Thursday, July 07, 2011

'Top Gun' History and Influences in Pop Culture and the Military - Yahoo! Movies
Except for films with major characters heroically manning war aircrafts, many pilot characters were generally parts of movies' airborne fight scenes. Combat pilots were mostly stereotyped as "living props" in other films. Suddenly, there came a movie that featured naval aviation as its central theme. "Top Gun" glamorized this theme as the heroic vocation for the best Navy pilots in the U.S. military.

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