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RE: OT - Best WWII movie? - 4/22/2012 11:32:00 PM   
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Didn't the great Christopher Lee play a part in "Cockleshell Heroes"?
Somewhere I read he was actually one of the Commandoes in the raid.
Thought that was worth a mention.
For an excellent review of PH the song in "Team America" takes the cake.

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RE: OT - Best WWII movie? - 4/22/2012 11:48:04 PM   
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For an excellent review of PH the song in "Team America" takes the cake.
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RE: OT - Best WWII movie? - 4/24/2012 1:26:34 AM   
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My favs are in no particular order are.

A Bridge too far.
The Longest Day
The Great Raid
Bas Boot
Stalingrad
Kelly's Heroes (it was just so silly)
1941 (as per above)
Downfall
Black Book
Memphis Belle
Dieppe (Canadian content, and it also shows the war planning and the politics behind the operation)

Red Tails was horrible, almost as bad as the movie that shall not be named...

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RE: OT - Best WWII movie? - 7/9/2013 8:25:54 PM   
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so I picked up a DVD of 20 war movies for five dollars. "Combat Movie Classics War Collection"

Which one would you watch first?

Casablanca Express
Waterfront
Cold War Killers
A Yank In Libya
Black Brigade
They Raid By Night
Hitler's SS: Portrait of Evil
Eagles Attack At Dawn
Commandos
Go For Broke!
Target For Tonight
Thunderbolt
The True Glory
The Battle of San Pietro
Frank Capra's Prelude to War
Memphis Belle
A Walk in the Sun
Battle of Blood Island
Passchendaele
The North Star


these range from 1942 all the way to 2007...and somehow Richard Pryor is in one of these. ???

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RE: OT - Best WWII movie? - 7/9/2013 8:35:06 PM   
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so I picked up a DVD of 20 war movies for five dollars. "Combat Movie Classics War Collection"

Which one would you watch first?

Casablanca Express
Waterfront
Cold War Killers
A Yank In Libya
Black Brigade
They Raid By Night
Hitler's SS: Portrait of Evil
Eagles Attack At Dawn
Commandos
Go For Broke!
Target For Tonight
Thunderbolt
The True Glory
The Battle of San Pietro
Frank Capra's Prelude to War
Memphis Belle
A Walk in the Sun
Battle of Blood Island
Passchendaele
The North Star


these range from 1942 all the way to 2007...and somehow Richard Pryor is in one of these. ???
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Memphis Belle is the only one I've heard of - let alone seen. That was a good film


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RE: OT - Best WWII movie? - 7/10/2013 7:03:26 AM   
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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: brian brian

so I picked up a DVD of 20 war movies for five dollars. "Combat Movie Classics War Collection"

Which one would you watch first?

Casablanca Express
Waterfront
Cold War Killers
A Yank In Libya
Black Brigade
They Raid By Night
Hitler's SS: Portrait of Evil
Eagles Attack At Dawn
Commandos
Go For Broke! Story of 44nd RCT (Nisei)
Target For Tonight Guy Gibson story, filmed in wartime
Thunderbolt
The True Glory
The Battle of San Pietro I think this is a wartime doco. Italy 1943
Frank Capra's Prelude to War
Memphis Belle
A Walk in the Sun 1943 Italy story
Battle of Blood Island
Passchendaele
The North Star


these range from 1942 all the way to 2007...and somehow Richard Pryor is in one of these. ???
warspite1

Memphis Belle is the only one I've heard of - let alone seen. That was a good film




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RE: OT - Best WWII movie? - 7/10/2013 7:33:59 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: brian brian

so I picked up a DVD of 20 war movies for five dollars. "Combat Movie Classics War Collection"

Which one would you watch first?

Casablanca Express
Waterfront
Cold War Killers
A Yank In Libya
Black Brigade
They Raid By Night
Hitler's SS: Portrait of Evil
Eagles Attack At Dawn
Commandos
Go For Broke!
Target For Tonight
Thunderbolt
The True Glory
The Battle of San Pietro
Frank Capra's Prelude to War
Memphis Belle
A Walk in the Sun
Battle of Blood Island
Passchendaele
The North Star


these range from 1942 all the way to 2007...and somehow Richard Pryor is in one of these. ???
warspite1

Memphis Belle is the only one I've heard of - let alone seen. That was a good film


Passchendaele was 2008 per IMdB and I thought it was pretty good - probably because it featured the Canadian army.

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RE: OT - Best WWII movie? - 7/10/2013 7:34:49 PM   
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A Walk in the Sun was good, IIRC.

Agree that Memphis Belle is likely the best of that bunch.


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RE: OT - Best WWII movie? - 7/10/2013 8:04:13 PM   
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hvidstens gruppen. or flammen og citronen

danish movies about underground groups.

both of them new. made after 2000.

dont know if they were made with English subtitles

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RE: OT - Best WWII movie? - 7/11/2013 6:02:35 PM   
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Any WWII film compilation that does not include Top Secret! is woefully incomplete. Some among the ignorant may blurt out "Top Secret! is not about WWII," but that's akin to saying M.A.S.H. is not about Vietnam.

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RE: OT - Best WWII movie? - 7/11/2013 7:28:13 PM   
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MASH was in Korea ... so it was not about Vietnam

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RE: OT - Best WWII movie? - 7/12/2013 2:09:21 PM   
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M*A*S*H* was a Vietnam era anti-war film. It spoofed the Army and had high connotations of the Vietnam conflict.

Drug usage was not as prevalent in Korea as in Vietnam. In my replacement company out of the 300 people in the company everyone knew the 5 individuals who were using recreational drugs. When I left Vietnam out of the 53 (officers and enlisted) people on my shift everyone knew the 5 who weren't using recreational drugs.

In the Korean era Army African-American officers especially football players would be extremely rare. He would probably not be in Korea due to his skills as a football player. The US military likes to keep exceptional sports people in their units (just like M*A*S*H*) as ringers for inter-unit rivalries.



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RE: OT - Best WWII movie? - 7/12/2013 4:35:55 PM   
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How can you all overlook the truly classic movie of accurate detail, superb acting and complex intellectual story line -- the one starring Ben "what's his name". As an aside, I received the PC game based on this movie as a Christmas gift from one of my kids. It's every bit as good as the movie. I am considering her place in my will. Both of these should be in everyone's first rank of WW2 items!

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RE: OT - Best WWII movie? - 7/13/2013 9:50:18 AM   
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Hell in the Pacific
In Harm's Way
Kelly's Heroes
Flags of our Fathers & Letters of Iwo Jima

Those are my favorite titles.

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RE: OT - Best WWII movie? - 7/13/2013 10:25:29 AM   
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Waterfront

What is this one ? On IMDB they have a lot with that name.
http://www.imdb.com/find?q=Thunderbolt&s=all

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RE: OT - Best WWII movie? - 7/13/2013 10:29:25 AM   
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Agree that Memphis Belle is likely the best of that bunch.


A hundred thousand light years in front that B-17 crap they produced in 2012 directed by M Phillips.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1558575/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

It is a shame that so powerful electronic tools are used to make so shameful and crappy movies.

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RE: OT - Best WWII movie? - 7/13/2013 4:31:11 PM   
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Waterfront. 1944. "In San Francisco, a codebook containing the top-secret information of two Nazi spies lands in the unsuspecting hands of Jerry Donovan."

haven't watched any of 'em yet.

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