9 thoughts on ““Top Gun: Maverick” trailer”

  1. Woohoo!  Looks good. I hope there’s not a bunch of added CGI…  excepting Tom Cruise’s rippling chest of course.

    Did you see the extras on the Dunkirk movie?  They had a great sequence on how all the aviation scenes were from real planes and amazing scale models.  They found a Texas Millionaire airplane collector to help out.

    “oh let’s mount this 100 lb IMAX camera looking into the cockpit…”

    https://www.flitetest.com/articles/dunkirk-filming-aerial-scenes-with-rc-aircraft

     

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  2. Saw this on Reddit. Thoughts?

    https://www.reddit.com/r/vexillology/comments/cfbfby/new_top_gun_trailer_removes_japanese_taiwanese/

    Edit: I found the original tweet

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  3. Kevin Schulte:
    Just how much China money goes into Hollywood. Me thinks, loads.

    Take a look at the list of production companies on the film’s Wikipedia page:

    • Skydance Media
    • Jerry Bruckheimer Films
    • TC Productions
    • Tencent Pictures

    Who’s “Tencent Pictures”?  Not a sock of our acquaintance, but “a Chinese film distributor and production company owned by Tencent.”  Who is Tencent?  “[A] Chinese multinational investment holding conglomerate founded in 1998, whose subsidiaries specialise in various Internet-related services and products, entertainment, artificial intelligence and technology both in China and globally.”  Global revenue in 2018 was CNY 312.694 billion, or around US$ 45.438 billion.

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  4. If I recall correctly, it is less an artifact of the funding and more of an artifact of trying to be one of the small quota of US films allowed to be shown in China.

    As with almost everything, China rigs the game so that the Chinese distributor collects almost all the money. Nevertheless, the small share of a large pot is still worth something. Also the Chinese box office figures (even if not collected by the film makers) still count toward the international box office figures and thus to bragging rights. If anyone doubts how significant these bragging rights are, just look at what avengers endgame is trying to do to pass avatar.

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