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#26 tomlegg

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 09:27 AM

Hiya guys,

 

Some pictures from the filming of MIDWAY in Hawaii.  The production has already moved on to Canada, but apparently will be back in Hawaii after that (according to a crew member).  According to 'Reel News Hawaii' - a Facebook group that chronicles filming on the Hawaiian islands - the production filming mainly on Ford Island and other sites on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham.

 

More pics to follow shortly, sadly not much military related but some nice shots of 1930s and 1940s era motorcars...

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 09:29 AM

More pics...

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 09:31 AM

More pics...

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#29 tomlegg

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 09:33 AM

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 09:35 AM

All these pics, and some more can be found on the Reel News Hawaii Facebook group page...https://www.facebook...aii/?tn-str=k*F

 

 

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 12:34 PM

as a nod to the Fonda family and Henry's role....please no politics...

why didnt they get Peter

 

The Battle of Midway was one of the movies I looked forward to every year on antenna TV around Veterans day and Memorial day

that and Battle of the Bulge...another Henry Fonda flick...both kinda cheesey...but for a kid without cable, I liked them

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#32 Ray175INF

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 01:44 PM

Here here! "Mister Robert's", "To hell and back" and "The longest day" were staple movies on Veterans day and Memorial day growing up.

Absolutely, they have very similar facial features. I just did a quick IMDB of him, I didnt know he was in "The Victors" with Eli Wallach and George Peppard

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 01:50 PM

Great photos! One of my favorite era of cars, neck and neck with the 50s

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 08:15 PM

How many movies have perfect equipment AND a perfect story line? Virtually none. I grew up on the old Midway movie and love it. However, let's not forget the AAF B-4 life vests, the 1944 style parachutes...the list of obvious discrepancies goes on and on.

 

However, I can say that tremendous effort has been put into the equipment and props. I was truly impressed by the effort put in by the costume director - how many costume directors will spend hours on the phone and countless emails to get tiny parachute details right. This movie did.

 

Here's a sneak peak from our 1940's parachute riggers shop where they were built... Over 20 parachutes, with original webbing, period hardware, color matched canvas, and even packed with parachutes so the weight is correct. 

 

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 01:58 PM

That's awesome!

Very much looking forward to the finished project

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 03:40 PM

Only time will tell if the skepticism is justified, but I can attest that the people involved with this movie are at least trying to make it historically accurate. A well known militaria collector and author is in charge of costuming. Several members of this Forum have been consulted about the uniforms and flight gear that would be appropriate to June 1942 and others here have provided them with accurate representations of what was in use at the time. Historical texts have been consulted to provide even the smallest details, as remembered by participants in the Battle. Full sized replicas of SBDs and TBDs have been built and an effort made to outfit them with period-correct items, such as seatbelts, oxygen systems, radio sets, etc. We can only hope that the additional casting (most roles are yet to be announced) and screen writing will result in a movie that is enjoyable and on a par with some of the more successful military movies and mini-series of the recent past.


I sure hope youre right. I had heard that the production team went absolutely overboard to make Fury historically accurate. The equipment, uniforms, weapons, etc. were very well done but it has to be one of the stupidest movies Ive ever seen. Ever. I never say I wish I could have that two hours back, but with that one, I did. What a waste.

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 06:49 AM

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Hi Ray, These are images from my companies Facebook Page American Patrol Cap and Canvas...https://www.facebook...npatrolcompany/

 

Woody is a Vegan and required his heavy bullion commander caps use no leather components which we honored

 

Check us out on Facebook if you want to see more images of the cap production.  

 

Peace



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Posted 04 October 2018 - 09:14 AM

I'm certainly looking forward to the movie and hopefully it'll be a good one. My poor wife.. here comes another WWII movie I'll drag her to. :D  

 

My expectations are never super high, I know they won't get it all correct and that's ok with me. Heck, I even like some of the oldies like the 1965 "Battle of the Bulge" that is way off. The only time I really get disappointed is when political correctness creeps in and the makers add certain types of characters or situations to portray things the way they wished they had been. Nope.

 

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 04:55 PM

I sure hope youre right. I had heard that the production team went absolutely overboard to make Fury historically accurate. The equipment, uniforms, weapons, etc. were very well done but it has to be one of the stupidest movies Ive ever seen. Ever. I never say I wish I could have that two hours back, but with that one, I did. What a waste.

You should make your own movie .............

I would love to see it.

owen



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Posted 04 October 2018 - 09:52 PM

Woody had vegan hats made?
Funny
Did he paint his home in vegan paint ?
Does craft services use vegan petrol ?
So stupid pandering to an actor



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Posted 04 October 2018 - 09:58 PM

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Be careful what you wash Woodys costume in
He might get a rash


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Posted 04 October 2018 - 10:06 PM

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Vegan leather
It’s even worse than rotting meat.



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Posted 09 October 2018 - 05:01 AM

I think its fine if someone is a Vegan....their choice and as long as they dont impose those beliefs on me who cares??  I only mention it because of the challenges it posed in making his caps.  Peace



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Posted 09 October 2018 - 05:06 AM

Movies are made for Entertainment, what the general public will pay to watch. Most of the time in a combat zone, there are days, hours of “ normal” or boring times, then a few minutes or hours when things get Hot.

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 12:23 PM

I think its fine if someone is a Vegan....their choice and as long as they dont impose those beliefs on me who cares??  I only mention it because of the challenges it posed in making his caps.  Peace

It’s a war movie
People pretend to kill people in it.
Can’t he pretend to wear the meat hat ?



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Posted 09 October 2018 - 01:12 PM

It’s a war movie
People pretend to kill people in it.
Can’t he pretend to wear the meat hat ?



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Good point. Let's just say that Hollywood is full of hypocrisy in my opinion. They are anti 2nd Amendment yet they make the most gun violent movies imaginable. 




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