Let me first say this, the Marines fought through some battles in the Pacific that would make hell look like a vacation.
That said, I must still say I deplore americanocentric endeavours. Toooo many war movies/wargames/literature out there that give the US paticipation, and passing mention at best of the rest.
We got Band of Brothers which I think will be damnably hard to follow. But it was a US unit. Sorry you marines, but they picked an airborne outfit.
Now I would like the next effort to be a Canadian unit of course. But in the end, I would mostly prefer the next unit to be anything but US.
I am not going to hold my breath though. Speilberg and Hanks are Americans. And well, I suppose if someone wants to do a show/series honouring the Russians, Candians or whomever, I suppose it should fall to people of those nations to get off their lard butts and follow the example Speilberg and Hanks produced in BoB :)
I mentioned Waffen SS of course to give the most extreme of examples. A german Alpine unit would be cool. Or A unit from a german para unit for that matter. The HG sure did a lot of hard fighting.
Not sure how easy it would be to do a Russian unit. Lets face it, the Russians were never quite the same as the Western Allies. They "used" their men fairly casually.
I suppose I am mostly looking for something undone before, something original, something new.
And wishing for it to benefit from credible directing/producing.
Speilberg showed the world how it should be done.
Films like Pearl Harbour and Windtalkers merely show us how little most film producers care.
I have only recently viewed Bob (yeah I know likely the only grog here that hasn't seen it :) ). I can only say, the film looked more like a documentary than anything else. And that is a compliment.
But it shows, you can make something memorable, that honours our nations serving personnel, and doesn't look like yet another vulgar cash first, value second production.
After seeing Windtalkers, I had an overwhelming urge to punch the director straight out. His movie was an obcenity. And Pearl Harbour was a betrayal.
I LIKE that my life bothers them,
Why should I be the only one bothered by it eh.