Battle of Britain Film Showing - Lincoln Odeon 1969

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  1. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    From Facebook and the info supplied by Jon Peet.

    These photos are fantastic.
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    Hawker Hurricane FSM Replica, BAPC No.68, H3426 ‘J'
    Built for the epic film "The Battle of Britain". It featured in the film with code letter "J", (H3426). When the film was released, the Hurricane was mounted on the Odeon cinema roof in Lincoln for promotional purposes. (Dec 69 to Feb 70). The story goes the aircraft was then placed in a car park where it was vandalised, before being acquired by the Newark Air Museum. Added to the British Aircraft Preservation Council list as No 68.
    BAPC.68 was noted marked as P3975 at Stoneleigh in 1974, then as H3426 dismantled at the Midland Air Museum, Coventry in 1982, later on display and was still there in 1994.
    The Hurricane was purchased in 1998 by the Griffin Trust and a heavy haulage specialist was paid to transport it back to the Griffin Trust, Hooton Park, Ellesmere Port from a private owner in Milton Keynes.
    A full restoration programme was carried out by the Trusts aircraft section, and completed in 2000.

    Hurricane FSM Replica BAPC 68 as P2725, was on public display at RIAT Fairford 20 Jul 2010.
    BAPC.68 was last noted Dec 2016 as "P2725/TM-B" with Gateguards UK, Delabole, Cornwall - originally built for film "Battle of Britain" ex "H3426".
     
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  2. Seroster

    Seroster Canadian researcher

    Neat stuff!

    Was that an operational replica used in the film? Or a runway prop?
     
  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Got quite a nice souvenir programme from the film's release.
    Maybe most interesting in the 'how it was made' section.
    Shots of Tuck & Galland out shooting etc. Veterans still relatively young men. They timed it right.

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  4. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    That's nice. Interesting how pilots from both side got on well together.
     
  5. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    This would be a great remake if only we had American money.
     
  6. A-58

    A-58 Not so senior Member

    Don't say that. You'll only have a lot of people around here getting their panties twisted up over it since it will surely have the central theme of having the American made and timely provided av-gas giving the RAF the upper hand over the Luftwaffe. And the altogether to close of a possibility of having Tom Cruise as the star, as a Canadian, or an American in the RCAF, or an American as one of the 5 or 6 Yanks in the RAF (prior to the Eagle Squadrons being formed), shooting down dozens and dozens or Messerschmidts and Heinkels with half his guns jammed, or with his service revolver, or as an Englishman with a terrible (or no) accent a la Kevin Costner in "Robin Hood". Be careful of what you ask for.
     
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  7. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    As during the particular era and during the making of the film, we did not pay much attention to preservation......one of the four Great War Belfast hangers at Duxford was deliberately demolished to represent a Luftwaffe attack on a Fighter Command airfield.

    Remember walking round one of these hangers when it was first opened as a War Museum and on one wall was a faded notice indicating, as a warning to pilots,the endurance of a 1930s biplane fighter,the type I have forgotten.

    As ever, always embarrassing for a pilot to run out of fuel.
     
  8. A-58

    A-58 Not so senior Member

    The original movie was and is a masterpiece. Leave it as is is. There is no need to re-make or re-boot it. Just like a continuation of "Gone With the Wind", anyone who fonks with it will surely go to hell.
     
  9. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    I would agree there is no need to regurgitate another version of the film just as in the case of the Dambusters. The equipment used for these two films was available and as near as it could get to the OEM with input with those who had served in the wartime era.
     
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  10. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    I think we could make a great remake but I do love this film as it is. A classic.

    I would love to see a modern remake of this, especially with the CGI now available.
     
  11. A-58

    A-58 Not so senior Member

    The geeks with the CGI will make it as unbelievable as they made "Red Tails".
     
  12. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Still haven't seen that.
     
  13. A-58

    A-58 Not so senior Member

    You're not missing much. Totally outrageous combat scenes throughout, like a massive Star Wars dogfight. See "The Tuskegee Airmen". It came out in 1995 and is free of all the silly CGI that ruined Red Tails.
     
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  14. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Thanks, I will.
     
  15. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Just watched the trailer, see what you mean.

     
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  16. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    I see what you mean but I still liked it! Ha.
    That Me262 could have looked better thou.
     
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  17. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Red carpet out for Dunkirk.
     

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  18. Reid

    Reid Junior Member

    One of my all-time favourite films about WW2.

    Have to agree, it is a masterpiece. When you think about the limitations of SFX in the 60s compared to today, one can only be in awe of what they achieved. It is the gritty realism that makes it such a great film - CGI would remove the power it has, and if Hollywood decides to remake it, I would bet it would be a total failure on just about all fronts.

    Some films don't need to be "remade" - this is one of those. Hollywood keep your hands off The Battle of Britain - we all saw how you handled Pearl Harbour, CGI does *not* a movie make. ;)
     
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