Which is most realistic war or military movie ?




 
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June 6th, 2016  
rishivashista13
 

Topic: Which is most realistic war or military movie ?


Some which i prefer are -
The hurt locker
Act of valour
Saving private ryan
What do you people say ?
June 7th, 2016  
BritinAfrica
 
 
The Battle of Britain is quite good apart from a few errors, like Mk9 Spitfires used when Mk1's and Mk5's fought the battle, there are a number of other errors as well.

Zulu was historically correct apart from the fact, the 24th Regiment of Foot was not a Welsh Regiment until around two years after the battle, the garrison never sang ""Men of Harlich,"" the Zulu chief did not salute the garrison, and neither did the Zulu use Martini Henry Rifles captured from the battle at Isandlwana.
June 7th, 2016  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
There are a few rather good war movies. Among the older movies I like is the "Sink the Bismarck" It would be quite interesting to see a remake of it.

The German movie "Das Boot"is also pretty good. I also liked "A Bridge Too Far"

The modern war movies if I can use that term I appreciate are "Blackhawk Down", and the dual TV series "Band of Brothers" and "The Pacific" (not really movies, but they were worth watching.)

Generally speaking, movies are made for entertainment and if they are lacking the historical correctness, does that matter much? There are other sources available if we want to find the correct data of the events.

Older movies can use stereotypes which can be disturbing to see, I am referring to the hero kind of things which occur quite often in them. This can occur in newer war movies as well. The movie "Fury" has something close to this, I didn't really like it. The end of the movie destroyed it for me.

Can the movie "The Downfall" be classified as a war movie? If so, that was a pretty good one.
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June 7th, 2016  
Queensman
 
 
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Originally Posted by rishivashista13
Some which i prefer are -
The hurt locker
Act of valour
Saving private ryan
What do you people say ?


I say watch this film, 'Theirs Is The Glory" filmed just after the end of World War Two and using real soldiers re-enacting their parts of operation market garden. Obviously no Oscar nominations for the acting but in my opinion one of the best films I have seen and a true piece of cinema history.
https://youtu.be/fiFeYxlPYy4

Some of the guys acting had just returned from hospitals and in some cases from pow camps just a few months before filming.
How's that for reality?
June 10th, 2016  
MontyB
 
 
I agree it is an excellent telling of the British side of the story and well worth watching.
June 30th, 2016  
Remington 1858
 
 
There is an old black and white film from 1957 entitled " Men In War". It shows an infantry platoon in the opening days of the Korean War. Their regiment has been overrun by waves of North Koreans and they have to find their way back to their lines.
The film was so realistic and scary that the U.S. Department of Defense refused any assistance in filming. They thought that it might make people dislike war. Can you imagine?
It was directed by Anthony Mann and starred Robert Ryan and Aldo Ray, two real tough guys and actual combat veterans.
Another frightening real film is "The Steel Helmet", written, produced and directed by the great Sam Fuller, a veteran of infantry combat in North Africa, Italy and Western Europe.
August 23rd, 2016  
JOC
 
 
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Originally Posted by Remington 1858
There is an old black and white film from 1957 entitled " Men In War". It shows an infantry platoon in the opening days of the Korean War. Their regiment has been overrun by waves of North Koreans and they have to find their way back to their lines.
The film was so realistic and scary that the U.S. Department of Defense refused any assistance in filming. They thought that it might make people dislike war. Can you imagine?
It was directed by Anthony Mann and starred Robert Ryan and Aldo Ray, two real tough guys and actual combat veterans.
Another frightening real film is "The Steel Helmet", written, produced and directed by the great Sam Fuller, a veteran of infantry combat in North Africa, Italy and Western Europe.
Steel Helmet is a good one very down to earth
August 26th, 2016  
Warwick
 
A Hill In Korea gives a good Brit perspective and of national servicemen as well.
August 26th, 2016  
BritinAfrica
 
 
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Originally Posted by Warwick
A Hill In Korea gives a good Brit perspective and of national servicemen as well.
That was the last movie my dad watched at the cinema
August 27th, 2016  
BritinAfrica
 
 
There is another movie I want to get hold of, "Theirs is the Glory" made just after WW2. The movie never used film props or actors, but survivors who dropped on Arnhem and ex POWs.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theirs_Is_the_Glory

Theirs is the Glory (AKA Men of Arnhem), is a 1946 British war film about the British 1st Airborne Division's involvement in the Battle of Arnhem (17 September to 25 September 1944) during Operation Market Garden in World War II. It was the first film to be made about this battle, and the biggest grossing war movie for nearly a decade. The later film A Bridge Too Far depicts the operation as a whole and includes the British, Polish and American Airborne forces, while Theirs is the Glory focuses solely on the British forces, and their fight at Oosterbeek and Arnhem.

The film was directed by Ulsterman Brian Desmond Hurst, who was himself a veteran of the First World War, having survived Gallipoli where he had served with the Royal Irish Rifles. Hurst was an accomplished film director having been mentored by John Ford in Hollywood and directing more than 30 films including Malta Story, Scrooge and Tom Brown's Schooldays. Hurst was also Ireland's most prolific film director of the 20th Century. The producer was Leonard Castleton Knight, Head of Gaumont British News. The script was written primarily by Louis Golding but honed by Hurst's protege Terence Young (then subsequently went on to direct They Were Not Divided and the early Bond films). Young had been in the Irish Guards with the Guards Armoured Division with XXX Corps seeking to relieve Arnhem during the battle and hence the authenticity of the eventual story-line. The veterans who starred in the film also actively collaborated on the script.
 


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