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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2014, 09:24:45 AM »

If you get the opportunity, watch it on a big screen with a 5.1 sound-surround system. You will be ducking involuntarily.  %)

Andy


Luckily. my tech guru son has converted his bedroom into a cinema. 60" screen, 5.1 sound, Lay Z Boy reclining chairs. All that's missing is the popcorn.  :D
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2014, 10:42:16 AM »

Lots of great War films already mentioned,but for me..."Cross Of Iron".....has to be up there with the greats,....if you get the chance, watch the un-edited version....it was directed by Sam Peckinpah,.....and there is a quote from the film.... which...will stick in my mind for ever....."Come, and I will show you,where the Iron Crosses grow"....
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2014, 11:01:37 AM »

633 Squadron
Dam Busters
Battle of Britain
Great Escape
Aces High
and not a Movie by  The colditz Story
 
Can watch those films time and time again
 
 
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2014, 11:07:27 AM »

Von Ryans Express   Bill.....
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #29 on: April 08, 2014, 11:55:04 AM »

saving private ryan and the follow up series band of brothers. very moving

Yes, Band of Brothers.... will have to put that back on my 'Must re-watch list'

Currently re-watching Michael Palin's Pole to Pole.
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #30 on: April 08, 2014, 12:04:50 PM »

wasn't overly impressed with clint eastwoods two films - letters from iwo jima, looked like they tried to emulate saving private ryan and failed, as a disaster - high on the honours list would be the last version of Pearl harbour - could only describe it as hollywood pap.  {-)
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #31 on: April 08, 2014, 12:56:43 PM »

for me 'Battle of the Bulge' and 'Battle of Britain'
Battle of the Bulge....great.film spoiled by their use of American Patton tanks masquerading as Tigers,. {-) ..at least in Kellys Heroes, they tried to show a Tiger by using a Russian T34....with a Tiger top half... :-))
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« Reply #32 on: April 08, 2014, 01:05:46 PM »

T34 ? are you sure, it definetly had all the right shapes for a tiger, not a sloping front in sight, its like when they use a White M3A2 half track for a german half track instead of a hanomag
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #33 on: April 08, 2014, 01:25:12 PM »

for me
battle of britain
saving privte ryan
ice cold in alex
cross of iron
a bridge too far
zulu
pasheandale
the trench
aces high
glory
gettysberg
waterloo
the lost battalion
theirs is the glory
the sea shall not have them
assembly
we dive at dawn
633 squadron
dambusters
tumbledown
the great escape
the brotherhood of war
all quiet on the western front, early version
the lighthorsemen
charge of the light brigade


on tv series
anzacs
pacific
band of brothers



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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #34 on: April 08, 2014, 01:33:32 PM »

T34 ? are you sure, it definetly had all the right shapes for a tiger, not a sloping front in sight, its like when they use a White M3A2 half track for a german half track instead of a hanomag


Definitely a T34 with a "prop top" built by the film crew.. Check the wheel & track arrangement, Tiger wheels overlap (apparently a maintenance nightmare)  whereas T34 wheels don't overlap each other..


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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #35 on: April 08, 2014, 02:15:30 PM »

For me, Saving Private Ryan, Platoon, Full Metal Jacket, Stalag 17, and very relevant today is Battle of Algiers (1966). You need the version with subtitles for the last one, but really does sum up recent military events in that whole region today.
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #36 on: April 08, 2014, 05:17:06 PM »

Forgot to mention  'Cruel Sea'
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #37 on: April 08, 2014, 06:10:06 PM »

The Cruel Sea - absolutely - but what about Tora Tora Tora? Made in the days before CGI the special effects are superb - it beats 'Pearl' hands down in every respect

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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #38 on: April 08, 2014, 06:47:16 PM »

T34 ? are you sure, it definetly had all the right shapes for a tiger, not a sloping front in sight, its like when they use a White M3A2 half track for a german half track instead of a hanomag
T34 sloping front is part of the top hull..not the bottom,....and as Warspite says Tigers had interlocking wheel configuration...which incidently was done...to protect the inside lower hull,as this was thin metal as opposed to the thicker top sides ,and front glacis plate,.....
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #39 on: April 08, 2014, 08:35:48 PM »

Where Eagles Dare
633 Squadron
Heroes of Telemark
Das Boot
Dam Busters
In no particular order.
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #40 on: April 08, 2014, 11:27:20 PM »

Gettysberg hands down for me I have driven and walked the battlefield a very haunting place.

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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #41 on: April 09, 2014, 12:10:05 AM »

Gettysberg hands down for me I have driven and walked the battlefield a very haunting place.

This one - Gettysburg (1993)?

http://youtu.be/bTcaRk0ZRJ4

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« Reply #42 on: April 09, 2014, 12:48:30 AM »

the most poignant film for me has to be Schindlers List...whilst it was,nt really what could be called a war movie...as such....it was and will always be a milestone,..for some.....and.the full horror of it,....caused me..to not finish a tour of Auschwitz....talki about haunting....there is no more a haunting place on the planet....as there is here....
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« Reply #43 on: April 09, 2014, 09:51:17 AM »

T34 sloping front is part of the top hull..not the bottom,....and as Warspite says Tigers had interlocking wheel configuration...which incidently was done...to protect the inside lower hull,as this was thin metal as opposed to the thicker top sides ,and front glacis plate,.....

Credit where credit due   :-))  - it was hellboy paul who correctly identified the interlocking wheel config, I must say the prop department did very well to create a convincing tiger.  O0
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #44 on: April 09, 2014, 02:07:34 PM »

Tropic Thunder - Director's cut
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #45 on: April 09, 2014, 03:17:13 PM »

That's the one Martin fantastic

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« Reply #46 on: April 09, 2014, 11:13:20 PM »

Many great films but what about "Enemy at the Gate" about Stalingrad
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #47 on: April 09, 2014, 11:37:11 PM »

Another few,
We were soldiers
The way ahead
Angels one five
12 o'clock high
The longest day
Battle of the river plate
One of our aircraft is missing


Some of these films mentioned here and previous you can get on YouTube :-))

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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #48 on: April 10, 2014, 07:05:23 AM »

The Great Escape,
Saving Private Ryan,
The Cruel Sea,
U537, the one with Harrison Ford..
Platoon,
Hamburger Hill,
Kelly's Heroes, of course woof woof..
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #49 on: April 10, 2014, 09:34:18 AM »

Tropic Thunder - Director's cut

Hated that film! Too much swearing to cover over terrible script & infectual plot.  >>:-(
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