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Airline Anachronisms In United 93  
User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5678 posts, RR: 32
Posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1282 times:

According to IMDB, there is a UPS aircraft carrying the post-2003 livery in one of the scenes at Newark Airport.

I'm 99.9% sure I saw a tail of an Air Canada plane showing the carrier's even newer livery just to the right of the UPS one. Anyone else spot this?

BTW great flick. Full of suspense and sensitively made, yet still grippingly real.

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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8702 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1270 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Thread starter):
According to IMDB, there is a UPS aircraft carrying the post-2003 livery

That's correct, I saw that and wondered "isn't that livery a bit younger?"

Quoting Braybuddy (Thread starter):
a tail of an Air Canada plane showing the carrier's even newer livery

I didn't catch that one.

Quoting Braybuddy (Thread starter):
BTW great flick.

Yup!



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User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1270 times:

I thought I saw a United plane in the film with the new livery too, but it was such a quick shot that I wasn't sure, and I wasn't going to mention it to anyone in the cimema!

Kieron747


User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1259 times:

I never saw either of those. Next time I see it I'll try to catch them.


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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8702 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1249 times:

By the way, did anyone else notice how they used an A320 in one of the "climbing" shots?


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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5678 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 4):
By the way, did anyone else notice how they used an A320 in one of the "climbing" shots?

Noticed that all right, but it was so quick I wasn't sure.


User currently offlineMaxQ2351 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1209 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Thread starter):
BTW great flick. Full of suspense and sensitively made, yet still grippingly real.

Maybe as the only American to post in this forum as of this point, I feel compelled to say something about this comment!!

You guys are talking about this movie as if you just saw a new Bruce Willis movie or something!! "Full of suspense" and "grippingly real".......I mean, unless they editorialized on the movie (I haven't seen it yet) I'm pretty sure of the outcome.......

I did see the A&E made for TV version, "Flight 93", and even though I knew what was going to happen, I was crying like a Buddhist monk by the end of that movie!!

Maybe 9/11 just had a more "close to home" effect for me or something, but it seems pretty callous do describe United 93 as a "suspenseful flick", don't you think??

-Max


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8702 posts, RR: 43
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1209 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 5):
Noticed that all right, but it was so quick I wasn't sure.

Those wingtip fences were pretty disappointing, especially since a lot of aviation details were in fact spot on.



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User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1196 times:

Quoting MaxQ2351 (Reply 6):
but it seems pretty callous do describe United 93 as a "suspenseful flick", don't you think??

No. It is.


User currently offlineLhrmaccoll From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1196 times:

Quoting MaxQ2351 (Reply 6):
Maybe 9/11 just had a more "close to home" effect for me or something, but it seems pretty callous do describe United 93 as a "suspenseful flick", don't you think??

No.
Not at all, 'flick' i wouldn't have used
But this, like any other film, is designed to suspend the viewer.
Its a disaster movie, simple as that, and just because these chaps are discussing certain aspects of them does not make them lesser than you emotionally or morally.
It was a shocking time for US ALL, not just you, maybe you should think about that!
Alex


User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5678 posts, RR: 32
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1172 times:

Quoting Lhrmaccoll (Reply 9):
No.
Not at all, 'flick' i wouldn't have used
But this, like any other film, is designed to suspend the viewer.
Its a disaster movie, simple as that, and just because these chaps are discussing certain aspects of them does not make them lesser than you emotionally or morally.
It was a shocking time for US ALL, not just you, maybe you should think about that!
Alex

First of all, I'm sorry if I caused any offence: it most certainly wasn't intended. I used the term "flick" after a discussion in another forum on here this week with an American. We used to use the term as kids and I was surprised to hear an American use it. I don't use the term "movie" and I mentioned in that post that I'd be using "flick" in future. (You can check my recent posts to verify that.)

I only meant that it was "grippingly real" in the sense that, of any "disaster movie" I've seen it was the only one that actually seemed REAL. There were no Hollywood stars, there was no Bruce Willis moment: even the famous "let's roll" line was completely understated. Surprisingly refreshing.

And, like yourself, I was horrified on 11 September 2001. The news broke here in the early afternoon and radio and TV stations cleared there schedules for rolling coverage of the event. I don't have a TV, but went into my neighbour's house to watch the coverage, then later drove out to relatives to catch it. I remember driving home around 10pm and the road and streets of my town were deserted, something I've only ever seen on Christmas Day.

And, three days later, the country closed down for a national day of mourning for the victims. So I'm sorry if you picked me up wrong, but no offence or triviliasation of the murder of 3,000 innocent people was intended.

[Edited 2006-06-22 21:01:13]

User currently offlineMaxQ2351 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1156 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 10):
First of all, I'm sorry if I caused any offence: it most certainly wasn't intended.

Don't sweat it.

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 10):
and I was surprised to hear an American use it.

I hear it from time to time.....mostly in the form of "Chick-flick", but it's not widespread around these parts at least.

Quoting Lhrmaccoll (Reply 9):
It was a shocking time for US ALL, not just you, maybe you should think about that!

Don't try me sir'. That day, I was a freshman in highschool, and I was babysitting my sister because both my parents were on trips. Coincidentally, that morning my dad was flying out of JFK, and my mom was on an AA 757, so I was rather freaking when I heard the news. While it may impact us all, it hits closer to home for some of us than it does others. Thankfully, I didn't lose anyone close to me in 9/11.

You should try telling the families that lost someone that it was shocking for everyone, not just them, too. That'd fly like a lead balloon!!!  

-Max

[Edited 2006-06-22 21:15:05]

User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8228 posts, RR: 23
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1144 times:

Quoting MaxQ2351 (Reply 6):
but it seems pretty callous do describe United 93 as a "suspenseful flick", don't you think??

Dude, did you see it? You're right there and, even though you know it will happen, you don't know when, and until that time you're very anxious.

I think people critiquing it like any other movie is somewhat calous, I think eating popcorn and slurping a drink while watching it is insensitive and disrespectful, but to say that it was suspenseful is just stating the truth.



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User currently offline808TWA From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 701 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1139 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 4):
By the way, did anyone else notice how they used an A320 in one of the "climbing" shots?

I haven't seen the movie myself, will wait for the DVD version.

In the Toronto newsprint advertisements they also showed an A320.

-Alan



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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1129 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Thread starter):
Anachronism

That is such a great word, and sadly under-used. Well done, Braybuddy, for using a fantastic word.


User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1122 times:

Quoting MaxQ2351 (Reply 11):

Dude, it's a freakin movie. Lighten up. Nothing anyone says about the movie has an impact on real life. If someone says the movie sucks or calls it a 'flick' (which is quite accepted as slang in the US) it is in no way a comment on the actual events. There comes a point where you have to distinguish real life from a film, even if it is based on actual events.


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1112 times:

Quoting MaxQ2351 (Reply 6):
did see the A&E made for TV version, "Flight 93", and even though I knew what was going to happen, I was crying like a Buddhist monk by the end of that movie!!

I had just flown in from LHR to YYZ for the meet, and go tinto bed to wath that movie. By the end i had tears in my eyes from it. God knows what i will be like in the new movie


User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5678 posts, RR: 32
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 19 hours ago) and read 1065 times:

Another anachronism I've read about is a poster for "Chicken Little" (2005) in an early runway scene.

One interesting nugged I also picked-up on is that the Iraqi-born (but London-based) actor Lewis Alsamari, who plays the lead hijacker in the film, was denied a visa by US immigration authorities when he applied to visit New York City to attend the premiere, despite having already been granted asylum in the United Kingdom since the 1990s.

The reason given was that he had once been a conscripted member of the Iraqi army - although this was also the grounds for his refugee status after his desertion in 1993.


User currently offlineRaffik From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 1716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 19 hours ago) and read 1063 times:

What about films such as Titanic?  Wink


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