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    Ridley Scott To Helm New "Battle Of Britain" Film??

    Apparently so, if this article is to be believed....

    http://deadline.com/2017/04/ridley-s...er-1202059136/
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    Oh! Now that's interesting!

    I'll get my popcorn ready.

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    And Peter Jackson was going to make a Dambuster film. Not holding breath then.

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    Well, we'll see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pen Pusher View Post
    And Peter Jackson was going to make a Dambuster film. Not holding breath then.
    Considering Mr Jackson now owns a small squadron of full scale mockup Lancasters, and a single Wellington (no doubt costing several million), I would be very surprised if that doesn't go ahead.

    https://dambustersblog.com/2012/12/3...r-in-close-up/

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    Quote Originally Posted by j_jza80 View Post
    Considering Mr Jackson now owns a small squadron of full scale mockup Lancasters, and a single Wellington (no doubt costing several million), I would be very surprised if that doesn't go ahead.

    https://dambustersblog.com/2012/12/3...r-in-close-up/
    The blog you linked to was from Dec 2012, over 4 years ago. Would have thought we would have heard more about it since then if it is going ahead.

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    That doesn't change the fact that he has a fleet of mockup aircraft made especially for this film, sat around doing nothing. It will happen i'm sure, but these directors often have very busy schedules.

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    Jackson wasn't directing it - he was producing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j_jza80 View Post
    That doesn't change the fact that he has a fleet of mockup aircraft made especially for this film, sat around doing nothing. It will happen i'm sure, but these directors often have very busy schedules.
    I've just read online that he had ten built. As such its a shame that there isn't any photographs circulating that show this collection in one place. It would be nice if they were distributed as gate guardians or given to museums when he's 'done' with them. There were some photos on Wings over New Zealand that showed replica Lancaster sections being towed around an industrial estate, with the replicas being accurate enough to fool some observers.

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    If you do some searching, there's a few pics around showing at least 3 unassembled Lancasters in a hangar together.

    I should also think that given their size, they are stored in smaller groups, and they probably arrived at different times.

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    Hi All,
    Here is a link to Peter Jacksons Dam Buster blog https://dambustersblog.com/

    As far as the Ridley Scott film goes here are some links below to articles basically all reporting the same news with slight variations.....

    From his own Facebook Page:-https://www.facebook.com/jackmartin84/

    What he linked for those not on Facebook link:-http://www.empireonline.com/people/r...-britain-film/

    The Guardian from today:- https://www.theguardian.com/film/201...-project-movie

    Geek Tyrant:- http://geektyrant.com/news/ridley-sc...ritain-for-fox

    FN News:-http://www.film-news.co.uk/news/UK/45603/news

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    It will be the first time someone has tackled the weighty subject matter of the epic military campaign — considered the first major battle fought entirely by air forces — since Guy Hamilton’s 1969 film Battle Of Britain.
    Anyone recall a movie called Dark Blue World?

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    Excited about the possibility of a new Battle of Britain film. I wonder how likely that it'll be completed in time for September 2019. The 50th anniversary of the original "Battle of Britain". We can only hope we have just that long to wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moggy C View Post
    Anyone recall a movie called Dark Blue World?

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    That was one of my first thoughts when I originally read the article.

    Bloody love that film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moggy C View Post
    Anyone recall a movie called Dark Blue World?

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    I think someone was trying to differentiate a film set in the battle and one about the battle.
    Dark Blue World could have just as easily been set later in the war.


    Ridley Scott is almost 80, so if he wants to do it....

    Finally, anytime anyone discusses a BoB film the thread is almost immediately hijacked so it can become another pro-active gripe-fest fearing that an American will fund, produce, direct or star in it....usually before any of the particulars are known...
    There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.

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    I think you are being overly kind.

    It was actually just crap journalism.

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    I saw this and I thought "brilliant!" Ridley Scott is a talented filmmaker and I'm very excited to see how this goes.

    Quote Originally Posted by j_jza80 View Post
    Considering Mr Jackson now owns a small squadron of full scale mockup Lancasters, and a single Wellington (no doubt costing several million)
    And a bomber mark Mosquito FSM. Look in the crook of Stephen Fry's arm. I have seen another, clearer photo but not sure where: https://dambusters.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/002.jpg
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    And cue yet more dreary moaning about CGI in three...two...one....
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    Nope, that's the bomb aimers bowl on another Lanc nose

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    Anyone recall a movie called Dark Blue World?
    Piece of Cake?
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    Quote Originally Posted by QldSpitty View Post
    Piece of Cake?
    PIECE OF CAKE WAS GRITTY! fantastic viewing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QldSpitty View Post
    Piece of Cake?
    TV series, not a movie.

    Still excellent, and the book is even better.

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    And then there was the Billy Fiske story with Tom Cruise...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moggy C View Post
    Anyone recall a movie called Dark Blue World?

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    Likewise 'First Light'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangmere1940 View Post
    And then there was the Billy Fiske story with Tom Cruise...
    Oh no there wasn't.

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    Exactly!
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    You really haven't got the hang of this have you?

    You are supposed to say "Oh yes there was"

    ... and this goes on for another few rounds and then somebody yells "Look out he's behind you!"

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    So anther film that should be left alone just like the dam busters and air brushing the code name and gibsons dog for the pc brigade, its fair to say they have ran out of fresh ideas. Next will be band brothers and saving ryans privates��

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    28 posts before "Gibson's dog" and the "PC Brigade" splutter ! splutter! Gets a mention.....

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    Why? The original Dam Busters and Battle of Britain are both pretty hammy; full of plumb voices, sprawling narrative (looking at you BoB) and are both very dated. Who watches those movies now? What is the viewership age demographic outside of classic movie aficianados and war move buffs?

    There is noting wrong in retelling a good story, even better when it is based on historic fact. Its just the how its done that is the issue rather than whether it should be. And there will be CGI. Live with it.

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