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5 years 3 months ago - 4 years 3 months ago #1 by Powder
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5 years 3 months ago #2 by Xtr3meNZer
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Missed the post, and the movie. What was it like?

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5 years 2 months ago #3 by nuuumannn
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I watched it on TVNZ on demand; it was good. The flying sequences were really nicely filmed and the actress, Kate Elliot did a terrific job as Jean. In the credits was reference to the main aircraft being used, Jan Chisum's Gipsy Moth and Guy Clapshaw's Proctor dressed as a Gull Six, both of which looked very nice indeed. The filming took place in Auckland and Thames (?!) with shots at Whenuapai according to the rumour mill, but also Dairy Flat.

There were a couple of errors though, Batten's book My Life was printed after the events that take place in the movie and Amelia Earhart hadn't gone missing at the time Batten made her Tasman crossing to NZ, but other than that, it was good. It was meant to be a fictional take on historic events, though.
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5 years 2 months ago - 4 years 3 months ago #4 by Powder
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5 years 2 months ago #5 by KitModellerNZ
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Damn, I missed it! Completely forgot it was on.

Kate comes in from time to time to my work to fill in when one of our receptionists is away. Will have to ask her for her autograph next time:silly:

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5 years 2 months ago #6 by nuuumannn
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Her first book 'Solo Flight' was published in 1934 but in the scene where she and her mother dumped the cups on the desk of the London agent I didn't catch which book she presented to the agent.


It was definitely My Life, Malcolm; after Jean and her mother leave the room, he opens the cover and Jean's signed it and you can see the title clearly. Nevertheless, it was a good watch.

It's still available on TVNZ on demand if you have missed it.

www.tvnz.co.nz/ondemand/jean
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5 years 2 months ago #7 by 1/35th Battalion
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Cheers for the heads up.
Just watched it. My partner has been an very active flyer in the past and now only is a keen occasional pilot but still loves all things "women flying". Other than the odd wee error, as noted in others comments, and some fairly large leaps in the history line, it was a well performed and shot piece. And only created this year. Great work.

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Tamiya 1/24 Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI (1993 DTM) - "Built to Race" GB
Revell 1/24 '77 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 - getting the "Mad-Maxed" treatment - moving to the "Diorama" GB

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