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#21 Posted : 12 March 2018 13:58:38
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A fictional HMS Chester Type 23 frigate appeared in the James Bond movie "Tomorrow Never Dies".

The interior shots are actually from the real Type 23 frigate "HMS Westminster". A Type 23 model was built for the exterior shots.
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HMS Campbeltown famed for the attack on the docks at St. Nazaire has been likened with the films "Attack on the Iron Coast" and "The Gift Horse" by some.

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#23 Posted : 14 March 2018 09:39:18
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The Bismarck inspired the 1960 movie “Sink the Bismarck”. Its historical accuracy, in particular, met with much praise despite a number of inconsistencies.

Bill Warrington, was responsible for many other really excellent examples of model ship action, including “Guns from Navarone” done the following year (1961).

While the main shooting was done anamorphic, the miniatures were shot with standard spherical lenses. Anamorphic lenses have a much shallower depth of field which the is not good for convincing miniatures. It meant that the top and bottom of the frame each 35mm frame, for all the miniature shots was effectively thrown away when it was finally converted to anamorphic, much the same as what is now known as “Super 35”. This results in a lowering of the resolution, or an increase in the grain for he miniature shots over the rest of the live action, which in the case of this film really helped with the gritty look to the miniature work.

There are some spectacular scenes of destruction, particularly when HMS Hood is destroyed and the bow of the fictitious “Solent” is blown off.

The miniature waves on the “sea” are also particularly well done. There is always a convincing underlying rolling swell with finer wavelet detail with the tops of the crests being whipped off by the blast from the SFX fans.

All the water explosion plumes appear to be a fine powder (probably Gypsum) detonated just below the surface. It gives a very realistic scale effect as the particles hang in the air and dissipate without the tell tale “large” water drops.

Technically as well as subjectively Sink the Bismarck is one of the best examples of the art of “Model Ships in the Cinema” you are ever likely to see. The action is convincingly and excitingly staged, and combined with a tightly scripted, well acted and directed movie it is a virtually flawless example of British cinema… with a touch of American know-how.
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U-571 is a 2000 French-American war movie about the German U-boat U-571 which has her engines badly damaged by depth charges from a British destroyer. U-571's skipper makes a distress call that is intercepted by American intelligence. The US Navy has its submarine S-33 modified to resemble a German resupply U-boat, to try to steal the Enigma machine coding device and sink the U-571.

Historical fates of U-571 and S-33

The real U-571, was never involved in any such events, was not captured, but was in fact hit by depth charges dropped from a Short Sunderland and lost with all hands on January 28, 1944, west of Ireland.

In reality, it was British sailors from HMS Bulldog in May 1941 who first captured a naval Enigma machine (from U-110) in the North Atlantic, months before the United States had even entered the war.

The real USS S-33 was stationed in the Pacific Ocean from June 1942 until the end of the war. She was sold for scrap in 1946.

U-571 was filmed in the Mediterranean, near Rome and Malta. Footage, sets and models from the movie have been reused for other productions, including 'Submerged,' depicting the loss of USS Sailfish, and the fictional Ghostboat. A non-diving replica of the US submarine S-33 is located in Grand Harbour, Valletta.

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The container ship Maersk Alabama and its hijacking in 2009 by four armed Somali pirates, who took the ship's captain, Richard Phillips, hostage on a lifeboat. was the story retold by tom Hanks in the film "Captain Phillips. in2013
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Juggernaut is a 1974 British crime suspense movie starring Richard Harris, Omar Sharif, and Anthony Hopkins. The movie was largely shot on location aboard the TS Hamburg in the North Sea. The movie was inspired by real events aboard QE2 in May 1972 when Royal Marines from the Special Boat Service were parachuted on to the ship because of a bomb hoax.

In the movie, Richard Harris leads a team of Naval bomb disposal experts sent to disarm several large barrel bombs that have been placed aboard an ocean liner crossing the North Atlantic. Meanwhile, ashore, the police race against time to track down the mysterious bomber who calls himself "Juggernaut."
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The wreck of USS Juneau has been found off the coast of the Solomon Islands. The ship was hit by Japanese torpedoes during the Battle of Guadalcanal in November 1942, killing 687 men, including the five Sullivan brothers whose fate inspired the movie “Saving Private Ryan”.
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Tomick wrote:
U-571 is a 2000 French-American war movie about the German U-boat U-571 which has her engines badly damaged by depth charges from a British destroyer. U-571's skipper makes a distress call that is intercepted by American intelligence. The US Navy has its submarine S-33 modified to resemble a German resupply U-boat, to try to steal the Enigma machine coding device and sink the U-571.

Historical fates of U-571 and S-33

The real U-571, was never involved in any such events, was not captured, but was in fact hit by depth charges dropped from a Short Sunderland and lost with all hands on January 28, 1944, west of Ireland.

In reality, it was British sailors from HMS Bulldog in May 1941 who first captured a naval Enigma machine (from U-110) in the North Atlantic, months before the United States had even entered the war.

The real USS S-33 was stationed in the Pacific Ocean from June 1942 until the end of the war. She was sold for scrap in 1946.

U-571 was filmed in the Mediterranean, near Rome and Malta. Footage, sets and models from the movie have been reused for other productions, including 'Submerged,' depicting the loss of USS Sailfish, and the fictional Ghostboat. A non-diving replica of the US submarine S-33 is located in Grand Harbour, Valletta.




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It was the very first film I saw with surround sound. When the destroyer fired on U571, you could almost follow the shells Cool
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'Yamato' was a Japanese film about her last sailing operation ten-go made in a disused shipyard and made 5.11billion Yen [around £33 million ] at the box office.

Before the above film four anime films have been made along with some TV series casting the battleship as a spacecraft one being called 'Space Battleship Yamato' which in turn has spawned the Bandai kits of various ships depicted in the films and TV series.

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#30 Posted : 04 April 2018 10:13:57
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Titanic II is a 2010 low-budget disaster movie set on a fictional replica Titanic that sets off exactly 100 years after the original ship's maiden voyage to perform the reverse route, but global warming and the forces of nature cause history to repeat itself on the same night, only on a more disastrous and deadly scale.
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Dunkirk: How Christopher Nolan's film found real war ships for epic battle scenes..
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