The official AHF (WW2 and pre-WW2) movie trivia quiz thread

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Post by Potsdamerplatz » 13 Feb 2008 02:42

phylo_roadking wrote:LOL THAT has to be Doctor Strangelove or "How I learned to love the Bomb and stop worrying"


Yes indeed. :D

Once they read the script, The Pentagon withheld any co-operation with the film so the set designers were forced to reconstruct the cockpit of the B52 bomber from one single photograph in their possession that had been carelessly printed in a British flying magazine and comparing it to the cockpit of the B29 Superfortress, and relating it to the geometry of the B52's fuselage. (In the early 60s, the B52 represented cutting edge technology and access to it was a matter of national security.) When some American Air Force personnel were invited to view the film's reconstruction of the B52 cockpit (which had cost $100,000 to construct), they were astounded to see that it was almost note perfect, so much so that Kubrick feared that Ken Adam's production design team had resorted to illegal moves and could be under investigation from the FBI.


Over to phylo roadking for our next quesion....

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Post by phylo_roadking » 13 Feb 2008 02:52

Which classic British war movie based on the real-life event has a motoring sequence shot on a stretch of road that been in a number of productions including The Saint, The Avengers, Dangerman (and for our British viewers, only just last year in Top Gear!) that is a Special Stage on the Monte Carlo Rally???

Clue - tho' this is of course in the South of France, in this film it's masquerading as a part of the Mediterranean MUCH further East....or is it really in the Aegean???? ;)

Trivia clue - in the film the car that motors up this road is referred to as a "Mercedes, 1941 model", but in reality it was a "Brand new Opel", and not 1941 ;)

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Post by Robb » 30 Apr 2008 09:51

Hi phylo_roadking,

Would you like to provide a couple of hints please?
regards Robb

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Post by Marcus » 12 Jul 2008 09:10

This quiz is open for a new question to get it moving again.

/Marcus

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Post by IvanSR » 25 Sep 2008 23:20

An easy one, in what country were the Band of Brothers miniseries shot?

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Post by arcano » 25 Sep 2008 23:47

England and Switzerland

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Post by IvanSR » 26 Sep 2008 00:02

That is however wrong.

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Post by arcano » 26 Sep 2008 12:02

Uh! I took this data from IMDB...

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Post by IvanSR » 26 Sep 2008 15:39

That's the first time I hear about Switzerland. To my knowledge it was filmed entirely in England, some parts in the same location where the final scene of Saving Private Ryan. Nevermind, go ahead with another one.

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Post by IvanSR » 26 Sep 2008 15:55

Plus, the fact it's from imdb doesn't mean it couldn't be wrong...

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Post by arcano » 27 Sep 2008 12:54

You're right,IvanSR...well,at least,we are agree with England.

Please feel free to post the next one.Regards.

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Post by IvanSR » 27 Sep 2008 14:56

How many howitzers are destroyed during the small squad attack in When Trumpets Fade?

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Post by Alaric » 27 Jan 2009 08:09

Since it's been 4 months without an answer, can we have another question posted to keep things going?

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Post by IvanSR » 28 Jan 2009 21:11

There were two howitzers destroyed during that scene. Haha, I have answered my own question.

Whoever wants, may continue.

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Post by Simon K » 28 Jan 2009 21:25

In what 1943 film is "Just ordinary Bovril, rather heavily laced with sherry", drunk?
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