Talk:The Blue Max
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It's not a "film review." It's an encyclopedia entry. Everything in the article is pertinent to the film and the book. If you don't like its length, then don't finish reading it. That's what the links are for.Rmmiller44 (talk) 20:59, 13 August 2008 (UTC)
I've removed most of the extraneous verbage which was added by another user. I think the differences between the film and novel is pertinent subject matter. Since no one has added an entry for the novel, it is most appropriately placed here. Perhaps there should be a spoiler alert somewhere. It's possible someone will research the Blue Max (medal) who has not either read the book nor seen the movie.
I'm not pleased with the verbosity or word choice of the Plot, but I have refrained from passing too much judgment on another's writing style. It is comprehensive but contains, perhaps, far too many links. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 22:44, 13 August 2008 (UTC)
- When Stachel gets his first "confirmed" kill-the German Armies last great offensive-March 1918
- When Stachel gets his tenth "Confirmed" Kill-he meets the Red Baron who was kia APril 1918. Stachel declines the Baron offer to join his squadron. Ironically on Sachel Personel file at the end is his squadron -Jasta 11-a real life squadron the Baron Commanded in 1918! Furthermore in a parallel to the movie-in real life the Red Baron's successor Wilhelm Reinhard was killed in a flying accident July 3, 1918 after Herman Goering had flown the same airplane! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 18:46, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
Exactly - the timeline above shows the spring of 1918 mentioned in the current article is incorrect. It should be sooner that he leaves the trenches. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 08:15, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
Soldierofchicago (talk)soldierofchicago-I remember seeing the Blue Max when it came on network TV(ABC)back in the 1970s. I'm more of a World War 2 buff than World War 1 but this is one of my favorite war movies. The aerial combat scenes are breath taking. My only complaint is that they're not long enough. Jerry Goldsmith's musical score to the movie is awe inspiring and blends in superbly with the scenes and situations of the film. Finally there's George Peppard. He was a talented actor who let his demons get the better of him. He should've made more quality films. Some say The Blue Max is his best film. I love the fact that Peppard flew his own airplane. This 1966 film is refreshingly CGI free. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Soldierofchicago (talk • contribs) 21:35, 14 July 2008 (UTC)
Idea from real life ?
Mud in 1918?
"whereas, by 1918, the Western Front was more mud than greenery.
- I agree, while during static trench warfare, a line 5 miles wide would have been mud and devastation, outside of that zone the countryside would have been relatively untouched. Moreover, during the German offensive & allied counter attack of 1918, the muddy trench area would have been left behind. I recommend tactfully expunging that particular clause. MarkSonntag (talk) 00:33, 10 April 2013 (UTC)