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Old 08-08-2019, 01:38 PM
Daylate is offline
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The thing that frosts my gourd the most (sorry, I can't help it, I'm an aviation buff) is when a movie set in the WWI time frame tries to show either German or Allied aircraft by making a few cosmetic changes to a DeHaviland Tiger Moth biplane, and then applying the appropriate insignia to the plane. The problem is that there is no way in God's green earth that a Tiger Moth can be made to look like anything except a Tiger Moth. Even as good a movie as "Lawrence of Arabia" fell into that trap.

And another is showing a WWII movie in the 1941 time frame, and hoping that the viewers will not notice that they are using a movie clip of a Grumman Hellcat to portray a Grumman Wildcat.

Maybe with the improvements in CGI this will become less of a problem.

And I remember in "Flyboys", they even got the CGI wrong. They showed all the WWI fighters as powered by a radial engines, while most of them in fact used rotary engines. Vast difference.