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 Posted:   Jul 23, 2019 - 10:38 AM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

Don't you hate it when you're watching Don't Make Waves and the topless China Lee doesn't stand up just a smidge more in the pool scene?

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2019 - 10:46 AM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

Don't you hate it when you're watching Don't Make Waves and the topless China Lee doesn't stand up just a smidge more in the pool scene?

I thought u only watched pretentious, dull, art-house fare?

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2019 - 10:57 AM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

Don't you hate it when you're watching Don't Make Waves and the topless China Lee doesn't stand up just a smidge more in the pool scene?

I thought u only watched pretentious, dull, art-house fare?


I checked out Don't Make Waves because it was directed by Alexander Mackendrick who had helmed many of the classic Ealing comedies of the 1950s such as The Ladykillers. I was wondering how his English drollery would translate to a Malibu beach setting; mayhap an incisive study of American mores and manners from an across-the-pond perspective. Instead, I had to watch people like Claudia Cardinale and Sharon Tate in various states of undress.

Kidding, of course, you fool! I watch all sorts of cinematic fare! Why I spent this past weekend watching all four of the "Airport" movies. Yes, I even viewed the entirety of "The Concorde"!

 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2019 - 8:50 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

I'm sure this one has been done, but when the actors are far older than their counterparts they portray - particularly true of war movies: pilots, crew, etc..
WWII pilots typically varied in age from 19 - 21, with 25 considered mature and >30 being old.
I think it would be interesting to see "kids" playing the parts.

 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2019 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

I'm sure this one has been done, but when the actors are far older than their counterparts they portray - particularly true of war movies: pilots, crew, etc..
WWII pilots typically varied in age from 19 - 21, with 25 considered mature and >30 being old.
I think it would be interesting to see "kids" playing the parts.


See: DUNKIRK
Are you sure about pilots being that young? Seems to me training them takes a longer time than infantry.

 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2019 - 9:20 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

I'm sure this one has been done, but when the actors are far older than their counterparts they portray - particularly true of war movies: pilots, crew, etc..
WWII pilots typically varied in age from 19 - 21, with 25 considered mature and >30 being old.


See: Alec Baldwin and Tom Sizemore in Pearl Harbor, and Sizemore and Tom Hanks in Saving Private Ryan.

 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2019 - 9:54 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

Draft age.limit was. well over 30.
Plus career officers.
There were vetrtean vets.

 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2019 - 9:55 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

I'm sure this one has been done, but when the actors are far older than their counterparts they portray - particularly true of war movies: pilots, crew, etc..
WWII pilots typically varied in age from 19 - 21, with 25 considered mature and >30 being old.


See: Alec Baldwin and Tom Sizemore in Pearl Harbor, and Sizemore and Tom Hanks in Saving Private Ryan.


Spencer Tracy in.the horrid.GUY NAMED JOE#

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2019 - 11:11 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

I'm sure this one has been done, but when the actors are far older than their counterparts they portray - particularly true of war movies: pilots, crew, etc..
WWII pilots typically varied in age from 19 - 21, with 25 considered mature and >30 being old.
I think it would be interesting to see "kids" playing the parts.



Yeah but the farther back you go in time, the older people looked for their age.
It's strange, but it's true.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2019 - 2:32 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

I'm sure this one has been done, but when the actors are far older than their counterparts they portray - particularly true of war movies: pilots, crew, etc..


Yup, thousands of examples of that. Russell Crowe in the lacklustre Robin Hood. He was too old, out of shape (fat) & just looked tired.

...& I've been reading a lot about D-Day lately, all those soldiers in their late teens & early twenties, even officers.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2019 - 6:00 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)



...& I've been reading a lot about D-Day lately, all those soldiers in their late teens & early twenties, even officers.



I've just started Max Hastings's Vietnam, which just in the first few pages has opened my eyes to things I never knew about the French involvement in the country just after WW2. No doubt n-n-n-nineteen will come up at some stage.

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2019 - 10:13 AM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

Vietnam : average age 19

" I've never seen so many wasted so badly"
GBU

" " WE'RE fighting for our land. You're fighting for a big nothing!"
- APOCALYPSE NOW

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2019 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

I'm sure this one has been done, but when the actors are far older than their counterparts they portray - particularly true of war movies: pilots, crew, etc..
WWII pilots typically varied in age from 19 - 21, with 25 considered mature and >30 being old.
I think it would be interesting to see "kids" playing the parts.



Yeah but the farther back you go in time, the older people looked for their age.
It's strange, but it's true.


TRUE.

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2019 - 10:26 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I'm sure this one has been done, but when the actors are far older than their counterparts they portray - particularly true of war movies: pilots, crew, etc..
WWII pilots typically varied in age from 19 - 21, with 25 considered mature and >30 being old.
I think it would be interesting to see "kids" playing the parts.



Yeah but the farther back you go in time, the older people looked for their age.
It's strange, but it's true.


TRUE.


Mind... Blown!

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2019 - 11:35 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

Yeah but the farther back you go in time, the older people looked for their age.
It's strange, but it's true.


Exactly. I think much of it has to do with the times. The harder the times, the more resilient and mature folks were and looked. The easier the times, well, you get the idea.

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2019 - 12:56 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

A captive gets away and runs through a forest or similar, emerges onto the road and then flags down the first car they see....which... big surprise...is the bloody villains who are trying to shoot them!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2019 - 1:16 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

A superhero can punch their way through a spaceship like a knife through butter but can't knock out a villain with a punch to the face - because the script says so.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2019 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

A superhero can punch their way through a spaceship like a knife through butter but can't knock out a villain with a punch to the face - because the script says so.

Man, let it go! It’s only Th’Avengers!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2019 - 2:03 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

A superhero can punch their way through a spaceship like a knife through butter but can't knock out a villain with a punch to the face - because the script says so.

Man, let it go! It’s only Th’Avengers!


Me vee thee, nar! (and it's not ONLY Th'Avengers or ah'd be awreet wi' it.)

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2019 - 2:10 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

I'm sure this one has been done, but when the actors are far older than their counterparts they portray - particularly true of war movies: pilots, crew, etc..
WWII pilots typically varied in age from 19 - 21, with 25 considered mature and >30 being old.
I think it would be interesting to see "kids" playing the parts.



Yeah but the farther back you go in time, the older people looked for their age.
It's strange, but it's true.


Only because they were "undernourished" by today's supersized standards. The formerly healthy gaunt and hollow-eyed appearance has been replaced with "baby fat" faces.

 
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