When I enjoy a movie, I tend to watch them more than once because I like to analyze them. That is when I tend to see the small mistakes. Like in The Longest Day, one of the American Paratroopers carring a Thompson Submachine gun but is wearing an ammo belt with pouches for M-1 Garrand stripper clips.
In Saving Private Ryan, toward the end of the movie there is the sniper in the bell tower. He fires his bolt action Springfeild seven times with out reloading. (that particular rifle had a 5 round internal magazine)
In Enemy at The Gates, the german sniper fires at the russian when he lowers his rifle to observe the effect of his shot, the bolt of his rifle is half way open. (bolt action rifles are not cocked until the bolt is completely closed)
Granted minor points all and I would not pan any of the above mentioned movies for these points.
Then, of course, with the older WW2 films it is always American half tracks being used for German vehicles.
As to The Thin Red Line, I think that film made the critical mistake of being boring (at least it was to me). The problem with artists is that sometimes they get so carried away with being artsy you sometimes have to take art classes to understand what they are doing. That is when I think the artist looses touch with the audience. And for The Thin Red Line, that was proven at the box office here in the US. If I remember rightly, the DVD came out about 6 mo's after it was released in theaters and shortly thereafter it was released one in those two dvd sets attatched to a better movie. I don't mind watching something that makes you think, but how many times do you have to see the same shirtless actor, drenched in sweat stand up in front of some hut?
< Message edited by morvwilson -- 1/22/2008 9:03:52 PM >