Spitfire 944Closed Captioning
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About the Movie
In 2005, an 83-year-old World War II pilot views 16mm footage of his 1944 Spitfire crash for the first time.
Over the Top !
This story BLEW ME AWAY when I heard it. The odds of all these pieces coming together in one 15 minute short after 60+ years just blows my mind. A mind-bending mix of war / brotherhood / technology / improvisation / history / modernity / memory / internet / and old-fashioned storytelling all together in a tight edit with source footage, photos, blueprints and everything but the kitchen sink. Did not expect to get teared up over a 15 minute airplane documentary. Wow.
Good nostalgic footage of a great plane and great man.
This is an great short doco, and contains excellent footage of one of WWII's greatest planes. The doco is not as well made or funded as the grey eagles p51 doc, but still manages to bring a tear to the eye when the original footage is surprised on the veteran pilot. The surprise makes his day.
The makers have done some great research, showing pictures of people mentioned and technical drawings of the spitfire. On the negative side. The narrators voice is a tad annoying, and spoken too fast. They should have chosen someone with a less feminine voice, who spoke slower. Also, the choice of techno music throughout and at end is out of touch with the theme of the documentary and the era that it represents. Apart from those drawbacks this is a great insight to the brave men who flew these great aircraft and the history of the spitfire.
A treasure for any WWII and history buff, and a testament to the Internet's amazing collaborative potential.