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War Movies

Discussion in 'Military Surplus' started by TedKennedy, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Toujours Pret

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    There is a picture of filming in progress on this page in which the webmaster asks if anyone can identify individuals in the photo: http://www.armypictorialcenter.com/the_big_picture.htm
    Perhaps your father is in the picture?

     
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    one of my favorites is thirty seconds over tokyo
    force ten from navarone
    gung ho
    and for giggles-father goose
     
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    A lot of good ones mentioned so far.

    How about "Lawrence of Arabia".
     
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    Holy crap would I ever love to do that!

    Bridge at Remagen is another decent film from the late 60s.
     
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    The Boys in company C
    The wild Geese
    The Lost batallion
     
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    Straight into darkness. a kinda of weird WWII B movie.
     
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    Speaking of great war movies, Stalag 17 is available for pre-order on Blu-Ray at Amazon. I think the release date is October 8th. (And yes, I've already pre-ordered.)

    "If I ever run into any of you bums on a street corner, just let's pretend we've never met before."
     
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    Here are my favorites not in order:
    Saving Private Ryan
    Apocalypse Now
    Pork Chop Hill
    Deer Hunter
    Enemy at the Gates
    Brest Fortress
     
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    I just watched an outstanding war movie, one without a single battle scene, that begins and ends with a retirement ceremony: The Gallant Hours, about Fleet Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey at Guadalcanal. It starred James Cagney as Halsey, and was directed by Robert Montgomery, himself a veteran of PT boats in WWII. Montgomery was also one of the movie's two narrators; he did narration when the Americans were on screen (even telling what was about to happen to some of them), and another narrator covered the Japanese side. (The Japanese scenes were filmed in Japanese with no subtitles.)

    I don't know about the detailed interpersonal interactions between the figures, but the events appear to dovetail nicely with Hornfischer's Neptune's Inferno, although timeframes are obviously compressed and some details are omitted. It is obvious that Montgomery cared very much about the subject of the film.

    An interesting side note is that this move, although it looks like any other commercial disc, is, when ordered from Amazon, burned on demand onto a DVD-R.
     
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    If you want to get mosinitis watch enemy at the gates.
     

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