Best sea/air/sub/etc movies


#21

Well, you guys are a knowledgeable bunch and have given me a few movies to look for. and yea, I am going to the new Star Wars too! much more entertaining that that much replied post about feminism going on under ‘general topics’. I read some it and still can’t figure out what it’s all about.

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Oh yea, Sophia Loren… one of her first movies she was working on a dive boat… that had to be in the fifties and she looked better than a lot now on screen… the color saturation with film is better than digital but I suppose color density will eventually get there on digital.


#22

[U]Away All Boats

[/U]The story of USS ‘Belinda’, Attack Transport PA22, launched late 1943 with regular-navy captain Hawks and ex-merchant captain MacDougall as boat commander.

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#23

My vote is for “The Bedford Incident”, with Richard Widmark and Sidney Poitier. It recalls a time when the USN wasn’t run by a bunch of candy-assed, cock gobblers. I’m sure that in today’s politically correct Navy, Captain Finlander would be sent to sensitivity training to treat his pattern of hostility and micro-aggressions.

At the end of the movie, there’s a really cool mushroom cloud.


#24

[QUOTE=Ctony;174395]Tried looking it up myself, can’t find the name.
I remember seeing a good movie about salvage tugs home ported in spain. The main characters are a capt, and a chief mate that starts out filling a deck billet. They both have eyes on the same woman, but much to the capt chagrin the woman goes for the younger guy. Anyone know what movie this is?[/QUOTE]

Having never seen the movie, I tried to look it up. For $1000, what is Sea Fury?


#25

[QUOTE=PineappleOranges;174507]Having never seen the movie, I tried to look it up. For $1000, what is Sea Fury?[/QUOTE]

YES, that was it.

I kept thinking it was sea wolf…googled it and another vaguely nautically themed movie popped up. SO I knew it was ‘sea’ something. Thanks!

I remember it being a good flick. Definately going to look for it again now that my interest was sparked a bit. I looked it up on wikipedia just now, and saw that Robert Shaw was in this movie. I don’t remember him being in it, so it must have been a lesser part in the early part of his career.


#26

[QUOTE=Ctony;174532]YES, that was it.

I kept thinking it was sea wolf…googled it and another vaguely nautically themed movie popped up. SO I knew it was ‘sea’ something. Thanks!

I remember it being a good flick. Definately going to look for it again now that my interest was sparked a bit. I looked it up on wikipedia just now, and saw that Robert Shaw was in this movie. I don’t remember him being in it, so it must have been a lesser part in the early part of his career.[/QUOTE]

Ooh, I stand corrected. . . have to look for this one. . .


#27

(I logged in specifically to thank Rafterman for his Mister Roberts quotation)

Sea: Master and Commander
Air: Flight of the Intruder
Sub: Das Boot
Merchant: Alien
Also merchant: Space Truckers


#28

[QUOTE=Glaug-Eldare;174785](I logged in specifically to thank Rafterman for his Mister Roberts quotation)

Sea: Master and Commander
Air: Flight of the Intruder
Sub: Das Boot
Merchant: Alien
Also merchant: Space Truckers[/QUOTE]

Alien is a good choice for a movie about a merchant vessel, particularly ocean tugs. Some of the banter and the relationship with engineering and deck had to come from someone researching the industry. I believe that the NOSTROMO was noted to be a “space tug”. I believe that the idea was the NOSTROMO was locked to a refinery “barge” like an ITB, that processed the ore from one planet as the combined unit traveled back to earth with the crew in suspended animation. . . I think that there was a line from the Yaphet Kotto character (or the Henry Dean Stanton one) about being a “tug jockey”. . .


#29

[QUOTE=cmakin;174813]Some of the banter and the relationship with engineering and deck . . I think that there was a line from the Yaphet Kotto character (or the Henry Dean Stanton one) about being a “tug jockey”. . .[/QUOTE]

I liked when they sent Ripley (3rd mate) to ask the engineers what was going on and how long is it going to take, blah blah (just like real life) and they are standing in a passageway with steam like something issuing forth from a “leak”…this leads to the engineers asking for a full share (more money…also like real life?) and when she leaves the guy flips a switch and the “steam” magically stops (the old overtime switch huh). I agree a lot of merchant marine in that film.


#30

How about “Lakeboat”

Not the best movie in this thread but had the makings of a Larry David Seinfeld episode. Quasi-Funny and slightly entertaining.


#31

AIR: 12’0’clock high
and Das Boot is hard to top.


#32

Agree Das Boot - I have visited the sub pens at La Pallice where they filmed it. They are both spooky and majestic but a stark reminder of how close the Nazis got to possibly winning.

One film to throw in is Hell Below Zero - the whaling footage is amazing.