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(US Naval Institute)   The legacy of Tony Scott and "Top Gun" in shaping a postiive public image of the US Navy despite the presence of Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer and Tim Robbins   (news.usni.org) divider line 65
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2012-08-23 04:59:40 PM
just thinkin' 'bout goose.
 
2012-08-23 05:00:06 PM
what's wrong with Val Kilmer??
 
2012-08-23 06:21:00 PM
Kelly McGillis had nice hooters in that and "Witness".

//I got nothing.
 
2012-08-23 06:21:45 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: what's wrong with Val Kilmer??


Ever since he did that bad movie about The Lizard King he hasn't really done anything decent. I think Jim cursed him.
 
2012-08-23 06:54:08 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: what's wrong with Val Kilmer??


And what's wrong with Tim Robbins?
 
2012-08-23 06:57:27 PM
Tim Robbins was in "Top Gun"??

*googles*

Huh, whaddaya know.
 
2012-08-23 06:57:59 PM
Succinct,heartfelt and memorable. Everything a decent tribute should be.

/Farewell,Tony.
 
2012-08-23 07:10:23 PM
I always get a chuckle out of the idea that some midwest dumbfark, in a one horse town decided to go into the service because, of Top Gun. Not because of patriotism, bordem, or idea of the G.I. Bill. The life changing event it that 18 year old had to do because, of the siren song give by a shirtless Tom Cruise.
 
2012-08-23 07:16:49 PM
Yet, battleship is weak ass excuse more a movie and propaganda
 
2012-08-23 07:30:42 PM
Eh, Top Gun was probably the lamest movie he did. If we're talking Tony Scott-Navy films, I'll take Crimson Tide any day of the week.
 
2012-08-23 07:33:49 PM

pjlawrence81: Eh, Top Gun was probably the lamest movie he did. If we're talking Tony Scott-Navy films, I'll take Crimson Tide any day of the week.


But did it feature Kenny Loggins? No, no it didn't. And without Kenny Loggins, you'll never enter the...
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2012-08-23 07:49:37 PM
You will not find a movie as generally vilified and hated in the Navy than Top Gun.

Then again, it is also the most played movie in any wardroom. So go figure.
 
2012-08-23 07:54:49 PM
by the Navy

/Gorram you, new non-preview-first feature!
 
2012-08-23 08:01:43 PM
Is the typo in the headline bugging anyone else?
 
2012-08-23 08:08:44 PM
ii see whaat yoouu meeaan.
 
2012-08-23 08:13:36 PM
This is what I think of when I hear Top Gun legacy.

www.coastergallery.com 

/yes i know it's "flight deck" now
//will be using the paramount names until i die
 
2012-08-23 08:19:01 PM
Not to mention the joy of playing volleyball in jeans.

www.tawnyweber.com
 
2012-08-23 08:34:07 PM
Well sure it's OK to be in the Navy like Top Gun now that they repealed DADT.
 
2012-08-23 08:39:28 PM
Of course we all know the real maverick was Sarah Palin.

/mavricky
 
2012-08-23 08:54:14 PM
I have a bigger problem with the way he threw in Bull Durham.
 
2012-08-23 09:26:51 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-23 09:34:20 PM
Swordfight!
 
2012-08-23 09:34:42 PM

pjlawrence81: Eh, Top Gun was probably the lamest movie he did. If we're talking Tony Scott-Navy films, I'll take Crimson Tide any day of the week.


With the exception of submarines not having "crawl spaces" and a few crew members who were amazingly incompetent (the sonar operator and the radio repairman), I loved that movie. Gene Hackman is amazing at playing douchebags.
 
2012-08-23 09:34:48 PM
I hated landing that f'ing f16 on the aircraft carrier in the game.
 
2012-08-23 09:42:06 PM

tchau: I hated landing that f'ing f16 on the aircraft carrier in the game.


I don't think I ever managed to do it. Fark that game.
 
2012-08-23 09:43:57 PM

tchau: I hated landing that f'ing f16 on the aircraft carrier in the game.


There was a game that tries to land an F-16 on a carrier?? I am by no means a military expert but, to my knowledge, an F-16 is an air force fighter that is not equipped for carrier landings (same with the F-15).
 
2012-08-23 09:56:55 PM

Farking Canuck: tchau: I hated landing that f'ing f16 on the aircraft carrier in the game.

There was a game that tries to land an F-16 on a carrier?? I am by no means a military expert but, to my knowledge, an F-16 is an air force fighter that is not equipped for carrier landings (same with the F-15).


I'm pretty sure they were F-14 Tomcats.
 
2012-08-23 09:59:51 PM

Farking Canuck: tchau: I hated landing that f'ing f16 on the aircraft carrier in the game.

There was a game that tries to land an F-16 on a carrier?? I am by no means a military expert but, to my knowledge, an F-16 is an air force fighter that is not equipped for carrier landings (same with the F-15).


That's the challenge. You land, stop, call them all cissies, give them the finger and take off again. Downwind. No catapult.
 
2012-08-23 10:30:58 PM

pjlawrence81: Eh, Top Gun was probably the lamest movie he did. If we're talking Tony Scott-Navy films, I'll take Crimson Tide any day of the week.


No, The Fan was the lamest movie he ever did.
 
2012-08-23 10:35:02 PM

pjlawrence81: Eh, Top Gun was probably the lamest movie he did. If we're talking Tony Scott-Navy films, I'll take Crimson Tide any day of the week.


The movie where the xo commits treason for no particular reason, they repair an unreapirable radio and relight a nuke plant?

Uh... okay.
 
2012-08-23 10:38:33 PM

Irving Maimway: The Stealth Hippopotamus: what's wrong with Val Kilmer??

Ever since he did that bad movie about The Lizard King he hasn't really done anything decent. I think Jim cursed him.



Um....
ecx.images-amazon.com
www.movieposter.com
lordobama.files.wordpress.com

Either your taste in movies sucks or your timeline is messed up.
 
2012-08-23 10:47:41 PM

NeoCortex42: Farking Canuck: tchau: I hated landing that f'ing f16 on the aircraft carrier in the game.

There was a game that tries to land an F-16 on a carrier?? I am by no means a military expert but, to my knowledge, an F-16 is an air force fighter that is not equipped for carrier landings (same with the F-15).

I'm pretty sure they were F-14 Tomcats.


Yes they were. The F-14 is now retired, replaced by the F/A-18.

The aggressor aircraft in the movie were F-5s.
 
2012-08-23 10:48:06 PM

bukketmaster: Irving Maimway: The Stealth Hippopotamus: what's wrong with Val Kilmer??

Ever since he did that bad movie about The Lizard King he hasn't really done anything decent. I think Jim cursed him.


Um....
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[lordobama.files.wordpress.com image 425x319]

Either your taste in movies sucks or your timeline is messed up.


My timeline is messed up. Tombstone and Heat are incredible flicks. Fark I'm old. I can't remember shiat anymore.
 
2012-08-23 10:49:03 PM

Cybernetic: NeoCortex42: Farking Canuck: tchau: I hated landing that f'ing f16 on the aircraft carrier in the game.

There was a game that tries to land an F-16 on a carrier?? I am by no means a military expert but, to my knowledge, an F-16 is an air force fighter that is not equipped for carrier landings (same with the F-15).

I'm pretty sure they were F-14 Tomcats.

Yes they were. The F-14 is now retired, replaced by the F/A-18.

The aggressor aircraft in the movie were F-5s.


And the instructor aircraft was the A-4, which was much smaller and more maneuverable than the F-14.
 
2012-08-23 10:50:12 PM
Positive public image of the US Navy, sure, but rather harsh towards all those decent cargo pilots eking out a living flying rubber dogshiat out of Hong Kong.
 
2012-08-23 10:57:22 PM

frestcrallen: Positive public image of the US Navy, sure, but rather harsh towards all those decent cargo pilots eking out a living flying rubber dogshiat out of Hong Kong.



That honor goes to the movie 'Air America'. It's billed as a comedy, but I don't remember laughing.
 
2012-08-23 10:58:24 PM
In the submarine force, Top Gun is universally beloved, mainly because it cements our vision of the surface fleet. That and the volleyball scene.

/NTTAWWT
 
2012-08-23 11:03:04 PM
Do they mention that the Navy was the film makers second choice? The USAF told them to go jump in a lake.

Yeeeeeaaaaaaaaahhhhh!
 
2012-08-23 11:12:27 PM

NeoCortex42: pjlawrence81: Eh, Top Gun was probably the lamest movie he did. If we're talking Tony Scott-Navy films, I'll take Crimson Tide any day of the week.

But did it feature Kenny Loggins? No, no it didn't. And without Kenny Loggins, you'll never enter the...
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Making Top Gun jokes in the 2010s. Truly Archer is on the cutting edge of comedy.
 
2012-08-23 11:35:33 PM
If I remember correctly, Top Gun was a huge pop culture success. Navy enlistments went through the roof, Levi 501 jeans and Ninja motorcycles flew off the shelves. Everyone wanted to be Tom Cruise. I wonder how they felt when they couldnt make the cut as a pilot and were working in some shiatty job for their enlistment.
 
2012-08-24 12:14:54 AM

bukketmaster: Irving Maimway: The Stealth Hippopotamus: what's wrong with Val Kilmer??

Ever since he did that bad movie about The Lizard King he hasn't really done anything decent. I think Jim cursed him.

Um....
Either your taste in movies sucks or your timeline is messed up.


Was gonna speak up for Heat and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, but you beat me to it. Haven't seen Tombstone, tho'
 
2012-08-24 12:26:25 AM

Click Click D'oh: pjlawrence81: Eh, Top Gun was probably the lamest movie he did. If we're talking Tony Scott-Navy films, I'll take Crimson Tide any day of the week.

The movie where the xo commits treason for no particular reason, they repair an unreapirable radio and relight a nuke plant?

Uh... okay.


No particular reason? He had a hunch the probable content of the second EAM was to retract the first one, and he had a point that the least wrong thing to do would be to not launch because probably every other sub received the complete order and would launch if that was in fact the order. The co's scenario that they might be the last sub was less probable speculation, and his course of action would have a 100% certain outcome of nuclear war while the xo's had at least a 50-50 chance of avoiding it. The co was also wrong to attempt to circumvent the two-man rule controlling release of nuclear weapons. If the second man doesn't want to launch, you don't launch. If the first man can force the second man to agree you don't really have a two-man rule. Anyway, nukes? The only winning move is not to play, according to another movie.
 
2012-08-24 01:35:55 AM
Landing on the carrier on the farking Nintendo game was one of the most frustrating experiences of the 1980s. It was always at the end of the mission, so if you farked up, you had to start over at the beginning. That and trying to refuel in midair were way farking harder than ACTUALLY SHOOTING SHIAT DOWN AND AVOIDING GETTING KILLED BY THE ENEMY.

The second most frustrating experiences of the 1980s was trying to figure out the point of the submarine game Silent Service:

"OK, I sank the ships and now I'm out of torpedoes. What now?"
"Now you just cruise around an 8-bit ocean until you die of boredom."
 
2012-08-24 02:28:00 AM
There was also the oddity of dogfight training for F-14 pilots, when their planes can shoot down 6 targets at once, up to 200 km away. The Phoenix missile system, no other plane had it.
 
2012-08-24 04:54:28 AM

schemy: Do they mention that the Navy was the film makers second choice? The USAF told them to go jump in a lake.

Yeeeeeaaaaaaaaahhhhh!


Groom Lake?
 
2012-08-24 06:31:28 AM

shower_in_my_socks: Landing on the carrier on the farking Nintendo game was one of the most frustrating experiences of the 1980s. It was always at the end of the mission, so if you farked up, you had to start over at the beginning. That and trying to refuel in midair were way farking harder than ACTUALLY SHOOTING SHIAT DOWN AND AVOIDING GETTING KILLED BY THE ENEMY.

The second most frustrating experiences of the 1980s was trying to figure out the point of the submarine game Silent Service:

"OK, I sank the ships and now I'm out of torpedoes. What now?"
"Now you just cruise around an 8-bit ocean until you die of boredom."


You were suposed to go back to base so they could tally up your kills. Only thing that sucked was they didnt rearm you.


/could land on the carrier
 
2012-08-24 06:33:07 AM
The movie did inspire flynavy to make up navy stories
 
2012-08-24 06:37:05 AM
Top Gun proved our fighting mens' sexual orientation didn't matter. Nearly 25 years before don't ask, don't tell was repealed.
 
2012-08-24 06:57:21 AM

shower_in_my_socks: Landing on the carrier on the farking Nintendo game was one of the most frustrating experiences of the 1980s. It was always at the end of the mission, so if you farked up, you had to start over at the beginning. That and trying to refuel in midair were way farking harder than ACTUALLY SHOOTING SHIAT DOWN AND AVOIDING GETTING KILLED BY THE ENEMY.


I think I've read in a few places that in real life, when you measure a pilot's stress levels, carrier landings are more stressful than combat, especially at night and/or in bad weather.
 
2012-08-24 07:29:55 AM
Gonna take the highway to the anus zone.
 
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