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Yossarian

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#31 13 years ago

StrangerThanFictionAs long as we are not sticking to WWII, one of the best battle movies ever is Waterloo. Starring Rod Steiger as the mercurial Ogre of Corsica, and Christopher Plummer as the icily unflappable Iron Duke, th movie has many othe good performances as well. Made in 1970, the film had 20,000 extras, supplied by the Soviet Army, to represent the soldiers of the British, Prussian, and French armies. I have never seen 19th century warfare done better.

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Bourkey

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#32 13 years ago

Good Australian War Movies: *Lighthorsemen (WWI) *Galipoli (WWI) *40,000 Horsemen (WWI) *Rats of Tobruk (WW2 although all the main actors are Britsh playing Aussies - terrible accents) *Kokoda (WW2) Other war movie I love is Apocolypse Now "I love the smell of Napalm in the morning... it smells like...victory"




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#33 13 years ago

Favourit war series would be 'Allo 'Allo ofcourse! Mum it Ain't half hot here was not too bad either. One serie that I do dislike would be m*a*s*h* it's just... well I fail to see the humour in it completely.

Favourit movies are Das Boot, Der Untergang, Thin red line, Theirs the Glory (Movie about the Battle of Arnhem from 1945 -!- with veterans as the actors) and uhm... well a bunch of others.




StrangerThanFiction

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#34 13 years ago
Admiral DonutzOne serie that I do dislike would be m*a*s*h* it's just... well I fail to see the humour in it completely.

The TV series blew big preachy chunks. The movie was darkly hilarious. The two are only connected in the most tenuous, "lets make a buck out of mutilating a good idea", kind of way.




Gen'l Knight

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#35 13 years ago

TV Series - 1. Combat 2. Twelve O'Clock High 3. The Gallant Men (Italy) 4. McHale's Navy - That's a joke, son, that's a joke Movies: 1) We Were Soldiers 2) SPR 3) The Big Red One (Lee Marvin and Luke Skywalker) 4) Midway Honorable mention: Kelly'd Heroes, The Dirty Dozen, Windtalkers (I liked it too), The Longest Day, Pork Chop Hill, Full Metal Jacket, Pearl Harbor (yes, that one), Troy




Cap'n Rommel

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#36 13 years ago

Hehe, Kell's heroes, I dont how many times I have seen that movie




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#37 13 years ago

My absolute favorite would be "Tuntematon Sotilas" (The Unknown Soldier). The original 1955 version. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048752/

It's the most important piece of Finnish movie history, and also the most watched movie in Finland. Ever. It's aired almost every (sometimes they show Talvisota - Winter War) independence day by tradition.

It's an almost epic story of a Finnish machinegun platoon during the continuation war. The characters are fantastic, although the sort of you would find in every second war movie; the tough guy, the coward, the joker, the old guy who does not worry much... It's not so much the action as it is the dialog and acting.

Also highly suggested read before or after watching the movie, is the novel of the same name the movie is based on - or the thicker, uncut version "Sotaromaani - The War Novel". The book has been translated in many languages, and I'd highly suggest anyone interested in the Finno-Russian front to read it. Or why not just for the fact, that it's one of the most important, or if not the most important piece of Finnish literature.

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jumjum

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#38 13 years ago
StrangerThanFictionAs long as we are not sticking to WWII, one of the best battle movies ever is Waterloo. Starring Rod Steiger as the mercurial Ogre of Corsica, and Christopher Plummer as the icily unflappable Iron Duke, th movie has many othe good performances as well. Made in 1970, the film had 20,000 extras, supplied by the Soviet Army, to represent the soldiers of the British, Prussian, and French armies. I have never seen 19th century warfare done better....

Heh, and here I thought I was the only nerd who knew about Waterloo. It's like the Holy Grail with me. I've seen it only once, on tv, and was mesmerized. But never since. Ah, the days when men stood still to get killed while wearing uniforms of six different colors. What could have been finer than to have been a cuirrassier or hussar under Napoleon?




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#39 13 years ago
jumjumHeh, and here I thought I was the only nerd who knew about Waterloo. It's like the Holy Grail with me. I've seen it only once, on tv, and was mesmerized. But never since. Ah, the days when men stood still to get killed while wearing uniforms of six different colors. What could have been finer than to have been a cuirrassier or hussar under Napoleon?

Watch Love and death by Woody Allen and you' ll know what' s finer!