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Post by craigob » 19 Jul 2007 22:28

here is tom cruise in his role!.........
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Post by Fallschirmjäger » 19 Jul 2007 23:12

There are shots out already for the movie though not finished even,thanks for this one craigob.Tom cruise actualy looks not bad as a german officer,a first im pretty shure in a movie?.

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Post by Kurt_Steiner » 20 Jul 2007 09:47

At least the Tante Ju looks fine. I see something odd but cannot tell what.

By the way... in a day like two, 63 years ago...

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Post by Andreas » 20 Jul 2007 13:02

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Pictures from Merkur Online, Oe24, Der Spiegel.

They were shooting scenes with planes, involving a Ju 87, Ju 52, and Me 109 at Löpten airfield in Brandenburg.

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Cruise in uniform

Post by valkyrie » 20 Jul 2007 13:56

Cruise in costume.

We're not off to a good start!

Collar litzen are the wrong colour (s/b raspberry for GS insde the white). Also where is the iron cross button ribbon & medal, his gold wound badge and perhaps his ribbon bar?

I assume they will remove his left hand and fingers from his right using CG, hence the $100 M budget?

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Post by Kurt_Steiner » 20 Jul 2007 21:26

The "Messer" looks like a Buchón -that is, a Spanish version of a Bf 109 -, to me...
valkyrie wrote:Collar litzen are the wrong colour (s/b raspberry for GS insde the white). Also where is the iron cross button ribbon & medal, his gold wound badge and perhaps his ribbon bar?
Perhaps that's what I was missing...

and why has Cruise this odd look in his face? What is he pretending to be? Angry?

Worried?

Thoughtful?

Constipated?

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Post by Fallschirmjäger » 21 Jul 2007 07:06

Maybe all at once Kurt_Steiner,and the badges etc.. you think they could get them right then valkyrie,like do some research more on the uniforms.
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Post by Kurt_Steiner » 21 Jul 2007 08:47

Yes, but doing some research means reading and understanding. Perhaps the "researchers" are not skilled at that. They don't know this forum, for sure :D

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Post by chuckw2 » 21 Jul 2007 15:28

I think if it is done well overall that the more important issue is the education of the viewer on what happened rather than relatively minor issues of uniform details, accents, etc. I will definitely see it.

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Post by Andreas » 21 Jul 2007 16:13

Kurt_Steiner wrote:The "Messer" looks like a Buchón -that is, a Spanish version of a Bf 109 -, to me...
Quite possible - how many original German versions are still airworthy?

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Post by Kurt_Steiner » 22 Jul 2007 09:56

Doing a random research in this very forum, I've found the following on von Stauffenberg's awards:

SCHENK GRAF von STAUFFENBERG, Claus (1907 - 1944)
Oberst i.G.

Decorations & Awards:
Sword of Honor 17.08.1929
Distinguished Service Badge, IVth Class 02.10.1936
Distinguished Service Badge, IIIrd Class 01.04.1938
Iron Cross, Ist Class 31.05.1940
Royal Bulgarian Order of Bravery, IVth Class 25.10.1941
Finnish Liberty Cross, IIIrd Class 11.12.1942
Wound Badge in Gold 14.04.1943
Italian-German Rememberance Medal 20.04.1943


Let me add that I was searching for something different about him, not about his awards. Why couldn't those people take a bit of care? Are they so hopeless as they appear to be?

http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... sc&start=0
Andreas wrote:Quite possible - how many original German versions are still airworthy?
I don't know, but I don't think it would be quite a lot. At least they are not Avia S.199s :lol: :cry:

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Post by colt45 » 22 Jul 2007 16:38

Despite great difficulties, Colonel Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg succeeds in arming a bomb and planting it under a map table in Hitler's vicinity a few minutes before a briefing in the "Wolf's Lair." Stauffenberg is able to leave the room without being noticed and observes the detonation from a safe distance. Unfortunate coincidences prevent the attempt from succeeding, and Hitler survives. The heavy oak table he is leaning over when the bomb explodes shields his body.
Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg and Adolf Hitler
Yet Stauffenberg is convinced that his assassination attempt has been successful. Together with his adjutant and fellow conspirator Werner von Haeften, he succeeds in leaving the headquarters for Berlin within minutes of the explosion immediately before the area is sealed off.
Who made the bomb? , was it pre tested?

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Post by Andreas » 22 Jul 2007 17:02

Kurt_Steiner wrote:
Andreas wrote:Quite possible - how many original German versions are still airworthy?
I don't know, but I don't think it would be quite a lot. At least they are not Avia S.199s :lol: :cry:
According to this site, there are only eight around. How many of them would be available for filming is another question.

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Post by Andreas » 22 Jul 2007 17:14

This maybe of interest:

http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=74880

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Post by Kurt_Steiner » 22 Jul 2007 21:01

colt45 wrote:Who made the bomb? , was it pre tested?
IIRC, Colonel Baron Wessel Freiherr von Freytag Loringhoven (1899-1944) procured the detonator charge and explosives for the bomb.

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