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26th Mar '16 4:55:05 PM LtFedora
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* The Egyptian Cavalry Corps played the Pharaoh's host in ''Film/TheTenCommandments''. The Egyptian Air Force also helped to create sand storms for the film with their fighter jet engines.
14th Mar '16 5:39:52 PM youngbond007
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* The music video for Music/{{Cher}}'s "If I Could Turn Back Time" was shot on the USS Missouri, with crew members as extras.

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* The music video for Music/{{Cher}}'s "If I Could Turn Back Time" was shot on the USS Missouri, with crew members as extras. The Navy [[OldShame found the video to be such an embarrassment]] that to this day, they have never allowed a music act to shoot a video on one of their ships.
4th Mar '16 8:21:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''SavingPrivateRyan'' had the help of the Irish Army, Navy, and British [=MoD=] reserves for use as extras during the Omaha Beach sequence.

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* ''SavingPrivateRyan'' ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'' had the help of the Irish Army, Navy, and British [=MoD=] reserves for use as extras during the Omaha Beach sequence.
4th Mar '16 5:56:13 AM erforce
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There's a catch -- a Department of Defense project officer will keep an eagle eye on the script and production phases. If they don't like the portrayal of the military in your film, they will yank the co-operation. This was a major reason for the failure of the TV series ''Supercarrier''. Other movies [=DoD=] rejected include ''Film/ForrestGump'' (because the army protagonist was stupid), ''MarsAttacks'' (because '''[[HumansAreMorons everyone]]''' [[HumansAreMorons was stupid]]), and ''Film/IndependenceDay''. By the way that last one should tell you Pentagon refusal isn't always about wanting to look good but for any number of reasons that may seem arcane to non-DOD personnel. ''Film/IndependenceDay'' wasn't supported because it infringed on [[{{Area51}} certain (then classified) facilities]] that the [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Pentagon cannot legally either confirm or deny]] regardless of its dissemination into pop-culture, certainly not in film.

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There's a catch -- a Department of Defense project officer will keep an eagle eye on the script and production phases. If they don't like the portrayal of the military in your film, they will yank the co-operation. This was a major reason for the failure of the TV series ''Supercarrier''. Other movies [=DoD=] rejected include ''Film/ForrestGump'' (because the army protagonist was stupid), ''MarsAttacks'' ''Film/MarsAttacks'' (because '''[[HumansAreMorons everyone]]''' [[HumansAreMorons was stupid]]), and ''Film/IndependenceDay''. By the way that last one should tell you Pentagon refusal isn't always about wanting to look good but for any number of reasons that may seem arcane to non-DOD personnel. ''Film/IndependenceDay'' wasn't supported because it infringed on [[{{Area51}} [[{{Area 51}} certain (then classified) facilities]] that the [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Pentagon cannot legally either confirm or deny]] regardless of its dissemination into pop-culture, certainly not in film.
10th Jan '16 4:18:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* The 2010 remake of ''Film/TheKarateKid'' got official support from the Chinese government, and features several prominent scenes set in notable national landmarks.

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* The 2010 remake of ''Film/TheKarateKid'' ''Film/TheKarateKid2010'' got official support from the Chinese government, and features several prominent scenes set in notable national landmarks.
10th Dec '15 12:43:08 PM DougSMachina
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This is not a solely American trope - it has happened on both sides of the Iron Curtain (the RedArmy supplied extras in astonishing numbers to several epics), and elsewhere.

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This is not a solely American trope trope, of course - it has happened on both sides of the Iron Curtain (the RedArmy supplied extras in astonishing numbers to several epics), and elsewhere.
elsewhere. The Irish Army lent forces to ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'', leading to suggestions that it was their biggest operation for years.
10th Dec '15 12:33:27 PM DougSMachina
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If you're an American producer and you want to get some impressive combat scenes in your movie, you can call the [[UsefulNotes/ThePentagon Department of Defense]] ([=DoD=]) and ask for some of their fancy equipment. Plus any soldiers who happen to be free. As the examples show, Uncle Sam can be very generous to filmmakers and help you avert tropes like ArtisticLicenseMilitary, ImproperlyPlacedFirearms, and JustPlaneWrong.

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If you're an American producer and you want to get some impressive combat scenes in your movie, you can call the [[UsefulNotes/ThePentagon Department of Defense]] ([=DoD=]) and ask for some of their fancy equipment. Plus equipment, plus any soldiers of the appropriate servicemen who happen to be free. As the examples show, Uncle Sam can be very generous to filmmakers and help you avert tropes like ArtisticLicenseMilitary, ImproperlyPlacedFirearms, and JustPlaneWrong.
5th Dec '15 9:58:59 AM AgileZombieGuy
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* The first filming of ''Literature/TheUnknownSoldier'' was extensively backed by the Finnish Defense Forces, with authentic footage from battles in the Continuation War edited in to the film. The FDF also provided explosives experts and other advisors to make combat and artillery fire scenes look more authentic, as well as uniforms, weapons, tanks and other vehicles. The 1985 re-filming enjoyed most of the same privileges despite it being much darker and edgier - and, depending on whom you ask, more realistic than the 1955's heavily romanticized version.

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* The first filming of ''Literature/TheUnknownSoldier'' was extensively backed by denied any actual military equipment from the Finnish Defense Forces, Forces due to disagreements with the director, with only authentic footage from battles in the Continuation War edited in to the film. The FDF also provided explosives experts and other advisors to make combat and artillery fire scenes look more authentic, film as well as uniforms, weapons, tanks and other vehicles. theater props being used. The FDF however extensively backed the 1985 re-filming enjoyed most of the same privileges despite it being much darker and edgier - and, depending on whom you ask, more realistic and loyal to the book than the 1955's heavily romanticized version.
28th Oct '15 8:57:02 PM Ramidel
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* ''Film/TheMartian'' consulted extensively with NASA to ensure an accurate depiction of the Mars mission, to the point where the Ares missions in the movie are based on actual NASA plans for similar missions in the 2030s.
19th Oct '15 10:42:52 AM GuyIncog
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** Similarly, the novel depicts an Air Force F-15 shooting down unarmed aircraft without warning.[[note]]The planes were known to be carrying drugs.[[/note]] This was changed in the movie to having the commando team blow up a smuggler's plane on the ground.
** A secondary plot line in which the crew of a Coast Guard cutter conducts a mock execution in order to get a pirate to confess is omitted almost entirely, the film only showing the pirates' capture.
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