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1 hour ago, London Best said:

Surely, .45 cal slugs? 
The calibre was .577/.450. 
.577 case necked to .45 cal?

Either way, being hit by a 480gr bullet with 1900lbf of energy is going to sting!

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1 hour ago, henry d said:

Just watching pulp fiction, restaurant scene. Cigarette zips from hand to hand and then disappears when Vincent rolls one.

I love Pulp Fiction. Can’t rewatch films though, I can generally remember them word for word even years later and instantly lose my suspension of disbelief in the first few minutes and then start seeing it as a production rather than being engrossed in the story. You can never step in the same river twice. 

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12 hours ago, WalkedUp said:

I love Pulp Fiction. Can’t rewatch films though, I can generally remember them word for word even years later and instantly lose my suspension of disbelief in the first few minutes and then start seeing it as a production rather than being engrossed in the story. You can never step in the same river twice. 

First time I saw pulp fiction I had to have Vincent’s Malibu. The very next day I tracked one down.  

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I used to drive around pretending as was on heroine.  

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On 08/01/2021 at 15:42, fatchap said:

All of the special effects in Battle of Britain.

My pal and I were very nearly extras in `Battle of Britain` 

We went to Hawkinge airfield where some of it was being filmed (1969 I think) and told to return the next day with our hair cut short back and sides and we would receive £2 per day. It was trendy in those days to have long hair so we decided against it.

Remember watching a scene where a `cardboard` plane was on fire and the lovely Susanna York was walking away from it. I will remember her lovely blue eyes always. Also remember seeing who I now know as Ian McShane (Lovejoy) as he was the shortest among all the other actors. There were many other well known actors there but I didn`t know who they were at the time, or particularly cared !

When watching the film, there was a shot of airmen entering The Jackdaw pub at Denton (near Folkestone) and in clear view was a very modern doorbell at the side of the door.

In contrast, we were on holiday on Kefalonia whilst they were making Captain Corelli`s Mandolin and the effects were fantastic. I got talking to a couple guys who were painting some boarding around a building (it was surrounding a small hotel) and in the film was the town hall. Also a row of army lorries painted on shuttering board. They looked absolutely realistic in the film. These scenery effects have clearly come a long way since the earlier films.

OB

 

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1 hour ago, NoBodyImportant said:

First time I saw pulp fiction I had to have Vincent’s Malibu. The very next day I tracked one down.  

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I used to drive around pretending as was on heroine.  

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That’s awesome! Looks like you tracked down 1/2 of one and had to build the rest! 

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In the Godfather (greatest movie of all time)

Munzy - I put it down to just a typo, but this is incorrect. Should read "Once upon a time in America".🙂

NoBodyImportant - excellent car - well done.

 

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I was in the same hotel as an Austrian as we were on the same project but from different companies and he told me he was in the Austrian army doing his 18 months national service and they were drafted in as Russians as extras on the Clint Eastwood film Firefox.

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On 10/01/2021 at 22:36, Gordon R said:

Munzy - I put it down to just a typo, but this is incorrect. Should read "Once upon a time in America".🙂

NoBodyImportant - excellent car - well done.

 

A great movie no doubt but for me the Corleone’s win!

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On 10/01/2021 at 12:11, Old Boggy said:

My pal and I were very nearly extras in `Battle of Britain` 

We went to Hawkinge airfield where some of it was being filmed (1969 I think) and told to return the next day with our hair cut short back and sides and we would receive £2 per day. It was trendy in those days to have long hair so we decided against it.

Remember watching a scene where a `cardboard` plane was on fire and the lovely Susanna York was walking away from it. I will remember her lovely blue eyes always. Also remember seeing who I now know as Ian McShane (Lovejoy) as he was the shortest among all the other actors. There were many other well known actors there but I didn`t know who they were at the time, or particularly cared !

When watching the film, there was a shot of airmen entering The Jackdaw pub at Denton (near Folkestone) and in clear view was a very modern doorbell at the side of the door.

In contrast, we were on holiday on Kefalonia whilst they were making Captain Corelli`s Mandolin and the effects were fantastic. I got talking to a couple guys who were painting some boarding around a building (it was surrounding a small hotel) and in the film was the town hall. Also a row of army lorries painted on shuttering board. They looked absolutely realistic in the film. These scenery effects have clearly come a long way since the earlier films.

OB

 

My dad was a fireman on the RAF groundcrew for the Lancs when they filmed Dambusters.

Edit to clarify he was actual ground crew, not an actor portraying them.

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10 hours ago, Zapp said:

My dad was a fireman on the RAF groundcrew for the Lancs when they filmed Dambusters.

Edit to clarify he was actual ground crew, not an actor portraying them.

I live not far from where Barnes Wallis tested his bouncing bomb off Reculver (North Kent coast). The military took over a nearby house and mill from a pal of my Dad’s to house BW for the duration. A few years ago I remember seeing one of the trial bombs (a large canister filled with concrete)out in the mud on a very low spring tide. It was recovered and is now in a local museum.

OB

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