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Re: Mayhem Film Club....
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2007, 11:00:49 PM »

I hope that this is taken the way it is meant? Films if made?

 "a nightmare on mayhem 1"
 "a nightmare on mayhem 2"
 "a nightmare on mayhem 3"

  "Not another "numpty"

 AND  "The numpty returns" ;) :D ;D

 Real films!

 The Yangtsey incident.
 The battle of Midway.
 The Bedford incident, funny? this one reminds e of "Numpties"?
 Star wars, the attack of the Num, sorry Clones.

 And finally Titan AE.

  :D ;) ;D :o ::)
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« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2007, 11:16:29 PM »

No Particular order:

2001
Battle of the River Plate
Lord of the Rings triology
Torah Torah Torah!
Bladerunner
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« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2009, 05:54:15 AM »


Just watched one of my favourite films again twice this week, can I ask a few land lubber questions?...

1. Was Compass rose a real ship?

2. What ship did they use for the film?

3. (3:15) Lockhart ( Donald Sinden) says he's "just come up from King Alfred."  What's King Alfred?

4. (4:00) What can't you salute a superior office indoors without his cap on, captain Eericson (Jack Hawkings) says "I can't return it."



.... I've got a rotten cold at the moment so standby for loads more irrational questions about this 'The Cruel Sea'
      and other WWII naval films!  O0



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« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2009, 06:12:31 AM »

1) Compass Rose was a fictional ship

2) The actual ship used was HMS CROCUS (K-49).

3) I've always assumed he is referring to King Alfred Dock in London but I'm not sure.

4) As far as I'm aware you can't salute without a cap on and you can't wear your cap indoors but some of our RN chaps may know more detail.
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Re: Mayhem Film Club....
« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2009, 06:28:49 AM »




1, No, a 'Compass Rose' is what they call the centre face of a compass... you know the north/south/east/west with all the pointy triangles bit? And it's quite a clever name really as it combines the 'rose' bit for a flower class corvette and the nautical part name. Clever!

2, The IMDB page says "The Compass Rose was played by ex-HMS Coreopsis. She was given the number K49 in the film which was the number of HMS Crocus (sometimes wrongly thought to have been used in the film). The real number of the Coreopsis was K32."  and  "When the film was made in 1952, no Flower Class corvettes remained in Royal Navy service. The ship used was therefore the Greek corvette Kriezis, brought to Britain for scrapping. She was already scrapped by the time the film premiered."

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045659/trivia

So to simplify, the COREOPSIS (K32) was sold to the Greeks who named her KRIEZIS and when they were scrapping her, the film makers bought/borrowed her, re-named her the cleverl 'COMPASS ROSE' was given the random number K49.

There's a story that during filming with the merchant ship crew, the MV COMPASS ROSE passed a US battleship who was on a visit to UK waters. There was a signal exchange that went thus, (I paraphrase):

US Ship: 'what ship?'

Compass Rose: 'K49 Compass Rose sailing the cruel sea'

That's surposed to be true... read it in a 'famous signals' book. :-)

3, I'm pretty certain that KA was a shore base for training RN or RNVR officer types.

4. don't know.. I could probably guess... but if we wait, one of the 'more knowledgable' will be along soon and will knock us off our feet with his briliance. :-)

I watched 'Enemy Below' the other night and ahave a raft full of similar questions.. if I remember them* I'll ask them later.

* I'm getting on in years.
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« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2009, 08:12:12 AM »

Salutes can only be given when wearing headgear, which in turn can only be worn outside, so Bunkerbarge is quite correct.
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« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2009, 09:14:17 AM »

HMS King Alfred was a shore training esatblishment for RNVR officers during WW2. It was located at Hove, East Sussex.

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« Reply #32 on: May 02, 2009, 09:59:08 PM »

The view from the other side...tonight (sat 2nd May`09)  "Das Boot",  BBC 2 11.40pm.  German with sub titles if you see what they mean.
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« Reply #33 on: May 02, 2009, 11:20:41 PM »

Since a salute is aimed at the Kings/ Queens uniform it is incorrect to salute the uniform if it is incomplete ie. without the cap. That's what they told us in the RAF, might be different in the RN, dunno
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« Reply #34 on: May 03, 2009, 03:28:35 AM »

The view from the other side...tonight (sat 2nd May`09)  "Das Boot",  BBC 2 11.40pm.  German with sub titles if you see what they mean.

Just finished watching Das Boot... again!
Anybody else watch it?
I seemed to me the subtitles were quite a  bit different to the DVD.
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« Reply #35 on: April 23, 2012, 10:55:47 AM »

HI all anyone been to see the film BATTLESHIP yet ? an your view's ?
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« Reply #36 on: April 23, 2012, 11:24:04 AM »

seen the trailer for it, that was enough....   {-)
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« Reply #37 on: April 23, 2012, 11:51:17 AM »

Going tomorrow, I don't have high hopes.....
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« Reply #38 on: April 23, 2012, 12:18:39 PM »

Well Thomas (aged almost 12) thought it was fantastic!

So, expect the worst!  {-)
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« Reply #39 on: April 23, 2012, 12:25:04 PM »

Look like a bit of a transformers spin-off, I was tempted to go and see but decided I'll wait til it's in the bargain bin at asda, probably only be about 8 months... Lol
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« Reply #40 on: April 23, 2012, 12:47:29 PM »

Here's the plot run down. Really far fetched:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battleship_%28film%29

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« Reply #41 on: April 23, 2012, 06:00:38 PM »

Any film that has a pop singer in it trying to be an actress, and is based on a childrens board game does not bode well


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« Reply #42 on: April 23, 2012, 06:27:13 PM »

Hmm..don't think I like the sounds of that. Sounds to me like a recipe for a CGI disaster.


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Re: Mayhem Film Club....
« Reply #43 on: April 23, 2012, 06:35:03 PM »

Well all totally believable until it was mentioned that the the USS Missouri got envolved..

So let me get this straight, we have an Alien race capable of reaching the Earth within 7 or less years and are taken out by a WW2 Battleship !!!  and I would not be surprised if Casey Ryback was still the Chef..

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« Reply #44 on: April 23, 2012, 06:48:56 PM »

Oh look...Bobby has just got out of the shower.  ;D



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« Reply #45 on: April 23, 2012, 07:47:16 PM »

Oh look...Bobby has just got out of the shower.  ;D



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« Reply #46 on: April 23, 2012, 10:18:58 PM »

Went to it over Easter here in NZ - it is quite possibly the worst movie I have ever seen. I strongly recommend that anyone and everyone avoid it as you will put at risk both your sanity and your life...

I usually class movies (in order from best to worst) as:
Buy It
Rent It
Rip It (by which I mean illegally download)

This doesn't even rate a "rip it"...

To put it in perspective - it's far worse than Will Smith's Independence Day.
Any credibility that might have been remaining was totally and irrevocably lost when the Mo dropped her anchor.
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« Reply #47 on: April 23, 2012, 10:20:23 PM »

I expect Americans will find it quite plausible though...
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« Reply #48 on: April 23, 2012, 10:23:01 PM »


 and I would not be surprised if Casey Ryback was still the Chef..



Well, if it has Erika Eleniak coming out of a cake again it can't be all bad!  ;)

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« Reply #49 on: April 23, 2012, 10:38:17 PM »

Hey come on people, its science fiction not a docu-drama!
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