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Bob Slydell

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Incorrect uniforms in TV/movies
« on: October 08, 2015, 02:37:38 am »

My wife absolutely refuses to watch anything with me that involves an Army uniform because I nitpick the entire show about what they get wrong (which is a lot). For example, I was watching Fear The Walking Dead and noticed that the Soldiers mostly had velcro rank patches on their head gear. Seems like an easy thing to NOT get wrong.

I guess my question would be: does this type of stuff bother anyone else or am I just being overly critical of unimportant details? I for one think that to be realistic, you should at least try to be realistic.

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Re: Incorrect uniforms in TV/movies
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2015, 05:55:23 am »

You have to remember:  about 90%of the US population has no idea what right looks like. They call us all "soldiers" regardless of which branch we serve. It probably costs money to hire a military uniform consultant and who wants to read AR-670-1 if you're not a sergeant major?

I see all the flaws myself, but I quit caring as much as I used to. My main concern now is servicemen and women not wearing their uniform properly, not Hollywood.
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Re: Incorrect uniforms in TV/movies
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2015, 05:09:07 pm »

If I'm watching something like a History Channel docudrama and they get the uniform, vehicles, weapons, etc. wrong, then yeah it does bother me.  A show about zombies on the other hand I'm not too concerned with authenticity.  Some of the creations are actually pretty funny when it comes to dress uniforms.
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Re: Incorrect uniforms in TV/movies
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2015, 02:24:06 pm »

If I'm watching something like a History Channel docudrama and they get the uniform, vehicles, weapons, etc. wrong, then yeah it does bother me.  A show about zombies on the other hand I'm not too concerned with authenticity.  Some of the creations are actually pretty funny when it comes to dress uniforms.

Good point! Dress uniforms are the worst. I usually see several errors before I even get to the order of the ribbons.
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Re: Incorrect uniforms in TV/movies
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2015, 01:25:21 pm »

My wife hates it as well
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Re: Incorrect uniforms in TV/movies
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2015, 11:04:55 am »

I try my best to ignore it. But at some point, when I see something absolutely unmistakably stupid I'll say something about it.

I should start a uniform consulting business after I retire.
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Re: Incorrect uniforms in TV/movies
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2015, 03:27:44 pm »

It bothers me as well.  I'll always point it out.  My wife just sighs and carries on. 
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Re: Incorrect uniforms in TV/movies
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2015, 08:25:59 am »

Grandpa used to just mutter they don't know a damn thing !   I believe they even has issues getting it right on Jag.
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Re: Incorrect uniforms in TV/movies
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2016, 12:45:44 pm »

This crap bothers me more. Celebrities wearing them as part of an outfit

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Re: Incorrect uniforms in TV/movies
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2016, 07:01:54 pm »

Was watching a movie a few days ago, USAF member had name tags with their first and last names, I about had a full grown heifer cow.
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Re: Incorrect uniforms in TV/movies
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2016, 07:09:14 pm »

Was watching a movie a few days ago, USAF member had name tags with their first and last names, I about had a full grown heifer cow.

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Re: Incorrect uniforms in TV/movies
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2017, 09:30:18 am »

I love/hate watching military type movies because I always watch and see things that I know are not correct.  My wife hates when I sit and pick apart the most basic of things in movies.
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