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Badha1rday

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#1 10 years ago

A World War One movie. Those tough bastards had it a lot harder then World War 2 soldiers.

Viedo somewhat related. EDIT: Sorry about the Nazi stuff, didn't see it.




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#2 10 years ago
Badha1rday

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#3 10 years ago

All Quiet of the Western Front needs to be remastered. Sounds like crap now.




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#4 10 years ago

WW I is a harder genre to make into a film, and more serious ones like All Quiet on the Western Front pretty much sum it up. I mean, some films based on the Somme or Verdun would be interesting, but it's hard to format into a film outside of a documentary. Charge out of the trenches, die, repeat. Some influential ones like Verdun would be big, but again, it's hard. Either you go with a broader focus which WW II offers, historical epics (Gladiator), or horridly inaccurate historical epics that focus on action and style (300). WW I's message has already been pushed in films showing that there was no good or bad guy, and the suffering of the men in the trenches.

There's the film Gallipoli, though it is a bit glorified, it is an interesting film moving away from the Western front and centered around ANZAC. Lawrence of Arabia goes further into this with the uprisings around the Ottoman Empire and the guerilla warfare involved. I must admit, the Joint Camelry and Horseback is funny to see.

Then there is Paths of Glory. Interesting film, though a bit old and it drags, but it goes down to the men and really gets you kind of bummed out in the end. It's about the French, but it's in English. Based on a book and directed by Stanley Kubrick (Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Sparticus, etc). It's in black and white though, if that ain't in your style.

And you can't really compare the hardship between the two. While the trenches were hell, WW II soldiers had to deal with a considerable amount of shit on their end. It's just a treacherous thing to run between making it "entertaining" and respecting the history and suffering of those involved. Ich, this has a danger of devolving into a thread based on "ohoho WW II and the happy Americans taking credit for everything" and so on.




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#5 10 years ago

WWI is so significant because it was basically the turning point for the way war was conducted. It affected as lot of other global issues as well of course. I certainly consider it the more interesting of the two, the notion of no wrong or right side to the conflict is far better material for a film than more Americans patting themselves on the back for saving the world after sitting around and letting it fall apart for half a decade.




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#6 10 years ago

Australia made a WW1 movie this year, called Broken Sun. I too prefer ww1 over ww2 (find it more interesting) and I've had some pretty good ideas for ww1 (I study film) movies and I'd love to make one myself.




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#7 10 years ago

Another good WWI film (imo) was "Oh What a Lovely War!".

It can be quite funny in a dark way, and is quite.... er, musical.

It seems more than a tad weird at times when you first watch it, but it's a good film, and a good anti-war film at the same time.




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#8 10 years ago

More recently, there's Joyeux Noel (German/French) and A Very Long Engagement (French). I haven't seen Joyeux Noel, but it's about the 1914 Christmas truce, seen from various sides (French, Germans, Scottish).

A Very Long Engagement isn't so much a war movie as a movie with World War 1 in it, but its a damn good movie anyway, and has a lot more 'home front' views.

Edit: What would be great is if Peter Jackson ever developed "Crossing the Line" into a full-length film.

Edit #2:

Somehow I missed this: The Red Baron came out this year




Badha1rday

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#9 10 years ago

Was that one of Jackson's first shorts?

The Red Baron looks like a good movie. And it's one of the ones to kill its main character.




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#10 10 years ago
BadHairDay;4586436Was that one of Jackson's first shorts?

Good God no!

That was made during filming of King Kong to test a new set of digital cameras. The planes came from Jackson's own collection, and from around NZ.

His old stuff looks like:




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