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XyZspineZyX
09-21-2003, 12:11 PM
mines suzhanna york in suspenders , yours ?

XyZspineZyX
09-21-2003, 12:11 PM
mines suzhanna york in suspenders , yours ?

XyZspineZyX
09-21-2003, 12:46 PM
I haven't seen it... /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif I can't locate a copy on VHS anywhere! My local library ordered the only copy in the Hampshire Libraries network for me, only to tell me that the previous borrower hasn't returned it! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif
I was hoping it might be televised this week as Monday was "Battle of Britain Day" /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

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XyZspineZyX
09-21-2003, 12:52 PM
Its got to be the heinkel bombardier being shot in the eyes, great sixties film blood effects!

Get the film on DVD its region 1 only though http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

XyZspineZyX
09-21-2003, 02:36 PM
It's got to be the 'ariel ballet' sequence - no dialogue, just combat scenes set to a specially commissioned piece of music.



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XyZspineZyX
09-21-2003, 02:38 PM
I don't like that movie too much. I know the Spanish Buchon too well not to recognize it. And those 60's hair-dressings make me lose all immersion... /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

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XyZspineZyX
09-21-2003, 02:55 PM
Well the movie is a bit naff but I like the bit whee the polish airman chutes into a field of farmers and says, "good afternoon." The farmer replies, "Good afternoon, my arse!"

XyZspineZyX
09-21-2003, 03:00 PM
Michael Caine Saying something along the lines "if I don't go up I'm gonny bloody blow up, whats it gonna be"

Think he was saying something about overheating ?? Very funny though, and as for Susanna York,,,, mm, wrong site I think! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

XyZspineZyX
09-21-2003, 03:44 PM
yea thats a good bit , i laugh at now seeing you reminded me

XyZspineZyX
09-21-2003, 03:46 PM
yea thats a good bit , i laugh at now seeing you reminded me ..




KG26_Thief wrote:
- Well the movie is a bit naff but I like the bit whee
- the polish airman chutes into a field of farmers and
- says, "good afternoon." The farmer replies, "Good
- afternoon, my arse!"
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XyZspineZyX
09-21-2003, 03:51 PM
I think it's in BOB where the two kids are standing there arguing over what kind of bomber is flying overhead.

"It's an 'Einkel."

"No, it's a Messha-shmidt!"

"No, it's an 'Einkel!"



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XyZspineZyX
09-21-2003, 03:53 PM
Beirut wrote:
- I think it's in BOB where the two kids are standing
- there arguing over what kind of bomber is flying
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I think i would have said that as well

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XyZspineZyX
09-21-2003, 03:54 PM
well made for the time i think around 68 , better than some of the crap were getting now - like pearl harbour - at least they were real planes

XyZspineZyX
09-21-2003, 03:57 PM
like how you got the whirly on the f/b box kool.

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XyZspineZyX
09-21-2003, 04:09 PM
I love the sight and sound of those 109s flying at about 10m above the ground in the prologue. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
09-21-2003, 07:28 PM
'Dont you yell at ME Mr Warwick!'

XyZspineZyX
09-21-2003, 07:42 PM
Michael Caines line was something like Either we stand down or blow up....whats its going to be!!!

XyZspineZyX
09-21-2003, 09:09 PM
Low_Flyer wrote:
- It's got to be the 'ariel ballet' sequence - no
- dialogue, just combat scenes set to a specially
- commissioned piece of music.
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The music is by the composer William Walton (who also did the music for Olivier's Henry V). He wrote 25 minutes of music for the film, but for reasons that are unclear only that one sequence - 'Battle in the Air' - made it into the film. You can buy a suite made from it on CD.

It is my favourite part of the film as well - scares the willies out of me every time I see it. It conveys the speed, confusion, terror and possibility of sudden death involved in air combat very well.


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XyZspineZyX
09-21-2003, 09:58 PM
I saw BOB as a Boy when it was released in 1970.
Also at the time, not long after the release of the Film there was a program on television, taking you behind the Scenes about making the Movie.

Interesting to note that many of the Aircraft used where actual restored WW2 Aircraft.
Heinkels Me 109s Spitfires and Hurricanes.

Fortunate indeed that this Movie was made only about 25 years after the end of WW 2, plenty enough Aircraft around the place that where yet to dissappear into oblivion, so it has that realism with its aircraft.
Unlike today where you can see they are either Model Aircraft or Computer Generated Images.

As with Susanna York in suspenders, you just cannot Beat the real thing.

S!

XyZspineZyX
09-21-2003, 10:04 PM
Beirut wrote:
- I think it's in BOB where the two kids are standing
- there arguing over what kind of bomber is flying
- overhead.
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- "It's an 'Einkel."
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- "No, it's a Messha-shmidt!"
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- "No, it's an 'Einkel!"
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- "Official Lancaster Whiner"
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XyZspineZyX
09-21-2003, 11:12 PM
....new spitfire pilot joins the squadron....his landing is watched by other pilots....forgets to lower undercarriage and tries again...does a 'bouncy' landing....ground crew say...."It's enough to make you weep!"....as he wearily climbs out of the plane....same ground crew say to him..."undercarriage lever a bit sticky,sir?"....pilot replies hopefully..."as a matter of fact it was!"....cynical ground crew replies...."I wouldn't tell the CO that...not if I were you"

Same new pilot is led to his plane straight away with CO for extra practice....he passes squadron pilots seated on chairs at dispersal....one pilot says for all to hear..."Spring chicken to sh1te-hawk in one easy lesson...tacka-tacka-tacka-tacka."

...new pilot is 'bounced' by bf109 in first mission and is killed.

XyZspineZyX
09-21-2003, 11:13 PM
I usually pass out before they say "You can teach monkies to fly better then that"


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XyZspineZyX
09-22-2003, 12:45 AM
I love it all................. the music/ ballet scene is also one of my favourites.......... as I watched it the other day I thought.... the guys who are good at making these FB movies should try doing a nice hour long movie with the same style...then make the CD available to those of us with 52k

I like the shot of the front of the He111 when fire hits the cabin causing sparks and ruin amongst the crew...... was this shot used in Dark Blue World?

XyZspineZyX
09-22-2003, 12:01 PM
MB_Avro wrote:
- ....new spitfire pilot joins the squadron....his
- landing is watched by other pilots....forgets to
- lower undercarriage and tries again...does a
- 'bouncy' landing....ground crew say...."It's enough
- to make you weep!"....as he wearily climbs out of
- the plane....same ground crew say to
- him..."undercarriage lever a bit
- sticky,sir?"....pilot replies hopefully..."as a
- matter of fact it was!"....cynical ground crew
- replies...."I wouldn't tell the CO that...not if I
- were you"
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- Same new pilot is led to his plane straight away
- with CO for extra practice....he passes squadron
- pilots seated on chairs at dispersal....one pilot
- says for all to hear..."Spring chicken to sh1te-hawk
- in one easy lesson...tacka-tacka-tacka-tacka."
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- ...new pilot is 'bounced' by bf109 in first mission
- and is killed.
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Couldn't agree more, fantastic scene.



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XyZspineZyX
09-22-2003, 12:05 PM
"Wooooupsy-daaisy!"

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XyZspineZyX
09-22-2003, 12:40 PM
those susspenders are so funny they make me laugh more each time

XyZspineZyX
09-22-2003, 12:54 PM
Where Christopher Plumber (Sqdn Ldr & Suzzies husband, the one without suspenders?) is reported dead, burnt or something. Penalty for overacting. If only it happened to him as Mr Von Trapp at the end of the Sound of Music. Then the hills would be alive with the sound of gunfire.

XyZspineZyX
09-22-2003, 01:42 PM
When the pilot bails out and lands on the greenhouse. Then the little boy pops out with a pot of tea and some smokes. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif



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XyZspineZyX
09-22-2003, 08:27 PM
Towards the end of the BoB film....RAF pilots are seated at readiness in their dispersal hut waiting for the scramble...the tension mounts...the phone rings...."Tea's up" is the message...one pilot slides out of the door and vomits with stress.No-one speaks.

As a scene, the restrained performance makes it credible.

XyZspineZyX
09-22-2003, 09:00 PM
My favorite part is when the Germans come flying in low level style on an RAF airfield in Fance at the very beggining. All the ground crews and pilots are scrambling while 109's swarm all over the place chewing up anything in sight. gives a glimpse as to how deadly the Luftwaffe was before the Battle of Britan.

"Yellow-nosed b@st@rds, 6 o'clock high, coming down now!"

XyZspineZyX
09-22-2003, 09:30 PM
how 'bout this one. Michael Cain leads a squadron of Spitfires to intercept a raid. Near the British coast they encounter the Stukas. Hearing how those Merlin engies are revved up, is just pure gold.

I'm a crappy pilot, but one hell of a shot.

XyZspineZyX
09-22-2003, 09:39 PM
Responding to Baron Von Richter's ultimatum
Sir David Kelly: We're not easily frightened. Also, we know how hard it is for an army to cross the channel. The last little corporal who tried came a-cropper. So don't threaten or dictate to us until you're marching up Whitehall! And even then we won't listen!


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XyZspineZyX
09-22-2003, 11:35 PM
lol when the fat guy came out in that funny baby blue uniform ...lol

im sorry but come on ...I bet the troops were rotflmao after he left the area..

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XyZspineZyX
09-23-2003, 12:25 AM
In th prologue when your watchhing the 109s appear, and you think, Hmm they're low, then the one you did not see nearly goes through the fence!

Boy: Not real Spitfires they could'nt land here

Lovejoy: You'll see

Boy: only officers fly Spitfires, your not an officer, what about your top button?

Lovejoy undoes top jacket button.

Boy: Anybody can do that!

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XyZspineZyX
09-23-2003, 04:48 PM
An old man shuffles through a crowd of bombed-out civilians during the blitz on London. His face is pale and he is staring ahead as if his nearest and dearest had been killed. He is muttering to himself in shock...."They got the Rose and Crown.....they got the Rose and Crown..."

An east-end woman says to all...."He'll have to find somewhere else to drink now!"

XyZspineZyX
09-23-2003, 04:52 PM
I think the woman says: "He'll have to drink at the red lion now, if they'll have him"

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XyZspineZyX
09-23-2003, 06:08 PM
I liked the scene where Plummer chastises the young pilot for a fly-by barrel roll after a mission. I think Jamie wsa his name. He reminds the young pilot that it takes the RAF two years to train pilots and pulling a stunt like that after a mission was dangerous.'What would have happened if your controls had been damaged when you pulled that stunt? You would have ended up all over of the field like spread strawberry jam! Never again. Understood?' It's a great film even with some of the more 'suspect' special fx. Personally, it sent the bench mark by which all future WWII air combat movies would be weighed. stubby

XyZspineZyX
09-23-2003, 06:34 PM
I can't remember the exact wording, but it was when the English Squadron leader was leading the Poles on a training flight, before they became operational. The Poles spot a bomber formation. He sees them too and orders a turn away. One by one the Poles peel off to attack requesting "repeat please" to the order to turn away until the SqL is left flying alone. He mutters "Oh Christ" or something, and then joins in.

The excited Polish RT comms during the subesquent action, plus the debrief by the Squadron leader upon landing are priceless.

That scene was pretty factual. That is more or less what happened for real.

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XyZspineZyX
09-23-2003, 07:07 PM
"How many hours have you got on spits "

"7"

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XyZspineZyX
09-23-2003, 07:09 PM
Yep Aerial Ballet to music is a damn good scene, but then again so is the Pole. comeing down in the farmers field

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XyZspineZyX
09-23-2003, 07:41 PM
Yup, without a doubt, the aerial ballet. Beautiful and disturbing at the same time.