U.F.O. in John Wayne movie! screen captures from the DVD of Rio Grande

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  1. Michael Boyd

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    See it here!

    Well I like UFO stories as much as anyone . . . but this one is pretty rich.

    Paging Robert Harris! What is it really? [​IMG]
     
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    Hard to tell... too much edge-enhancement. [​IMG]
     
  3. Eric Peterson

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    That certainly is bizarre. I just watched my DVD to compare and it's very noticeable whatever it is. It looks more like a strange light reflection than debris or film damage, but I'd hesitate before calling it a UFO.[​IMG]
     
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    ya gotta love Rense!
     
  5. Jordan_E

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    Well, it is an unidentified flying object, isn't it?[​IMG] Now, calling it a flying saucer is a whole new can of worms!
     
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    What or who is Rense???
     
  7. Michael Boyd

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    Jeff Rense is the guy who runs the website. Or he probably has someone else run it. He has a radio show sort of like Art Bell's
     
  8. Bob Furmanek

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    Looks like a shot done on a soundstage to me.

    Probably somebody on the crew with a mis-placed flashlight!
     
  9. Matt Czyz

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    Bob said what I was thinking--that doesn't even look like it was filmed outside. It looks like an indoor set.
     
  10. Bill Buklis

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    The website claims it was an outdoor shoot. I have no knowledge about it one way or the other.

    But, this could easily just be some dirt on the print that was captured in the transfer.
     
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    Yup, that's on stage all right. Cyclorama in the back. Perhaps someone on the other side of it was opening a door or playing around with something reflective at the time.
     
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    Yeah, you believe what the government wants you to think.[​IMG]
     
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    Appears to be a wetgate artifact; possibly detritus that somehow got into film gate during production of fine grain master.

    Either that or some sort of generic indoor UFO on the RKO stage.

    RAH
     
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    Well here's a thought, maybe it was a....BUG.

    Now pardon me but I think I see the face of the virgin Mary in my pork rinds!
     
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    Was it flying? Did you know what it was? Was it an object?

    If your answers are "yes", "no", and "yes", then it was a UFO.

    FYI: UFO stands for "Unidentified Flying Object"
     
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    I don't know what it is, but it's pretty cool.
     
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    I'd go with Mr. Harris's comments.
     
  18. Paul Sandhu

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    I think it was a fly... or maybe the Martian just wanted to get a glimpse of the Duke.
     
  19. StevenFC

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    NO! NO! NO! He's watching a different film. That's Rio Grande the Director's cut! It was originally entitled "Rio Grande: The Reckoning". That's the cut that has John Wayne throwing down in the final scene with "Doc Zorax". Apparently test audiences didn't appreciate John Wayne getting vaporized. Go figure!

    I wish these so-called "experts" would check their facts before they confuse the ignorant film fan. Luckily I channel John Wayne's cousin's neighbor's hairdresser's accountant, so I know what I'm talking about. Some people!!

    :p) [​IMG]
     
  20. Sean Laughter

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    It definately looks like it's filmed on a stage to me, but if it was some kind of dirt artifact in the gate why would it look like it goes behind his head?
     

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