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Highway to the Danger Zone…

 

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Some readers will know of your correspondent’s special affection for Top Gun (the effects for which were done by Colossal Pictures/USFX).  So it will come as no surprise that he’s delighted to share this homemade homage, a shot-for-shot re-creation of the films heart-pounding climax…

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Cinefix has created a homemade remake of Maverick’s final dogfight scene in the 1986 action drama film Top Gun. The new episode of Homemade Movies was directed by Pasadena, California-based animator and musician Dustin McLean of DustFilms….

Read more at Laughing Squid; then see a side-by-side comparison, a behind the scenes video, and check out Dustin’s ongoing homemade remake series.

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As we ruminate on the right stuff, we might recall that it was on this date in 1958 that the last Fokker CX in military service, the Finnish Air Force FK-111, crashed.  Having served first the Dutch, then the Finns primarily as a scout plane and light bomber since 1933, the last of the FK-111’s was in service as a target tow-plane when it crashed into a forest, killing the pilot (Second Lieutenant Aimo Allinen) and the winch-operator (Second Lieutenant Antti Kukkonen).

The FK-111 (The swastika was used as the official national marking of the Finnish Defense Forces between 1918 and 1945, and remains part of the insignia of the Finnish Air Force.)

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January 21, 2014 at 1:01 am

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