History Film / TheBlueMax

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]]''.
1st Apr '14 11:09:06 AM AgProv
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* RedBaron: von Richtofen himself is a supporting player.
14th Jan '14 9:41:03 PM StarSword
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\n* UpThroughTheRanks: Bruno Stachel begins as an ordinary grunt in the German Army, who one day looks up from the Western Front mud, sees a plane overhead, and has an epiphany. Accepted for the Imperial Air Service, he is commissioned as an officer pilot, and learns to his disillusionment that an ex-private who cannot put a "von" in front of his name is the lowest form of life in the Kaiser's armed forces.
11th Dec '13 10:35:14 PM JIKTV
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* NippledAndDimed: Kaeti.

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* NippledAndDimed: NippleAndDimed: Kaeti.
4th Dec '13 10:30:03 AM AgProv
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* AerialCanyonChase: When Stachel chases down a British plane into a winding narrow valley.
5th Nov '13 8:44:08 AM isolato
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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: All German pilots are wearing uniforms inspired by the Manfred von Richthofen's uniform of the 1st Prussian Uhlan Regiment.

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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: All German pilots are wearing uniforms inspired by the Manfred von Richthofen's uniform of the 1st Prussian Uhlan Regiment. Also, the German aircraft are sporting the ''cross pattée'' (curve-sided cross) insignias, [[http://www.jackhunter.com/BlueMaxOTFInfo.htm even in the period for which these were no longer correct]].
31st Oct '13 8:19:13 AM isolato
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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: All German pilots are wearing uniforms inspired by the Manfred von Richthofen's uniform of the 1st Prusiian Uhlan Regiment.

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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: All German pilots are wearing uniforms inspired by the Manfred von Richthofen's uniform of the 1st Prusiian Prussian Uhlan Regiment.
29th Oct '13 12:51:25 PM isolato
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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: All German pilots are wearing uniforms inspired by the Manfred von Richthofen's uniform of the 1st Prusiian Uhlan Regiment.
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