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Highway to the Danger Zone…



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.


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.)


Written by (Roughly) Daily

January 21, 2014 at 1:01 am

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