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#176 Lee Ragan

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 07:16 AM

What ever it was in that trailer, was typical Hollywood BS. Guys flying at altitude with dangling oxygen masks, airplanes with incorrect national markings and WAY too many B-17's packed in tight and way more German fighters in that attacking formation than you can believe. No thanks!. I've been to too many of these stupid Hollywood wartime flying movies that depend on CGI. Remember all those Japanese planes in that horrible movie "Pearl Harbor"?  This one looks about the same: as if it was created by some pimple faced kid who designed video games. 

If you want to see a decent WWII ETO air combat flick, looks at "The War Lover" with Steve McQueen.



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Posted 19 March 2018 - 07:36 AM

A sign of life....

 

from recent news....published 09 March 2018.

 

http://www.pennlive....rom_our_fa.html

 

 

Rick Rovegno didn't talk about himself or his own accomplishments when he took the podium Friday night to accept the Exchange Club of Carlisle's 2017 Molly Pitcher Award.

Instead, he spoke about a man he barely knew, yet greatly admires.

That man, his grandfather Eugene "Butch" Rovegno, was something of a 20th century legend, a military aviator who flew and fought in both world wars.

It was evident from the occasional frog in his throat that Rick Rovegno, a former Cumberland County commissioner who with the Pitcher Award has become the Carlisle Area's de facto citizen of the year, is more than grateful to have Butch in his family tree.

He spoke of how Butch, despite being in his late 40s at the time, volunteered to fly on dangerous missions with the crews of the Army Air Force's 100th Bombardment Group as they pounded Nazi Germany into submission during World War II.

His grandfather didn't have to go into that cauldron. He was the engineering officer, in charge of making sure the planes were fit to fly and fight. He went anyway for the sake of his men, Rovegno said.

And then Rovegno, a South Middleton Township resident, dropped a bomb of his own. He said he has spoken with a writer for the latest World War II saga planned by the team of Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg.  That installment, which would follow "Band of Brothers" and "The Pacific," is to focus on the 100th Bomb Group, a.k.a. the "Bloody 100th" , he said.


Edited by MAW, 19 March 2018 - 07:39 AM.


#178 willysmb44

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 09:05 AM

Guys, the script is not even done yet. Don't expect cameras to roll for at least a year or two. I'd bet a finished show airing on HBO wouldn't be seen for quite some time. I'd be surprised if it airs before, say, sometime in 2022 at the earliest. I would bet on it being later than that.
 

What ever it was in that trailer, was typical Hollywood BS. Guys flying at altitude with dangling oxygen masks, airplanes with incorrect national markings and WAY too many B-17's packed in tight and way more German fighters in that attacking formation than you can believe. No thanks!. I've been to too many of these stupid Hollywood wartime flying movies that depend on CGI. Remember all those Japanese planes in that horrible movie "Pearl Harbor"?  This one looks about the same: as if it was created by some pimple faced kid who designed video games. 
If you want to see a decent WWII ETO air combat flick, looks at "The War Lover" with Steve McQueen.

 

Yeah, dangling O2 masks have always been a staple of aviation movies as long as they've been used in real life. Can't have actors showing just their eyes, I guess. Anyone's that ever flown in a military airplane on O2 knows better than this.
Other than the masks, the interior shots in that independent movie clip weren't bad looking. The cold temp breath didn't look too bad and the B-17 they used generally looked good on the inside (but was lacking a few things, like everything under the outside of the top turret). The GCI lacked any basic knowledge of how airplanes fly. The "B-17 sandwich" shot is downright laughable.



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:45 AM

Any news on the series? Can't find anything online.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:50 AM

Buddy of mine sent something, but it once again said "Mighty Eighth," so I doubt it was credible. I sure wish they'd straighten up and fly right...

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:58 AM

http://footstepsrese...ers-of-the-air/

This says a dude said he was involved as late as September '18 and was last updated in December '18... huzzah??

#182 Ray175INF

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 08:31 AM

One more year, right?6nykc5oxwu501-801x815.jpg

#183 nix284

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 07:42 PM

Now that’s funny.

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 11:01 PM

No updates as of yet that Ive seen, I know theres been ongoing work on the script and discussions with HBO.

Just a reminder regarding some perpetuating myths:
It has been confirmed that the series will be called Masters of the Air by the series head writer
The mighty eighth trailer thats been going around is not involved with this project and allegedly a portfolio piece of sorts.

I did have a chance to meet the head writer sometime back and hearing the level of detail, genuine dedication, and excitement he has about the project (and that Tom Hanks reportedly has in it) gave me a ton of confidence. He was geeking out about the subject as much as anyone there and hearing how determined the crew was to get the story right was extremely heartening. I know theres still room for mistakes but I firmly believe this project is in good hands. Its going to be awesome.


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