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Old 3rd Dec 2018, 10:53
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I think the remake of the Thomas Crown with Pierce Brosnan was one of the few remakes which in my humble opinion was better or at least on par with the original.

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Old 3rd Dec 2018, 12:03
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Asy ANYONE who had met and knew Gibson and you will hear that the Richard Todd portrayal of him was about as authentic as if he had been played by lady Gaga!
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Old 3rd Dec 2018, 13:39
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Asy ANYONE who had met and knew Gibson and you will hear that the Richard Todd portrayal of him was about as authentic as if he had been played by lady Gaga!
In a recent documentary one of his sqn members said he was referred to as Arch Bastard. I think this could have applied to several publicly adored airmen, Bader springs to mind, and I met another.

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Old 3rd Dec 2018, 16:15
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"Its not "Bayder" ,it's " Barder" as in Bastard!!" Apocryphally.
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I met BADER twice, and both times were thoroughly unpleasant and distasteful.
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Originally Posted by pr00ne View Post
I met BADER twice, and both times were thoroughly unpleasant and distasteful.
The other BoB Ace I was alluding too was similarly !!!

As stn cdr he invited all livers in to Christmas drinks. The barman was present with bar books. As a former stn cdr he requested Hon membership; several spoke against but he avoided black balling.

Visiting the Mess the SDO greeted him in the bar. He ordered a drink, asked the SDO and then told the barman - 'this officer's bar book'. There are other stories out there.
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Old 4th Dec 2018, 01:58
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Each to their own. IMDB are not the font of all knowledge and wisdom. Ask Joe Bloggs what they think of Bohemian Rhapsody and you will get a very different answer than the so called critics gave.
IMBd is not 'critics' as such - it's pretty much a popular vote of the 'members' (and pretty much anyone can become a member simply by signing up). IMBd ratings are frequently contrary to the critics. Rotten Tomatoes 'audience score' is the same way.
I've often found movies that the critics loved that left me cold, but it's pretty rare that it goes the other way and I find a movie that the critics panned that I really liked.

Mr. Mac - the Thomas Crown remake was rather good (and I like Pierce Brosnan) - but personally I'd still go for the Steve McQueen original.
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Asy ANYONE who had met and knew Gibson and you will hear that the Richard Todd portrayal of him was about as authentic as if he had been played by lady Gaga!
Heard somewhat similar before, I must admit, prOOne, but my argument is that Richard Todd was probably told exactly what GG was really like and chose to play him in a somewhat more 'sympathetic' way! (A possibly poor choice of expression but I cannot think of anything else at present)

Besides, how would the movie had been greeted if RT played GG as he really was?

I really could not think of any current Actor who could do the same! But maybe that's just my problem!
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Don't forget that Gibson and Todd were much the same age but the film was made ten+ years after the raid, so Todd was a 36-year-old playing the part of Gibson who was not yet 25 at the time of the raid.
Also, as has been written above, The Dam Busters film was entertainment, not documentary, so a few details still being classified hardly matters.
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Amen to that! Belongs in the same junk pile as the hoary old chestnut about Prince Harry's supposed paternity. The idiots that post them seem to think they are saying something original and amusing, instead of repeating the same old claptrap.
So you don't mind that they'll either be cutting out or altering the success code word from the film for PC reasons then....
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So you don't mind that they'll either be cutting out or altering the success code word from the film for PC reasons then....
No I don't mind, because its irrelevant!! Considering that much of the original was censored (for other reasons) no one gives a hoot.

For the record if they don't change the name I will not bat an eyelid, if they do change it I may smile inwardly at the reaction of the "I told you so" brigade.
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator View Post
The other BoB Ace I was alluding too was similarly !!!

As stn cdr he invited all livers in to Christmas drinks. The barman was present with bar books. As a former stn cdr he requested Hon membership; several spoke against but he avoided black balling.

Visiting the Mess the SDO greeted him in the bar. He ordered a drink, asked the SDO and then told the barman - 'this officer's bar book'. There are other stories out there.
Bet he was one of Bader's men at one point. First name begin with a D or a J? (suspect the Latter).
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Second name also beginning with "J" of course. Stories ,including versions of the one by P.N. abounded around the Service in my time . (Garden earth in a Valletta anybody?)
One alleged Baderism, when whacking another leg amputee pilot( there were a few) on his "tin leg"with his stick.

"There's only room for one legless pilot in this Air force, old boy "
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Correct, J.

I wonder if Bader's victim was Musgrave? Stn Cdr at South Verney in '61.
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(Garden earth in a Valletta anybody?)

An Argosy, Haraka
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Jindabyne: pretty certain you're right - it was an Argosy.
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