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Mjr_Eazy #21 Posted 19 September 2018 - 09:01 AM

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View PostKnickerson, on 19 September 2018 - 08:40 AM, said:

Cold War – Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

I hope you mean the classic BBC series ;)

Although to be fair it’s not a film and Gary Oldman plays the part brilliantly in the film and it is a good re-make...


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View PostMjr_Eazy, on 19 September 2018 - 11:01 AM, said:

I hope you mean the classic BBC series ;)

Although to be fair it’s not a film and Gary Oldman plays the part brilliantly in the film and it is a good re-make...

 

I wish I had seen the BBC series, but it was pretty difficult trying to catch it on television when I was growing up in the US. I wouldn't mind seeing "Smiley's People" also since I hear Patrick Stewart plays the nemesis.

 

Regarding Waterloo, I would love to see an epic film or miniseries on Waterloo, starting at the beginning of Napoleon's 100 days.

 


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Mjr_Eazy #23 Posted 19 September 2018 - 12:58 PM

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View PostKnickerson, on 19 September 2018 - 12:30 PM, said:

 

I wish I had seen the BBC series, but it was pretty difficult trying to catch it on television when I was growing up in the US. I wouldn't mind seeing "Smiley's People" also since I hear Patrick Stewart plays the nemesis.

 

Regarding Waterloo, I would love to see an epic film or miniseries on Waterloo, starting at the beginning of Napoleon's 100 days.

 

I got them on Amazon, they are still brilliant...

I also bought Waterloo on Amazon, it was one of my 1st digital video purchases...

I agree that would be excellent, although I did like Sharpe and enjoyed it’s romp to, thru and past Waterloo...

Lol showing me age there I still refer to them as videos, a few weeks ago my middle daughter, 15, asked “what were those black boxes we used to have to post in the letterbox to watch films called?”, bless :)


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Mjr_Eazy #25 Posted 19 September 2018 - 03:55 PM

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View PostTimsinsal, on 19 September 2018 - 02:10 PM, said:

Gallipoli

 

Nice one, I’ve not watched that in years, I will defo have to watch it this week...

Following on from Knickerson’s categories, a couple of picks of my own...

Love and War – Enemy at the gates

Best Mangled History War Film – The Patriot, terrible film but so bad it’s terribly good

Plus a couple of new categories:

Best War musical - OH! What a lovely War.

Best post-war make you cry film - Bicycle Thieves


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View PostMjr_Eazy, on 19 September 2018 - 03:55 PM, said:

 

Nice one, I’ve not watched that in years, I will defo have to watch it this week...

Following on from Knickerson’s categories, a couple of picks of my own...

Love and War – Enemy at the gates

Best Mangled History War Film – The Patriot, terrible film but so bad it’s terribly good

Plus a couple of new categories:

Best War musical - OH! What a lovely War.

Best post-war make you cry film - Bicycle Thieves

Oh! What a Lovely War, the movie, is a parody of a wonderful, funny, deeply moving stage show. Too much glitz and glamour. Too much actual military paraphernalia. The play uses none of this to get right to the heart of how the war hit people on all sides. It makes you laugh, it makes you cry and has great songs. It's not pro- or anti-war, although the top brass on all sides come off pretty badly. Tommies, landser and poilus don't, though.

And if anyone in the area wants to see it, we're staging it in Taunton from 6th - 11th November. Having great fun in rehearsal (apart from having to sodding dance). 

 


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plenty of food for thought to keep us out of mischief for a few more hours, thanks guys

 

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Mjr_Eazy #28 Posted 23 September 2018 - 03:30 PM

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Nice one merpug, I thought you were more backstage?

If I was in the area I would defo be there, I knew it was a state show originally but not seen a stage version and thought it worth getting on the list as I think the film conveys some of what you mention...


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Oh for me its got to be the following:

 

Infantry and dark:  Cross of iron, Letters from Iwo Jima, Paths of Glory, Battalion (Russian WWI film)

Tanks: Kelly's Heros

Planes: Battle of Britain followed closely by Reach for the Skies, then Tora, Tora, Tora

Everyones in it:  Bridge too Far followed by Longest Day, followed by Great Escape

Just dark: Downfall, Escape from Sobibor, Come and See (Russian film)

Boats: Das Boot followed closely by cruel sea

Really entertaining: Hacksaw Ridge, where eagles dare

Epic: Waterloo, Bridge over the river Kwai and the Cranes are flying (Russian movie)

 

Absolute worst: Pearl Harbour, Fury and U571

 

 


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View PostFugit555, on 29 September 2018 - 06:41 PM, said:

Oh for me its got to be the following:

 

Infantry and dark:  Cross of iron, Letters from Iwo Jima, Paths of Glory, Battalion (Russian WWI film)

Tanks: Kelly's Heros

Planes: Battle of Britain followed closely by Reach for the Skies, then Tora, Tora, Tora

Everyones in it:  Bridge too Far followed by Longest Day, followed by Great Escape

Just dark: Downfall, Escape from Sobibor, Come and See (Russian film)

Boats: Das Boot followed closely by cruel sea

Really entertaining: Hacksaw Ridge, where eagles dare

Epic: Waterloo, Bridge over the river Kwai and the Cranes are flying (Russian movie)

 

Absolute worst: Pearl Harbour, Fury and U571

 

 

 

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View PostFugit555, on 29 September 2018 - 08:41 PM, said:

Absolute worst: Pearl Harbour, Fury and U571

 

I have to admit, U-571 is a small guilty pleasure of mine. While enjoying the suspense and action, I'm screaming, "The US had little to do with breaking enigma!"

 

Really, it was a waste of talent. Paxton, McConnaughy—Jon Bon Jovi, fer chrissakes. He could been singing "Livin' on a Prayer" while the sub went down. 

 

Ah, well.


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The Longest Day

Apocalypse Now

Platoon

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War comedy is got to be either Inglorious Basterds, which isn't strictly a comedy, but it made me laff... and Dr Strangelove: or how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb, followed closely by Kelly's Hero's

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Ohohoh war movies.. YUMMY :popcorn:

 

The pianist is one.

War Pigs is another (such an funny B movie)

Hart's war.

Ardennes Fury is anither one :).

that's the ones i can get up from now at least :P

 

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The comedy thing with U-571 is it is true, ish, HMS Bulldog captured one from U-110 in 1941, although we had a head start anyway as the Poles in 1939 had shared their work cracking an earlier version from 1932 :). I have to admit I like the film too :)

 

Mu, The Pianist, oh man that is a hard watch, when they throw the fella in the wheelchair out the window it really does shock, I agree brilliant film.

 

On comedy war films I do like 1941, Operation Petticoat and Hannibal Brooks and of course Carry On Up The Khyber and Follow That Camel...

 


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Actually: SICARIO, but only the first film.
 
 
 
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Necro I know but just watched Battle of Britain, again, the perfect bank holiday afternoon film...

and had a Spitfire flying overhead yesterday and today too which is always a magnificent sight...


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Just seen Hacksaw Ridge......enjoyed that.

Flags of my Father

Sands of Iwo Jima

 

And of course my Favourite.......Oh What a Loverly War!






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