In today; it is not a scene that hard to shoot but in 1927 it was a very unique piece of cinematography i think. At the end of the video you can see a "Behind the Scene" photo.
Wings is a 1927 American silent war film set during the First World War produced by Lucien Hubbard, directed by William A. Wellman and released by Paramount Pictures. It went on to win the first Academy Award for Best Picture at the first annual Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award ceremony in 1929, the only fully silent film to do so. It also won the Academy Award for Best Engineering Effects (Roy Pomeroy).
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