Movies and Military Ceremonies




 
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January 11th, 2005  
USAFAUX2004
 
 

Topic: Movies and Military Ceremonies


What is up with them screwing up all the ceremonies? they get the uniforms (usually with mistakes) and then they do not do it right
January 11th, 2005  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
I believe there is a law that doesn't allow civilians to wear the correct uniform of military personnel. When I left for active duty, we were told we needed to removes the rank and our name tapes if we wanted to wear our BDU's. A different friend in the military said that there must be at least 2 things wrong with a military uniform if shown in a movie.

I cannot confirm that, but it does explain the screw ups in movies when it comes to uniforms. Doe anyone know of any law about that?
January 11th, 2005  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
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Originally Posted by Doody
I believe there is a law that doesn't allow civilians to wear the correct uniform of military personnel. When I left for active duty, we were told we needed to removes the rank and our name tapes if we wanted to wear our BDU's. A different friend in the military said that there must be at least 2 things wrong with a military uniform if shown in a movie.

I cannot confirm that, but it does explain the screw ups in movies when it comes to uniforms. Doe anyone know of any law about that?
Well i did post the article about haloween and it said that movies are allowed to do it as long as it right. (soluting just kills me)
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January 11th, 2005  
Anya1982
 
 

Topic: okies


i Don't know about American films but british films, i never really seen anything wrong with the uniform. TV Drama's done about army/ navy were never covered up anything. Only thing we arn't allowed to do is the correct voice proceedures etc like in an OP's room or battle. So instead of saying the correct voice proceedure to fire a weapon from op's room they'd replacee it.

As far as I know that is the only rule enforced, if you understood me lol

I only know this as i was used in a naval tv drama
January 11th, 2005  
CABAL
 
 
Except for Saving Private Ryan, the uniforms are very accurate.
January 11th, 2005  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
WELL CHEVRONS ARE MISPLACED IN THE WRONG POSITION AND THE SALUTES MAKE ME WANT TO DESTROY THE TV

P.S. Sorry for the caps
January 11th, 2005  
CABAL
 
 
[quote]WELL CHEVRONS ARE MISPLACED IN THE WRONG POSITION AND THE SALUTES MAKE ME WANT TO DESTROY THE TV [quote]

Strange. Remember the TV show's name? What is it about?
January 11th, 2005  
RnderSafe
 
 
I almost always find something wrong with military uniforms/gear/customs/rank, et al in movies or on television.
January 11th, 2005  
Kane
 
The departments of each sector are not working together nor recieved very little military advisement. Or quite possibly, the selected party to create these props are not knowledgable about the military's equipment if they intended to make it look authentic.

You'll have to remember that the film/TV firms have a difficult time getting the budget of trying to produce a very realistic war movie. The firm's primary question is as: Will this war movie become popular? Profitable? Is this movie has a potential of becoming a great investment?


During the past, war movies relied on heavily spent props to portray the equipment. However, future war movies would be more cheaper to create only if the director and producer believes in the effect of blue screen CGI technology. If so, you'll expect an animated/digital tank or soldier in the future as a backdrop.

As for the Audio department, several studios have done an excellent job in creating actual sounds but many of them are a complete mockup.
January 11th, 2005  
RnderSafe
 
 
While military, or even general accuracy is nice in movies/shows - it's important to remember, they are just entertainment. It can sometimes be annoying, but for the most part - it's humourous. Watching Bruce Willis, 50 year old highly trained Navy SEAL Lt walk around the jungle with his optics on backwards for the majority of the mission - was very funny.