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malcolmfrary

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Re: Murphy's War
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2009, 11:42:59 am »

The films mentioned were all pre-cgi, and attempts to make available hardware plausible I can live with. 
The problem with cgi is that it is fairly convincing, but realism is usually "enhanced" for the benefit of the audience, and it stops being a film and starts being a cartoon.  I like cartoons, having gained my cultural background in the New Ritz on Blackpool Golden Mile on Saturday nights when a growing lad, but you could always tell that the laws of physics were being circumvented.  CGI "action" movies, on the other hand, are mis-informing the upcoming generation of what is or is not actually possible.  Have a look at mythbusters and the ill-founded queries generated on the associated websites.
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Re: Murphy's War
« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2009, 12:56:03 pm »

Just finished downloading the movie of Murphys War,
so I will be able to take a look anytime...........

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Re: Murphy's War
« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2009, 02:48:10 pm »

Sorry to dissapoint you Ian M, but the Tigers were converted T-34s...
Is that fair dinkum? (as my Aussy cousins would say)

I knew there was something going o there as they have the same shape as a tiger but the proportions [turret front] are way out (both physically and figuratively). I figured it may have been a communist modified turret on a tiger chasis or something along those lines. Y'know, a commy or 2nd world country finds itself with 'x' number of germans tanks in 45 and puts them to their use.

Ah... the pennys dropped why that front area of the turret was so far forward.. they've gone with one of those 85mm 34's and just welded flat plate around the 34 turret curves!

Y'know.. I shall never look at Kelly Heros in the same light again. That GI webbing wil just feel 'odd' somehow.  :-)

'Re; come up and see my ships wheel'

It doesn't work! I've not got 1 fella to follow me up those stairs! {:-{
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Re: Murphy's War
« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2009, 04:14:06 pm »

Looks as if I opened a can of worms, Sorry about that chaps..But it is fun to light the blue T paper and watch you lot blast off, Some of the gentlemanly slanging matches are worth saving for posterarty
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Re: Murphy's War
« Reply #29 on: April 01, 2009, 05:36:48 pm »

Dont worry about posterity.  What did it ever do for you?
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Re: Murphy's War
« Reply #30 on: April 05, 2009, 09:25:36 pm »

Sent me to sea for 53 years ,Large sailing yachts, Grey funnel Line, Distant water steam trawlers,Whale catchers, Square riggers, Merchant Navy, & Survey Ships  :-))
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Re: Murphy's War
« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2009, 10:59:45 pm »

That Posterity shipping line is somethig eh? Even got it's own fleet of warships! <*<
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Re: Murphy's War
« Reply #32 on: April 13, 2009, 11:07:39 pm »

BUT the Grub is awful... and the Pay is worse
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