Top Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski explained the difficult process of filming the sailboat scene between Maverick and Penny Benjamin.

Best Weapon: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski details the challenges of filming Maverick and Penny’s sailing scene. amid all the high-flying action of Top gun in the sequel, Tom Cruise’s rebellious pilot has an affair with the Admiral’s daughter Penny (Jennifer Connelly), who runs a bar near the Navy’s flight school. In one of the sweet moments, Maverick joins Penny in the open water and steers his boat home through the swirling waves.

in a recent interview with FoxKosinski reiterates that one of the most difficult scenes he shot wasn’t one of the aerial sequences — even as he described some of the planning difficulties for the third act — but Best Weapon: Maverick‘s sailboat moment Between Maverick and Penny. While initially describing how strong the wind was when filming the scene in San Francisco, Kosinski also detailed the difficult logistics of having a camera on a technocrane while strong winds pushed the boat. Director says:

I mean, the hardest part, the one you didn’t think about, was actually the sailing sequence. Because many things were out of our control. I had to do three takes in three different locations before we got that scene. I shot it off the coast of Los Angeles – there was no wind. Then two weeks later I shot it off the coast of San Diego – no wind. Then we took the whole scene and went to San Francisco – and the wind blew like hell. So you see Tom and Jennifer Connelly going 20, 22 knots in a very fast carbon fiber race. If something went wrong, we had an America’s Cup team stuffed into the hull of that thing. Claudio Miranda, the cinematographer, and I are on the boat with the technocrane next to him.

I’m literally holding on to Claudio’s chair for dear life, trying to look at the monitor and he’s running the camera. The logistics of pulling off the sail sequence made me appreciate it more…remember The Wind with Matthew Modine and Jennifer Grey? I’m watching that movie right now and I’m going, Holy s–t, how did they do that? It’s really hard to pull it off. So it was an unexpected challenge that was very different from the stuff in the air. But from an air perspective, the third act was a monster of logistics, planning, storyboarding, and working on low-level naval exercises in the Cascades. So it was a very complex sequence to understand. Mav’s low was the most extreme we shot when he proved the course could be completed in two minutes and 15 seconds. Just watching that footage, you can see Tom looking directly at the rock face next to him and seeing a shadow from his plane 15 feet away. It just shows you how extreme the flight is for this sequence. It’s probably the most dangerous thing we’ve ever done.

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Why Practical Action Was the Best Weapon: Maverick’s Greatest Feat

Maverick is flying in Top Gun: Maverick

Although many invisible edits are snagged Best Weapon: Maverick visual effects category The Oscar-winning film has many practical sequences that add authenticity and tension to the film. One of the reasons the sailboat sequence between Maverick and Penny is fun to watch is that it’s done practically, and the actors (and the filmmakers) brave the strong winds to make the scene feel as realistic as possible. the same can be said about Best Weapon: Maverick‘s aerial scenes, which required a lot of preparation before filming.

This is part of why the film resonated so much with audiences. Most blockbusters contain a lot of CGI-based sequences Best Weapon: Maverick brought back the joys of having an action sequence actually created. Every scene is impractical and the visual effects enhanced some of the practical scenes. However, most people Best Weapon: Maverick‘s stunts were filmed in action with multiple IMAX cameras mounted inside fighter jets, bringing a level of realism that was lacking in cinema.

Best Weapon: Maverick Not only does it tell an engaging story and showcase incredible performances from around the world, but its practical action scenes are designed to be experienced on the biggest screen possible. Part of the reason he was successful in theaters was that he created action scenes that captivated audiences and brought them together to witness how great a movie could be with minimal help to capture and enhance the camera. It is not clear that there is no Best Weapon: Maverick would win any Oscarbut he has already gained recognition for his dedication to practical filmmaking.

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