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27th Nov '17 2:40:50 PM UchuuFlamenco
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** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' and ''Film/TheLastJedi'' had Irish Navy vessels provide perimeter security around Skellig Michael during filming. In honour of the franchise, the ''Samuel Beckett'' adopted Yoda as their ship's mascot.



* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' and ''Film/TheLastJedi'' had Irish Navy vessels provide perimeter security around Skellig Michael during filming. In honour of the franchise, the ''Samuel Beckett'' adopted Yoda as their ship's mascot.
26th Nov '17 5:52:23 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/IronEagle'' had to make use of [[IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles IAF]] aircraft, as the USAF thought the script was so ridiculous that there was no way in hell they'd support it. This explains why [[{{Qurac}} the enemy country]] is [[JustPlaneWrong using Israeli "Kfir" aircraft]].

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* ''Film/IronEagle'' had to make use of [[IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles [[UsefulNotes/IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles IAF]] aircraft, as the USAF thought the script was so ridiculous that there was no way in hell they'd support it. This explains why [[{{Qurac}} the enemy country]] is [[JustPlaneWrong using Israeli "Kfir" aircraft]].
27th Oct '17 12:22:24 AM marcoasalazarm
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* Very pointedly averted on ''Film/TheDayAfter''. The military was pretty happy to help the filmmakers so long as the script was changed for it to explicitly say that the nuclear exchange that appears on the film was the result of the Russians firing their nukes first. The director and screenwriter refused to do this change (the reason being that the film's message was that it didn't mattered ''who'' fired first, those who survived would be screwed by [[AfterTheEnd the subsequent devastation]] anyway). And so the military refused to provide help (meaning that the scenes where we see NORAD personnel detecting incoming missiles and getting ready to fire retaliatory nukes? That was footage from a declassified training film).
24th Oct '17 8:38:47 PM jamespolk
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* Despite being set in a galaxy far, far away, ''Franchise/StarWars'' has often had help from real-world militaries.

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* Despite being set in a galaxy far, far away, ''Franchise/StarWars'' has Franchise/StarWars films have often had help from real-world militaries.



* Possibly the most epic example: Sergey Bondarchuk's 1968 ''Film/{{War and Peace|1966}'' movie, featuring horses and entire ''military units'' (as well as a special "cinematographical cavalry corps") provided by the Soviet Ministry of Defense. But then, the Soviet Ministry of Defense was very fond of this trope in general, often providing soldiers for patriotic war films set during the Napoleonic Wars and the Russian Civil War.

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* Possibly the most epic example: Sergey Bondarchuk's 1968 ''Film/{{War and Peace|1966}'' Peace|1966}}'' movie, featuring horses and entire ''military units'' (as well as a special "cinematographical cavalry corps") provided by the Soviet Ministry of Defense. But then, the Soviet Ministry of Defense was very fond of this trope in general, often providing soldiers for patriotic war films set during the Napoleonic Wars and the Russian Civil War.



* Sergei Eisenstein's films are made of this trope. The best example would have to be the film ''October: Ten days that shook the world'' in which Eisenstein convinced the powers that be to actually have the Cruiser "Aurora" shell the Winter Palace again. Apparently more people were injured in its re-enactment of the storming of the palace than were in the actual, historical event.

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* Sergei Eisenstein's films are made of this trope. The best example would have to be the film ''October: ''Film/{{October}}: Ten days that shook the world'' in which Eisenstein convinced the powers that be to actually have the Cruiser "Aurora" shell the Winter Palace again. Apparently more people were injured in its re-enactment of the storming of the palace than were in the actual, historical event.
8th Oct '17 8:50:12 AM nombretomado
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* For most of the latter half of the 20th century, the city of Chicago rarely permitted television shows or movies to use their police department's insignias, reportedly after ''TheBluesBrothers'' mucked up their reputation. Shows and movies often had to make due with CaptainErsatz versions of the CPD (''Series/HillStreetBlues'' was supposedly set in a metropolis resembling Chicago that was never named). ''Series/TheChicagoCode'', on the other hand, depicted the CPD quite accurately and was filmed on location. One possible explanation for the change was the fact that while the original ban was put into place by Mayor Richard J. Daley, his son and successor Richard M. Daley left office shortly before the show began production. This would be followed by ''Show/ChicagoFire'' in 2012, with assistance from the Chicago Fire Department, and ''Show/ChicagoPD'' in 2014, albelt the 2nd series ever to gain assistance from the CPD.

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* For most of the latter half of the 20th century, the city of Chicago rarely permitted television shows or movies to use their police department's insignias, reportedly after ''TheBluesBrothers'' ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' mucked up their reputation. Shows and movies often had to make due with CaptainErsatz versions of the CPD (''Series/HillStreetBlues'' was supposedly set in a metropolis resembling Chicago that was never named). ''Series/TheChicagoCode'', on the other hand, depicted the CPD quite accurately and was filmed on location. One possible explanation for the change was the fact that while the original ban was put into place by Mayor Richard J. Daley, his son and successor Richard M. Daley left office shortly before the show began production. This would be followed by ''Show/ChicagoFire'' in 2012, with assistance from the Chicago Fire Department, and ''Show/ChicagoPD'' in 2014, albelt the 2nd series ever to gain assistance from the CPD.
1st Oct '17 10:03:46 PM JackTheHammer
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* The Iranian 2012 24-episode series ''Passion for Flight'' is a [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory dramatized account]] of the life of legendary Iranian ColonelBadass Abbas Babaei. It was financed by the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundation_of_Martyrs_and_Veterans_Affairs Foundation of Martyrs and Veteran Affairs]], which is an Iranian governmental entity that receives funding from the government's [[StateSec Revolutionary Guards]]. The entire series is available on Youtube with English subtitles on [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF3A02EF20F9FCAA2 Mujaaz TV's official channel.]]

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* The Iranian 2012 24-episode series ''Passion for Flight'' is a [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory dramatized account]] of the life of legendary Iranian ColonelBadass Abbas Babaei. It was financed by the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundation_of_Martyrs_and_Veterans_Affairs Foundation of Martyrs and Veteran Affairs]], which is an Iranian governmental entity that receives funding from the government's [[StateSec Revolutionary Guards]]. The entire series is available on Youtube [[https://www.shiatv.net/plist.php?plist=2779 ShiaTV.net]] with English subtitles on [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF3A02EF20F9FCAA2 Mujaaz TV's official channel.]]subtitles.
5th Sep '17 5:33:29 PM Peteman
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* Creator/SamuelFuller was an actual US First Infantry Veteran and he became a major film-maker but his insistence on telling difficult truths meant that despite being a soldier his films averted this trope hard:

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* Creator/SamuelFuller was an actual US First Infantry Veteran and he became a major film-maker but his insistence on telling difficult truths meant that despite being a soldier his films averted this trope hard:trope:
12th Aug '17 10:48:27 AM CynicalBastardo
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* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' and ''Film/TheLastJedi'' had Irish Navy vessels provide perimeter security around Skellig Michael during filming. In honour of the franchise, the ''Samuel Beckett'' adopted Yoda as their ship's mascot.
29th Jul '17 8:45:52 PM Ramidel
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* Irish Army Reservists also served as extras for ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''. Since as Craig Charles put it, "(they) see very little real action and were probably making the best of it", on-site medical personnel were kept rather busy during the fight sequences.

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* Irish Army Reservists also served as extras for ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''. Since as Craig Charles put it, "(they) see very little real action and were probably making the best of it", [[FightingIrish on-site medical personnel were kept rather busy during the fight sequences.sequences]].
29th Jul '17 2:43:47 AM xneon
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* In ''Film/BattleLosAngeles'', the USMC provided a number of troops to serve as extras, and lent a huge amount of aircraft such as various helicopters and even V-22 Opsreys. They also allowed the crew to film some parts of the movie in Camp Pendleton. Behind the scenes, the cast were trained at a boot camp run by military advisors to make sure they acted, fought, and spoke like Marines. Creator/AaronEckhart joked that they were [[InsistentTerminology very particular about the terminology they used]], such as calling a helicopter a "helo" instead of a "chopper".

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* In ''Film/BattleLosAngeles'', the USMC provided a number of troops to serve as extras, and lent a huge amount of aircraft such as various helicopters and even V-22 Opsreys.Ospreys. They also allowed the crew to film some parts of the movie in Camp Pendleton. Behind the scenes, the cast were trained at a boot camp run by military advisors to make sure they acted, fought, and spoke like Marines. Creator/AaronEckhart joked that they were [[InsistentTerminology very particular about the terminology they used]], such as calling a helicopter a "helo" instead of a "chopper".
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