I wonder if you guys have seen the filipino movie "Blue Moon". It follows an old man's search for his greatest love after he loses touch with her after WWII. Anyway, it's a good movie but I observed that not much effort went into making sure everything in the WWII scenes looked accurate and authentic. For example:
This is supposed to be early in the war, but notice they are already wearing steel pot helmets:
Here, they seem to be wearing Vietnam era jungle combat boots: V
Mark Herras as a fighter pilot seems to be wearing a modern helicopter pilot's helmet instead of a soft helmet:
Hey I saw bits and pieces of this movie... my wife was watching it. I remembered laughing a lot. (it's supposed to be a drama)
I didn't put two and two together. I thought the scenes with the M1 helmet was during or shortly after liberation. I noticed the flight helmets too and they were supposed to be flying P-40's I didn't even notice the boots. I remembered thinking they looked pretty healthy for death march participants.
heh heh that's true :lol: I remember thinking Polo Ravales' character, despite the combat and lack of food and medicine for several months, seems to have found some time to go to the gym and work on his six pack abs!
that's true. I think in this case they decided to concentrate more on the romantic storyline rather that worry about historical accuracy. I think it's ironic that most hollywood productions nowadays go out of their way to have historical accuracy, even from thousands of miles away, they do research, interviews, and yet local productions don't, even though they actually live and are filming in the actual country where the events they're depicting happened.
I remember one movie about a gay guy who dated a Japanese officer (shaking head), the Japanese had Garands! The foregrip sections were removed that I had to slow-mo it trying to figure out what kind of rifle it was.
...and the firefights...everyone just stood. Nobody laid prone. Nobody reloaded ammo. It was like cartoons.
Is this a relatively new film? It looks like a made for TV movie. At least the Japanese looks like japanese WWII soldiers although I'm not an authority on Japanese uniform. I did see a portion of the front of an M-35 2 1/2 ton truck park along the death march route. The pilots helmet looks like a CVC (Combat Vehicle Crewmans aka Tanker's) helmet with an odd visor. What's that tube like thing wrapped around his shoulders which looks like the restraints on one of those theme park rides. I didn't know that Filipino pilots flew the P40(?) during that time.