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Old 07-24-2018, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Brackenwood
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But the only reason they got cooperation is cause they were making a safe military movie. Safe as in doesn't take any type of darker risks in it's storytelling. So that's no surprise that the got cooperation.
Yeah, you kind of missed the point. The point wasn't WHY the got the cooperation they did, but what came along with it and the cinematic impact it had.
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Old 07-24-2018, 11:02 PM
 
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Yeah, you kind of missed the point. The point wasn't WHY the got the cooperation they did, but what came along with it and the cinematic impact it had.
Which was awesome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI8WOwUiG9E
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Old 07-24-2018, 11:04 PM
 
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whoosh!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISfFg4zHImQ
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Old 07-24-2018, 11:14 PM
 
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Top Gun was the best "promotional video" that ever was or could be for the U.S. Navy.

It showed a whole macho, testosterone-fueled, highly skilled and technical he-man hero who confronts danger, in aircraft the average person never gets to experience, while battling inner demons. Combine that with amazing cinematography, a feeling of "you are right there on the ship and in the cockpit," and an awesome soundtrack and it was an epic film for its day.

I remember watching this movie with my then-boyfriend and it was his fave film for a long time. The opening sequences with the carrier, the guys working on the deck, the planes taking off and landing was probably among his favorite. I liked them too, I must admit.
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Old 07-24-2018, 11:19 PM
 
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OP, did you at least like the dog fighting?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk0gBZtTYUA
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Old 07-24-2018, 11:37 PM
 
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But isn't Top Gun is kind of a shallow movie for a Navy recruitment movie? That would be like the police deciding to make Bad Boys (1995), their recruitment movie. It's like, is that the best you got?

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Old 07-24-2018, 11:52 PM
 
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But isn't Top Gun is kind of a shallow movie for a Navy recruitment movie?
It wasn't intended to be a navy recruitment film. It just so happened to work out that way because young men see the kind of flying that's done in F18 fighter jets and want in on that action.

Would you instead prefer to see footage of people making their bunk beds, shining their shoes, polishing the brass on their uniforms, and sitting there reading policy manuals?
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Old 07-25-2018, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Brackenwood
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It wasn't intended to be a navy recruitment film. It just so happened to work out that way because young men see the kind of flying that's done in F18 fighter jets and want in on that action.

Would you instead prefer to see footage of people making their bunk beds, shining their shoes, polishing the brass on their uniforms, and sitting there reading policy manuals?
It absolutely was intended to be a Navy recruitment film, at least as far as the Navy was concerned. That's why the they supplied several $30 million dollar planes and the pilots to fly them and access to an aircraft carrier and technical consulting for the film and all the things that made it possible for "young men to see the kind of flying that's done in F18 [sic] fighter jets and want in on that action."
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Old 07-25-2018, 09:10 AM
 
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The opening scene is cool, like many other Simpson/Bruckheimer productions.
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Old 07-25-2018, 12:35 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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It wasn't intended to be a navy recruitment film. It just so happened to work out that way because young men see the kind of flying that's done in F18 fighter jets and want in on that action.

Would you instead prefer to see footage of people making their bunk beds, shining their shoes, polishing the brass on their uniforms, and sitting there reading policy manuals?
One small quibble, the aircraft were F14s not 18s. The F18 was just entering the fleet when the movie came out.
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