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Living In The Age of Airplanes - watch in London
« on: September 10, 2016, 11:37:17 AM »

This is a fabulous film which I saw in January on an IMAX screen, narrated by Harrison Ford and with such profound statements as "from an aeroplane one can glimpse more than most of mankind has ever seen in a lifetime" brings home the impact that aviation has had on life.
Man never normally moved more than thirty miles from home before the wheel, think what has happened in the last 100 years.
If you get a chance, you really ought to see this.
http://www.odeon.co.uk/films/living_in_the_age_of_airplanes/16380/
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Re: Living In The Age of Airplanes - watch in London
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2016, 01:09:07 PM »
I doubt the aeroplane has had as much impact on life of the general population as the coming of the railways did, as depicted in the recent BBC series 'The age of steam'.  For the first time there was standardisation, goods could be moved all over the UK and abroad, and villages and towns could specialise rather than every location having to be self-sufficient for all their needs.  As far as man never moving more than 30 miles from home it's more likely the railways ended that than the wheel, very few people 'travelled' before then.

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Re: Living In The Age of Airplanes - watch in London
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2016, 01:25:25 PM »
I doubt the aeroplane has had as much impact on life of the general population as the coming of the railways did, as depicted in the recent BBC series 'The age of steam'.  For the first time there was standardisation, goods could be moved all over the UK and abroad, and villages and towns could specialise rather than every location having to be self-sufficient for all their needs.  As far as man never moving more than 30 miles from home it's more likely the railways ended that than the wheel, very few people 'travelled' before then.

The film is about aeroplanes, not trains nor steam. The film is in my opinion, brilliant, that's why I have made a thread regarding this topic. If someone on this forum wants the opportunity to see this film on it's only showing in the UK wishes to, then this is a heads up.
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Re: Living In The Age of Airplanes - watch in London
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2016, 06:42:16 PM »
Well I went to the IMAX in Waterloo today and saw this again, and thoroughly enjoyed it again - I think the other guy who made up the rest of the audience liked it as well. 479 seats and 477 spare.
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