Flight

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  1. mikeguy53

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    If Denzel Washington doesn't win the Oscar for best actor the Oscars will assume the same status as the Grammys. Most incredible acting I've seen in years.
     
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    ^^ He's in the golden age of fine acting and picking very good scripts IMO. Flight was very solid and a great film.

    My wife went and watched Safehouse..w/o me but she didn't care for it much. Book of Eli is the best acting I've seen from him in years and my fav since Malcolm-X although the subject matter was profoundly heavy in both cases.
     
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    Haven't seen it yet but I always seem to enjoy Denzel's movies.... Great actor

    ( for what it worth..it's physically impossible to fly a jet liner upside down like that)
     
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    didnt that actually happen? he flew that plane upside down like that .
     
  5. ACfixer

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    Any airplane can fly inverted (save for fuel supply issues), there is nothing aerodynamically that would prevent it from doing so. I haven't seen the movie but if it's for a brief period of time it's entirely possible. The scene from what I understand was based on a real life situation that happened in California some years back with an airliner that had a stuck elevator.

    You can barrel roll 'em too.
     
  6. MRscratch

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    Training day. Such a bad ass loser in that movie. So good.
     
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    1955. Pilot was Tex Johnson. During a Seattle Gold Cup boating gala. Totally by design. Did it twice. Boeing executives were absolutely livid feeling the test pilot (Tex Johnson) put the future of the Dash 80 in jeopardy had the results turned out for the worse.
     
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    Yep, Tex explained it was a 1G maneuver and created no stress on the airframe. The Boeing execs said yeah, but please don't do it again. Tex said he was just "selling airplanes". :aok
     
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    Went and saw it last Saturday. Very, very good film IMO. Unflinching in the reflection of what alcoholism can do to a person, but with some moments of very good humor. I enjoyed it a lot.
     
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    my understanding is that commercail airliners wings are not designed to fly upside
    down for any extended time... don't know if its just that angle in the video but
    to me it looks like the plane loses its lift and drops quite a bit of altitude when it rolls
    over... now if the wing is designed more like fighter jet then yeah it can be done

    but i'm not an expert.. just going by what i could find on the net about the subject
     
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    "That's my Denzel! You go, Denzel!"

    That was the shouting out-loud I kept hearing while watching "Crimson Tide" in the movie theaters back in the day. True story.
     
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    The crash happens in the first 15 minutes of the film. The rest of the movie is not about flying inverted. If you can get past that <grumbling something about "willing suspension of disbelief>, it's a very good movie.
     
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    Pretty darn good flick indeed.
     
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    ha, loved that movie! as great as denzel was, i thought gene hackman was even better
     
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    Cool... Look forward to seeing it...
     
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    So you're never going to see any movie ever again? Technically they're all BS.
     
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    Rented it last night. Wow. Robert Zemeckis reminds us that he can make films for grown-ups once in a while. Really, I couldn't care less if the inverted flight scene was accurate or not. This isn't a movie about flying. It is a film about alcoholism and Denzel, once again, knocks it outta the park. The hotel mini-bar scene was as nail-biting as anything out of a horror film. The ending surprised me but once I reflected upon it, it really couldn't have ended any other way.

    My only complaint? John Goodman could've been given a little more screen time.
     
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    Just FYI, that's an Aileron roll. Barrel roll is an 'over-the-top' maneuver that involves being inverted 90 degrees off-heading. A lot of people confuse them.
     
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    Is it just me or did a lot of replies from this thread get deleted? It had 3 pages this morning and is now back down to 2...
     
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    Not happening. Daniel Day-Lewis with his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln will win Best Actor and should.
     

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