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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #50 on: April 10, 2014, 09:39:22 AM »


U537, the one with Harrison Ford..


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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #51 on: April 10, 2014, 09:40:40 AM »

This one - Gettysburg (1993)?
http://youtu.be/bTcaRk0ZRJ4

Watched that over last two nights.... very long but battle scenes look very realistic!
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« Reply #52 on: April 10, 2014, 06:24:52 PM »

My favourites, in no particular order....


All quiet on the western front (Original 1930 version)
Apocalypse now
Platoon
Full metal jacket
Schindler's list
Paths of glory


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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #53 on: April 10, 2014, 07:30:08 PM »

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« Reply #54 on: April 10, 2014, 09:52:45 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
When they used the M3A2 halftrack...with the 75mm howitzer on top....at the beginning of the film...this was not meant to be a Hanomag...or a Pakwagen or  to give it its proper name...Sdkfz 251..with Pak40...cos if that was the case...then they should have been using...Kubelwagens and an Opel Blitz ..instead of a Jeep....and an American truck....
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #55 on: April 10, 2014, 10:52:31 PM »

Memphis Belle?
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« Reply #56 on: April 11, 2014, 09:00:18 AM »

When they used the M3A2 halftrack...with the 75mm howitzer on top....at the beginning of the film...this was not meant to be a Hanomag...or a Pakwagen or  to give it its proper name...Sdkfz 251..with Pak40...cos if that was the case...then they should have been using...Kubelwagens and an Opel Blitz ..instead of a Jeep....and an American truck....

If I understood the storyline correctly, they were bluffing their way through the german lines hoping that with the darkness and confusion due to the rain that no one recognized the jeep being there, I would have to watch the film again to see if they used US vehicles with black crosses for the germans.
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« Reply #57 on: April 11, 2014, 10:33:18 AM »

 For those that  can't watch Das Boot cos of subtitles the original  is on  BluRay completely remastered sound track in Dts HD and English most of the voices by the original actors lip sync is excellent
 
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« Reply #58 on: April 11, 2014, 10:44:18 AM »


If I understood the storyline correctly, they were bluffing their way through the german lines hoping that with the darkness and confusion due to the rain that no one recognized the jeep being there, I would have to watch the film again to see if they used US vehicles with black crosses for the germans.
You have hit the nail on the head,..they were bluffing their way through,...and the half track did,nt have any Balkan Kreutzes and  with Mulligan,s shells falling all over the place...confusion reigned supreme....
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« Reply #59 on: April 11, 2014, 01:34:33 PM »

That also applied to the opening bluff with the drunk german paperpusher in the front seat.
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Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #60 on: April 11, 2014, 04:09:04 PM »

Dunkirk for me, mainly because I was in it, together with 4,000 other British soldiers, made at Camber Sands in 1957. (Dunkirk had altered so could not be used.) All troops near to the cameras were equipped with old BDs and long sword bayonets. The bangs on the beach were b.....y loud and would blow you off your feet if you were too close to them. I was near the ambulance in the centre of the beach. Had to be fit, it was a long way from the surf to the dunes as we played an air attack Scene. We were 5 days shooting, and were paid 1 Pound a day, if you got wet an extra 10 Shillings. Real dosh in those days.Join the army and see the World.
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #61 on: April 11, 2014, 04:15:42 PM »

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..
Was U537 the film when the Yanks got the Enigma machine?
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #62 on: April 11, 2014, 04:21:14 PM »

Was U537 the film when the Yanks got the Enigma machine?


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Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #63 on: April 11, 2014, 07:26:05 PM »

Last of the Mohicans with Daniel Day-Lewis, not quite modern warfare, but displays some of the guerrilla tactics adapted by the Americans, 'fraid it doesnt shed a good light on the English, but the sound track is very good and the scenery is stunning, almost historical correct.
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Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #64 on: April 11, 2014, 10:37:38 PM »

Guerilla Tactics?....in Last of the Mohicans.....i think you,re confusing this with the Patriot....which reminds me....the partially historically correct...Braveheart....where we sent them home tae think again..... {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #65 on: April 12, 2014, 09:13:28 AM »

"partially historically correct"? Well yes, they got Wallace's name right but fell over after that. The little we do know about Wallace was that he was a son of a minor knight, a Lowlander who was red-haired and above average height and commanded his forces at the Battle of Stirling Bridge, which was fought upon and around said bridge.  He probably never wore the kilt and did not paint his face blue; a fashion common among the Picts who had died out at least 300 years before his time. He most certainly was not a dread-locked Australian with ducks-disease and a dreadful accent who fought the Battle of Stirling Bridge in the middle of a field. He also never met any English Princesses. The film was bunkum and nothing else.

Wallace was a great figure who had vision ahead of its time but lack of support from the Scot's nobility meant that he never sent anybody "home tae think again". That phrase refers to Bruce post-Bannockburn and Edward II who was forced back into England.

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Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #66 on: April 12, 2014, 02:59:17 PM »

there,s always one...and here was me thinking that Rivetcounters only came out against models....as for your history lesson...well...this topic is all about best films...not..."look how intelligent i am..... {-) {-) {-) {-)
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« Reply #67 on: April 12, 2014, 04:12:32 PM »

Have to agree with BarryM. I thought the film was pretty indifferent and historical claptrap. However, I disagree about the accent, which I thought Mr Gibson captured rather well, if we assume that Wallace was born in the East End of Glasgow.
In all fairness, he made a better job of being a Scot than Richard Attenborough's dire stab at a Jockanese accent in Jurassic Park - and Dickie had the advantage of spending a lot of time among the Scots in his holiday home on the Isle of Bute...
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« Reply #68 on: April 12, 2014, 05:41:56 PM »

irrespective...of what you think of it...historically!....it did make millions...gave people jobs....and was enjoyed by most of those that went to see it....myself included....
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Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #69 on: April 12, 2014, 06:17:00 PM »

there,s always one...and here was me thinking that Rivetcounters only came out against models....


Bet someone counted the rivets in the shields :D

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« Reply #70 on: April 12, 2014, 06:55:25 PM »

irrespective...of what you think of it...historically!....it did make millions...gave people jobs....and was enjoyed by most of those that went to see it....myself included....

It made money for its backers, was mostly filmed in Ireland and if you enjoyed it - that's fine but let's not pretend it was any more accurate than Tom & Jerry - possibly less!

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Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #71 on: April 12, 2014, 07:22:42 PM »

Mentioned before but for me:-
 
Hamburger Hill
 
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Battle of Algiers
 
are both superb and top my list.
 
Battle of Algiers has perhaps the coolest looking soldier ever, and definitely the best uniforms ever:-
 

 
But the Odd Angry Shot is also excellent.
 
 
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« Reply #72 on: April 12, 2014, 11:42:41 PM »

It made money for its backers, was mostly filmed in Ireland and if you enjoyed it - that's fine but let's not pretend it was any more accurate than Tom & Jerry - possibly less!

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Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #73 on: April 13, 2014, 09:02:46 AM »

..... and I bet you think they are real too!  :P

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« Reply #74 on: April 13, 2014, 09:41:12 AM »

Bet someone counted the rivets in the shields :D

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