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Saturday, July 7, 2018

DS8: Shooting Wars (7/7/18)

32:59: The world of war movies examined, anachronistic equipment fighting on both sides and shooting conventions.  New movies from old!  The use of ‘cut and paste’ techniques explored – watch Tobruk become Raid on Rommel and 633 Squadron transform into Mosquito Squadron.  Republic serials and TV shows using second hand footage.  Italian war movies and recycled props and footage.  Strategic support provided by Tobruk (1967), Raid on Rommel (1971), Mosquito Squadron (1969) and Eagles Over London (1969).

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Released July 2018 on The Overnightscape Underground (, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and clever hosts presenting unique programs, historic archival material, and nocturnal audio.

posted by Doc Sleaze at 4:51 pm filed in DocSleaze,film,Jul18,TV  


  1. The reused footage that I always used to notice in the Republic serials was the scene of the truck going over the cliff. They really got some mileage out of that truck!

    Comment by Dave in Kentucky — July 8, 2018 @ 5:13 pm

  2. Republic certainly liked to get their money’s worth out of their miniatures work (and why wouldn’t they, it was of a remarkably high standard). I always liked the way they used the ‘Rocket Man’ footage from King of the Rocket Men over and over again. Not to forget the robot that looked like a walking dustbin – he was indestructible, the number of times he came back!

    Comment by Doc Sleaze — July 9, 2018 @ 5:09 pm

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