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Thanks for the add! My name is Chris Fabiano and I am from Buffalo, NY. I love WW2 history and collect vintage penny arcade games. My favorite machines are games that were converted to War Themes to capitalize on the patriotism during the war. I would be happy to share pictures if anyone is interested! This hobby leads me to this: Do any members have a copy of the short film "THE TANKS ARE COMING" from 1941? There is another movie form I believe 1951 with the same title. After the Sand pebbles played yesterday on TCM they played this short film in full color. it shows an average guys training at fort Knox Armored School in 1941. Looks like it had been available for free download in the past so somewhere out there an army armored or tank buff has it. In one shot they show the soldiers in gunnery practice on what were converted Bally Rapid Fire arcade shooting galleries. I have two of the actual games in the lineup. Unfortunately they're only on film for about seven or eight seconds and I couldn't get the camera out fast enough! I'm thinking (hoping) someone out there has downloaded the film so I don't have to wait until next USA Memorial Day. Please share with any tank buffs that you know who may have collected this film. THANKS VERY MUCH! Chris
Last night a small posse of us saddled up and dropped-shipped into the latest of the Alien film franchise 'Prometheus'. Myself I have deliberately not watched any of the trailers or read any of the reviews, so that I could see the movie unencumbered by pre-conceptions. The first thing to say is that, if you are a fan of the Aliens movies, this IMHO is a MUST see film. :thumbsup: On the up-side it is real visual treat; the sets are gorgeous and the way the script answers some outstanding questions from previous films is very well done. Camera work is good, and so are the special effects. The lead actress provides quite a gritty (Ripley like) performance. This is the point I now say, don't read any further further if you think my criticism might spoil your enjoyment if you haven't yet seen it.. Plus there is some plot spoilers... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . On the down-side the script is such a disappointment :cry: :-(.... Character development is poor, in fact really really poor in some areas, plus some of the characters are rubbish as are big chunks of the story. For instance one of the guys starts feeling unwell and spots a tiny creature in his eye. Does he mention to anyone, his partner for example ? NO, he just presses on. Why the Android decides to experiment with contaminating the crew is simply not explained. And so it goes on, and on... :banghead: I have seen many of Ridley Scott's films, and consider this to be the worst scripted one I have seen. Overall ratings out of 5: Value For Money (for sheer entertainment): 4.5 Linkage Into Existing Alien Movies: 4.9 Overall Quality Of Script: 2.5