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Old 07-04-2007, 11:02 PM
Toilet sniffer V ...
 
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What is the connection between Rocky and The Godfather?
 
Old 07-04-2007, 11:03 PM
Johnny Golden ...
 
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The actress who plays Adrian is the sister in The Godfather.

Talia Shire.

She's also Jason Schwartzman's mother.
 
Old 07-04-2007, 11:06 PM
Fat Al ...
 
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Here's a good 'un for you.

It's been said that the Death Star battle scene in Star Wars Ep. IV (the original first ever Star Wars) was inspired by the bombing scene frm The Dambusters.

George Lucas has never confirmed this, but as well as there being some strong similarities between the 2 scenes, what is strongest evidence for this claim?
 
Old 07-04-2007, 11:08 PM
Toilet sniffer V ...
 
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Here's a good 'un for you.

It's been said that the Death Star battle scene in Star Wars Ep. IV (the original first ever Star Wars) was inspired by the bombing scene frm The Dambusters.

George Lucas has never confirmed this, but as well as there being some strong similarities between the 2 scenes, what is strongest evidence for this claim?

Don't know.
 
Old 07-04-2007, 11:12 PM
Fat Al ...
 
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Don't know.
Give someone else time to Google it.
 
Old 07-04-2007, 11:15 PM
Toilet sniffer V ...
 
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The attack on the "Death Star" in the climax of the film Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope is based on the climactic sequence of 'The Dam Busters'. In the later film rebel pilots have to fly through a trench while evading enemy fire and use a single special weapon at a precise distance from the target in order to destroy the entire base with a single explosion; if one run fails another run must be made by a different pilot. Some scenes from the Star Wars climax are very similar to those in The Dam Busters and some of the dialogue is nearly identical in the two films. These scenes are also heavily influenced by the action scenes from the war film 633 Squadron, which depicts a fictional air raid.

That's shit.

How about this, who is Rambo III dedicated to?
 
Old 07-04-2007, 11:17 PM
wee man ...
 
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The attack on the "Death Star" in the climax of the film Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope is based on the climactic sequence of 'The Dam Busters'. In the later film rebel pilots have to fly through a trench while evading enemy fire and use a single special weapon at a precise distance from the target in order to destroy the entire base with a single explosion; if one run fails another run must be made by a different pilot. Some scenes from the Star Wars climax are very similar to those in The Dam Busters and some of the dialogue is nearly identical in the two films. These scenes are also heavily influenced by the action scenes from the war film 633 Squadron, which depicts a fictional air raid.

That's shit.

How about this, who is Rambo III dedicated to?
Easy - Catherine of Aragon
 
Old 07-04-2007, 11:19 PM
Gruber ...
 
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How about this, who is Rambo III dedicated to?
The gallant people of Afghanistan
 
Old 07-04-2007, 11:21 PM
Fat Al ...
 
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Originally Posted by Toilet sniffer V
The attack on the "Death Star" in the climax of the film Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope is based on the climactic sequence of 'The Dam Busters'. In the later film rebel pilots have to fly through a trench while evading enemy fire and use a single special weapon at a precise distance from the target in order to destroy the entire base with a single explosion; if one run fails another run must be made by a different pilot. Some scenes from the Star Wars climax are very similar to those in The Dam Busters and some of the dialogue is nearly identical in the two films. These scenes are also heavily influenced by the action scenes from the war film 633 Squadron, which depicts a fictional air raid.

That's shit.

How about this, who is Rambo III dedicated to?
And it's wrong.

There are direct quotes in Star Wars lifted from Dambusters:

Star Wars: "How many guns do you think Gold 5? - I'd say about 20 guns, some on the surface some on the towers".

Dambusters: "How many guns do you think [name forgotten]? - I'd say about 10 guns, some on the banks, some on the towers."

Also as they go down the trench in Star Wars, Wedge says "We should be able to see it by now."

The same line is uttered by one of the pilots in Dambusters.

One shot in particular that springs to mind is where Richard Todd (playing Gibson) hears a radio signal from another bomber which has just been hit by flak. He looks out of the window, just in time to see an explosion on the ground.
That shot is duplicated almost exactly in the attack on the Death Star sequence in Star Wars: A New Hope.

But the most convincing bit of evidence is that the man who is credited with the cinematography in Star Wars (Gilbert Taylor) was also responsible for the special effects photography in the Dambusters film.

OK, mebbe it wunt that brilliant. I liked it though. And it's summat I've used to annoy a Star Wars geek at work with.
 
Old 07-04-2007, 11:22 PM
Johnny Golden ...
 
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Don't know.
Was I right about Godfather/Rocky?
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