A documentary of making the 747 back from the 1990. Enjoy this classic masterpiece!


  1. The two montages, the Airline Operations at roughly 36:40 and the Build montage at 47:08 are so sweet to watch. The Operations one is poetry, the Build one is a ballet performed by thousands of people and one big plane.

    I think the Operations montage music is Strauss' Tales of the Vienna Woods, and the Build montage is Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody #2. I guess that makes it a second Rhapsody in Rivets! (The original Rhapsody in Rivets is a Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Friz Freling, and it's about building a skyscraper, set to this same music)

  2. Amazing that they couldn't find a narrator who could tell the difference between "parameter" and "perimeter" — a mistake made twice in the documentary.

  3. interesting to look back.
    I wonder when the film maker noticed the spelling mistake "commericial" in the closing titles …. did they say doh in those days?

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