History Main / StandardHollywoodStrafingProcedure

17th Jan '16 10:00:47 AM Morgenthaler
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Misuse. It's Genre Savvy, not just "savvy".
** More GenreSavvy characters abandon vehicles and throw themselves in a ditch or into foliage alongside the road. ** Less GenreSavvy vehicle drivers try to dodge the bullets.
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** More GenreSavvy intelligent characters abandon vehicles and throw themselves in a ditch or into foliage alongside the road. ** Less GenreSavvy intelligent vehicle drivers try to dodge the bullets.
14th Jan '16 1:34:36 PM Morgenthaler
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Cut natter.
** This might be FridgeBrilliance on the part of Tim Burton. Batman hates killing. The machine guns on the Batplane are probably meant to scare not kill and thus are wrongly sighted which the Joker probably anticipated, though wrongly sighted guns would endanger innocent bystanders, which is a [[FridgeHorror fridge trope of an entirely different kind.]]
14th Jan '16 1:32:31 PM Morgenthaler
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* Twice in ''RedTails'': Towards the beginning of the film, a quartet of P-40 Warhawks spots a German train, and dive in to strafe it. One of the pilots actually protests that they should attack the train from head-on instead, to give the [[AntiAir defensive gunners]] on the train [[ShownTheirWork less of a chance to shoot them back]]. After three of the planes strafe the train in classic Hollywood fashion to little productive effect, the fourth pilot comes at the train low and head-on, focusing all of his fire into the locomotive, trashing the train.
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* Twice in ''RedTails'': ''Film/RedTails'': Towards the beginning of the film, a quartet of P-40 Warhawks spots a German train, and dive in to strafe it. One of the pilots actually protests that they should attack the train from head-on instead, to give the [[AntiAir defensive gunners]] on the train [[ShownTheirWork less of a chance to shoot them back]]. After three of the planes strafe the train in classic Hollywood fashion to little productive effect, the fourth pilot comes at the train low and head-on, focusing all of his fire into the locomotive, trashing the train.
13th Jan '16 10:56:14 AM PatPayne
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[[AC:Tabletop Games]] * Played with in ''Battletech'', where a strafing run has the capacity to damage ''everything'', foe '''and''' friend, that's in the path of a strafing run. Coupled with a fairly high to-hit modifier, it may well be that nothing or everything gets tagged.
7th Jan '16 11:05:16 AM nombretomado
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* In ''SoraNoWoto'', [[spoiler: Filicia]] is targeted by a tank's secondary gunner; the shots describe the standard 'bullet line' toward her.
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* In ''SoraNoWoto'', ''Anime/SoundOfTheSky'', [[spoiler: Filicia]] is targeted by a tank's secondary gunner; the shots describe the standard 'bullet line' toward her.
23rd Dec '15 2:20:28 AM direguy
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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals'' has the USA Warthogs their gatling guns at a targeted location, and firing missiles once their close enough.
23rd Dec '15 2:18:01 AM direguy
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* In ''Franchise/StarWars'' ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' the Resistance make strafing runs against the First Order's ground forces attacking Maz's castle. Poe Dameron is skilled enough to take out individual Stormtroopers with pinpoint accuracy, and leaving the good guys unscathed.
3rd Oct '15 3:02:17 PM dArhengel
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* LionsForLambs deserves a mention as an aversion. The battle scenes feature some strafing runs by A-10s, but instead of neat ordered lines of puffs, the result, from the point of view of those on the ground, is of several large grouped explosions, approximating very well the power of a 30mm shell and the disordered pattern in which the shells hit the ground in reality.
11th Aug '15 1:16:28 PM wootzits
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* ''[[Anime/AbenobashiMahouShoutengai Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi]]'' uses this trope straight for purposes of parody. Sashi ends up getting strafed by a bi-plane in an episode where he's trapped in a world filled with nothing but Hollywood movie references and cliches.
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* ''[[Anime/AbenobashiMahouShoutengai Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi]]'' ''Anime/MagicalShoppingArcadeAbenobashi'' uses this trope straight for purposes of parody. Sashi ends up getting strafed by a bi-plane in an episode where he's trapped in a world filled with nothing but Hollywood movie references and cliches.
27th Jun '15 11:54:20 PM jormis29
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Historically movies portrayed strafing unrealistically because it was safe and easy. Set off a couple of lines of small charges in the sand running toward the target, far enough apart to not endanger the stunt crew, and the audience cannot fail to get the point. It's simple, cheap, straightforward, and the inexorably approaching danger significantly raises the dramatic tension. Also, some of this is TruthInTelevision, as 'walking' shots up to the target helps to ensure you actually get a hit, though in reality (as seen in the RealLife Examples below) the strike pattern is usually less a steady progression than a butt of "shorts" and "overs"--firing from an inherently unstable platform means aircraft guns aren't particularly steady or accurate.
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Historically movies portrayed strafing unrealistically because it was safe and easy. Set off a couple of lines of small charges in the sand running toward the target, far enough apart to not endanger the stunt crew, and the audience cannot fail to get the point. It's simple, cheap, straightforward, and the inexorably approaching danger significantly raises the dramatic tension. Also, some of this is TruthInTelevision, as 'walking' shots up to the target helps to ensure you actually get a hit, though in reality (as seen in the RealLife Examples below) the strike pattern is usually less a steady progression than a butt cloud of "shorts" and "overs"--firing from an inherently unstable platform means aircraft guns aren't particularly steady or accurate.
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