World War 2 in movies - Page 2




 
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November 20th, 2005  
Mohmar Deathstrike
 
 
I've never suggested that you suggested they should be banned. I just wanted to be on the safe side and make sure that nobody gets any weird ideas about me being someone who wants everything I don't like to be banned.

Oh another movie: The Bridge of Remagen. I've seen it several years ago. I have a vague memory that it was about numerically superior American forces though.
November 20th, 2005  
bigcanada813
 
 
"A Bridge to Far. Kelly's Heroes, Dirty Dozen, Bridge Over the River Kwai (opposite front but same formula.) Saving Private Ryan, Thin Red Line (never seen it but I assume it is the same)"


all of those do follow the formula that was pointed out, except for Thin Red Line. it follows an Army company in the fighting on guadalcanal.
November 20th, 2005  
LeEnfield
 
 
One of the Better films that stay ed closed to the truth was the 1960's film about the Battle Of Britain. Another good film that you never see much of these days is called " Theirs Is Glory" this was made by the troops that fought in Arnhem just after the battle and the reconstructed the battle in Arnhem its self.
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November 21st, 2005  
MightyMacbeth
 
 
what about Pearl Harbour?? anyone?
December 5th, 2005  
The Cooler King
 
As I have said here on the forums before, it is almost impossible to portray a whole battle in one film. You are always going to be leaving something out. Hollywood doesn't make movies so you can learn something. They are worried about lining their own pockets. They make these movies based on what they think will bring in the big bucks. The American public would rather see Clint Eastwood take out a whole German divison with 2 MP-40s than see a movie about the Japanese invasion of China. Look at the recent WWII movie "The Great Raid". It was released in about 800 theaters while Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo was released in 3,000 theaters that same weekend. People don't want to see movies like "The Great Raid" so Hollywood doesn't make them.
December 6th, 2005  
CanadianCombat
 
 
simple solution....DON'T BELIEVE HOLLYWOOD
December 8th, 2005  
Doppleganger
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CanadianCombat
simple solution....DON'T BELIEVE HOLLYWOOD
We who have some knowledge don't. It's Joe Sixpack who does. A great many people will believe what's put in front of them without questioning it. That's why it's disturbing.
December 8th, 2005  
CanadianCombat
 
 
If you want to learn something about history read a book, watch a documentury, or look on the internet. Hollywood is never even 80% right when it comes to making a movie based on real events, because they change the stories to make it more interesting for ppl so they make more money. And when it comes to war films Hollywood is always going to be american bias. No offence america
December 8th, 2005  
Ted
 
 
I can't see one of the all time greats, and I already started a post on that one: The Cross of Iron. Made by Sam Peckinpah from the perspictive of a German recon unit on the eastern front. For you who haven't seen it, go out right now and rent/buy/download it rightnow. This will balance the post a bit!
December 9th, 2005  
Morten
 
 
what about Band Of Brothers?

is that an unrealistic film considering that its build upon eye witnesses... ?