks like it'll be a 2009 release, which is all I wanted to know really.  Hopefully it will be really successful and inspires further WWII aerial combat films!


I hope they incorporate the music from the orgininal.

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RE: Favourite Fighter Pilot Film - 24/2/2008 8:16:59 PM   
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I've just got around to buying Flyboys (a 5 bargain!) and I must say, I was impressed.  The drama was a little slow in places but the special effects and dog fights were amazing!  God, I'd love them to do the same with a film about the Battle of Britain.   I was disappointed that Rowlings didn't find the girl in Paris, but hey, that's life.

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RE: Favourite Fighter Pilot Film - 24/2/2008 10:24:38 PM   
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If the rumoured film "The Few" ever makes it to the big screen, then that should be something special....

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RE: Favourite Fighter Pilot Film - 24/2/2008 11:10:40 PM   
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Almost all the films I would've added to the list ahve already been added by others, but one more I'd like to add is



the B-17 segment from the Heavy Metal movie.  Great atmosphere, decent horror for traditional animation.  Incidentally, was based on an early Dan O'Bannon screenplay that he evenutally evolved into Alien...


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RE: Favourite Fighter Pilot Film - 1/3/2008 2:52:40 PM   
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Take a look at this, trailer for The Red Baron - here    Looks great!

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RE: Favourite Fighter Pilot Film - 1/3/2008 3:02:32 PM   
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The Blue max is a brilliant show. alway worth rewatching

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RE: Favourite Fighter Pilot Film - 1/3/2008 10:17:20 PM   
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I ALWAYS have had a huge beef with The Blue Max.  Yes, it's a brilliantly shot aviation war film, BUT.... it just looks too staged to me.  Aces High, released ten years later, was much more realistic in most respects.

Have seen the trailer for The Red Baron before, and the film itself looks awesome, but for the love of God WHY the FUCK do aeroplanes roll like THAT in movies?!  They do not roll in a straight line!!  Have you CGI fuckstains not watched a real biplane in flight?!  Have you never heard of AERODYNAMICS?!

Still, nice to see my favourite WW1 bird in there, the SE5a and the good ol' Dreidekker!


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RE: Favourite Fighter Pilot Film - 2/4/2008 4:28:14 AM   
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Definitely The Battle of Britain. What a cast, and the effects, cinematography, everything is amazing. Memphis Belle was also pretty sweet.

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RE: Favourite Fighter Pilot Film - 3/4/2008 12:29:30 PM   
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There was so much footage shot for Battle of Britain that there's still some previously unseen stuff cropping up every now and then!  A couple of documentaries done recently on the Battle (the names of which I can't recall off the top of my head) used about 80% recycled footage from the movie - and they were fucking brilliant!

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RE: Favourite Fighter Pilot Film - 11/9/2008 12:39:56 PM   
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Sorry to drag this old thread back into the light, but I'm going to bring up a particular favourite WW1 aviation film:


Excellent performances all round (Malcolm McDowell, Christopher Plummer) and well-made dogfight sequences.  Been a long while since I've watched this, though, so I feel a viewing is in order soon!

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RE: Favourite Fighter Pilot Film - 12/9/2008 1:10:14 AM   
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Very surprised nobody's mentioned this at all:



Granted it's more about the morale of the pilots and crews rather than the actual fighting but it's a great film.  And come on, it's Gregory Peck! What a legend.





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RE: Favourite Fighter Pilot Film - 12/9/2008 10:17:23 AM   
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Not really a fighter pilot movie - nor a full length feature - but one of my
all time faves is a short movie made in 1985 in the first episode of Steven
Spielberg's Amazing Stories - called 'The Mission' starring Kevin Costner
and Kiefer Sutherland - a story of a B-17 belly turret gunner with a talent
for cartoons and a vivid imagination - who gets trapped beneath the plane
in the turret - the catch is - the plane's wheels have been blown off
and the plane will have to belly land which will crush him - and the crew has
to decide whether to kill him or not. Fantastic and one of Spielberg's
best short films. A real treat if you havent seen it. Its pretty rare.
One of the best slices of TV in the 80's.

See a bit in this clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0eFbZba0ck

PS: Currently playing Blazing Angels on the XBox 360 - that game is wicked
and its pretty bloody cinematic - especially the Battle of Britain level  "We've
got Dive Bombers on the Thames!!"

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RE: Favourite Fighter Pilot Film - 12/9/2008 12:16:53 PM   
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Ahh, I remember that episode!  Would love to see it again, as it was nice and imaginative!

Blazing Angels - got it on the XBox and the Wii.  Brilliant game!  One of the better WW2 flight sims for consoles (there's not many!)

I've completed it a couple of times, but I love doing the "survival" dogfights.  Although I'm a HUGE Spitfire fan, it's the SEAFIRE that I use most of all - good turn of speed and heavy armament!

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