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GrinderX9
08-31-2005, 07:29 AM
A new ww1 aviation movie is in the making! I was searching on imdb on the actor Tchéky Karyo (from movies like Amelie, The patriot, GoldenAye), The newest film on Tchéky Karyo list was: # Flyboys (2006) (filming).

Plot Outline: The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.

This should be good news for most of us I think http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0454824/

GrinderX9
08-31-2005, 07:29 AM
A new ww1 aviation movie is in the making! I was searching on imdb on the actor Tchéky Karyo (from movies like Amelie, The patriot, GoldenAye), The newest film on Tchéky Karyo list was: # Flyboys (2006) (filming).

Plot Outline: The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.

This should be good news for most of us I think http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0454824/

F19_Ob
08-31-2005, 07:34 AM
May be good.
They even thought of american heroes instead of french ones. Thats good aswell since it likely wouldn't sell at all otherwise.
Atleast it's an early-plane movie. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

LeadSpitter_
08-31-2005, 07:45 AM
I just saved a bunch on my car insurance!

http://patches.ubi.com/pacific_fighters/pf_v402m.exe 31-Aug-2005 15:20 156M

TgD Thunderbolt56
08-31-2005, 07:47 AM
Sounds interesting. With the technology and film techniques available it could be a good one.

TB

Daiichidoku
08-31-2005, 08:09 AM
everything about it sounds good...except for the LE part

hell, even the italians dwarfed the americans time and usefullness in WWI aviation

the 1919 black/white russian campaign alone has more materiel in it than stupid LE


mind you, i wouldnt be thrilled to see a film dealing with red baron..which you know hollywood would have ot make over one with boelck or udet or anyone else....

LEBillfish
08-31-2005, 08:19 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Daiichidoku:
everything about it sounds good...except for the LE part....hell, even the italians dwarfed the americans time and usefullness in WWI aviation.....the 1919 black/white russian campaign alone has more materiel in it than stupid LE.... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The 124th actually was in it rather early on, so would show much. Plus, the LE excited Americans (the public) about getting involved, imagine if they had not. Now granted, the French and British bore the brunt for a long time, but that does not discount the efforts of a few (the LE) that for all intensive purposes could have just stayed home.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Kaytoo/POSTER1.jpg

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JFC_Rautaristi
08-31-2005, 08:43 AM
Hmmm... I'm always interested to see a WWI movie... Still, i would prefer to see it from french or german point of view. I have seem too many from american and some british and i'd like to see something else. I'm not saying americans didn't do anything there but the french were propably those who suffered the most. When aircraft technology was about equal for both sides (from middle to the end of war), allied relied on numbers and germans on experience. When U.S came to war they did much on the ground but were slaughtered in the air. As did all the allies until germans were worn out and different tactics were developed.

Chuck_Older
08-31-2005, 10:01 AM
Uh...why is the Lafayette Escadrille a bad choice? Because they weren't the oldest unit to fight in WWI?!?!

Hogwash. Completely irrelevant

Vuco1
08-31-2005, 10:18 AM
Well at least someting original, ww2 is cinda geting... LAME! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

GrinderX9
08-31-2005, 10:36 AM
I found this on the Flyboys forum:
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Another another note, Peter Jackson (LotR) owns a genuine flyable Bristol Fighter and is having another flying replica built. This could mean another WWI flying film and from the people who brought you LotR. That would be really good.
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Peter J making a ww1 film, now that is somthing i want to see http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

huggy87
08-31-2005, 10:55 AM
Who cares that the aggregate american contribution was small compared to Germany, France, Britain and others. We really didn't get involved heavily until april 1918. However, like others have said, the Lafayete escadrille was involved from 1916. More importantly, they were one of the most colorful squadrons of the war, regardless of nationality. They were all volunteers, some from substantially wealthy backgrounds. And much like the American volunteer group in ww2, they gave americans something on which to hang their hats. There affect at drawing U.S. sympathies towards the allies cannot be measured. An interesting side note- more americans are of german decent than any other nationality. In 1916 there were still quite a few german-americans fresh off the boat. It was never a forgone conclusion that the U.S. would enter on the side of the allies.

neural_dream
08-31-2005, 11:00 AM
There will also be a red baron movie around the same time. German.
http://www.miromar.de/eng/index_main.html

Armhunter
08-31-2005, 11:35 AM
Due to the TITLE..
I thought this was going to be a Geico Insurance add....

Pirschjaeger
08-31-2005, 11:59 AM
C'mon guyz, we won't even know the purpose of making the movie until after we've seen it. It's not a historical documentary, it's a movie. It will be based, key word "based", on a certain point in history, not on the best part of history, not on the most important part of history. It's probably meant to be a feel good movie, like most movies.

After all the movie, "Titanic", was a love tragedy and had little historical significance. The collision with the iceberg was silly and even the way they showed the ship sinking was silly, but it wasn't the point of the movie.

If you guyz directed a movie I'm sure it would be historically accurate, historically important, but boring to the general public.

Relax guyz, we're getting the patch soon. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Fritz

Bearcat99
08-31-2005, 08:34 PM
I wonder if they will mention Eugene Bullard (http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/history/ww1/ejb.htm)..... http://x7.putfile.com/8/24221310058.jpg
The Black Swallow of Death.... he was quite a character... the monkey's name was Jimmy.....

Waldo.Pepper
08-31-2005, 08:42 PM
Too early to tell if it will be any good. But I would like to see a flick about French aviation very much.

Also would like to see a flick made about Eugene Bullard as well. (or even Jimmy!)

Thanks Bearcat.

Enforcer572005
08-31-2005, 10:16 PM
the last time i was in the USAF museum in Dayton (a million yrs ago in 1990) I believe they had a nice display on Mr. Bullard, as well as one on the americans who flew german planes for the poles in thier short war wiht the Bolsheviks after ww1. Lots of forgotten heros they could make movies about and not have to embellish it much to make it interesting to the public.

Any1 remember the Blue Max? Still the best ww1 aviation movie in my opinion, even if they did have to flesh out the allied formations wiht tiger mothts behind the Se5 replicas.

Oh and Leadspitter.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Xiolablu3
09-01-2005, 03:29 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
Uh...why is the Lafayette Escadrille a bad choice? Because they weren't the oldest unit to fight in WWI?!?!

Hogwash. Completely irrelevant </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think because there were so many British, French and German pilots at that time but yet again Hollywood concentrates on the Americans.

Shades of U571 and 'America Won the War' I suppose.

Not that I totally agree but it does get a bit tiresome.

But seeing as Hollywood is in the US I guess we all have to put up with it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Maple_Tiger
09-01-2005, 06:10 AM
It will probably be a long *** movie lol. Just think at how long it will take these planes to reach their target. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Bearcat99
09-01-2005, 06:18 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Xiolablu3:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
Uh...why is the Lafayette Escadrille a bad choice? Because they weren't the oldest unit to fight in WWI?!?!

Hogwash. Completely irrelevant </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think because there were so many British, French and German pilots at that time but yet again Hollywood concentrates on the Americans.

Shades of U571 and 'America Won the War' I suppose.

Not that I totally agree but it does get a bit tiresome.

But seeing as Hollywood is in the US I guess we all have to put up with it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

As do statements like this from some of you folks everytime this type of issue comes up..... I may just stay away from here when "The Few" is released...... You guys kill me. Get over it. Anyone with $hit for brains knows that it is just a frickin movie.... if it is tiresome then dont watch it... oh yeah I forgot.... there may be one of President Bush's goons standing behind you twisting your arm to make you watch this movie no doubt... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif............