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When Hollywood Ruled The Skies - Volumes 1 through 4 by Bruce Oriss


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Rate Flyboys (2006)
5 Stars 7%  7%  [ 2 ]
4 Stars 24%  24%  [ 7 ]
3 Stars 38%  38%  [ 11 ]
2 Stars 14%  14%  [ 4 ]
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 10:27 am 
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I enjoyed it...
I didn't have huge expectations about the flying, I certainly expected CGI.

I went to encourage "Hollywood" to make more similar films...if my $10 matters to them.

I always find it interesting that airplane guys complain about the lack of airplane films, then usually complain about them when they are made!

I have seen very few perfect films, and no airplane related films are in that list. Even the ones that come close always have some airplane issues, usually related to the lack of available types (like the Hunter filling in for the Douglas 558-II in The Right Stuff or the use of models or (today) CGI when they can't really wreck an airplane due to rarity or pilot safety.
"What do you mean Paul Mantz/Kermit/USAF/USN won't let them destroy a real valuable airplane...and a pilot doesn't want to risk death for MY entertainment? :) :)

Come on people loosen up, go and enjoy a film even if it's not 100% accurate from a nerd perspective. :)

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I do think that the CGI is visually really good but the "choreographers" screw things up by having the planes do the impossible. Or by overcrowding the field of view.


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Saville wrote:
I do think that the CGI is visually really good but the "choreographers" screw things up by having the planes do the impossible. Or by overcrowding the field of view.


That's probably the biggest issue with CGI aviation, the planes don't fly "naturally". However, I still like it better than no film at all.

As for ultimate realistic CGI, check out...


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Scott WRG Editor wrote:
Saville wrote:
I do think that the CGI is visually really good but the "choreographers" screw things up by having the planes do the impossible. Or by overcrowding the field of view.


That's probably the biggest issue with CGI aviation, the planes don't fly "naturally". However, I still like it better than no film at all.

As for ultimate realistic CGI, check out...


As I understand it, this is CGI. It's gorgeous and very realistic except for maybe all those Spits and Mossies so close. And those do not sound like Merlins. Nevertheless CGI aviation movies can be great so long as they don't portray unrealistic things.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bdoWZbvXps


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Can we rate this one! (I give it a five)

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