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Hurricane - 303 Movie Due For Imminent Release

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Dai Fledermaus27/07/2018 10:09:18
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Due for release August 17th

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Jon - Laser Engines27/07/2018 10:37:51
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Its not floating my boat looking at the trailer. Seems to have a little too much fake hollywood 'action' at first glance.

FilmBuff27/07/2018 11:00:37
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Posted by Jon - Laser Engines on 27/07/2018 10:37:51:

Its not floating my boat looking at the trailer. Seems to have a little too much fake hollywood 'action' at first glance.

Guys - it's a movie drama - not a documentary on Discovery Channel wink

Jon - Laser Engines27/07/2018 12:05:20
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Posted by FilmBuff on 27/07/2018 11:00:37:
Posted by Jon - Laser Engines on 27/07/2018 10:37:51:

Its not floating my boat looking at the trailer. Seems to have a little too much fake hollywood 'action' at first glance.

Guys - it's a movie drama - not a documentary on Discovery Channel wink

Then im definitely not interested! Why over dramatise something already pretty dramatic?

Andy Meade27/07/2018 12:07:26
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Crikey, talk about hard to please! A story not told before, featuring the model from our PSSA mass build? I'm in yes

Phil Cooke27/07/2018 12:32:23
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nevermind the flying scenes, some of the pilots are well dodgy too! devil

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FilmBuff27/07/2018 12:52:44
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yes laugh

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Martin Harris27/07/2018 14:00:33
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I'm intending watching this when I get a few minutes spare:

Cuban827/07/2018 14:02:33
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Not wasting my time on it after the Dunkirk travesty - looks to be out of the same mould. Seen the trailer, it'll just wind me up. It'll be on TV within a year, might give it a chance then and, of course, the remote falls readily to hand.

Actually a very worth story that needs to be told, but for me, not like this.

Simon Feather04/02/2019 10:53:03
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You may like to know that this film "Hurricane", about Polish squadron 303 is now available on Netflix if you have access to that.

I watched it the other day - many of the flying scenes look a bit fake, unfortunate in these days of high quality CGI; but it's good that the story has been told. As noted above by FilmBuff - it's a drama, not a documentary. Some nice static shots of planes on the ground. I did feel it left a lot of "joining the dots" for the viewer to do.

regards

Simon

leccyflyer04/02/2019 12:56:39
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The flying schemes looking fake is a function of CGI, not in spite of it. Haven't seen this one yet and will wait for it to come on the telly, but practically all of the more modern flying films have been hugely disappointing, looking like a glorified computer game, through overuse of CGI and completely unrealistic application of those techniques. Gimmicky "bomb's eye" viewpoints remain just gimmicks and the finished CGI products can't hold a candle to the real life aerial choreography of Battle of Britain, or even Piece of Cake as seen on TV yesterday, using real aeroplanes.

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Nigel R04/02/2019 13:57:27
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Dunkirk had a boat load of non CGI flying shots. As a film, I thought it was excellent. It was a terrible documentary. Oddly enough though, I didn't watch it expecting a documentary. If you want a documentary, don't watch a drama.

https://eu.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2017/07/28/how-christopher-nolan-shot-those-amazing-aerial-dunkirk-dogfights/513407001/

CGI is what it is, sometimes it is used well and sometimes not.

Edited By Nigel R on 04/02/2019 13:58:01

G194004/02/2019 14:02:58
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I watched most of it a couple of evenings ago and I'm not sure I'll bothe2 watching the 20/25 minutes left. It is a truly awful piece of work with cardboard characters very poor flying scenes. I realise they're CGI but that isn't either a reason or an excuse.

The first part where a Swiss/Polish character steals a Tiger Moth is really feeble and probably prejudiced my feelings towards the rest.

It's a pity really because it's a story well worth telling but this film fails in that endeavour miserably. And I like Hurricanes which makes it all the worse.

Geoff

Colin Leighfield04/02/2019 21:35:18
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We are bound to be picky because we are enthusiasts but at least it does raise some awareness in a wider and otherwise disinterested audience, much better than nothing. Steve McQueen tearing around on a motorbike had absolutely nothing to do with the real Great Escape, but at least because of that there are infinitely more people who are aware that it happened than there would otherwise be and know about the consequential murders committed by the Gestapo. Most people don’t know about the amazing contribution of Polish pilots that fought the Luftwaffe in the Polish Air Force, then in the French Armee De L’Air before escaping to GB and doing it all again with the RAF knowing that their own families were being brutalised back home. Anything raising that awareness is worth doing, even if it is flawed in our eyes. Just my personal opinion though!

Ray Wood 404/02/2019 21:42:45
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I enjoyed the film for what it is/was history that needs highlighting, it was a Stampe he borrowed I think 😀

Regards Ray

Simon Feather04/02/2019 21:56:10
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Hear hear Colin. I merely pointed out that the film is now available. It tells a story - how accurately I am not in a position to tell, and my personal opinion was that much of it looked as though it might have filmed against green screen as there was a lot of "flatness" in some of the imagery. But I am no expert, so I can't tell - I do know that some of it appeared rough around the edges which one has come not to expect from modern CGI. Perhaps it was lower budget than recent blockbusters.

Some of the shots do show very clearly how weathered and battle-worn the aircraft were, not like our pristine showroom models.

It tells a valuable and little-known story, whatever its shortcomings in our "expert" eyes. Watch it - or not - in the spirit it was intended and with an uncritical eye on the flying scenes.

Simon

Colin Leighfield04/02/2019 22:31:28
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Well said Simon.

J D 804/02/2019 22:45:58
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Much of the flying shots for the dreadfull Pearl Harbour were originaly filmed with real aircraft before the directors changed their mind's tempted by the more " thrilling " CGI, I wonder what happened to the footage.

   TORA TORA TORA was a hundred times better all round.

Edited By J D 8 on 04/02/2019 22:48:03

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