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Spielberg To Do An Aviation Movie... Well, Sort Of  
User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3289 times:

Hi

I'm not just an aviation geek, but, to some extent, movies also catch my interest. And so I thought I'd share this news from www.upcomingmovies.com.

Now, before anyone expects a John J Nance adaptation, "Airport 17: The story of 09/11" or anything: No, this isn't focused on flying or catastrophes.... One hint: The title of the movie is currently "Terminal"

Remember the guy who got stuck in Paris CDG for 11 whole years because of lost documentation, not allowed to leave the terminal building for the entire duration? (See this thread for more info) Well, that's what this upcoming movie is going to be based on. Tom Hanks plays the guy, and the story gets Hollywoodized (i.e. apparently it is supposed to become a love story - with the love interest being, naturally, a stewardess - and somehow I doubt it'll be about an Iranian refugee. Tom Hanks does not look particularly Iranian to me).

Anyway, look here for more info about the movie...

Now I wonder whether the poor guy whose life this is (very vaguely) based on is going to get a single dime of the revenue...

Regards

Ikarus

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User currently offlinePlanespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3235 times:

yeah i remember seeing the guy on skynews a while ago, poor guy, all he gets is what people give him, none the less, id kill to live at an airport all my life lol-lucky bugger-and get paid for it as he does, though i doubt he has anywhere to stack his herpa models lol

User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3058 times:

Tom Hanks has been playing in a lot of desertion/marooned movies lately (ie Castaway). Starting a trend here?

Bryan



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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3048 times:

Tom Hanks has also played in alot of aviation movies too.

User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2924 times:

Leave it to the Frogs to get someone stranded for 11 years! And they complain about US!

Just kiddin' of course! : )

Cheers!



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User currently offlineCiro From Brazil, joined Aug 1999, 662 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2865 times:

My favorite show ever is "Empire of the Sun", which is an (somehow) aviation-related, Spielberg movie. I am really looking forward to watch the new one!


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User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2833 times:

Elwood: Haha... Well, in the movie the guy gets stranded in New York by the yanks. One point where I think Hollywoodization shows benefits, as that makes it easier to laugh at Amis  Big grin

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