World War 2 in movies - Page 3




 
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December 10th, 2005  
Mohmar Deathstrike
 
 
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Originally Posted by The Cooler King
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.
It's disgaceful. Rob Schneider ****s!
December 10th, 2005  
The Cooler King
 
It is disgraceful. People would rather see a male gigolo than one of the most daring rescue missions of all time. What is this world comming to?
December 11th, 2005  
Missileer
 
 
Am I the only person here to understand that History books are for learning history and Hollywood books are for entertainment?
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December 11th, 2005  
Mohmar Deathstrike
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Missileer
Am I the only person here to understand that History books are for learning history and Hollywood books are for entertainment?
No, but I fear there might be a lot of people out there who don't fully understand that. Especially if it says "based on a real story".
December 15th, 2005  
Reiben
 
 
Well everyone knows America won WW2 single handed Thought you guys might like this site, with possibly the greatest opening credits to any WW2 movie, well Battle of Britain is up near the top. Use the link and go to opening scene.

http://www.whereeaglesdare.com/defau...tion=2&page=12

Broad sword calling Danny boy.....
Dany boy calling broads word

Classic stuff eh?
December 15th, 2005  
Morten
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reiben
Well everyone knows America won WW2 single handed Thought you guys might like this site, with possibly the greatest opening credits to any WW2 movie, well Battle of Britain is up near the top. Use the link and go to opening scene.

http://www.whereeaglesdare.com/defau...tion=2&page=12

Broad sword calling Danny boy.....
Dany boy calling broads word

Classic stuff eh?
waw... that was a waste of my time... :P lol
December 16th, 2005  
Reiben
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Morten
waw... that was a waste of my time... :P lol
Some people just dont appreciate classic films
I guess you dont like the Great Escape music/opening either
December 16th, 2005  
The Cooler King
 
Here is a site that has a few scores from WWII movies:

http://www.victoryatseaonline.com/war/ww2-index.html

The Great Escape will always be numero uno on my list. Patton comes in at a close second with Bridge on the River Kwai comming in third. The Longest Day and Where Eagles Dare round out my top five.

They also have a Korea/Nam section:

http://www.victoryatseaonline.com/war/post-index.html

You just can't beat Philip Glass's score for Hamburger Hill. The opening sceen with the wall running in the background and his chilling score always brings goosebumps.
December 16th, 2005  
Morten
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reiben
Some people just dont appreciate classic films
I guess you dont like the Great Escape music/opening either
i like the films... but i was expecting some funny edit or something... :P lol...
December 16th, 2005  
Missileer
 
 
I saw this one about the Royal Marines Commandos and it was based on facts as close as the original reports by Major Hasler as possible.

The Cockleshell Heroes of 1942

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk...es_of_1942.htm

"As the Empire blew away on the winds of change, a spate of films celebrating Britain's heroic achievements in WWII attracted huge box-office success. Bond producer Cubby Broccoli proved adept at finding the right formula: pipe-smoking humanitarian Ferrer battles it out with embittered disciplinarian Howard while tough sergeant-major Maddern licks the bunch of good-for-nothing 'volunteers' into a crack fighting force for a glorious Technicolor finale (breaking the blockade of Bordeaux by limpet-mining German battleships). Fortunately there's more. Ferrer directs with a freshness of vision which cuts through the usual coy clichés, and Howard's magnificently bad-tempered performance lifts the film a degree beyond jingoistic flag-waving."