Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8395 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1435 times:
I thought 'Freefall' was a load of bollocks. The author, William Hoffer, wrote a first-rate account of the 'Andrea Doria' disaster and rescue which was one of the first books I ever read and it's great. 'Freefall' is equally good. (I think he also wrote 'Midnight Express').
However the film is nonsense. Badly made, obviously a 'Blair Witch' budget but without the acting skills to compensate. And scant attention to aviation detail. The opening sequence in the sim shows a double engine failure and the plane instantly goes out of control. This is put at the front so we can see what heroes the pilots are when it happens for real and the jet doesn't immediately go belly up. It's not necessary and factually laughable, like the whole film really.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1394 times:
>>>Why are produceres often "switching" planes in their movies. I know that this issue has been on the forum before. But I just got upset about this for the 1,000 time.
It's called "dramatic license", and it allows them to spin the info/facts to suit the purposes of the plot/story. Thereafter, any similarity to "reality" is purely coincidental. Don't sweat it..
Probably the goofiest error is whenever they show *any* type of jet ailiner, and then when about to land, they edit in that stock piece of footage of the B-52 main landing gears coming out of the fuselage....
AirCanadaMan From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 465 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1355 times:
This is probably useless to tell you but what the heck,
Cool Runnings believe it or not, has the aircraft correct. An AA767 flies them to DFW (The movie does not show the connection, obviously) and then the MD80 to Calgary (sight of the 1988 winter Olympics). I dont know about the Kingston/Montego Bay-DFW flight but the DFW-YYC flight is operated by an MD80.
Ptica2000 From Slovenia, joined Nov 2000, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1295 times:
I think that the most common mistake that producers do, is that they change 747-200 and 747-400. When the plane is visible from the outside, it is -200, but when an actor or pilot is flying it it is clearly seen that he is flying a -400. But because most spectators can't see a difference between -400 and -200, this is not a hurdle in a film.
PHLFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 851 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1282 times:
RE: Cool Runnings.
I do not believe AA has ever operated MBJ or KIN to DFW. They do or have operated JFK-MBJ, MIA-MBJ, MIA-KIN and I believe JFK-KIN. In years past, the equipment flown was AB6 727 and 757 depending on the route. I can not recall ever seeing a AA767 in Jamacia.