Wellyhead posted this in our discussion about "Love Honour & Obey." Good to see good skills and drills there, I have nothing but respect for these method actors and anorak-ish directors who wander around all tortured because they want to get everything just so. Conversely, I have nothing but contempt for lazy film-makers who fcuk up little things that ruin immersion. For example, why do soldiers in so many movies wear berets like twelve year old Sea Cadets? So, nominations for realism for anything in a decent war/ action movie or whatever. The shoot-out in Heat after the robbery goes pear-shaped is often cited as a classic example where realism meets excitement at a perfect level. I'd have to agree. Any more for any more? I'm going to bag an early one and nominate the first twenty minutes of the otherwise dreadful Saving Private Ryan. OK, I've never been shot at on an amphibious assault, but the immersion was incredible the first time I saw it in a big West End cinema. I'm also nominating the car chase in Ronin. Having been in several car chases, I have to say that although much of the driving is impossible, it's one of the better done pieces of credible stunt driving, and at least one of them crashes properly halfway through it! Looking forward to other nominations. V!