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RE: Greatest WWII Movie--EVER! - 9/5/2018 11:00:59 AM   
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RE: Greatest WWII Movie--EVER! - 9/5/2018 11:21:34 AM   
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Dickens is mobile too. The modern version of Great Expectations (with Gwyneth Paltrow) was well done.



Wait, great expectations and Gwyneth Paltrow? My expectations are for Gwyneth to show some nudity.

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RE: Greatest WWII Movie--EVER! - 9/5/2018 11:32:26 AM   
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Nobody has mentioned 'Cross of Iron'. I liked it a lot.
James Coburn as the grizzled sarge and I think it was James Mason as the medal seeking officer.


I think it was Maximillian Schnell who was the medal seeking officer (who never figured out how to reload his MP-40). I liked it a lot as well.

I've liked most of the movies that have been mentioned in this thread. I'm also partial to Ronald Maxwell's Gettysburg.

Yes, now I can picture his face.

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RE: Greatest WWII Movie--EVER! - 9/5/2018 12:28:53 PM   
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The Great Escape. Very good movie imo....GP

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RE: Greatest WWII Movie--EVER! - 9/5/2018 2:16:37 PM   
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Mister Roberts is one of my favorite WW II movies. Henry Fonda, James Cagney, Jack Lemmon all did a superb job.

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RE: Greatest WWII Movie--EVER! - 9/5/2018 2:19:39 PM   
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Mister Roberts is terrific.

So is Stalag 17.

Kelly's Heroes sucks.

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RE: Greatest WWII Movie--EVER! - 9/5/2018 4:01:58 PM   
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where eagles dare or kelly's heroes


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RE: Greatest WWII Movie--EVER! - 9/5/2018 4:03:00 PM   
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Mister Roberts is terrific.

So is Stalag 17.

Kelly's Heroes sucks.


Who the HECK brought up Kelly's Heroes? Everyone knows this is a major trigger for the Southern Paddler. SHAME!!!

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RE: Greatest WWII Movie--EVER! - 9/5/2018 4:50:29 PM   
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RE: Greatest WWII Movie--EVER! - 9/5/2018 5:05:28 PM   
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The modern version of Great Expectations (with Gwyneth Paltrow) was well done.
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As for the book, I'll leave it to Topper Harley to opine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqAPvh5AsKE


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RE: Greatest WWII Movie--EVER! - 9/5/2018 7:12:33 PM   
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In Harm's Way was GREAT!

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RE: Greatest WWII Movie--EVER! - 9/5/2018 8:09:13 PM   
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I allways enjoyed In harms way. Flying tigers. Sands of Iwo Jima. Non WW2 - Zulu and Zulu dawn. When I went through my USAF academy training we studied 12 o'clock high for leadership and 12 angry men for group/meeting interaction. Wound up enjoying both quite a bit.

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RE: Greatest WWII Movie--EVER! - 9/5/2018 9:17:16 PM   
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Just for the record, I Love Kelley's Heroes. I saw it when it was released at the theaters back in 1970 (just starting high school).

Yeah, I know Oddball was not a WW2 archetype, more reflective of 1969 than 1944 - but as someone before said "it was a bank heist movie" with WW2 window dressing... and really a whole lot of fun.

Woof woof.

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RE: Greatest WWII Movie--EVER! - 9/5/2018 9:20:37 PM   
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Kelley's Hero's is a fun movie....GP

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RE: Greatest WWII Movie--EVER! - 9/5/2018 9:24:04 PM   
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OK, so no one likes 1941?

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RE: Greatest WWII Movie--EVER! - 9/5/2018 9:41:02 PM   
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1941 was also fun!



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OK, so no one likes 1941?






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RE: Greatest WWII Movie--EVER! - 9/5/2018 10:39:51 PM   
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Greatest movie ever made, war movie or otherwise.

Maybe he's a Republican!



All the more amusing when uttered by Don Rickles!

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RE: Greatest WWII Movie--EVER! - 9/5/2018 10:46:09 PM   
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According to IMDb, Kelly's Heroes was based on a true incident in a book titled "Nazi Gold: The Sensational Story of the World's Greatest Robbery--and the Greatest Criminal Cover-Up" by Ian Sayer and Douglas Botting.




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RE: Greatest WWII Movie--EVER! - 9/5/2018 11:47:51 PM   
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1941 was also fun!



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OK, so no one likes 1941?






Right. Absolutely no one likes 1941. Just ask Slim Pickens.




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RE: Greatest WWII Movie--EVER! - 9/6/2018 1:09:34 AM   
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where hollywood?!?


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RE: Greatest WWII Movie--EVER! - 9/6/2018 7:04:06 AM   
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where hollywood?!?


Misquote!

"Where Horrywood?"

Eventually they find "Horrywood", naked and clinging to their periscope ...

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RE: Greatest WWII Movie--EVER! - 9/6/2018 9:16:21 AM   
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OK, so no one likes 1941?


Sorry, no. It just isn't in the same league.


I was going to say in my post above that 'Kelly's Heros' was very similar to and just as much fun as 'The Italian Job' when I read in the trivia that they were both written by the same screenwriter, Troy Kennedy-Martin.

How about that.

(You also gotta love Mini Coopers....)



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RE: Greatest WWII Movie--EVER! - 9/6/2018 3:53:29 PM   
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My taste in movies runs more to character driven dramas. Here's some lesser known titles that have WWII as a backdrop. I believe they were all made in Europe. I highly recommend all of them....

The Darkest Hours
[Gary Oldman truly deserved his Oscar for this portrayal of Churchill]

Alone In Berlin
The Book Thief
Winter in Wartime
Anthropoid


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RE: Greatest WWII Movie--EVER! - 9/6/2018 8:28:36 PM   
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just two things about Kelly's heroes.

1. see if you can find the extended version. Yes there is another version out there with another 20 minutes of footage and it really ties the movie together much better.
2. this movie is the sole reason tigers exist. if it wasn't for this movie hollywood tigers wouldn't be a term and every movie after wouldn't have one it in. Look up hollywood tiger. In fact I play a game called bolt action and it has tiger miniatures and also hollywood tiger miniatures. Amazing what came from this one movie.

also let's make a deal... what kind of deal??? a deal deal... still use that line all the time

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RE: Greatest WWII Movie--EVER! - 9/6/2018 8:32:12 PM   
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RE: Greatest WWII Movie--EVER! - 9/6/2018 8:42:45 PM   
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Dentist to patient: "If you'd like, pay an extra $100 and I'll work on your teeth 20 minutes longer."

Patient (with mouth full of instruments) ^@#$%!

George Carlin had a good dentist routine.

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RE: Greatest WWII Movie--EVER! - 9/6/2018 8:48:38 PM   
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...and Bob Hope in Pale Face!

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RE: Greatest WWII Movie--EVER! - 9/6/2018 9:27:37 PM   
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A good recent film is Warsaw '44 (Miasto 44 in Polish), about the siege of Warsaw.
Yes, it has subtitles.




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RE: Greatest WWII Movie--EVER! - 9/7/2018 3:16:17 AM   
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Just watched Where Eagles Dare with the boys. No drinking involved but I did think of the game!

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RE: Greatest WWII Movie--EVER! - 9/7/2018 6:13:42 AM   
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I suppose it would be crazy to mention "Catch-22".

Can't wait to see what they'll do with the mini-series.

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