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  1. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Nor I. It's not like the movie produces can recreate the scene using actual ships from the period.

    And models? I've seen In Harm's Way. Lets face it, model ships looks like model ships and bounce around like styrofoam.

    In Band of Brothers (Day of Days), I did not even realize how much of the parachute drop into Normandy was CGI until I saw how it was filmed. Impressive.
     
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    I cite "Dark Crystal", totally free of CG and just a big Muppet fest with unbelievable characters.
     
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    OP, can’t wait to see this after your reviews.

    Will you give “Pearl Harbor“ a watch now? Pretty good CGI..... :)
     
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    The one with Ben Affliction?
     
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    Sorry, had to ask. :). I saw a few clips of Tom Hanks dodging torpedo attacks from you tube and was in awe. The CGI looks great.

    I loved Dunkirk from a few years ago. I only wished they would have CGI’d it up a little more. Put a few more pleasure craft in the background during the rescue scenes and stuff.
     
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    Did you notice in "Dunkirk" that the Spit that landed on the beach didn't have an engine?

    [Diversion 1] As for "Pearl Harbor": I was a undergrad at Purdue when that one came out. The head of the History Dept., Gordon Mork, asked me to come up with a site that addressed all the myths in that movie. PearlHarborAttacked.com was that site.

    I had to correct the professor that taught the "World War II" class in regards to Japanese radio transmissions from Nagumo Kido Butai to Japan on their trip to the Islands.

    [Diversion 2] If you want to test someone's political stance, refer to the attack on Pearl Harbor as "the pre-war raid".
     
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    The latest Dunkirk movie could've used a LOT of CGI to make it resemble that stretch of beach in the war. It was a pathetic representation of the events that took place there. It looked like a resort area, relatively untouched by the war. I was expecting something along the lines of the pictures I grew up seeing.
     
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    Not political, but linguistical. It is not a raid until the first bomb goes off...you are at peace until that first bomb goes off. When the first bomb goes off it is a raid and you are at war.
     
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    I would point out that China and Japan had been fighting for a long time without a declaration of war (because of US neutrality laws) and that neither the US nor Japan wrote a declaration of war until after the attacks on Hawaii were over. So you can have fighting without being in a formal declared state of war.
     
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    So, until the weatherman declares that it is raining...It is not raining.

    President: I declare we are at war!
    Troops: Thanks, we figured that out 2 days ago, when we were bombed.

    A state of war can and does exist without a formal declaration.
     
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    Yeah, and I thought that it was going to glide all the way to the Scheldt Estuary before it finally landed.
     
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    I think the producers thought people would realize there were three timelines in that movie.
     
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    Did you also notice that the Spits sometimes had radial engines?

    The in-the-cockpit scenes were the Yak-52 camera ship was the "Spitfire".
     
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    Not impressed with the content on AppleTV. I used the 7 day free trial and then cancelled. I thought the CGI, the actors ability to recreate the tenseness of the situation, and the pace of the action was great. Some of the u boat tactics were questionable, to say the least, but overall I enjoyed the movie.
     
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    The CGI was very helpful in translating the North Atlantic weather to the big screen. "The Enemy Below" was fought in lovely weather because they needed to be able to film it. In this one they shot everything and then did what was needed to give the usually gloomy climate in March.

    I didn't normally spend much time on the bridge, but requalifying for coxswain got me up there. The way the whole room focuses on the commander was very much a way-back machine for me.
     
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    Is "DICKEY" a RCN ship? She's got a RN profile, the color is bluish, and her CO sounds like an American. I has a confused.
     
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    Ah, as I figured. SS United States had a "claimed" high speed of 43 knots (80 km/h; 49 mph) SS United States - Wikipedia

    She would not have been lollygagging along with the trash haulers. But she wouldn't have been afraid of U-booten either. She was launched 1951, making her just five months younger than the tottering old dolt writing this.
     
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    www.ssunitedstates.org reported that the liner achieved speeds in excess of 44 knots, but no further information is given.
     
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    Even 44 knots would have put her in the "well, damnit" category for the U-boats.
     
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    I am afraid I will buy the DVD anyway. I heard quite alot of bad things about the movie but have to watch it first.
     

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