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OT: Greyhound movie - 3/5/2020 7:52:41 PM   
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I'm looking forward to this one...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VVHKXPyeV4

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RE: OT: Greyhound movie - 3/5/2020 7:58:54 PM   
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Oh, Chickenboy. The graphics. The graphics. Oh, the humanity!

Tom Hanks is such a great actor. I think he produced or directed this. I wish he had insisted upon realism and hadn't settled for anything less. Oh, for something like D-Day in Saving Private Ryan or Dunkirk in Dunkirk.

In twenty years (if the world still exists), movie audiences will look back on this era of movie-making special effects with horror, as we who grew up in the '70s look back on leisure suits and bell bottoms.

Oh, the humanity.

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RE: OT: Greyhound movie - 3/5/2020 8:19:23 PM   
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I like bell bottoms. My female companion likes the wide pants legs when I wear them, so likes to go up there . . .

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RE: OT: Greyhound movie - 3/5/2020 8:22:19 PM   
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RE: OT: Greyhound movie - 3/5/2020 8:28:37 PM   
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RE: OT: Greyhound movie - 3/5/2020 8:34:11 PM   
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Looks awesome, never heard of it before now.

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RE: OT: Greyhound movie - 3/5/2020 8:35:28 PM   
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Looks awesome, never heard of it before now.


What? Bell bottoms?

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RE: OT: Greyhound movie - 3/5/2020 8:40:10 PM   
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Oh, Chickenboy. The graphics. The graphics. Oh, the humanity!

Tom Hanks is such a great actor. I think he produced or directed this. I wish he had insisted upon realism and hadn't settled for anything less. Oh, for something like D-Day in Saving Private Ryan or Dunkirk in Dunkirk.

In twenty years (if the world still exists), movie audiences will look back on this era of movie-making special effects with horror, as we who grew up in the '70s look back on leisure suits and bell bottoms.

Oh, the humanity.


Sorry, Canoerebel, but yer gonna have to wake up and smell the graphics chips. They won't be doing any WWII movies with anything remotely approaching period specific equipment on this scale again...EVER. I'm afraid those days are long gone.

Yeah, the world will still exist in 20 years. Mutated by COVID 20-39, humanity will be enslaved by the CHUD however. I, for one, welcome our new CHUD overlords!

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RE: OT: Greyhound movie - 3/5/2020 8:42:42 PM   
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What's a CHUD?

Auburn graduate? A Gorn? Commissioner of Housing and Urban Development?

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RE: OT: Greyhound movie - 3/5/2020 8:43:07 PM   
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looks like a bit too much into pyrotechnics; I would still watch it

a pity Tom Hanks didn't pick "The Cruel Sea"

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RE: OT: Greyhound movie - 3/5/2020 8:47:10 PM   
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Oh, Chickenboy. The graphics. The graphics. Oh, the humanity!

Tom Hanks is such a great actor. I think he produced or directed this. I wish he had insisted upon realism and hadn't settled for anything less. Oh, for something like D-Day in Saving Private Ryan or Dunkirk in Dunkirk.

In twenty years (if the world still exists), movie audiences will look back on this era of movie-making special effects with horror, as we who grew up in the '70s look back on leisure suits and bell bottoms.

Oh, the humanity.



? I still love the original King Kong. It's only slightly better than my outing with Kirk, though.

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RE: OT: Greyhound movie - 3/5/2020 8:48:33 PM   
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Looks awesome, never heard of it before now.


What? Bell bottoms?



I have to admit I hate bell bottoms!!!

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RE: OT: Greyhound movie - 3/5/2020 8:49:39 PM   
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Oh, Chickenboy. The graphics. The graphics. Oh, the humanity!

Tom Hanks is such a great actor. I think he produced or directed this. I wish he had insisted upon realism and hadn't settled for anything less. Oh, for something like D-Day in Saving Private Ryan or Dunkirk in Dunkirk.

In twenty years (if the world still exists), movie audiences will look back on this era of movie-making special effects with horror, as we who grew up in the '70s look back on leisure suits and bell bottoms.

Oh, the humanity.



? I still love the original King Kong


Well, I can understand why. He's big and exotic and muscular, dark and mysterious. I imagine that you'd not be the first Gorn to have such feelings for a big monkey.

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RE: OT: Greyhound movie - 3/5/2020 8:50:06 PM   
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I liked the ones where the flare started just below the knee.

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RE: OT: Greyhound movie - 3/5/2020 8:52:36 PM   
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What's a CHUD?

Auburn graduate? A Gorn? Commissioner of Housing and Urban Development?


Talk about being unaware of cinema's great classics... Cannibalistic. Humanoid. Underground. Dwellers.




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RE: OT: Greyhound movie - 3/5/2020 9:07:51 PM   
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Looks awesome, never heard of it before now.


What? Bell bottoms?



I have to admit I hate bell bottoms!!!


Isn't that because you were in the US Navy?

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RE: OT: Greyhound movie - 3/5/2020 9:13:11 PM   
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Oh, Chickenboy. The graphics. The graphics. Oh, the humanity!

Tom Hanks is such a great actor. I think he produced or directed this. I wish he had insisted upon realism and hadn't settled for anything less. Oh, for something like D-Day in Saving Private Ryan or Dunkirk in Dunkirk.

In twenty years (if the world still exists), movie audiences will look back on this era of movie-making special effects with horror, as we who grew up in the '70s look back on leisure suits and bell bottoms.

Oh, the humanity.



? I still love the original King Kong. It's only slightly better than my outing with Kirk, though.


Are your referring to this one?






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RE: OT: Greyhound movie - 3/5/2020 9:27:03 PM   
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Here she is with her brother. She is wearing a red collar and nothing else . . .





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RE: OT: Greyhound movie - 3/5/2020 9:46:47 PM   
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Not going to pay for this type of BS in any format.

Are there children now working as studio executives?

Or maybe they view the large audience as having the attention span and general interests of small children?
This might be a real possibility, it would in turn open up interesting speculations about the future of our societies as a whole.

Seems the genre is "war horror", evil nazis taunting from the radio and sneak attacking with their U-boats in evil nazi warpaint.

Unbelievable.






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RE: OT: Greyhound movie - 3/5/2020 9:52:15 PM   
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a pity Tom Hanks didn't pick "The Cruel Sea"


Yes it is.

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RE: OT: Greyhound movie - 3/5/2020 9:55:12 PM   
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I read the book, and nothing that I saw there remind me of it

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RE: OT: Greyhound movie - 3/5/2020 11:57:46 PM   
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Technically even the book upon which the movie is based: "The Good Shepherd" by CS Forester has a serious. I've forgotten what class of destroyer it is in the book/movie but during the time frame of the book/movie the US Navy (thanks to Adm King) with all its 'modern' destroyers was off gallivanting around the Atlantic looking for submarines. The not so glamorous American convoy escorts were comprised of old "4-pipers" and Coast Guard cutters and were a definite minority among the British and Canadian escort types.

I think CGI graphics are about all that can be had today to represent WW2 era ships. The only ship in existence that I am aware of that also fought in the Battle of the Atlantic is the USCGC Ingham which is now a museum ship in Key West, FL. In the 70 odd years since it fought it has had its arrangement modified multiple times (in AE it shows up as an AGC but when it fought in the Atlantic it had an armament much more like the CGC Taney's (non-existant) FRAM in 9/42.

Any Type VIIC's U-boats out there anywhere?

BTW I liked the book. And since I served on two of the ships that actually fought in the early Battle of the Atlantic I also am looking forward to this one. Tom Hanks is a good actor and seems in character with the book in the brief clips of the trailer shown here.

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RE: OT: Greyhound movie - 3/6/2020 2:41:58 AM   
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Still we don't get very many movies like this so glad to see it hope it does well in theaters so more will be made. Midway was the same way unfortunately that is what we have CGI, but I did like how the ships were not perfectly painted and such showing use.

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RE: OT: Greyhound movie - 3/6/2020 2:52:00 AM   
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Don't you love when you get the North Carolina.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5f7mgQeHEI

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RE: OT: Greyhound movie - 3/6/2020 3:33:50 AM   
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Not going to pay for this type of BS in any format.

Are there children now working as studio executives?

Or maybe they view the large audience as having the attention span and general interests of small children?
This might be a real possibility, it would in turn open up interesting speculations about the future of our societies as a whole.

Seems the genre is "war horror", evil nazis taunting from the radio and sneak attacking with their U-boats in evil nazi warpaint.

Unbelievable.



Have you read about the Battle of the Atlantic? It was horrible. The Nazis were evil, and were the first to carry out unrestricted submarine warfare, targeting passenger liners and sometimes even hospital ships.
Lord Ha-Ha and Goebbels did taunt the Allies about their losses.
And my father participated in sinking a U-boat that had a big sawfish emblem on the conning tower - warpaint! And he had to help rescue victims of the U-boats: oil covered and often burned or suffering broken bones.

All that does not mean all Germans were evil - not all were Nazis and most were just being loyal to their country when they went to fight. That doesn't matter to the Allied sailors who were targets for their torpedoes and the escort crews whose job was to kill the U-boats. A movie or book written from the Allied side is inevitably going to cast the Axis side as the bad guys.

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RE: OT: Greyhound movie - 3/6/2020 3:39:07 AM   
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No one knows the story of the unknown sailors who defended ships from NAZI subs. Some of the German Sub commanders were very chivalrous, some were idiots who blew up South American ships and turned South America totally against the Germans. There were also actions of US ASW planes who blew up a sub and dropped flares and rafts. German Subs attacked all shipping in North America and South America without caring who they killed. Just fact. Have to live with it.

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RE: OT: Greyhound movie - 3/6/2020 3:40:44 AM   
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When I say no one knows I am talking about the general public.

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RE: OT: Greyhound movie - 3/6/2020 5:15:21 AM   
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Oh, Chickenboy. The graphics. The graphics. Oh, the humanity!

Tom Hanks is such a great actor. I think he produced or directed this. I wish he had insisted upon realism and hadn't settled for anything less. Oh, for something like D-Day in Saving Private Ryan or Dunkirk in Dunkirk.

In twenty years (if the world still exists), movie audiences will look back on this era of movie-making special effects with horror, as we who grew up in the '70s look back on leisure suits and bell bottoms.

Oh, the humanity.


Speaking of Saving Private Ryan, check a film titled Stosstrup 1917 (Germany, 1934). Great cinematography.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0140572/

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RE: OT: Greyhound movie - 3/6/2020 5:29:11 AM   
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Oh, Chickenboy. The graphics. The graphics. Oh, the humanity!

Tom Hanks is such a great actor. I think he produced or directed this. I wish he had insisted upon realism and hadn't settled for anything less. Oh, for something like D-Day in Saving Private Ryan or Dunkirk in Dunkirk.

In twenty years (if the world still exists), movie audiences will look back on this era of movie-making special effects with horror, as we who grew up in the '70s look back on leisure suits and bell bottoms.

Oh, the humanity.


Well I am not so sure about that myself - I mean, not about everything of course. Some good old movies out there, with proper footage. I give you that, not that many, but still

Look at this scene of the Enemy Below for instance. Isn't that the right stuff, right there
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XVrnXy15y4

Notice btw how old grumpy escort Captain Tom Hanks has some strikingly similar traits to old grumpy escort Captain Mitchum. Besides what's contained in the source material, wouldn't be surprised he took some inspiration from this role too.

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RE: OT: Greyhound movie - 3/6/2020 5:56:24 AM   
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Technically even the book upon which the movie is based: "The Good Shepherd" by CS Forester has a serious. I've forgotten what class of destroyer it is in the book/movie but during the time frame of the book/movie the US Navy (thanks to Adm King) with all its 'modern' destroyers was off gallivanting around the Atlantic looking for submarines. The not so glamorous American convoy escorts were comprised of old "4-pipers" and Coast Guard cutters and were a definite minority among the British and Canadian escort types.

I think CGI graphics are about all that can be had today to represent WW2 era ships. The only ship in existence that I am aware of that also fought in the Battle of the Atlantic is the USCGC Ingham which is now a museum ship in Key West, FL. In the 70 odd years since it fought it has had its arrangement modified multiple times (in AE it shows up as an AGC but when it fought in the Atlantic it had an armament much more like the CGC Taney's (non-existant) FRAM in 9/42.

Any Type VIIC's U-boats out there anywhere?

BTW I liked the book. And since I served on two of the ships that actually fought in the early Battle of the Atlantic I also am looking forward to this one. Tom Hanks is a good actor and seems in character with the book in the brief clips of the trailer shown here.



There is a Flower class in Canada and a VIIC in Laboe Germany.

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