Aa777flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3544 times:
Hollywood very very seldom gets airplanes right....Ya know what I mean like you see a DC10 on the outside and a 747 on the inside?????. Or the occasional WIDEBODY 737 in movies and T.V. from time to time....
ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4412 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3455 times:
also, I think the TWA logo that they show at the airport counter (the TV ad shows this) came around AFTER the time period referenced in the movie. It probably should have been the older 'globe' logo that they used.
Fanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1657 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3372 times:
I also noticed those errors. And since I work in a print shop, I noticed some errors about the printing press he was running in France. Those are large, oversize presses and you would never print anything as small as a check like that. (Remember when the stop button is pressed, and INDIVIDUAL checks go flying everywhere?) You would normally run checks like that multiple up, like say 20 checks per sheet of paper. It was funny; I went with a bunch of people from work and we all had a good laugh!
UAL1837 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3300 times:
OK, who really cares if the production crew got a few small, inane, airline facts wrong with the movie? Their main concern is to ensure the movie has a good plot & storyline, and make it something that the rest of the world wants to see.
OzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5645 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3276 times:
I care. Someone out there is getting paid good $$$ for research and continuity....why not hire an unemployed airline employee who's also an aviation nut. I'm sure there's PLENTY out there these days...
I for one wasn't gonna see the movie anyway as I'm not a fan of Speilberg (Schindler's List excepted), DeCRAPrio or Hanks. These errors just confirmed my decision.
Next Up: STL-DEN-SLC-SFO-PDX-ORD-STL in 25 hours. Two more states off my list.
SafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3201 times:
You can also get those type of bags at conventions, such as AI. I also saw them at a smaller convention in Newark, NJ this September. They are very nice, I got one for a friend and she loves it!
P.S. I was in a store and saw a bag that was selling at a convention for around $10 that was being sold for $250
Ryefly From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3182 times:
I didn't see any major errors unlike any other typical movie dealing with aviation. Actually, I thought it was very well done. More detail then usual and it was very cool seeing the old TWA, Eastern, and Pan Am logos all over the airports they filmed in. They even put the Pan Am name back on their building in New York City.
Jzucker From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3111 times:
Come on Guys....I thought that the movie was great. Not only did it glorify my future profession (too bad its not quite that way anymore...), but it was just a damned cool movie. I am a pilot and i too noticed the errors, but I did not waste anytime thinking about them. We, like any people educated in a specific field, will know more then the generaly viewing public. I am sure that MD's do not sit and nitpick NBC's "E.R." for accuracy...then again we pilots are known for being anal...
MCOtoATL From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 474 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3068 times:
I for one liked the movie, and I thought the aviation scenes were fairly well done. Sure, there were errors. But I bet somewhere there is a forum of taxidrivers who are upset because there were no Plymouth taxi cabs at that time, or stuff like that (I completely made up that example.) In other words, get over it, it's not a huge deal. Not only do the average movie goers not care, neither does this aviation enthusiast.
Soku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3058 times:
I just got out of the theatre maybe an hour ago, and I liked it. Nice going back to a seemingly golden age of aviation, that I'm not old enough to have experienced (taking it a little far but o well). Also it was nice seeing the inside of the TWA terminal at JFK that they just closed. Ozark if you choose not to go see this movie your missing out.
Ramper@iah From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 240 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3044 times:
Does anyone know if the old Pan Am terminal at JFK was really used, or was that a mock-up? Also, the pilots' takeoff callouts were accurate, so it sure surprised me that the "LGA runway 44" faux pas was made.
Sllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3020 times:
Actually, on a VC-10, you CAN get access out of the aircraft through the lavatory. I forget some of the exact reason that Vickers had that design, but it was true enough, and it was the way Abagnale escaped from the Feds when he was first extradited back to the States.
PROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2951 times:
These errors should be posted at nitpickers.com And also on http://www.movie-mistakes.com.
Movie-mistakes isn't a bad site, but Nitpickers.com is much better. Submissions to Nitpickers.com get posted much more quickly because registered users with three or more posted nitpicks to their credit get to vote on new ones. In additon, Nitpickers.com has a "comment" function, under which registered users can post comments on existing nitpicks. These can be done to offer alternate explanations, or to expound on points, and sometimes leads to quite a give-and-take as multiple comments build up. There's also a process for refuting incorrect or misleading nitpicks, with a group of regular posters known as "Master Nitpickers" (of which I'm one) given the authority to cast stay-or-go votes on these. Lastly, there are discussion boards for registered users. All in all, Nitpickers.com has a freewheeling, democratic atmosphere, while Movie-mistakes is more of a dry reference site.
"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
United_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7681 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2890 times:
Did anyone else catch the new-body style Ford F-series as Leo runs away from the plane? I wondered how he escaped from the lav,there's obviously no way to get from the lav to the landing gear. Maybe,as stated above,the r/w 44 was said on purpose to show he oviously knew nothing about avaiation.
BTW,I love the Goldfinger scenes! Loved the Aston MArtin scene,too!
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