Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks Plan New WWII Mini-Series about airmen

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  1. seesul

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    12 O'Clock High in other words. Cool hasn't been anything since Memphis Belle on the bombers and that was ok, not bad anyway.
     
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    Sounds interesting. Can't see it being like '12 o' Clock High' though - that was more a study of the requirements of leadership, and is screened as such at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. From the brief description, this looks more like a USAAF equivalent of the previous two mini-series.
     
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    Yes, I got the same opinion Terry.
     
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    Just for once I'd like to see something from the German side. Kind of like a ' Das Boot ' of the air.

    I'm sure it'll be watchable though. Personally I think Tom Hanks finest hour was the mini series " From The Earth To The Moon "
     
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    I've been hearing about this for a couple of years, but haven't heard of any rumblings in the aviation community about flying for it yet.
     
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    It'll be great if they do use as much real aircraft footage as possible, CGI is very good nowadays but you can't beat the real thing.
     
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    I wonder what timeframe it will cover?
     
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    Interesting, but Manston seems a slightly odd choice (apart from, perhaps, financially), as the current airfield, and the surroundings, bear little resemblance today to a WW2 airfield. I'm not totally up-to date on the state of recently closed RAF airfields, but some of them which have not already become civil fields, will still be on 'Care and Maintenance', meaning the infrastructure is still in place and, with movie 'magic' could be transformed into a WW2 airfield relatively easily, as Binbrook was for 'Memphis Belle'.
    I look forward to seeing how things turn out.
     
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    Indeed, looking forward to seeing how it all turns out.
     
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    Thanks for the update Roman - hope you're keeping well.
     
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    Looking forward to watching!
     
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    Can't wait for this one!
     
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    Thanks for the update!
     
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    You´re welcome guys!

    Hi Terry, I´m doing not really fine as I already had a vacation and am back at work again ;)
    And how are you doing my friend?
     
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    Hope you had a good holiday Roman. I've not been too good this last couple of months - lots of pain, stiffness, and lack of sleep. But I think I'm beginning to slowly improve, so hopefully I can get 'out and about' soon.
     
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    I guess Terry that your body would need few Czech beers. I wish we could have one (or two) ;)
     
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    Three or four would be even better !
    Perhaps next year I can get there in the 'Tin Tent' (camper van) I recently bought !
     
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