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XyZspineZyX
10-26-2003, 11:42 PM
doesnt have to be ww2? just thought this would give every one something to talk about. And give me some ideas on movies to watch lol my fav. would have to be eather midway or saveing privet ryen

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XyZspineZyX
10-26-2003, 11:42 PM
doesnt have to be ww2? just thought this would give every one something to talk about. And give me some ideas on movies to watch lol my fav. would have to be eather midway or saveing privet ryen

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XyZspineZyX
10-26-2003, 11:47 PM
The original 'All Quiet On The Western Front'. Someone described it very accurately as the most powerful statement on WW1 made by the generation that fought it.

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XyZspineZyX
10-26-2003, 11:53 PM
-Private Ryan-
-Guns of Navarone-
-Bridge on the River Kwai-
-Kelly's Heroes-
-Where Eagles Dare-
-Sahara-
-The Train-
-Von Ryan's Express-

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zomby_woof
10-26-2003, 11:56 PM
"Cross of Iron", 1977, starring James Coburn was excellent.

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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 12:08 AM
S!

Favor War Movies...so many of them!

Battle of Britain
The Longest Day
Where Eagles Dare
The Bridge on the River Kwai
A Bridge Too Far
The Dirty Dozen
The Great Escape
The Tuskegee Airmen
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Thirty Seconds over Tokyo
Sink the Bismarck!
Patton
Midway
PT 109
Twelve O'clock High
Windtalkers-New
The Bridges at Toko-ri
Full Metal Jacket-Awesome!
Green Berets
The Killing Fields
Uncommon Valor
We Were Soldiers-(2002)
Apocalypse Now

So many more.....

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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 12:13 AM
1) Enemy at the Gates
2) Kelly's Heroes
3) Saving Pvt. Ryan
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5) Tears of the Sun

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10-27-2003, 12:46 AM
Catch 22
Apocalypse now
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Full metal jacket

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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 12:53 AM
Beast of War
Dark Blue World
Memphis Belle
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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 12:56 AM
Not really a movie but a mini-series Band of Brothers I have to say gives new meaning to the victories and failures of what happened in WW 2



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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 02:27 AM
The Empire Strikes Back.
or Enemy at the Gates or When Trumpets Fade

XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 02:35 AM
Babes in Toyland..

XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 02:36 AM
i wish i could watch band of brothers but alass im to cheap to part with the ectra 8 dollers for hbo lol.and fantasy movies count like wing comander wich in my opinon was ruined by the horrble acting. fredy prinz junier should be a fry cook at Mcdonalds rather than a acter....not that thayrs any thing wrong with a fry cook just terrible acters http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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10-27-2003, 03:13 AM
SpaceBalls


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Its a very accurate portrayel of what a galactic war would be like, a masterpiece of cinema.

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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 03:20 AM
Just watched my favourite today...

Das Boot

XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 04:31 AM
that movie was some funny stuff.prepair to go to lightspeed"no light speeds to slow"" light speed to slow"" take use to ludicrous speed"lol that was my fav. part of the movie. what the he!! was that"its spaceball 1 shes gone plad" any thing with john candie is good

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10-27-2003, 05:34 AM
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Paths of Glory, one of the best anti-war movies ever.

After that I'd have to say Apocalypse Now

Then maybe Battle of Britain



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10-27-2003, 07:26 AM
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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 07:43 AM
'Stalingrad'

and

'The Winter War'

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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 08:21 AM
Only three movies are excellent:

Band of Brothers (Ok, mini-series but nevertheless)
Talvisota (Winter War, long TV-series version)
Das Boot (Again the long Directors Cut)

XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 08:21 AM
I agree with those that say Band Of Brothers. Throw in Midway, Patton , and Where Eagles Dare (although campy).

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10-27-2003, 08:22 AM
Tora Tora Tora.

the first half is rather boring but the make up for it in the second half.

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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 08:55 AM
Hmmmm... - let me see - a top three will do:

1) 'Stalingrad' - scary & powerful.

2) 'Full Metal Jacket' - bizare & a masterpiece of surrealism.

3) 'When Trumpets Fade' - well made & not too long, I think war movies tend to be way too long for the story they tell.

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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 09:06 AM
Best: Das Boot
Worst: Run Silent, Run Deep

Rew_
10-27-2003, 09:33 AM
Stalingrad!

XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 09:37 AM
Gallipoli.


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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 09:56 AM
- Full Metal Jacket
- Das Boot
- Dark Blue World
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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 10:33 AM
<table><tr><td>Battle of Britain</td><td>Number ONE because it's about the spitfire</td></tr><tr><td>Band of Brothers</td><td>The best WWII series ever on television</td></tr><tr><td>Saving Private Ryan</td><td>The first 30 minutes are the best</td></tr><tr><td>Dark Blue World</td><td>Again it's about the spitfire</td></tr><tr><td>Memphis Bell</td><td>B17 hero's with there little fiends</td></tr><tr><td>A Bridge Too Far</td><td>Because it's in Holland</td></tr><tr><td>When Trumpets Fade</td><td></td></tr><tr><td>Tora! Tora! Tora!</td><td></td></tr><tr><td>Stalingrad</td><td></td>
</tr><tr><td>Enemy at the Gates</td><td></td></tr><tr><td>Midway</td><td></td></tr><tr><td>Patton</td><td></td></tr></table>


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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 10:38 AM
Apocalypse Now.

A Bridge too Far.

and loads of others, esp. Das Boot and Cross of Iron, Band of Brothers .

And the Lord of the Rings cycle as well. Plenty of battle scenes in those, but a bit light on aircraft.

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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 10:41 AM
Band of Brothers
Private Ryan
Memphis Belle

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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 11:06 AM
Full metal jacket
saving privet ryan
red dawn
fire birds
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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 11:48 AM
Private Ryan, ROFLMAO, spielbergs worst ever film
Ever notice that almost all people hit in that stoopid film die? If this was the case there would of been a crap load higher death rate than what there really was. In the attack on Omaha(sp?) according to spielberg if you got hit it was the head or so much torso trauma it was impossible to live through, i spotted 1 limb hit and that was an full amputation, spielber was going for real, he failed because he went to far, made unbelievable justa gore fest for the quake junkies, other than last time saw a p51 tank buster it had rocket tubes not just 6x50's

my fave war films by era
pre 1900/fantasy
1. Braveheart
2. LOTR

WWI
1. Gallipoli
2.the Light Horseman

WWII
1. Stalingrad
2. BoB
3. Midway
4. Tora Tora Tora
5. They were expendable
6. List more john wayne films
7. Operation Petticoat - for the PINK AMERICAN SUB
Korea
MASH, the movie and tv series

Vietnam
1. Green Berets
2. Flight of the Intruder
3. Full Metal Jacket
4. Hamburger Hill

Modern
1. Black Hawk Down
2. Navy Seals
3. GI Jane

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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 02:02 PM
A number of veterans were involved in that opening scene and I saw in interview that those veterans felt it was pretty much spot on (and people do survive limb loss). Whatever, I don't think that scene was made with Quake junkies in mind. 'Ryan' is maybe limited from a dramatic point of view, but I think Spielberg was absolutely sincere in his desire to make something that captured the experience of that time.

BTW Does anyone know if the original Memphis Belle ww2 documentary is available on DVD or VHS at all?

WTE_Konigwolf wrote:
- Private Ryan, ROFLMAO, spielbergs worst ever film
- Ever notice that almost all people hit in that
- stoopid film die? If this was the case there would
- of been a crap load higher death rate than what
- there really was. In the attack on Omaha(sp?)
- according to spielberg if you got hit it was the
- head or so much torso trauma it was impossible to
- live through, i spotted 1 limb hit and that was an
- full amputation, spielber was going for real, he
- failed because he went to far, made unbelievable
- justa gore fest for the quake junkies, other than
- last time saw a p51 tank buster it had rocket tubes
- not just 6x50's
-
- my fave war films by era
- pre 1900/fantasy
- 1. Braveheart
- 2. LOTR
-
- WWI
- 1. Gallipoli
- 2.the Light Horseman
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- WWII
- 1. Stalingrad
- 2. BoB
- 3. Midway
- 4. Tora Tora Tora
- 5. They were expendable
- 6. List more john wayne films
- 7. Operation Petticoat - for the PINK AMERICAN SUB
- Korea
- MASH, the movie and tv series
-
- Vietnam
- 1. Green Berets
- 2. Flight of the Intruder
- 3. Full Metal Jacket
- 4. Hamburger Hill
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- Modern
- 1. Black Hawk Down
- 2. Navy Seals
- 3. GI Jane
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- Konigwolf
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-
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- "Well, then, I confess, it is my intention to
- commandeer one of these ships, pick up a crew in
- Tortuga, raid, pillage, plunder and otherwise
- pilfer my weasely black guts out!"
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- Captain Jack Sparrow
- Pirates of the Carribean:Curse of the Black Pearl



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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 03:34 PM
Hmmm....lets see


-Cross of Iron (the full version makes sense of the events with the Soviet female troops alot clearer, btw the original story of the same name by Willi Heinrich is excellent).

-Das Boot (ditto for the book by Lothar Gunther Buchheim, original directors cut has the best subtitles, the more recent remastering makes unneeded changes to the subtitles dialog).

-Aces High (surprisingly good film about WW1 British pilots).

-Blackhawk Down (perhaps the most techically accurate portrayl of Soldiers ever).

-Regeneration (not so much a film about war, but the effect it has on those who fight it).


there are soooo many to choose from /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 03:47 PM
Battle of Britain. Hands down for me!

Saving Private Ryan was decent and I acutally liked Pearl Harbor (although I know alot of people don't) because it captured a sense of the historical time and place making it about people caught up in events.

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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 04:01 PM
best: Das Boot, Winter War, Stalingrad, Band of Brothers (cant really say which one is best )

Worst : Patton (Lol I really can't understand why this movie won 8 oscars.. )

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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 05:23 PM
Saving prvt. Ryan
Enemy at the Gates
Memphis Belle
We Where Soldiers
Schindler's List (not really a war movie but very good)
And many others...

Worst would have to be Windtalkers,that movie was terrible.

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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 05:47 PM
WTE_Konigwolf wrote:
- Private Ryan, ROFLMAO, spielbergs worst ever film
- Ever notice that almost all people hit in that
- stoopid film die?


You call Saving Private Ryan a "stoopid" film but put down on your list of favorites "Flight of the Intruder", "Navy Seals" and (chuckle) "G.I Jane"?!

Bwahahahahahah!!!

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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 05:58 PM
Gone with the wind


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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 06:28 PM
Lucky_Skunk wrote:
- WTE_Konigwolf wrote:
-- Private Ryan, ROFLMAO, spielbergs worst ever film
-- Ever notice that almost all people hit in that
-- stoopid film die?
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- You call Saving Private Ryan a "stoopid" film but
- put down on your list of favorites "Flight of the
- Intruder", "Navy Seals" and (chuckle) "G.I Jane"?!
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- Bwahahahahahah!!!
-
- That has to be the coffee-sprayer of the day!


Lucky, nice touch of irony there /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 07:15 PM
Anybody seen Blue Max? All I remember is hearing an agonizingly slow pop.....pop......pop of a machine gun and a biplane high up in the sky.


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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 07:25 PM
Anyone else notice that patton was always slapping his soldiers with that wip, kinda weird.

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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 09:28 PM
My favorites are:

Saving Private Ryan
Blackhawk Down
Twelve O'clock High
In Harms Way
Memphis Belle
The Guns of Navaronne
We were Soldiers
BOB

XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 09:39 PM
The thin red line
When trumpets fade
Midway(don't like the end)
Saving private ryan
Pearl Harbour(The attack was great the rest is total B.S.I mean how can two P-40 shoot down 7 ZEROS out of 350.That's just stupid.And the bombing of TOKYO.Give me a break)

XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 09:44 PM
The thin red line.

(although hardly just a war movie...)

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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 10:08 PM
'Ice Cold In Alex', now there's a good'un. I have to watch it every time it's on.
For immersion and atmosphere I don't think that you can beat 'Das Boot'.

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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 11:05 PM
- For immersion and atmosphere I don't think that you
- can beat 'Das Boot'.

Nice pun, btw /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-27-2003, 11:13 PM
hehe, didn't think anyone would notice (he bluffed). /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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10-27-2003, 11:22 PM
Thin Red Line

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XyZspineZyX
10-28-2003, 01:07 AM
memphis belle
full metal jacket
saving private ryan
enemy at the gates
i dunno there are a lot of them...

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XyZspineZyX
10-28-2003, 01:20 AM
Das boot - only to be watched in german with subtitles
Tora Tora Tora - for a a non hollywood bullsh1t version
Full metal jacket - for the realism of basic training
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10-28-2003, 01:24 AM
Battle of Britain
Paths of Glory
Bridge over the River Kwai
Lawrence of Arabia
Gettysburg
Longest Day



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XyZspineZyX
10-28-2003, 01:26 AM
There are a lot of good pictures mentioned here but I haven't seen The Enemy Below and I have to add it to the list.

XyZspineZyX
10-28-2003, 01:44 AM
Zodicus, you just reminded of Red Dawn by putting it in your list. That was one of the best movies ever made. I think one of my dad's friends put it well:
"That's one of the best bad movies I've ever seen." (He was referring to the kind of Sci-fi cult hit that it was and how it could've ended up like anyone of those stupid Sci-fi movies you see on the Sci-Fi Channel, but because of a cool idea and the sweet way they did it, it came out good.)
Also, "Stalingrad" and "Band of Brothers" are masterpieces.

XyZspineZyX
10-28-2003, 02:18 AM
It's always hard to pick a single favourite, but a few good ones from over the years...

The Bridge (Die Brucke), 1959 - As Germany is crumbling to pieces, a group of teenagers is left to defend a bridge. Intresting perspective!

The Winter War (Talvisota), 1989 - Finns mow down endless columns of assaulting russian extras (no computer effects here, just good old fashioned filmmaking). You need to see the extra long made for TV version, or at least get it on DVD - The NTSC tape version is confusing, has bad subtitles and plain awful colours.

The Great Escape, 1963 - Catchy theme, great actors, and a motorcycle chase that would have made even "Terms of Endearment" worth watching.


In the category of TV shows:

The Colditz Story, 1972-1973 - BBC show placed in the prison camp at castle Colditz. Great show, just takes a few episodes of getting used to the soap opera cameras. David McCallum plays a surprise role as... whoaa, a british POW!


And the Golden Raspberry for the worst war movie goes to:

Pearl Harbour, 2001 - Tora Tora Tora gets the Jerry Bruckheimer treatment. Hour and a half of long-winded love story, hour's worth of "Fast and the Furious" in air, and then the Doolittle raid on Tokyo as the tacked on "yeah, we sure showed them japs" happy ending.


And that's just like, my opinion.

XyZspineZyX
10-28-2003, 02:29 AM
My absolute favorite movie would have to be Stalingrad. I have lots of favorites, but that's the pick of the litter.

XyZspineZyX
10-28-2003, 03:34 AM
i thought iv seen my share of war movies but i know know i have far to go ..wich for once is a good thing o and dont for get the all time great...war of the roses" lol j/k

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10-28-2003, 03:34 AM
Tora Tora Tora
Battle of britian
1941
Dark Blue world
Apocolypse now
Platoon
Saving Private ryan
Das Boot
Band of Brothers series
Enemy At the gates
Shindlers List
Full metal jacket
Tuskegee Airmen
Casualities of War
BlueMax
Guns of naveron
Dirty Dozen
Harts War
Uncle Sam
Gung Ho
The Big Red one

and plenty of documentaries


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XyZspineZyX
10-28-2003, 04:04 AM
bazzaah2, i dont disagree with what spielberg was trying to do in private ryan, i think he had the right goal in mind, trying to show what war was really like etc, i just think that in making 90% of the wounds/ hits a kill in the head or body made it a little quakeish to me, if you check the figures (sorry i dont know'em off hand) youll find there were a hell of a lot more injured than killed. by showing most people killed not wounded i think it failed, if there had of been more guys screaming with gut, arm and leg wounds and less straight out deaths it probably would of had the desired impact.
And as for GI Jane a: im a viggo mortensen fan (since american yakuza 1993(?), not LOTR) and b: i couldnt give a stuff about demi moore, see point a


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XyZspineZyX
10-28-2003, 04:08 AM
Das Boot
Stalingrad


These two especially considering when they were made...not lots of computer effects available.

Midway - again good for it's time (if anyone here is old enough to remember: it came out with Surround sound in the theatres).

Saving Private Ryan - yea, I know very unrealistic...(especially the usual hollywood crap of 1 American soldier on average outfights 50 enemy soldiers).
But it is still entertaining to watch.

I don't get the popularity of Band of Brothers...didn't think it was that great. Although it did touch on alot of areas not usually covered...

Other fav is: Stormship Troopers!

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