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RE: Saints And Soldiers II: Airborne Creed - 15/12/2011 12:17:33 AM   
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Just recently saw Clint Eastwood's Iwo Jima Letters/Flags diptych - good stuff, although I can't help feeling that the American POV was hindered by some odd structural choices. Still both quality though, haven't seen alot on the Pacific side of the war myself, apart from maybe Hell in the... which is obviously a classic


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RE: Saints And Soldiers II: Airborne Creed - 15/12/2011 6:11:58 AM   
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And Saints And Soldiers has a sequel!



http://www.beyondhollywood.com/teaser-trailer-for-ryan-littles-new-wwii-film-saints-and-sinners-airborne-creed/



Good, good! I've long been a fan of Saints and Soldiers.


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RE: Saints And Soldiers II: Airborne Creed - 19/4/2012 8:34:59 AM   
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Any new war films released lately?


Rewatched The Thin Red Line a couple of weeks ago, it really is a stunning piece of cinema.

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RE: Saints And Soldiers II: Airborne Creed - 19/4/2012 9:15:48 AM   
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Seen a number of low-budget jobs on sale in Tesco, but haven't had the desire to actually buy any!

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RE: Saints And Soldiers II: Airborne Creed - 29/4/2012 1:12:58 AM   
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Saw The Thin Red Line today for the first time - a phenomenal achievement.

Just utterly, utterly brilliant. It's actually gone straight to the top of my favourite war films off all time list, and it's in the top 10 of my favourite films of all time.

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RE: Saints And Soldiers And Other Unknown War Films - 29/4/2012 1:19:16 AM   
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My favorite war films:

1. Cross of Iron
2. Stalingrad
3. Downfall
4. Das Boot
5. Apocalypse Now
6. Full Metal Jacket
7. Platoon
8. Saving Private Ryan
9. Hanoi Hilton


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Best Cast Ever For A War Film! - 3/5/2012 1:13:04 PM   
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Imagine a war film boasting a cast containing Billy Zane, Sean Pertwee, Nick Moran, Alex Skarsgard, Rafe Spall, Laurence Fox, Michael Madsen, Jack Dee (?!) AND David Ginola! Well, it's not idle fantasy, for I have found it.

While browsing my local DVD/Game Exchange, my eye fell upon The Last Drop which, from the description, sounds like a remake of Kelly's Heroes.



In a daring attempt to end the war by Christmas, Winston Churchill and the British High Command hatch an extraordinary plan - Operation Market Garden. 35,000 British troops are dropped behind enemy lines in German occupied Holland. In the midst of the largest airborne invasion in history, one small unit of men, codename "Matchbox" has it's own agenda. When Matchbox are shot down short of their landing zone, the odds of their success seem hopeless. Seven very different British soldiers find themselves separated from the Allied invasion, on a collision course with three renegade German soldiers who also want to lay claim to the horde.

I'll let you know how awful/awesome it is....

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RE: Best Cast Ever For A War Film! - 3/5/2012 1:14:06 PM   
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Longest Day or Bridge Too Far, surely?

At least Dee acts (of sorts - or plays himself acting at least). Ginola's the one who deserves the !?!

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RE: Best Cast Ever For A War Film! - 28/5/2012 8:23:39 PM   
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My top 5 War films;

Apocalypse Now
The Deer Hunter*
Platoon
Full Metal Jacket
The Bridge over the River Kwai*

*Not a lot of actual war depicted, but still a war film in my books. The Deer Hunter deals with the effects of war, and how it scars a person for life, not only physically, but mentally,


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RE: Best Cast Ever For A War Film! - 28/5/2012 9:15:10 PM   
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My Top 5 war films....

1) Battle of Britain
2) War Horse
3) Dark Blue World
4) Aces High
5) The Dawn Patrol

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RE: Best Cast Ever For A War Film! - 28/5/2012 10:04:50 PM   
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My Top 5 war films....

1) Battle of Britain
2) War Horse
3) Dark Blue World
4) Aces High
5) The Dawn Patrol



I haven't watched those yet - i'll add them to my must watch list!

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RE: Best Cast Ever For A War Film! - 28/5/2012 10:14:57 PM   
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No Black Hawk Down?

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RE: Best Cast Ever For A War Film! - 28/5/2012 10:53:23 PM   
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ORIGINAL: DazDaMan

My Top 5 war films....

1) Battle of Britain
2) War Horse
3) Dark Blue World
4) Aces High
5) The Dawn Patrol



I haven't watched those yet - i'll add them to my must watch list!


If you like aviation war films, they're a must-see. The Dawn Patrol might be a bit hard to get, mind, but well worth it. I've still not seen the original 1930 version, but given the Errol Flynn/David Niven 1938 version is a pure remake of it, it should be just as good.

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RE: Best Cast Ever For A War Film! - 28/5/2012 11:05:31 PM   
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No Black Hawk Down?


Its a great film. Made by one of the greatest directors working in film today. But its not that memorable a film like Apocalypse Now or Platoon.

Three Kings is much better!

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RE: Best Cast Ever For A War Film! - 28/5/2012 11:13:54 PM   
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quote:

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My top 5 War films;

Apocalypse Now
The Deer Hunter*
Platoon
Full Metal Jacket
The Bridge over the River Kwai*

*Not a lot of actual war depicted, but still a war film in my books. The Deer Hunter deals with the effects of war, and how it scars a person for life, not only physically, but mentally,



Full Metal Jacket is one of my personally favourite Kubrick films. But did you guys know what EMPIRE Gave it 3 stars? 3 measily stars for an absolute classic! I never get bored with it! In fact i'm going to watch it right now!

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RE: Best Cast Ever For A War Film! - 28/5/2012 11:19:25 PM   
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I'll let you know how awful/awesome it is....



Well......

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RE: Best Cast Ever For A War Film! - 29/5/2012 7:45:46 AM   
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No Black Hawk Down?


Its a great film. Made by one of the greatest directors working in film today. But its not that memorable a film like Apocalypse Now or Platoon.

Three Kings is much better!


The truth.

Black Hawk Down was good, but I don't really remember much about it.

As much as I dislike Apocalypse Now!, there's always the helicopter attack sequence...!

Platoon. Charlie Sheen before he was winning, Willem Defoe, Tom Berenger, Forest Whitaker, Adagio for Strings, Johnny Depp getting killed.

I haven't seen Three Kings in years, but I remember it being very good indeed.

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RE: Best Cast Ever For A War Film! - 29/5/2012 8:33:04 AM   
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In a fit of nostalgia, last year I bought the Platoon and Hamburger Hill Special Editions. I loved both movies in the 80s, the stuff that table-top RPGs were made of (yes, I know that's a pathetic admission).

On viewing again as a non-table-top RPG playing 40 year old I was stunned by the difference in quality of the movies. Platoon was still just brilliant on every level, where as Hamburger Hill was - mostly - toe curlingly bad. Poor dialogue, heavy handed racial themes and - I hate to say - some really bad acting.

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RE: Best Cast Ever For A War Film! - 29/5/2012 9:33:04 AM   
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In a fit of nostalgia, last year I bought the Platoon and Hamburger Hill Special Editions. I loved both movies in the 80s, the stuff that table-top RPGs were made of (yes, I know that's a pathetic admission).

On viewing again as a non-table-top RPG playing 40 year old I was stunned by the difference in quality of the movies. Platoon was still just brilliant on every level, where as Hamburger Hill was - mostly - toe curlingly bad. Poor dialogue, heavy handed racial themes and - I hate to say - some really bad acting.

Rose tinted specs were forever smashed...


Erm, i've yet to watch Beefburger Hill...sorry Hamburger! I've seen it stocked in my local Sainsbury's stores for the past couple of months. But I always get the feeling it might be a waste of money! That said, i'll borrow from a mate or something. That way, if it is poor like you say, I wont regret buying it!

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RE: Best Cast Ever For A War Film! - 29/5/2012 9:33:07 AM   
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In a fit of nostalgia, last year I bought the Platoon and Hamburger Hill Special Editions. I loved both movies in the 80s, the stuff that table-top RPGs were made of (yes, I know that's a pathetic admission).

On viewing again as a non-table-top RPG playing 40 year old I was stunned by the difference in quality of the movies. Platoon was still just brilliant on every level, where as Hamburger Hill was - mostly - toe curlingly bad. Poor dialogue, heavy handed racial themes and - I hate to say - some really bad acting.

Rose tinted specs were forever smashed...


Platoon is great, apart from Sheen. He just isn't up to the performance that role requires.

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RE: Best Cast Ever For A War Film! - 29/5/2012 9:38:22 AM   
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ORIGINAL: st3veebee

quote:

ORIGINAL: Russ Whitfield

In a fit of nostalgia, last year I bought the Platoon and Hamburger Hill Special Editions. I loved both movies in the 80s, the stuff that table-top RPGs were made of (yes, I know that's a pathetic admission).

On viewing again as a non-table-top RPG playing 40 year old I was stunned by the difference in quality of the movies. Platoon was still just brilliant on every level, where as Hamburger Hill was - mostly - toe curlingly bad. Poor dialogue, heavy handed racial themes and - I hate to say - some really bad acting.

Rose tinted specs were forever smashed...


Platoon is great, apart from Sheen. He just isn't up to the performance that role requires.


I too at first thought Sheen was maybe miscast. But on further viewings over the years I thought he wasn't that bad! Oliver Stone saw Sheen's character as representing himself. Stone came from a middle-class background and against his parents wishes flew off to fight in Vietnam. I think thats why you feel his character is out of place. Because he is not like the rest of his platoon!

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RE: Best Cast Ever For A War Film! - 29/5/2012 9:47:44 AM   
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Is the Killing Fields classed as a war film? I mean there's not any depictions of marines/ soldiers fighting but it does depict the insanity of war? And is related to Vietnam? It is a harrowing, heartfelt picture nonetheless!

Also, if this was a 'fantasy war film' list, then for me RAMBO And ALIENS would top it!

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RE: Best Cast Ever For A War Film! - 29/5/2012 10:56:05 AM   
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Also, if this was a 'fantasy war film' list, then for me RAMBO And ALIENS would top it!


What about STARSHIP TROOPERS?

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RE: Best Cast Ever For A War Film! - 29/5/2012 12:45:59 PM   
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quote:

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Also, if this was a 'fantasy war film' list, then for me RAMBO And ALIENS would top it!


What about STARSHIP TROOPERS?


Man how could I forget that?! Absolutely freakin' Starship Troopers!!

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RE: Best Cast Ever For A War Film! - 29/5/2012 3:22:29 PM   
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So, let's talk about the surrendering Soviets...

Has anyone seen this? It's a rather spectacular (the Soviets sure knew how to blow up shit) and its completely compelling throughout it's two hour and a half running time, dealing with a Soviet platoon fighting a rearguard action during the German drive on Stalingrad. Also directed by Sergie "I helmed the most expensive film of all time which has battles which make all other war films look like child's play" Bondarchuck.



I'm also asking if this film is any good...



Also known as Fortress orf War, dealing with the Nazi siege of the Brest Fortress.

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RE: Saints And Soldiers II: Airborne Creed - 24/9/2012 2:09:45 AM   
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And Saints And Soldiers has a sequel!



http://www.beyondhollywood.com/teaser-trailer-for-ryan-littles-new-wwii-film-saints-and-sinners-airborne-creed/




Anybody seen this yet. I notice it seems to have a very tiny cinema release at the moment.


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RE: Saints And Soldiers II: Airborne Creed - 27/9/2012 11:23:31 PM   
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Apocalypse Now is still the best War movie ever for me, closely followed by The Thin Red Line. After that, Downfall, Platoon and Full Metal Jacket are the best of the bunch imo. Cross Of Iron is also a great film. There's a bunch I've not seen yet like All Quiet On The Western Front, Das Boot and Eastwood's offerings to the genre.

Not sure if Schindler's List counts, but I love that film.

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RE: War, It's Fantastic - 8/12/2012 12:03:20 AM   
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I watched Army Of Shadows recently. Think it counts as a war film, has no actual scenes of war, but it's about the early days of the French Resistance in German occupied France. Truly brilliant film it is.

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RE: War, It's Fantastic - 9/12/2012 3:58:04 AM   
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Coyleone, if you enjoy watching war movies, try some of the Russian stuff - they definitely do know how to make a war film, no doubt.

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RE: Best Cast Ever For A War Film! - 9/12/2012 9:45:37 AM   
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*Not a lot of actual war depicted, but still a war film in my books. The Deer Hunter deals with the effects of war, and how it scars a person for life, not only physically, but mentally,



It's still contrived allegorical bollocks though...


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