Chinese - Top Gun?

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  1. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    Watch the video in the link below! :lol:

    Chinese air force drill looks awfully similar to ‘Top Gun’

    On Jan. 23, China's state broadcaster, CCTV, ran a story about an air force training exercise that contained some suspicious footage.

    Around the segment's one minute 12 seconds mark (see above), as the China-U.S.-oriented blog Ministry of Tofu pointed out, "the way a target was hit by the air-to-air missile fired by a J-10 fighter aircraft and exploded looks almost identical to a cinema scene from the Hollywood film Top Gun."

    Viewers were led to believe that what they were seeing was a live fire exercise. But according to Ministry of Tofu: "A net user who went by the name "刘毅" (Liu Yi) pointed out that the jet that the J-10 'hit' is an F-5, a US fighter jet. In Top Gun, what the leading actor Tom Cruise pilots an F-14 to bring down is exactly an F-5. Looking at the screenshots juxtaposition, one cannot fail to find that even flame, smoke and the way the splinters fly look the same."

    Not convinced? The Wall Street Journal's China Real Time Report put the videos side-by-side.

    The seemingly doctored footage has been removed from CCTV's website. But Real Time China Report notes that Chinese media has in the past been caught red-handed lifting fictional U.S. material in news reports.

    "In 2002, the popular Beijing Evening News tabloid translated and published as genuine a satirical news article by The Onion about U.S. Congress threatening to leave Washington D.C. unless the city built them a new building with a retractable roof," writes Josh Chin. "Five years later, the state-run Xinhua news agency infamously used an x-ray image of Homer Simpson's head to illustrate a story about the discovery of a genetic link to multiple sclerosis."

    CCTV has declined to comment in media reports.

    Chinese air force drill looks awfully similar to ‘Top Gun’ - Yahoo! News
     
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    :lol: Definatley from top gun!! :lol:
     
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    That's Top Gun alright! They did this with their "spacewalk" as well (except that was a swimming pool)...
     
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    This is Voodoo 1, remaining migs are bugging out!
     
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    I saw that - just too funny!

    If I'm not mistaken back in the 1960s/ early 70s a communist country lifted the Apollo mission story and said it was their astronauts who walked on the moon. I think it might have been Albania.
     
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    #7 Aaron Brooks Wolters, Jan 31, 2011
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    :rolleyes: I wonder how the guy thought he was going to get away with that. He had to know the rest of the world would see it.:lol:
     
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    Why not? They doctored the opening ceremonies of the Olympics (not even gonna mention their gymnasts). Why not pirate DVD's while they're at it? :lol:
     
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    Maybe the video editor did not realize how popular that movie was, or how great the cinematography was. The flying scenes are instantly recognizable. Not saying the story was believable or accurate, but the action sequences were nicely done.
     
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