History Film / Wings

24th Nov '16 11:08:52 AM jamespolk
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''For the unrelated, but same-named TV Show, see [[Series/{{Wings}} here]]''. ''For Paul [=McCartney=]'s 1970s solo band, see [[Music/{{Wings}} here]]''.

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''For the unrelated, but same-named TV Show, see [[Series/{{Wings}} here]]''. ''For the unrelated, but same-named 1966 Russian film, see [[Film/{{Wings 1966}} here]]''. ''For Paul [=McCartney=]'s 1970s solo band, see [[Music/{{Wings}} here]]''.
4th Jun '16 4:34:09 AM morenohijazo
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* HindenburgIncendiaryPrinciple: Two blimps get shot down and blown up.
29th May '15 2:29:22 PM PhillyDom
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* BillingDisplacement: Even though Clara Bow has top billing, her character, Mary, only appears sporadically. She didn't even exist in the original draft, and was added mainly because SexSells.
20th May '15 5:29:51 PM nombretomado
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It's also notable for the fact that it won the very first AcademyAward for Best Picture. Note that there were two categories for Best Picture in the first year. The one that's officially counted today is "Best Production," which was won by this film. The other one, "Unique and Artistic Production"--an award that was never given again after that first ceremony--was won by ''[[{{Film/Sunrise}} Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans]]''.

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It's also notable for the fact that it won the very first AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Picture. Note that there were two categories for Best Picture in the first year. The one that's officially counted today is "Best Production," which was won by this film. The other one, "Unique and Artistic Production"--an award that was never given again after that first ceremony--was won by ''[[{{Film/Sunrise}} Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans]]''.
3rd May '15 2:22:20 PM beergood
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* JustPlaneWrong: The movie has newer American biplanes standing in for [=SPAD=]s and Fokkers.



* Toys/TeddyBear: David carries a little one for good luck.

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* Toys/TeddyBear: David carries a little one for good luck. [[spoiler: Until he forgets it.]]
16th Feb '15 3:05:40 AM KJMackley
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''Wings'' is a 1927 film that tells a love story between two pilots, Jack and David, and two girls, Mary and Sylvia. Both Jack and David are in love with Sylvia, and Jack doesn't even notice that Mary is crazy about him, despite the fact that Mary is played by Clara Bow. Their lives are disrupted by UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne. Notable for its realistic air battles, filmed without miniatures or rear projection (the latter hadn't been invented yet).

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''Wings'' is a 1927 film directed by Creator/WilliamAWellman that tells a love story between two pilots, Jack and David, and two girls, Mary and Sylvia. Both Jack and David are in love with Sylvia, and Jack doesn't even notice that Mary is crazy about him, despite the fact that Mary is played by Clara Bow. Their lives are disrupted by UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne. Notable for its realistic air battles, filmed without miniatures or rear projection (the latter hadn't been invented yet).
23rd Aug '14 4:52:07 PM jamespolk
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''Wings'' is a 1927 film that tells a love story between two pilots and two girls. Their lives are disrupted by UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne. Notable for its realistic air battles, filmed without miniatures or rear projection (the latter hadn't been invented yet).

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''Wings'' is a 1927 film that tells a love story between two pilots pilots, Jack and David, and two girls.girls, Mary and Sylvia. Both Jack and David are in love with Sylvia, and Jack doesn't even notice that Mary is crazy about him, despite the fact that Mary is played by Clara Bow. Their lives are disrupted by UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne. Notable for its realistic air battles, filmed without miniatures or rear projection (the latter hadn't been invented yet).


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* ImpairmentShot: A very, very drunk Jack can't focus well enough to recognize Mary in a Paris restaurant.


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* TrappedBehindEnemyLines: David, shot down in German territory, steals a German plane in order to get back to the Allied lines. It works, until Jack shoots him down.
13th Aug '14 6:53:49 PM jamespolk
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* VictoriasSecretCompartment

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* VictoriasSecretCompartmentVictoriasSecretCompartment: Where Mary keeps the letter saying that leave is cancelled and all military personnel have to report to their units.
13th Aug '14 6:37:43 PM jamespolk
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* AcePilot

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* AcePilotAcePilot: All of them, but Jack is good enough to get a nickname, and he becomes famous in France.



* TheAllegedCar

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* TheAllegedCar TheAllegedCar: The old jalopy that Jack is trying to fix up in the opening scene.



* BillingDisplacement: Even though Clara Bow has top billing, her character, Mary, only appears sporadically. She didn't even exist in the original draft, and became added mainly because SexSells.

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* BillingDisplacement: Even though Clara Bow has top billing, her character, Mary, only appears sporadically. She didn't even exist in the original draft, and became was added mainly because SexSells.



* MushroomSamba: Champagne is a hell of a drug.

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* MushroomSamba: Champagne is a hell of a drug. Jack hallucinates bubbles.



* SexyBacklessOutfit / {{Sideboob}} / ToplessnessFromTheBack: All in the same scene, as Paramount Pictures took maximum advantage of MsFanservice Clara Bow. Mary has to lure a very drunk Jack away from the clutches of another girl at a nightclub. She puts on a little cocktail dress to do it, then gets caught by the [=MPs=] while she's changing out of it.



* SplashOfColor: The flames shooting out of machine-gun barrells and erupting from burning planes are hand-colored.

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* SplashOfColor: The flames shooting out of machine-gun barrells barrels and erupting from burning planes are hand-colored.



* WorthyOpponent: David's machine gun jams, leaving him a sitting duck, "but there was chivalry among these knights of the air." Instead of killing him, the German salutes and flies away.

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* WorthyOpponent: WorthyOpponent:
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David's machine gun jams, leaving him a sitting duck, "but there was chivalry among these knights of the air." Instead of killing him, the German salutes and flies away.
** Then a German pilot drops a note over Jack's airfield that David was shot down and then killed after trying to escape.
13th Aug '14 3:50:21 PM jamespolk
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* JumpCut: From a medium shot of Jack to a closeup of Jack's face as he realizes he shot down his buddy.
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