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RE: The War Film Thread - 29/3/2010 6:34:14 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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I've seen a couple of great older war films recently. Battleground and Battle Cry.


With the exception of Band Of Brothers, Battleground is probably the best thing I've seen that deals with the Battle Of The Bulge, and Battle Cry is a fantastic films about a group of marines who end up fighting in the Pacific.


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RE: The War Film Thread - 29/3/2010 11:26:14 AM   
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Man of War was suggested to me by Amazon so I've been thinking about getting that....

I really should just join LoveFilm.


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RE: The War Film Thread - 29/3/2010 11:34:46 AM   
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Battleground is indeed a wonderful movie and defnitely worth checking out.  After watching the first 2 episodes of The Pacific, I'd a burning desire to rewatch Guadalcanal Diary and managed to turn up this nice little box set (under 7 on Amazon!):



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RE: The War Film Thread - 29/3/2010 11:40:44 AM   
Timon


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All my 'stories' are downloading at home. As I've been in the US for 2 weeks, I've yet to see any of the Pacific. Hopefully, I'll see the first two episodes (maybe even the third tonight).

We'll see. Can't wait.


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RE: The War Film Thread - 30/3/2010 6:24:48 AM   
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It'll be a DVD release before I see the Pacific

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RE: The War Film Thread - 2/4/2010 8:57:24 PM   
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I've recently seen the first 3 episodes of "The Pacific" - simply stunning - and a great partner to the sublime "Band of Brothers" which I own on Blu-Ray


I've just seen "Tears of the Sun" on Blu-Ray which left me very shocked

and finally got round to watching "The Thin Red Line" on DVD, its a big shame its not available on Blu-Ray as its beautifully shot and a very powerful film

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RE: The War Film Thread - 8/4/2010 9:33:35 AM   
Timon


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I was in Asda last night and saw this film on the shelf.




Anyone seen it? Any good?

One film I'm determined to check out is this - Only the Brave



The most decorated army unit in the US WWII army - and they were Japanese American.

Ironically only the other day, I was talking about the 442nd regiment to my girlfriend because (bare with me) we were watching The Karate Kid and she asked how Mr Miyaki would have served in the US army during WWII to win the Medal of Honour when chances are he would have been internered. I knew vague things abut the 442nd regiment, but Wikipedia gave me the answers and I only just discovered this film. Clearly the fates are with me.

A searing portrait of war and prejudice, 'Only the Brave' takes you on a haunting journey into the hearts and minds of the forgotten heroes of WWII - the Japanese-American 100th/442nd. In 1941, when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, overnight Japanese Americans were put into internment camps for the duration of the war. Determined to prove their loyalty, 1400 Japanese Americans successfully petitioned the government to serve becoming the 100th Infantry Battalion. They were sent to North Africa, Italy and finally France were they performed an impossibly-dangerous rescue of the Texas 36th Division. During their two years of combat these men received an unparalleled 21 Medals of Honor, 9,486 Purple Hearts, 8 Presidential Citations, 53 Distinguished Service Crosses, 588 Silver Stars and 5,200 Bronze stars - making them the most decorated unit of their size in American military history. This is their story

Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJKHhDGNMgE


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RE: The War Film Thread - 8/4/2010 4:23:50 PM   
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Jeez, that's a fascinating bit of history right there!

Mind you, the RAF had at least one German flying for them (Ken Adam, later famous as set designer on the James Bond films).

Even more unusually, Hermann Goering's own nephew, Werner Goering, flew bomber missions with the USAAF during World War 2 - attacking targets in Germany itself!

I shit you not:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werner_G._Goering

AND he's still alive....

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RE: The War Film Thread - 8/4/2010 4:27:20 PM   
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If you click that link, you'll find that Hitler had a nephew who enlisted in the US Navy, too!

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RE: The War Film Thread - 9/4/2010 10:18:48 AM   
Timon


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I like the fact he had a 'qualified co-pilot' who would shoot him if he ever tried to land in Germany...

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RE: The War Film Thread - 10/4/2010 1:49:46 PM   
Timon


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Ok, so I need more war films. After browsing Amazon marketplace, I'm going to get the cheapest ones I can find;

These are the ones on my shortlist thus far. Anyone seen the following - thoughts?

Battleground!
Miracle at St. Anne (Region 1)
Flame and Citroen
Man of War
Red Baron
Katyn
Only the Brave
The Great Raid
Good

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RE: The War Film Thread - 10/4/2010 4:18:41 PM   
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Red Baron isn't bad in terms of dogfights and aerial footage, but the story is very convoluted, and heavily fictionalised. It doesn't try to be a historic film about Von Richthofen at all, which is a shame.

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RE: The War Film Thread - 10/4/2010 9:47:07 PM   
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some more to check out

84 Charlie Mopic (Vietnam through the eyes of a cinefilm cameraman embedded with an Army unit)

The Beast of War (Soviet-era Afghanistan - about a Soviet tank-crew deserter)

Come and See (legendary WWII film - will mess up your head!!)

and of course the insane box-set that is "World at War" (narrated by L. Oliver)



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RE: The War Film Thread - 11/4/2010 6:28:54 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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Battleground is fantastic. I'd recommend that to anyone. Good is worth watching for the acting but what should be quite a powerful film tends to come across as preachy with a poor script.



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RE: The War Film Thread - 20/4/2010 6:48:02 AM   
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I have a question which the good folk of this thread may be able to help me with, but it's a bit of a long shot. I saw a book a few weeks back and for the life of me I can't find it online to buy. Called "The Second World War" (I think), it was a thick hardback, first written (I think) in the 70s, and this edition had a blurry picture of a soldier on D-Day on the front cover. The author (I think!) had a double barrelled surname which might have sounded European. Does anyone have any idea what it might be? Sorry for the vagueness



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RE: The War Film Thread - 20/4/2010 8:34:50 AM   
Timon


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Sounds like my version of Ambrose's book on D-Day....




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RE: The War Film Thread - 20/4/2010 8:36:22 AM   
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Not a clue, Gimli!

However, I was at the pub last night, and there just so happened to be an old gent there (who was still drinking a lot of the younger folk under the table, I might add!) who was a veteran of the Burma campaign. He came over and was having a natter to me and my mate. That was all kinds of awesome.

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RE: The War Film Thread - 21/4/2010 1:22:13 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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Nope, not D-Day. A great book that!

This has been driving me barmy!

Impressive, Daz. I'd have been tempted to just ask him questions all night long.


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RE: The War Film Thread - 21/4/2010 1:43:05 PM   
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Was it this one?  Double-barreled surname, pic of allied infantryman on the cover?

Actually, while we're discussing the classic war histories, has anyone read John Hersey's Hiroshima?  I've managed to *ahem* acquire a copy of the audio book that I've been listening to on the way to work in the mornings, and it is a very compelling and remarkably human recounting of this horrific event.  Highly recommended. 

< Message edited by sharkboy -- 21/4/2010 1:54:23 PM >


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RE: The War Film Thread - 21/4/2010 1:51:52 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Timon

Ok, so I need more war films. After browsing Amazon marketplace, I'm going to get the cheapest ones I can find;

These are the ones on my shortlist thus far. Anyone seen the following - thoughts?

Battleground!
Miracle at St. Anne (Region 1)
Flame and Citroen
Man of War
Red Baron
Katyn
Only the Brave
The Great Raid
Good



I watched Katyn recently and was a bit disappointed. It's worthy film-making about an aspect of WWII I didn't know a lot about (it sent me scurrying to the history books for a bit of background reading), but the film is rather choppy and strangely uninvolving, at least until the final sequence which does pack a wallop. Fine, but not as good as the director's famous War trilogy

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RE: The War Film Thread - 21/4/2010 11:55:44 PM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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Nope, Sharkboy, not that one either

I'll be pulling my hair out before long!

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RE: The War Film Thread - 24/4/2010 8:35:08 AM   
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A reminder. SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (a.k.a. Snake-Eyes' Favourite War Film Ever) blu-ray is on sale Monday 26th April.

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RE: The War Film Thread - 26/4/2010 8:15:30 AM   
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I've got Flame & Citron coming from Lovefilm, so I'll post my opinion once I've watched it.  And come pay day, SPR is definitely getting added to the blu ray collection! 

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RE: The War Film Thread - 26/4/2010 9:48:49 AM   
Timon


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Let me know what you think of Flame and Citroen.

I really should get LoveFilm... so many films I want to see, but don't really want to buy. Are there any free trial offers around?


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RE: The War Film Thread - 26/4/2010 10:44:58 AM   
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They have a 14 day free trial and that'll give you an idea of how good they are. I'm not sure if there's a limit as to how many you can have in that period. But for 16 a month you can get about 20 discs a month (depending on how fast you watch them!!)






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RE: The War Film Thread - 26/4/2010 10:47:18 AM   
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Ti, take a look in the Joypad forum - there's a thread about getting free 3-month trials from LoveFilm

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RE: The War Film Thread - 29/4/2010 9:27:45 AM   
Timon


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Got a 2 month trial so have queued up a bunch of movies.

War films are The Great Raid, Assembly, Battleground, Flame and Citron and Only The Brave.


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RE: The War Film Thread - 29/4/2010 9:44:45 AM   
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You're welcome!

Still haven't had a chance to watch Flame and Citron, I hope to rectify that later.  I thought The Great Raid was an excellent movie, with a good cast (even James Franco was watchable!).  More to the point, it told the true tale of what was, for me, a hitherto unknown war story (the Raid at Cabanatuan), where a small band went deep behind enemy lines to liberate 500 POWs from a Japanese camp.

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RE: The War Film Thread - 29/4/2010 9:51:58 AM   
Timon


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I've been trying to see it for ages. The Collector's Edition DVD has been pretty expensive, but if it's a good movie I'll pick it up.

Oh and cheers!


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RE: The War Film Thread - 29/4/2010 10:37:53 AM   
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Tuesday night was war movie night for me. I watched Kokoda (2006), an Australian war drama centering on a small group of weary and sick Australian soldiers desperately defending an unexpected onslaught of 10,000 Japanese soldiers. Fighting illness, the cruel elements of the terrain and the sadistic and deadly attacks of their enemy this is morbid, suspenseful and gritty stuff. One scene involving a bayonet being thrust into a soldier's eyeball is particularly nasty. Perhaps the movie fails on building up character development and structure but it is still gripping for a good 90 mins or so. 6/10


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