WWII Air Force Expert Rates 8 Dogfights In Movies | How Real Is It? | Insider

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He discusses the accuracy of real World War II-era dogfights portrayed in Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” (2017), starring Tom Hardy; Michael Bay’s “Pearl Harbor” (2001), starring Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett; and “Battle of Britain” (1969), starring Michael Caine. He also comments on the realism of certain fighting tactics and the physics of flight in “Red Tails” (2012), starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrence Howard; “Unbroken” (2014), starring Domhnall Gleeson; “Midway” (2019), featuring Woody Harrelson and Patrick Wilson; “Memphis Belle” (1990), starring Matthew Modine; and “The Eternal Zero” (2013), starring Junichi Okada.

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