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Re: Greatest war films... ever!
« Reply #100 on: April 14, 2014, 02:07:00 PM »

I,ll agree that Saving Private Ryan...is up there for realism....but...had you seen ..the un-edited version of Sam Peckinpah,s...Cross of Iron....like i did at the cinema....there was a moment when every man in that cinema...flinched at what happened in the barn sequence....with a female Russian soldier.....suffice to say....it was,nt for the feint hearted....and the close combat sequences between the German rearguard and the advancing Russians....was up there with Private Ryan....if not ahead...and bear in mind...this film was over 20 years before Private Ryan.......
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Re: Greatest war films... ever!
« Reply #101 on: April 14, 2014, 02:11:04 PM »

Surprised that Burt Lancaster`s "The Train" didn't get a mention. Shot in black and white in France about the  resistance thwarting an attempt by the Nazis to take a trainload of priceless artworks to Germany towards the end of WWII.  Lots of real explosions, authentic aircraft and steam engines etc etc. Made in the 60s.  Someone mentioned "The Charge of the Light Brigade". There was a big scam just prior to it being made with a company recruiting extras for the film.  A few months in the Crimea, tented accommodation on the Black Sea (?) good pay, food etc etc. I was measured for uniform, asked if I could ride a horse, if not could I fall off realistically etc etc.  Paid my 30 registration fee and waited the call with my South African pal, a fellow officer ( "could shout in Afrikaans to sound like a Russian Cossack ! " )   The dream ended when we were contacted by the police asking if we had paid cash or cheque, if the latter might get our money back  if cash too bad. The organiser did time for her little caper, seems she recruited in a dozen UK cities for her 600 extras. The genuine film was made using the Turkish army :((
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Re: Greatest war films... ever!
« Reply #102 on: April 14, 2014, 02:16:14 PM »

We,re nae a as ald as you....and here,s another that never got a mention....A Midnight Clear....it had a limited release ..20 years ago...but its an excellant movie....it takes place in the Ardenne...where the Battle of the Bulge took place....
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Re: Greatest war films... ever!
« Reply #103 on: April 14, 2014, 06:50:35 PM »

Don't think anyone has mentioned Days of Glory.  As powerful and as moving as Private Ryan and tells the war from the perspective from a seldom heard of soldiering group Algerian Muslim nationals fighting for the free French. Realistic and moving.
 
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« Reply #104 on: April 14, 2014, 09:02:33 PM »

i used to be a hippie.......and Lsd..did,nt only stand for pounds shillings and pennies... {-) .....and i,ve seen that film..and thoroughly enjoyed it......
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« Reply #105 on: April 14, 2014, 10:02:28 PM »

Don't think anyone has mentioned Days of Glory.  As powerful and as moving as Private Ryan and tells the war from the perspective from a seldom heard of soldiering group Algerian Muslim nationals fighting for the free French. Realistic and moving.


That was a good film remember it :-))
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Re: Greatest war films... ever!
« Reply #106 on: April 15, 2014, 12:41:19 AM »

Yes Cross of Iron was a brutally realistic film but though it was brilliant (James Coburn particularly)
I always thought it was made as an anti-war film

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Re: Greatest war films... ever!
« Reply #107 on: April 16, 2014, 12:27:32 AM »

The Pianist...a Roman Polanski film about surviving in the Warsaw Ghetto
The Boys in Company C....the original and best Vietnam movie.
Fortress of War.....about the German attack on Brest.....good battle scenes and tanks.
City of Life and Death....About the Japanese 'Rape of Nanking'....brutal.
And the rest of the films that have been mentioned
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Re: Greatest war films... ever!
« Reply #108 on: April 16, 2014, 06:17:59 PM »

 
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Re: Greatest war films... ever!
« Reply #109 on: April 16, 2014, 06:24:41 PM »

Greatest Peace film anyone????

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Re: Greatest war films... ever!
« Reply #110 on: April 16, 2014, 06:28:35 PM »

Greatest Peace film anyone????

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Re: Greatest war films... ever!
« Reply #111 on: April 16, 2014, 06:34:40 PM »

Go with Dr Strange love if I can control my arm {-)

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« Reply #112 on: April 16, 2014, 07:35:56 PM »

 %% The case of Charles Peace 1949? Must be up there with the greatest peace films!
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Re: Greatest war films... ever!
« Reply #113 on: April 16, 2014, 08:07:07 PM »

Catch 22
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Re: Greatest war films... ever!
« Reply #114 on: April 16, 2014, 10:38:51 PM »

Another peace film would be
MASH :-))
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Re: Greatest war films... ever!
« Reply #115 on: April 16, 2014, 10:42:32 PM »

Catch22.
Not quite as good as the book, but brilliant for all that
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Re: Greatest war films... ever!
« Reply #116 on: April 17, 2014, 10:08:03 AM »

Enemy at the Gates is a film that takes a very different perspective of the battle of Stalingrad. A good story, a strong cast, and don't let the fact that Jude Law is in it put you off.

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Re: Greatest war films... ever!
« Reply #117 on: April 17, 2014, 10:56:37 AM »

the swimmer on the float and a plane propeller scene was my first encounter with a bit of gore as a kid
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Re: Greatest war films... ever!
« Reply #118 on: April 17, 2014, 04:48:05 PM »

A good wartime time crime film worth watching is Night of the Generals, it uses the Warsaw Ghetto destruction and the assassination attempt on Hilter as the backdrop to a serial killer plot. Starring Peter O Toole and Tom Courtney.
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Re: Greatest war films... ever!
« Reply #119 on: April 17, 2014, 10:25:42 PM »

What about  'On The Beach'.
Would put any one off fighting wars

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Re: Greatest war films... ever!
« Reply #120 on: April 18, 2014, 07:03:24 AM »

What about  'On The Beach'.
Would put any one off fighting wars
  A great anti-war film.    Affected me.
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