Thursday, September 04, 2008

Soldiers, sailors, chinese, ships and films

I've been doing on-off research into 'Yangtse Incident' (as an expansion of my webpage about HMS Amethyts's ship's cat), and found that - luckily - the logs of the ships used in the filming are at the National Archives, so they've provided quite a bit of useful information on how the "at sea" scenes were shot.

..............did you ever see the Sand Pebbles, Steve McQueen , and 55 Days in Peking, Charlton Heston, or even my soldiers and sailors on www.soldierssoldiers.com?

I ended up with a bit more spare time than expected last night, so I'm able to send the first batch of discs today, as follows:

'Silver Bears'
'The Clouded Yellow'
'Gumshoe'
'Rogue Male'

....................my God, what speed, what efficiency! Thanks.

The last copy is NTSC, as it came from an American DVD, and I already had an intermediate file I could quickly copy from. If it doesn't play OK for you, let me know and I'll encode a PAL Euro-standard replacement.

................Goodness, and a techy as well!!

If we count the first title to cover a six month subscription,

.............yes

and the second and third as excanges for 'Otley' and 'The Liquidator',

.............yes

I'll work out the remainder once I've checked the lists again.

............OK

Thanks

John



Best Wishes,

Nick