Samurai 777
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AA DC-10 Landing On An LA Freeway!

Thu Jul 13, 2000 6:32 am

No, this didn't really happen, but I came across a movie of an American Airlines DC-10 landing on a freeway in LA. It's supposed to be a short special effects movie shown on windowsmedia.msn.com and was created on a personal computer! Looks pretty neat, but I sure wouldn't want to be the guy in the van! (he's lucky to be unhurt, fortunately) And it looks fairly realistic, except maybe for the final shot of the DC-10 resting on the freeway. Have a look at this movie and see what you think!

http://windowsmedia.msn.com/MediaGuide/default.asp?Page=3
 
Trvlr
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RE: AA DC-10 Landing On An LA Freeway!

Thu Jul 13, 2000 6:43 am

Pretty Cool! Actually, in the scene where the plane crosses the overpass, it looks like the a/c is actually an MD-11 because it is longer and you can see the winglets.

Aaron G.
 
lax2000
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RE: AA DC-10 Landing On An LA Freeway!

Thu Jul 13, 2000 6:47 am

Pretty entertaining stuff. However I don't know why he couldn't use the runways at LAX, 4 blocks away!
Thanks for the link.

Adam...
 
wannabe
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RE: AA DC-10 Landing On An LA Freeway!

Thu Jul 13, 2000 6:55 am

I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but it ain't on the page I get when I click on the URL given.
 
Lindy
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RE: AA DC-10 Landing On An LA Freeway!

Thu Jul 13, 2000 7:08 am

I cant see anything!!!! My media player just gives me sound and is blank screen!! help!!!
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ATA757
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RE: AA DC-10 Landing On An LA Freeway!

Thu Jul 13, 2000 7:14 am

Dagggummit!!! It won't work for me either!!!


ATA757
 
Lindy
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RE: AA DC-10 Landing On An LA Freeway!

Thu Jul 13, 2000 7:25 am

It works on RealPlayer but it suck!!! is blury and slow.
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Trvlr
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RE: AA DC-10 Landing On An LA Freeway!

Thu Jul 13, 2000 7:34 am

I think you need some sort of plugin that you get from the official site of the movie. However, when i went to the official site I could not play it, but even when I had downloaded the plugin the movie would still not play. But when I went to the windows media site I did not have to download anything and the movie played!    

Aaron G.
 
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RE: AA DC-10 Landing On An LA Freeway!

Thu Jul 13, 2000 8:09 am

Only found one error...the thrust reversers never deployed after touchdown!
 
goingboeing
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RE: AA DC-10 Landing On An LA Freeway!

Thu Jul 13, 2000 8:29 am

Only one error? Ever weigh a DC10? You think the car roof would look that good after supporting a DC10? Also, the AA logo really looked to be dubbed in. The colors just didn't look "right" on the version I watched .
 
victech
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RE: AA DC-10 Landing On An LA Freeway!

Thu Jul 13, 2000 9:34 am

Ok, I'll give you all of those (except for the colors...it looks OK on broadband)...I was referring to the errors after I had suspended belief.  
 
goingboeing
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RE: AA DC-10 Landing On An LA Freeway!

Thu Jul 13, 2000 10:16 am

oh they looked okay, but still "fakey"
 
FLY777UAL
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RE: AA DC-10 Landing On An LA Freeway!

Thu Jul 13, 2000 10:32 am

It works on my Windows Media Player, and it's crystal clear (I'm watching BBC World now). GREAT video!

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L
 
Pacific
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RE: AA DC-10 Landing On An LA Freeway!

Thu Jul 13, 2000 1:45 pm

Does this only work if you have a broadband connection?
 
AC_A340
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RE: AA DC-10 Landing On An LA Freeway!

Thu Jul 13, 2000 9:33 pm

Where is it on that web-page?
 
NJTurnpike
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RE: AA DC-10 Landing On An LA Freeway!

Thu Jul 13, 2000 11:28 pm

If you are having problems viewing the move, you most probably require the DivX codec for Windows Media Player. There are also QuickTime and RealMedia versions of the movie available.

405: The Movie - Home page;
www.405themovie.com

Other versions available on;

http://www.ifilm.com/ifilm/skeletons/film_detail/0,1263,204155,00.html

~NJTurnpike
 
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RE: AA DC-10 Landing On An LA Freeway!

Thu Jul 13, 2000 11:32 pm

AWESOME! I got it to work for me. What a video...a bit unrealistic, but kinda scary, and really funny - the expression on the guy's face as he sees a DC-10 in his rear view mirror, tries to out run it, its nose collapses on his car...and that old lady in the Lincoln...that was HYSTERICAL! I wonder how this film was made??
 
NJTurnpike
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RE: AA DC-10 Landing On An LA Freeway!

Thu Jul 13, 2000 11:42 pm

www.405themovie.com has all the 'Making of' details, interviews, pcitures etc.

(sorry to repeat)

~NJTurnpike
 
Samurai 777
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RE: AA DC-10 Landing On An LA Freeway!

Fri Jul 14, 2000 6:30 am

Glad you guys liked the movie - I caught sight of it on the school computer. The movie plays best on Windows Media, but as NJ Turnpike said, you can actually play it on Real Player or Quicktime.

An IFILM window should automatically pop up after you click on the movie choice on the website if you don't have Windows Media Player (which I don't have on my PC). There, you can pick the choice of Real Player, Quicktime or Windows Media. The number of Ks there besides "Quicktime" (which I do have on my PC) and "Windows Media" in that pop-up denote the modem speed, not the movie size. But be prepared to give a lot of time to download! It is worth it, though!

Oh, yeah, that was a pretty funny movie!
 
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RE: AA DC-10 Landing On An LA Freeway!

Fri Jul 14, 2000 7:44 am

I am on the site, but how do I navigate to the movie.
Get your patchouli stink outta my store!
 
ripcordd
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RE: AA DC-10 Landing On An LA Freeway!

Fri Jul 14, 2000 11:20 am

What is the movie called and what is it under
 
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RE: AA DC-10 Landing On An LA Freeway!

Fri Jul 14, 2000 12:13 pm

go to www.ifilm.com and on the left is a pale blue section of the top 20 films viewed. 405 is listed at number one. click on that. From there select player and speed you want. If you want quicktime you can download it at www.quicktime.com. Once ready hit play and it will begin to download. If you don't have a fast connection this download will take some time before the mvoie will play. Hope that helps.