Its time ... WWII movie classics

Discussion in 'Off Topic Discussion' started by Nerf Herder, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. BT180

    BT180 Eats Squid

    Didn't scroll through all the pages, but hopefully Downfall got a mention.
  2. Bamm

    Bamm Likes Bikes

    Hacksaw Ridge

    Has anyone seen Hacksaw Ridge ?

    The old classics that have been listed are true to the word classics.
  3. Knuckles

    Knuckles Burner

    Typically smaltzy treatment of the source material, for US audiences, overly graphic treatment of the battle scenes seems to be aiming for shock value as apposed to realism.

    The bloke was a truly amazing person though. I'd suggest reading about him, rather than watching the movie.

    *the views expressed above do not necessarily reflect those of a sane well adjusted human.
  4. Mr Crudley

    Mr Crudley Eats Squid

    A fair point. I guess movies these days also have to compete with Call of Duty and Medal of Honor for entertainment dollars.

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  5. Knuckles

    Knuckles Burner

    It's not a bad movie, and the actual story behind it is really quit incredible, just go into it with the realisation that it's aiming fair and square for them feels.

    And Vince Vaughan is quite possibly the absolute worst casting decision in the history of modern cinema, even worse that Tom Cruise in........well anything, actually.

    *the views expressed above do not necessarily reflect those of a sane well adjusted human.
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  6. born-again-biker

    born-again-biker Likes Dirt

    "The Thin Red Line" is a WWII movie I saw at the flicks years ago. I have never forgotten it. I thought it was brilliant.

    ....and for Vietnam movies, "The Deer Hunter" is an absolute ball-tearer.

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  7. Nerf Herder

    Nerf Herder Wheel size expert

    this deserves a remake
  8. silentbutdeadly

    silentbutdeadly Likes Bikes and Dirt

    Give it a couple of weeks and you might get it live on free to air!
  9. lost it

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    +1 for Downfall.

    Land of mine is a brilliant portrayal of post ww2 when the surrendered Nazis were forced to clear the lands of land mines. Recent release but well worth the watch.

    Other series that have been missed are:
    Generation war.
    The Heavy Water War.
    And has anyone mentioned The Pacific?
  10. Nerf Herder

    Nerf Herder Wheel size expert

    Haven't heard of these ... Will do a search. Cheers
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  13. goose_007

    goose_007 Likes Dirt

    Valkyrie. Just watch it tonight. Not a bad film considering it has Tom cruise in it. Worth the watch though.
  14. Knuckles

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  15. pink poodle

    pink poodle Clinically Inane

    He was tied up in a you tube channel (blowing stuff up etc) and had his name stamped on some outdoors/survival gear a while back.
  16. Zaf

    Zaf Gearbox Frother

    Unsere Mütter Unsere Väter
    Technically a mini-series, but still about the pinnacle of WW2 movies.

    Glad Das Boot got a mention as well, because that movie is amazing, worth mentioning that all the scenes are hand filmed of them running through the sub (camera crews had to learn how to sprint backwards through doorways), and the director essentially forced a method acting technique on the crew and every scene with them getting wet includes ice cold water, they had to sleep away from the sunlight etc.
  17. Nerf Herder

    Nerf Herder Wheel size expert

    my two fav genres mashed up ... just needed wookies and lady vampires and Id be happy. plus i like Robert Redford and Gandolfini ... The Last Castle.

    trebuchet made from yard equipment ... what more can you ask for.
  18. Nerf Herder

    Nerf Herder Wheel size expert

    Grave dig

    This is really interesting ... Falklands war doco ... Brits are funny
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  19. Nerf Herder

    Nerf Herder Wheel size expert

    Another one ... currently going thru a YouTube thing

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