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(YouTube)   If you're a fan of behind-the-scenes footage from popular movies you're going to love this, a comprehensive look at the making of Top Gun. How comprehensive? How's two and a half hours suit ya?   (youtube.com) divider line
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2021-12-03 7:44:55 PM  
So, two hours and 23 minutes of coverage relating to the volleyball game, and 7 minutes for all the dog fighting and singing in the bar stuff.
 
2021-12-03 8:17:52 PM  
Was planning to make some hopefully clever quip about shirtless volleyball but seen this has been covered.
 
2021-12-03 8:25:58 PM  
Not many people know this but the gyrations in that movie were created by affixing a weighted knob to a power drill.

They called it the Cruiser.
 
2021-12-03 8:33:42 PM  

Samsquantch: Was planning to make some hopefully clever quip about shirtless volleyball but seen this has been covered.


That's it, you're outta the buzzard squad
 
2021-12-03 8:37:04 PM  
There's a whole youtube channel for dvd extras?

OMG!!

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It's beautiful!!  I know where my middle aged streaming era self is going to be sitting for a few hours.
 
2021-12-03 9:02:54 PM  
Quentin Tarantino about Top Gun
Youtube ZF1LXL6OOsM
/Oblig... NSFW
 
2021-12-03 9:05:01 PM  
After watching the Val documentary, hanging out in a trailer on set with Iceman, Hollywood, Wolfman, etc and drinking while making fun of Tom Cruise sounded like the best way to spend time while making it
 
2021-12-03 9:09:25 PM  
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2021-12-03 9:22:27 PM  
I think I read that a lot of the documentary footage was deleted scenes of other sports.  Volleyball made it into the movie, but they deleted a whole speed chess scene with Cruise and Kilmer in shorts moving the pieces with their toes, a three-legged race with Cruise and Anthony Edwards in jock straps, and of course, the cornhole game at the climax.
 
2021-12-03 9:40:23 PM  
I farking love Top Gun and can't wait for the sequel to finally come out, but....no.
 
2021-12-03 9:44:39 PM  
So he plays volleyball in his jeans and then rides over to his superior officer's condo where he assumes he can take a shower? but instead they eat dinner and talk while he stinks of dried up ball sweat?
 
2021-12-03 9:58:13 PM  

nocturn: There's a whole youtube channel for dvd extras?

OMG!!

[Fark user image 425x234] [View Full Size image _x_]It's beautiful!!  I know where my middle aged streaming era self is going to be sitting for a few hours.


Wow, how can that channel not have been DMCAd yet?  If ever there was a reason to buy DVDs, it's the (sometimes) included (sometimes) good extras.  If this content can survive on YT, that's once less reason to buy physical media
 
2021-12-03 10:16:56 PM  
Back in the day my then current GF rented the movie, on VHS, I fell asleep, we broke up 2 weeks later.
 
2021-12-03 10:31:07 PM  

baorao: So he plays volleyball in his jeans and then rides over to his superior officer's condo where he assumes he can take a shower? but instead they eat dinner and talk while he stinks of dried up ball sweat?


That's so unfair.  There's no way his ball sweat had time to fully dry.
 
2021-12-03 10:34:52 PM  

Naido: baorao: So he plays volleyball in his jeans and then rides over to his superior officer's condo where he assumes he can take a shower? but instead they eat dinner and talk while he stinks of dried up ball sweat?

That's so unfair.  There's no way his ball sweat had time to fully dry.


well not when they are in another's mouth
 
2021-12-03 11:31:59 PM  
What a goldmine.  Until today, I'd only seen the outtake with the flying dildo.
 
2021-12-03 11:37:33 PM  
I don't think I could attempt such a documentary, because I know I'd just end up watchin' every motion in my foolish lover's game on this endless ocean, finally lovers know no shame; turning and returning to some secret place inside, watchin' in slow motion as you turn around and say...
 
2021-12-04 12:24:44 AM  

Killer Cars: After watching the Val documentary, hanging out in a trailer on set with Iceman, Hollywood, Wolfman, etc and drinking while making fun of Tom Cruise sounded like the best way to spend time while making it


The Val documentary was kind of sad, but there really was some cool behind the scenes stuff he shot and included in it.  I have to imagine there's some really cool stuff hidden in that film/tape vault he showed.
 
2021-12-04 3:07:04 AM  
Moistest movie ever made... there's practically no scene where someone isn't sweaty or wet.
 
2021-12-04 4:01:58 AM  

American Decency Association: If ever there was a reason to buy DVDs, it's the (sometimes) included (sometimes) good extras.  If this content can survive on YT, that's once less reason to buy physical media


Another little goldmine is going back through your extensive DVD collection to watch a movie you haven't seen in years and discovering BTS stuff you didn't even know was there. Case in point: Tremors. Bought it cause I like the movie, took a closer look years after the fact and found an hour's worth of extras on there.

Also, commentaries. Only knew the 98 Godzilla movie had one was because I accidentally turned on the wrong subtitles.
 
2021-12-04 7:24:43 AM  

Stantz: American Decency Association: If ever there was a reason to buy DVDs, it's the (sometimes) included (sometimes) good extras.  If this content can survive on YT, that's once less reason to buy physical media

Another little goldmine is going back through your extensive DVD collection to watch a movie you haven't seen in years and discovering BTS stuff you didn't even know was there. Case in point: Tremors. Bought it cause I like the movie, took a closer look years after the fact and found an hour's worth of extras on there.

Also, commentaries. Only knew the 98 Godzilla movie had one was because I accidentally turned on the wrong subtitles.


Discovering commentaries was an addiction, when I realized I had 100s of dvds that I hadn't listened to.

Conan stands out as an..insane commentary track. The Thing is a great one, as well.
 
2021-12-04 7:48:51 AM  
I loved Top Gun so much, I'm going to hold out for the 2-1/2 minute comprehensive look.
 
2021-12-04 10:18:22 AM  

Any Pie Left: Moistest movie ever made... there's practically no scene where someone isn't sweaty or wet.


Funny you should say that.  That has always been my commentary on Angel Heart.  The only person that isn't slimy or sweaty is De Niro. But we now know why.
 
2021-12-04 12:37:35 PM  
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My wife had a professional affiliation with Linda Rae Jurgens, the actress who plays Viper's wife and has 1-2 lines of dialogue in the movie. we got this christmas card a few years back.

a neighbor was a Navy fighter pilot, he's about 60 or so now. His personalized license plate, as a former Navy man, I recognized was a fighter squadron. We'd say and wave and make small talk. about a year ago we were talking, 'how aer you holding up in COVID?" I mentioned watching shiatty movies: "Die Hard, Tommy Boy, Top Gun..."

turns out he worked on Top Gun. My jaw his the floor. They used his squadron's planes. "the carrier takeoffs and landings, he's still a good friend of mine." I asked if he was credited in the film and he said no, but, the squadron did assist all the actors with uniforms and, "do this like this, don't do that" type stuff.

"we got to hang out with all those people. Tom Cruise, the.......Iceman guy, hell, all of 'em."

"we all just loved Meg Ryan. She was just a hoot! She'd bring us coffee and donuts every day, oh man, we just loved her. She was a blast to hang out with.

"But that Kelly McGillis? She was a little too good for us commoners. She only like hanging out with the film people, she didn't have much time for us."

he said his carrier group got an advance copy of the final film, which was shown on his carrier. "It was the damned-est thing - to see the F-14s we flew that day, in a hollywood movie!"

said Paramount or whatever offered to pay the squadron but the DOD/DoN wouldn't allow it. they did let Paramount give the crew a gift: a plain t-shirt with a "Paramount Pictures" logo. "I think I still have it somewhere!"
 
2021-12-04 1:59:51 PM  

Stantz: American Decency Association: If ever there was a reason to buy DVDs, it's the (sometimes) included (sometimes) good extras.  If this content can survive on YT, that's once less reason to buy physical media

Another little goldmine is going back through your extensive DVD collection to watch a movie you haven't seen in years and discovering BTS stuff you didn't even know was there. Case in point: Tremors. Bought it cause I like the movie, took a closer look years after the fact and found an hour's worth of extras on there.

Also, commentaries. Only knew the 98 Godzilla movie had one was because I accidentally turned on the wrong subtitles.


Some commentary tracks are better than the actual movies.
 
2021-12-04 2:25:21 PM  

frankb00th: Stantz: American Decency Association: If ever there was a reason to buy DVDs, it's the (sometimes) included (sometimes) good extras.  If this content can survive on YT, that's once less reason to buy physical media

Another little goldmine is going back through your extensive DVD collection to watch a movie you haven't seen in years and discovering BTS stuff you didn't even know was there. Case in point: Tremors. Bought it cause I like the movie, took a closer look years after the fact and found an hour's worth of extras on there.

Also, commentaries. Only knew the 98 Godzilla movie had one was because I accidentally turned on the wrong subtitles.

Some commentary tracks are better than the actual movies.


Spinal Tap and Tropic Thunder are at least as good as the already great movies they cover.
 
2021-12-04 3:40:06 PM  

American Decency Association: Wow, how can that channel not have been DMCAd yet?  If ever there was a reason to buy DVDs, it's the (sometimes) included (sometimes) good extras.  If this content can survive on YT, that's once less reason to buy physical media


Love him or hate him, Kevin Smith usually has great extras on his DVDs. If you can get your hands on the Mallrats Criterion Collection DVD, it has the best commentary track of any DVD I've ever seen. It's most of the stars sitting together in a room (they filmed it) trashing Ben Affleck every time he shows up on screen because by the time they made the commentary, Affleck had become a big star. It's farking hilarious.
 
2021-12-04 5:40:35 PM  

Lsherm: American Decency Association: Wow, how can that channel not have been DMCAd yet?  If ever there was a reason to buy DVDs, it's the (sometimes) included (sometimes) good extras.  If this content can survive on YT, that's once less reason to buy physical media

Love him or hate him, Kevin Smith usually has great extras on his DVDs. If you can get your hands on the Mallrats Criterion Collection DVD, it has the best commentary track of any DVD I've ever seen. It's most of the stars sitting together in a room (they filmed it) trashing Ben Affleck every time he shows up on screen because by the time they made the commentary, Affleck had become a big star. It's farking hilarious.


ocean's 11 [Clooney) has great commentary tracks.
 
2021-12-04 8:26:18 PM  

OMG_ItAteEveryThing: .

Conan stands out as an..insane commentary track.


Truth. Arnold and Milius chatting and when Milius would say something to the audience, Arnold would say "Yeah, I know!" like the director was talking to Arnold. Funny as hell.
 
2021-12-04 8:31:15 PM  
Wanted to holler at Subby: I just finished the whole 2.5 hours and learned a ton. Fun facts:

1. "Danger Zone" and "Take my Breath Away" lyrics were written by the Ferrari mechanic of the music director.
2. They paid  $25K to the US government to turn an aircraft carrier so the sun was "just right."
3. Val Kilmer and Tom Cruise were both pretentious assholes even in 1985.
4. Ric Rossovich got kicked off the carrier one day early for sleeping in an officer's bed
5. The "flat spin" accident was based on a real Navy airman accident, along with the canopy problem.
 
2021-12-05 7:54:05 AM  

Naido: baorao: So he plays volleyball in his jeans and then rides over to his superior officer's condo where he assumes he can take a shower? but instead they eat dinner and talk while he stinks of dried up ball sweat?

That's so unfair.  There's no way his ball sweat had time to fully dry.


Not to mention she was a civilian, so not a superior officer.
 
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