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UK TV 633 Squadron Film Sat 07 Feb 1245 GMT

Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:22 pm

UK TV SAT 07 FEB 1245 ITV1 LONDON

The film is said to have good Lancaster flying sequences. Part of the critic's write up (with reference to the classic "Dam Busters" film):

"The flying sequences are undeniably more thrilling (particularly the Scottish Highlands training exercises), but they cannot compensate for the dullness of the Norwegian-set scenes, which smack of Hollywood's wartime vision of occupied Europe in which the Nazis resemble the Keystone Kops and romance matters more than heroism."

[Edited 2009-02-07 04:24:56]
 
bennett123
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RE: UK TV 633 Squadron Film Sat 07 Feb 1245 GMT

Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:27 pm

Great flying sequences.

Pity that the critic does not know that the Dam Busters of 617 Sqn flew Lancasters, whereas the fictional 633 Sqn flew Mosquitoe's.
 
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RE: UK TV 633 Squadron Film Sat 07 Feb 1245 GMT

Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:25 pm

Great Mosquito footage, rubbish plot/acting.
But always nice to see the 'Wooden Wonder' in Technicolor action!
 
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RE: UK TV 633 Squadron Film Sat 07 Feb 1245 GMT

Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:44 am

One of my favorite movies. I have it on DVD and watch it about once a year. What a beautiful aircraft.

Are there any left flying today?

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