History Film / TheBlueMax

25th Apr '18 9:48:39 PM ultimomant
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This is the opening of the 1966 war film ''The Blue Max'', directed by John Guillermin, and starring George Peppard, Ursula Andress, and James Mason. It follows Stachel through his being accepted for the Imperial German Air Service, commissioned as an officer, and his becoming an Ace in the air battles of UsefulNotes/WW1. On the way, the ex-ranker with few social connections discovers the stifling nature of the German class system, and he comes to loathe the condescension of other pilots who can put "von" in front of their names and look down on the ex-''landser'' corporal.

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This is the opening of the 1966 war film ''The Blue Max'', directed by John Guillermin, and starring George Peppard, Ursula Andress, Creator/UrsulaAndress, and James Mason. It follows Stachel through his being accepted for the Imperial German Air Service, commissioned as an officer, and his becoming an Ace in the air battles of UsefulNotes/WW1. On the way, the ex-ranker with few social connections discovers the stifling nature of the German class system, and he comes to loathe the condescension of other pilots who can put "von" in front of their names and look down on the ex-''landser'' corporal.
20th Apr '18 7:20:00 PM Deadlock
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* AcePilot: Stachel. also a bit player called Manfred von Richtofen. His brother. And Hermann Goering.

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* AcePilot: Stachel. also Also a bit player called Manfred von Richtofen. His brother. And Hermann Goering.Richtofen.



* BastardBastard: Stachel. He deliberately kills the fellow officer who could betray his fatal flaw and ungentlemanly conduct - even though this officer idolises him. He makes the death look like a flying accident. He is, however, out-bastarded by the Count von Klugemann, Countess Kaeti's cuckolded husband, who claims the Adler is safe to fly, knowing it to be a death-trap. Stachel duly flies the defective machine and crashes to his death.

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* BastardBastard: Stachel. He deliberately kills When a fellow officer dies after crashing in a chicken contest with Stachel (they took turns flying under a low bridge), Stachel takes credit for downing two enemy aircraft the fellow officer who could betray his fatal flaw and ungentlemanly conduct - even though this officer idolises him. He makes the death look like a flying accident.shot down. He is, however, out-bastarded by the Count von Klugemann, Countess Kaeti's cuckolded husband, who claims the Adler is safe to fly, knowing it to be a death-trap. Stachel duly flies the defective machine and crashes to his death.
13th Feb '18 2:14:55 AM Cryoclaste
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* AnOfficerAndAGentleman: Stachel is the first, but not the second, in the eyes of his fellow fliers.


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* OfficerAndAGentleman: Stachel is the first, but not the second, in the eyes of his fellow fliers.
11th Dec '17 4:54:40 PM Melancholeric
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This is the opening of the 1966 war film ''The Blue Max'', directed by John Guillermin, and starring George Peppard, Ursula Andress, and James Mason. It follows Stachel through his being accepted for the Imperial German Air Service, commissioned as an officer, and his becoming an Ace in the air battles of UsefulNotes/WW1. On the way, the ex-ranker with few social connections discovers the stifling nature of the German class system, and he comes to loathe the condescension of other pilots who can put "von" in front of their names and who look down on the ex-''landser'' corporal.

He becomes a ruthless killer and a rebel against the system, craving a cleaner Germany which is not so class-bound, and unified in a cause that will benefit all its people, not just the privileged ''Junkers'' class. His personal odyssey leads him through von Richtofen's flying circus, an affair with the cynical and amoral Countess Kaeti von Klugemann, and eventually dies needlessly in an air crash engineered by Kaeti's cuckolded husband.

The film is rightly renowned for its effects and air-fighting scenes and remains a classic of its type.

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This is the opening of the 1966 war film ''The Blue Max'', directed by John Guillermin, and starring George Peppard, Ursula Andress, and James Mason. It follows Stachel through his being accepted for the Imperial German Air Service, commissioned as an officer, and his becoming an Ace in the air battles of UsefulNotes/WW1. On the way, the ex-ranker with few social connections discovers the stifling nature of the German class system, and he comes to loathe the condescension of other pilots who can put "von" in front of their names and who look down on the ex-''landser'' corporal.

He becomes a ruthless killer and a rebel against the system, craving a cleaner Germany which is not so class-bound, and unified in a cause that will benefit all its people, not just the privileged ''Junkers'' class. His personal odyssey leads him through von Richtofen's flying circus, to an affair with the cynical and amoral Countess Kaeti von Klugemann, and eventually he dies needlessly in an air crash engineered by Kaeti's cuckolded husband.

The film is rightly renowned for its effects and air-fighting scenes scenes, and it remains a classic of its type.
9th Nov '16 9:55:08 AM nombretomado
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* OrchestralBombing: JerryGoldsmith's epic score for this film; highlighted with the cue, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLQA1-S4gGk TheAttack]]''.

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* OrchestralBombing: JerryGoldsmith's Music/JerryGoldsmith's epic score for this film; highlighted with the cue, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLQA1-S4gGk TheAttack]]''.
17th Oct '16 3:20:50 PM Morgenthaler
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This is the opening of the 1966 war film '''''The Blue Max''''', directed by John Guillermin, and starring George Peppard, Ursula Andress, and James Mason. It follows Stachel through his being accepted for the Imperial German Air Service, commissioned as an officer, and his becoming an Ace in the air battles of UsefulNotes/WW1. On the way, the ex-ranker with few social connections discovers the stifling nature of the German class system, and he comes to loathe the condescension of other pilots who can put "von" in front of their names and who look down on the ex-''landser'' corporal.

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This is the opening of the 1966 war film '''''The ''The Blue Max''''', Max'', directed by John Guillermin, and starring George Peppard, Ursula Andress, and James Mason. It follows Stachel through his being accepted for the Imperial German Air Service, commissioned as an officer, and his becoming an Ace in the air battles of UsefulNotes/WW1. On the way, the ex-ranker with few social connections discovers the stifling nature of the German class system, and he comes to loathe the condescension of other pilots who can put "von" in front of their names and who look down on the ex-''landser'' corporal.
17th Oct '16 3:20:41 PM Morgenthaler
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This is the opening of the 1966 war film '''''The Blue Max''''', directed by John Guillermin, and starring George Peppard, Ursula Andress, and James Mason. It follows Stachel through his being accepted for the Imperial German Air Service, commissioned as an officer, and his becoming an Ace in the air battles of WW1. On the way, the ex-ranker with few social connections discovers the stifling nature of the German class system, and he comes to loathe the condescension of other pilots who can put "von" in front of their names and who look down on the ex-''landser'' corporal.

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This is the opening of the 1966 war film '''''The Blue Max''''', directed by John Guillermin, and starring George Peppard, Ursula Andress, and James Mason. It follows Stachel through his being accepted for the Imperial German Air Service, commissioned as an officer, and his becoming an Ace in the air battles of WW1.UsefulNotes/WW1. On the way, the ex-ranker with few social connections discovers the stifling nature of the German class system, and he comes to loathe the condescension of other pilots who can put "von" in front of their names and who look down on the ex-''landser'' corporal.



* [[TheAllegedCar The Alleged Aircraft]]: The Adler, a dangerously defective aircraft even by WW1 standards.

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* [[TheAllegedCar The Alleged Aircraft]]: The Adler, a dangerously defective aircraft even by WW1 UsefulNotes/WW1 standards.
3rd Jan '16 7:11:06 PM Exxolon
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This is the opening of the 1966 war film ''The Blue Max'', directed by John Guillermin, and starring George Peppard, Ursula Andress, and James Mason. It follows Stachel through his being accepted for the Imperial German Air Service, commissioned as an officer, and his becoming an Ace in the air battles of WW1. On the way, the ex-ranker with few social connections discovers the stifling nature of the German class system, and he comes to loathe the condescension of other pilots who can put "von" in front of their names and who look down on the ex-''landser'' corporal.

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This is the opening of the 1966 war film ''The '''''The Blue Max'', Max''''', directed by John Guillermin, and starring George Peppard, Ursula Andress, and James Mason. It follows Stachel through his being accepted for the Imperial German Air Service, commissioned as an officer, and his becoming an Ace in the air battles of WW1. On the way, the ex-ranker with few social connections discovers the stifling nature of the German class system, and he comes to loathe the condescension of other pilots who can put "von" in front of their names and who look down on the ex-''landser'' corporal.
27th Jul '14 9:55:25 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* BackedByThePentagon: Sort of. The film was mainly made in Ireland, and the Irish Air Force provided pilots for the planes as well as logistic support, access to air bases, and necessary logistic back-up.
1st Apr '14 11:12:42 AM AgProv
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* OrchestralBombing: JerryGoldsmith's epic score for this film; highlighted with the cue, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLQA1-S4gGk TheAttack]]''.
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