SUDDEN From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4169 posts, RR: 5 Posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1313 times:
Looked at a movie this weekend about a 742, and what I wonder is, how do they fake the airlinecompany?
In some movies you actually see the A/C with fake logo on it.
Does hollywood actually rent a A/C and paint it?
And what airline would rent out there A/C to participate with a fake logo in a movie!?
Maybe there is a very simpel answer to this, but I don't have it.
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8631 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1239 times:
Charter and supplemental airlines exist purely for their aircraft to be chartered, so if a film company come along and rent a DC10 or 747 for three days plus some time in the paint shop then great. World Airways used to do it all the time, they have a 727 in "Mayday 40,000 Feet!" with Transcon Airways titles on a standard World livery, a 707 getting blown up (off camera) in "The Parallax View", and a 707 in "Hijacked" where the aircraft formates with a Cessna on approach to Anchorage and with half a dozen Super Sabres with little red stars on the wings (masquerading as the Soviet AF). God bless World Airways for these great air-to-air moments.
See also: Flying Tiger (transformed into Trans Global) 707 in "Airport", AA 747 (transformed into Columbia Airlines) in "Airport 1975". All recognisable by the cheatlines.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
Godbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2753 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1221 times:
You can more and more see standard liveryies being used. Cast Away is probably the best example for an airline allowing one of their planes to chrash in a movie... probably the longest commericial of all times and alsp the only one where people paid money for to see it...
Btw: I watched a movie a few months back and you could see the Lufthansa 744 D-ABVK at an airport (LAX?). Does anybody know which movie I saw since I can't remember...
TransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1001 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1210 times:
I just saw "Executive Decision" on TV yesterday - They had a custom-painted 747-200, in their "Oceanic" livery. Pretty decent movie, and some cool aerial photography. (even if the stealth-transfer thing very unrealistic)
Setjet From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Mar 2002, 1163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1104 times:
Can anybody recommend a movie with REALLY good aircraft scenes? The only one that comes to my mind is 'Air Force One'. The plot is still ridiciously stupid, the flight scenes are pretty good.
I can't remember any other decent movies, most are pretty stupid and plainly bad...
Spinkid From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1419 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1095 times:
I recommend the movie "Made". It only has a short airplane scene, but it's really really funny. In fact the whole film is good, but this is one of the better scenes. It is shot inside an actual TWA 767, which makes it better than the usual mock that you often see.
Flygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1090 times:
Airport 75 has a lot of great air to air footage of an AA 747 flying at low level over the Rockies. The plot is stupid, but good aircraft footage. Also if you have not already seen it, the original Airport is a must see. A classic.
BFS From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 744 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1004 times:
Die Hard 2 it was the Windsor Airways Flight 114
(a DC8) that they blew up. Quite a few good aircraft shots in that one - I like the landing scene with the ATA Tristar (I think so anyway) and those other lovely airliners in the snow and flames! Northeast, Fiji Air...
Gotta love that Trans American 707 in Airplane (clearly a TWA in its day job)