Did China Try To Pass Off Top Gun As Air Force Footage?

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  1. LETHALFORCE

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    http://gizmodo.com/5745307/did-china-try-to-pass-off-top-gun-as-air-force-footage

    A few days ago, China Central Television showed footage of what they claimed was an air force training exercise conducted on January 23. From the looks of things, they were actually just playing clips from Top Gun.

    The clips in question were reportedly aired during the News Broadcast program on China Central Television, the major state television broadcast company. They supposedly showed a J-10 fighter firing a missile at another aircraft during a practice exercise.

    But an internet commenter quickly pointed out that the aircraft the J-10 was shown shooting down was an F-5, an American aircraft, and the very one Tom Cruise guns down in a scene from Top Gun. Comparing frames from the CCTV broadcast (left) and Top Gun (right), well, they're lookin' pretty much identical.
     
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    haha,a piece of joke。
    cctv always laughed by our funboys in our country!
     
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    Even propaganda tools are rip offs. :p
     
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    The level of copying the chinese are into, amazes me, they have form a huge pyramid now.

    It begins from the modest bottom level but goes till the peak of it. LOL.
     
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    wow,why are you so serious?

    It is just a joke,CCTV always like that without responsiblity!
     
  9. Armand2REP

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    They have been using that scene for the last 10 years in video.
     
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    These things happens in India as well.... Hindi news channels regularly uses Hollywood movie footages in their programmes about indian military...
     
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    haha,right,totally right!
     
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    Did they use Tom Cruise too, and pass him off as a gloriously featured Chinese fighter pilot?

    Jokes jokes...
     
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    sorry,I really don’t know!
     
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    China Tries To Pass Off "Top Gun" As Air Force Footage?

    Did China Try To Pass Off Top Gun As Air Force Footage?

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    A few days ago, China Central Television showed footage of what they claimed was an air force training exercise conducted on January 23. From the looks of things, they were actually just playing clips from Top Gun.

    The clips in question were reportedly aired during the News Broadcast program on China Central Television, the major state television broadcast company. They supposedly showed a J-10 fighter firing a missile at another aircraft during a practice exercise.

    But an internet commenter quickly pointed out that the aircraft the J-10 was shown shooting down was an F-5, an American aircraft, and the very one Tom Cruise guns down in a scene from Top Gun. Comparing frames from the CCTV broadcast (left) and Top Gun (right), well, they're lookin' pretty much identical.

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    So that's amusing. There's no word yet on whether or not the Chinese fighter pilots engaged in any beach volleyball after the exercises.
     
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    Indian news channels have also done similar things. Check out the following video and the commentary:



    What we are seeing is not the INS Arihant but a museum, which is the INS Kursura, a decommissioned Soviet built Kalvari-class diesel-electric submarine.

    P.S.: INS Kursura is not mentioned even once in the video.
     
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    The only thing surprising is how long it took for the Americans to figure this out. I mean i've seen this used before and I only watch a little chinese T.V.

    I think everyone here knows the video was only used for example purposes.

    Even China can't afford to blow up a fighter jet everytime they need that footage.
     
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    So blow up your own fighter once and use that footage.
     
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    How about you first:D
     
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    Report on China Air Maneuvers Lifts 'Top Gun' Scene



    BEIJING - China's state broadcaster is facing questions after Internet users spotted that footage in a report on air force maneuvers in a national newscast was taken from the film "Top Gun," which is about U.S. Navy pilots.
    China Central Television (CCTV) aired the footage in a Jan. 23 report on a People's Liberation Army Air Force training exercise, showing a plane firing a missile at another.


    The second aircraft plane was destroyed in a fiery explosion, and the dramatic footage was shown in between interviews with air force officers. However, some Internet users recognized the explosion from the dogfight in the final scene of the 1986 film "Top Gun," starring Tom Cruise.


    The Wall Street Journal posted a side-by-side video comparison of the CCTV news report and the "Top Gun" scene on its website, showing the two were identical.


    A CCTV representative could not comment on the similarities, The Wall Street Journal said. The "Top Gun" footage was aired a week after China, where copyright infringement is widespread, vowed to step up its fight to protect intellectual property rights by targeting online piracy.


    The original report was removed from the CCTV website after news that part of it had been lifted from the movie spread. The gaffe has delighted many Internet users who often express frustration about having to endure CCTV's propaganda-driven agenda.


    "CCTV is the king of copycats," read one comment below a report posted on the video sharing website tudou.com.


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  21. Vladimir79

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    So lazy they can't even make their own model to blow up. xaxaxa
     

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