T, as most of his friends, lives in a self-constructed 'house', built on top of an old building in the city. Their one passion is 'combat'. Combat is a dance/streetfight during which the ... See full summary »
American based Federation World Airlines has just acquired a Concorde jet, which will make its inaugural commercial flight from Washington D.C. to Paris and then to Moscow as a goodwill ... See full summary »
This film is a compendium of the facts and fiction of the events leading up to the disaster. For dramatic effect, Sabotage was chosen as the cause, rather than electricity lashing out at a couple of tons of hydrogen. Written by
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Blimp hangar two, at MCAS Tustin California, was used as a stand-in during the landing scenes of Lakehurst, NJ. See more »
The countess is reading "Vom Winde verweht", the German translation of Margaret Mitchell's "Gone with the Wind". However, the German edition only came out in October 1937, five months after the events. Moreover, the book in the movie is clearly a 1960s-vintage "rororo" paperback, whereas only a hardcover of "Vom Winde verweht" was available in Germany initially, and until well after the war. See more »
There is no resistance movement, Colonel!
Colonel Franz Ritter:
That's reassuring, coming from the Minister of Propoganda.
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The film opens with the 1936 Universal logo followed by a newsreel prior to the credits. See more »
I actually thought the crash sequence in "The Hindenburg" looked pretty realistic. The combination of newsreel footage and special effects was effective as it was often difficult to distinguish between the two.
Robert Wise was an editor on "Citizen Kane" and he skillfully combined studio shots with stock footage on that great film as well. What worked on both of these movies was that the new shots were matched with the archival footage in terms of quality. Scratches, shaky camera movements and other imperfections were added to the special effects sequences to blend better with the existing newsreels.
Sure the script has some flaws but let's face it, you watch a film like this to see the disaster and "The Hindenburg" delivers.
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