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Something interesting to watch - 7/2/2018 1:58:42 PM   
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I started watching a new series out on the Smithsonian Channel, The Pacific War In Color. It's not so much a war documentary, as a view of actual movies in color taken. It hops a bit, but I found it very interesting. For example, Episode One has some home movies taken in 1937 of a couple on their trip via the Pan Am Clipper all the way across the ocean, with stops at Midway, Wake, Guam, Manila, and what those places looked like.

Wake had a fancy resort? Who knew?!?


https://www.smithsonianchannel.com/shows/the-pacific-war-in-color/island-hopping/1005409/3460407?an=history

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RE: Something interesting to watch - 7/2/2018 3:15:05 PM   
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This looks like the source for episode one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTzpFX2BPPI

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RE: Something interesting to watch - 7/2/2018 4:12:47 PM   
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Pretty visuals, some interesting footage, but they still make a few errors,
like showing twin engine bomber footage while commenting on the Pearl Harbor strike.

An improvement on some other documentaries.



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RE: Something interesting to watch - 7/2/2018 4:59:25 PM   
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Yeah, as I said not so much of a documentary, but the time period films are really interesting.

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RE: Something interesting to watch - 7/2/2018 6:17:19 PM   
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quote:

I started watching a new series out on the Smithsonian Channel, The Pacific War In Color. It's not so much a war documentary, as a view of actual movies in color taken. It hops a bit, but I found it very interesting. For example, Episode One has some home movies taken in 1937 of a couple on their trip via the Pan Am Clipper all the way across the ocean, with stops at Midway, Wake, Guam, Manila, and what those places looked like.


Yup. I generally like anything that doesn't rely heavily on computer graphics. The 'home movies' were great.

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like showing twin engine bomber footage while commenting on the Pearl Harbor strike.


Happens in just about every docu that I've seen.

Edit:They should probably hire some of this group as 'technical advisers', it'd probably help eliminate most if not all those errors.

< Message edited by rustysi -- 7/2/2018 6:20:10 PM >


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RE: Something interesting to watch - 7/2/2018 6:19:05 PM   
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And it did have the one & only color movie of Pearl Harbor under attack.

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RE: Something interesting to watch - 7/2/2018 9:02:52 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: rustysi



Edit:They should probably hire some of this group as 'technical advisers', it'd probably help eliminate most if not all those errors.


I'd do it for free.

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RE: Something interesting to watch - 7/3/2018 12:39:21 PM   
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Montaging room of some WWII documentary

Director's Aide: Sir, the technical advisor said that there were no Japanese twin engine bombers involved in the Pearl Harbor attack. He proposed to use footage of this single engine craft called Val.

Director [Skims the picture]: What!? Nonsense look at how ugly this thing is. Plus didn't we put one in that Hitler movie?

Director [digs out a picture of a Stuka]: Yeah, look at the wheelie thing, it's the same thing! Tell that advisor to shut up, we hired him for the credits only. Plus, who is going to complain about that pretty, what's it's name, Betty bomber? Some witpae forumite or something!?



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RE: Something interesting to watch - 7/3/2018 5:58:18 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: tarkalak

Montaging room of some WWII documentary

Director's Aide: Sir, the technical advisor said that there were no Japanese twin engine bombers involved in the Pearl Harbor attack. He proposed to use footage of this single engine craft called Val.

Director [Skims the picture]: What!? Nonsense look at how ugly this thing is. Plus didn't we put one in that Hitler movie?

Director [digs out a picture of a Stuka]: Yeah, look at the wheelie thing, it's the same thing! Tell that advisor to shut up, we hired him for the credits only. Plus, who is going to complain about that pretty, what's it's name, Betty bomber? Some witpae forumite or something!?







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RE: Something interesting to watch - 7/3/2018 5:58:53 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: CharlieVane


quote:

ORIGINAL: rustysi



Edit:They should probably hire some of this group as 'technical advisers', it'd probably help eliminate most if not all those errors.


I'd do it for free.



Nope, rusty gots to get paid!!!

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