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Chinese Air Force Drill Is Actually a Scene from Top Gun. [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2011-2-1 07:09:15 |Display all floors
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On Jan. 23, China's state broadcaster, CCTV, ran a story about an air force training exercise that contained some suspicious footage.

Around the segment's one minute 12 seconds mark (see above), as the China-U.S.-oriented blog Ministry of Tofu pointed out, "the way a target was hit by the air-to-air missile fired by a J-10 fighter aircraft and exploded looks almost identical to a cinema scene from the Hollywood film Top Gun."

Viewers were led to believe that what they were seeing was a live fire exercise. But according to Ministry of Tofu: "A net user who went by the name "刘毅" (Liu Yi) pointed out that the jet that the J-10 'hit' is an F-5, a US fighter jet. In Top Gun, what the leading actor Tom Cruise pilots an F-14 to bring down is exactly an F-5. Looking at the screenshots juxtaposition, one cannot fail to find that even flame, smoke and the way the splinters fly look the same."

Not convinced? The Wall Street Journal's China Real Time Report put the videos side-by-side.


The seemingly doctored footage has been removed from CCTV's website. But Real Time China Report notes that Chinese media has in the past been caught red-handed lifting fictional U.S. material in news reports.

"In 2002, the popular Beijing Evening News tabloid translated and published as genuine a satirical news article by The Onion about U.S. Congress threatening to leave Washington D.C. unless the city built them a new building with a retractable roof," writes Josh Chin. "Five years later, the state-run Xinhua news agency infamously used an x-ray image of Homer Simpson's head to illustrate a story about the discovery of a genetic link to multiple sclerosis."

CCTV has declined to comment in media reports.

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Post time 2011-2-1 09:50:30 |Display all floors
I just watched the video and Ive seen Top Gun before, but I don't have the time or the inclination to make a detailed comparison. Anyway, who cares? What does it prove? Not much really. Its perhaps a bit foolish to borrow footage from a movie, but I'm sure if the Chinese air force wanted to take video footage of one of their jets shooting down another, they could, but because the news channel didn't have that footage they substituted from the movie. Big deal........ Yet another insignificant 'news' event that has been blown way out of proportion in terms of importance.

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Post time 2011-2-1 11:04:53 |Display all floors
Originally posted by mark069 at 2011-2-1 09:09
Chinese Air Force Drill Is Actually a Scene from Top Gun....

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Post time 2011-2-1 11:08:20 |Display all floors

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Post time 2011-2-1 11:18:29 |Display all floors
Originally posted by mark069 at 1-2-2011 09:09
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On Jan. 23, China's state broadcaster, CCTV, ran a story ...



Not unusual for the media to drag out file footage for such things - gotta admit that using footage from a film like Top Gun was a masterfull stroke - why risk giving away secrets................

Wonder if they asked about the copyright?
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Post time 2011-2-1 13:22:39 |Display all floors
Originally posted by kongque at 2011-2-1 13:18



Not unusual for the media to drag out file footage for such things - gotta admit that using footage from a film like Top Gun was a masterfull stroke - why risk giving away secrets............ ...


I didn't listen to the audio on the footage. I sure hope they didn't use the soundtrack from Top Gun as well. Truly awful music :)

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Post time 2011-2-1 14:14:40 |Display all floors
Originally posted by pseudoseer at 1-2-2011 15:22


I didn't listen to the audio on the footage. I sure hope they didn't use the soundtrack from Top Gun as well. Truly awful music :)



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