Any info on Jackson's Dam Busters?

gibbsy

Moderator
It's been announced in the press several months ago that Peter Jackson was going to produce a remake of the 50s classic Dambusters. Information seems a bit sketchy at the moment, I wonder do any of you have any inside information. If not then start a rumour!!!!!:devil:
 

enablerbro1

Well-known Member
One question for Hollywood, 'WHY?'.

Seriously, what's the deal? Dambusters ..... why? Carling BL have already redone it.

I have come to the conclusion that Hollywood studios have to produce so many hours of film per year and it's just so much easier to make up their quota by remaking movies.

I have nothing against remaking movies per se as it's an opportunity to update them or, in the case of movies that used some sorts of "special effects", to improve them visually but most of the remakes are dross*.





*polite way of saying sh***
 

Wild Weasel

Distinguished Member
One question for Hollywood, 'WHY?'.

My thoughts exactly. But it will be interesting to see how they crowbar the obligatory black actor in there. Probably Don Cheadle with his usual apaulling British accent. ;)
 

Mark_a

Well-known Member
I wonder if it will be morale boosting jingoism, like the original movie, or technically correct with very little affect on the German war machine, and also against the Geneva convention?

Regards

Mark
 

redwing

Well-known Member
I thought hed now given the go to start on the Hobbit this year or is that just me wishful thinking ?:D
 

Wild Weasel

Distinguished Member
I wonder if it will be morale boosting jingoism, like the original movie, or technically correct with very little affect on the German war machine, and also against the Geneva convention?

Regards

Mark

Morale boosting jingoism? How so, it was made in the mid 1950s. The raid may have had a short term material effect, but like the American Doolittle raid on Tokyo it sent a message. As for the Geneva Convention, I guess after the blitz on our cities we weren't in a touchy feely, bleeding heart kind of mindset at the time. Maybe you think a strongly worded letter to Mr Hitler would have been more appropriate? ;)
 

Mark_a

Well-known Member
The war was won by the industrial and military strength of Russia and America, with a little help from us, along with a few others. The point of the raids were to show Russia and America that we were a little less crap militarily than they both thought we were at the time. Sadly, the major single achievement of the raid was in fact to kill 750 Ukrainian prisoners of war held in a camp at the base of one of the dams. The Dambusters is typical morale boosting bluster that re-wrote history to help us feel better. The science was good though, and something we can be proud of.

Regards

Mark
 

Garrett

Moderator
Sadly, the major single achievement of the raid was in fact to kill 750 Ukrainian prisoners of war held in a camp at the base of one of the dams.

Regards

Mark
Know if the prisoners where deliberately held captive near the base of the dam to try and avert raids on the dam?
 

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