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woofiedog
10-12-2004, 12:31 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gifHas anyone seen the Movie The Malta Story? It has some great Fiilm footage of Spits on the Island. It also has a few other British Aircraft Blenhiem, Beauforts dropping Torpedo's at shipping and a few Wellingtons.
The Story is a little lacking... but the film footage of the aircraft is worth it. And I don't want to forget those Wonder Flying Models.

http://dyn.ifilm.com/resize/image/stills/films/a/129523_m_1_a_.jpg?width=144

This British wartime drama focuses on the crucial battle for control of Malta. Lieutenant Peter Ross, a Royal Air Force reconnaissance photographer, gets shot down over Malta while flying to Egypt. Since he cannot get off the island, the British forces there employ his talents to help defeat the Nazis. Ross sets out to find and photograph the location of the Nazi forces attacking the island -- but he still finds time to fall in love with Maria, a local girl. The film mixes archival combat footage with documentary-style reenactments to create a realistic portrayal of the historic battle.

woofiedog
10-12-2004, 12:31 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gifHas anyone seen the Movie The Malta Story? It has some great Fiilm footage of Spits on the Island. It also has a few other British Aircraft Blenhiem, Beauforts dropping Torpedo's at shipping and a few Wellingtons.
The Story is a little lacking... but the film footage of the aircraft is worth it. And I don't want to forget those Wonder Flying Models.

http://dyn.ifilm.com/resize/image/stills/films/a/129523_m_1_a_.jpg?width=144

This British wartime drama focuses on the crucial battle for control of Malta. Lieutenant Peter Ross, a Royal Air Force reconnaissance photographer, gets shot down over Malta while flying to Egypt. Since he cannot get off the island, the British forces there employ his talents to help defeat the Nazis. Ross sets out to find and photograph the location of the Nazi forces attacking the island -- but he still finds time to fall in love with Maria, a local girl. The film mixes archival combat footage with documentary-style reenactments to create a realistic portrayal of the historic battle.

Jasko76
10-12-2004, 02:52 AM
Seeing that Alec ******ss potrays the hero, this can't be a recent production! Nonetheless, it sound worthy a check!

WOLFMondo
10-12-2004, 03:05 AM
What suprised me was there was very little special effects or shots of aircraft done by the film makers. Most of it was actual footage taken during the Battles at Malta and put in the film, theres lots of Stuka action at one point also if I remember correctly.

woofiedog
10-12-2004, 04:44 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gifI would have to say they spilt the aircraft shots with real and modeled about 50/50.
The movie was made in 1953... but most of the film footage is from Malta or the Battle for Malta.
Great film shots of the Ground Crews working with the Spits.
I saw it on Fox Movies here in the US. They will play it again I'm sure.

blairgowrie
10-12-2004, 06:16 AM
I hate to say it but I saw it when it first came out. The crowds were lined up for miles to see it. It was a very popular movie in the UK.

Classic scene near the end when Alec G. goes down in flames in a slow spiral dive.