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In Reply to: RE: 'Midway': Boomer's Delight . . . posted by Billy Wonka on November 08, 2019 at 15:30:26
I have not yet seen the 2019 'Midway'. Only the trailers and early reviews. I did see the 1976 'Midway' in the theater when it was released. I was at "Jump School" at Fort Benning, Georgia. It was the night before the first jump and a group of us (thinking it might be the last thing we ever did) decided to go the movies. The movie itself was a C+ to B- at best but it was entertaining. Over the years the 1976 version has been credited with being one of the most historically accurate WW2 movies and that may be enough to give it a look see. 1976 'Midway' was the second movie to use the audio presentation known back then as "Sensurround". This was supposed to give you the "feel" when bombs went off and planes crashed. Most of us thought it was more like big bass speakers pointed down on the floor. You could feel a little something.
only an audiophile would care, but I remember a small newspaper article about the sensurround system installed in the chinese theatre for the movie Earthquake.
Paper said the cerwen vega woofers in the seats were getting hot and failing, they were all replaced with JBL . Makes sense, those old theatres used the voice of the theatre stuff, which would lead them to believe the other products were also top quality, I suppose.
The thing that made the 76 midway a major cut above was the inclusion of actual war footage, in color. You had the stars stomping around, then had these these action shots of some poor bastard loosing a wing and rolling over to start his crash, and it is not CGI. Real fighting and dying is not often woven into a hollywood blockbuster.
I don't think this new film was planned as a block buster, but how would I know. All I know is that it is tough to make a good movie, and there are many a slip between the cup and the lip.
I barely remember that version. Looking at the cast it was a studio picture based on famous actors not on facts, so much. I'll try to find the '76 version somewhere.
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