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Old 04-20-2003, 02:23 PM   #26
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My favorite war movie is Apocalypse now. It shows war from an unusual point of view, plus it goes further than just beeing a war movie. I saw the Redux version; it's got very interesting scenes added to it but it's kinda too long.

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Old 04-20-2003, 02:31 PM   #27
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What about Platoon? I haven't seen it, but my bro has the soundtrack which is really good...
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Old 04-27-2003, 01:34 PM   #28
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anybody like the thin red line? it wasnt too bad... sort of a neat perspective on war
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Old 04-28-2003, 04:07 PM   #29
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Well, I have to admit that my own mind rejects "different" films right off the bat. I usually warm up to them eventually. The Thin Red Line was really...interesting when I saw it (well, I only saw half of it, I just couldn't keep watching it), but it's been recommeneded to me by several people, so I might go see it again.
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Old 05-04-2003, 06:58 PM   #30
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as for plot and directing: the best war movie in medieval times is BRAVE HEART. the way the battles are directed is gereat. i had never been a great mel gibson fan until i saw his perfomance as an actor and director in brave heart. and sophie marceau, oh la la.

as for WW II movies, although i didnt find the plot that good, Saving Private Ryan is for me the best one. It's the most realistic one, Steven Spielberg is a genius.
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Old 05-04-2003, 07:14 PM   #31
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Aha, forgot one.

Did anyone mention Das Boot?
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Old 05-05-2003, 10:54 AM   #32
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Yeah, you did.
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Old 05-05-2003, 12:43 PM   #33
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Oldtimers disease

Did anyone mention Das Boot or did I say that already?

I did?

Did I say I saw "Raiders of the Lost Ark" when it first came out in theaters?

I did?

Dagnabbit.

Now, where are my false teeth?
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Old 05-05-2003, 01:28 PM   #34
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Here you go oldtimer
*passes over the contents*

I was trying to be a smart allec, but you did in fact mention "Das Boot" on the first page, right over my post. Maybe I have old timers.


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Old 05-07-2003, 02:45 PM   #35
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Well, I have to admit that my own mind rejects "different" films right off the bat. I usually warm up to them eventually. The Thin Red Line was really...interesting when I saw it (well, I only saw half of it, I just couldn't keep watching it), but it's been recommeneded to me by several people, so I might go see it again.

im not gonna lie to you, i fell asleep through the thin red line the first time i saw it, i found it too boring. but i was a lot younger then, and i saw it again a little while ago and found it to be actually kinda good. its no saving private ryan though
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Old 05-07-2003, 06:02 PM   #36
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i hated thin red line.

i'm not demanding a lot of action, but still. that movie all it did was show flashbacks, a dead bird and the crying faces of soldiers. man, was that movie boring.
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Old 05-07-2003, 07:49 PM   #37
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Thumbs up Where Eagles Dare

When the discussion comes to war movies only few mention "Where Eagles Dare", but that is without doubt the best war movie ever.

Other good war movies are "Kelly's Heroes", "The Longest Day", "Patton" and "Platoon".

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Old 05-07-2003, 10:33 PM   #38
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havent seen the movie (where eagles dare), but the song is really good
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Old 05-08-2003, 03:02 AM   #39
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Old 05-08-2003, 01:46 PM   #40
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what about "the eagle has landed".
i have read the movie and watched the movie. the plot is quite original.
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Old 05-08-2003, 09:44 PM   #41
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You mean read the book, right?

True, a good flick.
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Old 05-09-2003, 09:16 AM   #42
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oooh, right
but i also read the movie cause i watched it with subtitles
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Old 05-09-2003, 09:32 AM   #43
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Blue Max

Did anybody mention "The blue max"???

i dont know how i could forget about it.

it's one of my favourites. air dofight in WWI is one of my favourite subjects and "Blue Max" is the only good movie i have seen about it. Its with George Peppard, James Mason and Ursula Andress.

its quite a deep movie, about war, competition and focuses on the blue max, also known as Orden Pour Le Merite, the highest medal for airfighters.
despite being an old movie, its special effects are good and george peppard even learned how to fly a plane in order to do the easy scenes. stunts of course were made by pros.

there have others WWI movies about air dofight, but they all sucked. specially "Red Baron". i found the movie soooooo bad. Manfred von Richthofen is one of my idols, and seeing such a bad movie about him made me furious. and it's 80 % made up, not loyal to real events.
then there was one with julie andrews, which sucked too.


anyway, "blue Max" is a great movie, and the soundtrack by jerry goldsmith is great too.


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Old 09-03-2003, 08:17 PM   #44
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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Stopped Worrying and Loved the Bomb garbage?

Well, to each his own I suppose. But I truly believe it may be the funniest movie ever made. Funniest war movie anyhow. And comedy aside, it's rather profound as well.

Three cheers to Peter Sellers for all his characters.

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Old 09-22-2003, 02:50 PM   #45
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what about "the eagle has landed".
i have read the movie and watched the movie. the plot is quite original.

I recently saw The Eagle Has Landed. It starts out slow, but builds up to the climax. Very good Saturday afternoon film, if you catch my drift.........
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Old 09-22-2003, 03:02 PM   #46
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Broadsword to Danny Boy...Broadsword to Danny Boy

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Where Eagle's Dare is the one to see on a rainy afternoon, better yet, during a snowstorm, with a blonde gal named "Olga" or "Ursula" at your elbow.
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Old 09-23-2003, 05:29 AM   #47
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Yeah, haha, I've also seen Where Eagles Dare, and I know EXACTLY what you're talking about. oOo, what'd I'd give to go on a date with that German chick, awwwwww.......
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Old 09-23-2003, 11:00 AM   #48
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Old 10-13-2003, 09:23 PM   #49
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My picks:

Sgt. York
In Harms Way
They Were Expendable
The Sands of Iwo Gima
Twelve O'Clock High
The Bridge Over the River Kwai
Braveheart
The Patriot

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Old 10-14-2003, 07:46 AM   #50
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I'm gonna list the classics that I've seen and liked:

Lawrence of Arabia
The Great Escape
Twelve O' Clock High
Gunga Din

I can't believe no one has mentioned Stalag 17! That was a great movie!

Also, on the comedy side, do military flicks count? As in, they're not out at war, but they're in training camp and stuff? If so, "No Time For Sergeants" with Andy Griffith and "Buck Privates" with Abbott and Costello are absolutely hilarious! Too much great stuff to list! If you haven't seen these, though, watch for (in "NTFS") the toilet seat salute and (in "BP") the firearm drill scene.
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