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Waldo.Pepper
08-29-2006, 01:05 PM
Kokoda.

According to here...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0481390/

This movie should be out on DVD on September 13th.

I have seen it. Though it is hardly an easy movie to watch (because of the subject matter) I recommend it greatly.

Here is an excellent website with some background info for those who wish to learn more.

http://www.users.bigpond.com/battleforAustralia/battaus...va/IsuravaIndex.html (http://www.users.bigpond.com/battleforAustralia/battaust/KokodaCampaign/Isurava/IsuravaIndex.html)

Waldo.Pepper
08-29-2006, 01:05 PM
Kokoda.

According to here...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0481390/

This movie should be out on DVD on September 13th.

I have seen it. Though it is hardly an easy movie to watch (because of the subject matter) I recommend it greatly.

Here is an excellent website with some background info for those who wish to learn more.

http://www.users.bigpond.com/battleforAustralia/battaus...va/IsuravaIndex.html (http://www.users.bigpond.com/battleforAustralia/battaust/KokodaCampaign/Isurava/IsuravaIndex.html)

fordfan25
08-29-2006, 02:55 PM
Just more Australian flag waveing....O wait only U.S films do that never mind. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Warrington_Wolf
08-29-2006, 03:03 PM
I can't wait, it is very rare that you see movies about the commonwealth involvement in WW2.

Viper2005_
08-29-2006, 03:13 PM
The US has a big film industry with which to wave its flag. Few other nations can compete.

After "Pearl Harbour" and "U-571" perhaps the pot should refrain from calling the kettle black, because it would be very difficult to get much blacker!

In fairness, older films were better, perhaps because in the 1950s the audience was tougher...

Perhaps the former axis powers should produce more WWII films. Great heroism was shown on all sides during WWII (and WWI, and probably every other war in history).

Once the flag waving is over, and the politics are forgotten, the reality is that a bunch of young men who, had they met in different circumstances, would most likely have bought each other rounds in the pub ended up killing each other because a collection of old men told them to.

The vast majority of them died not for their countries but for their friends.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends </div></BLOCKQUOTE> John 15:13

I feel that the world would benefit from more axis warfilms. Firstly because they might serve to illustrate the quote, but secondly, and more importantly because they would serve to demonstrate the absolute futility of it all in a way that no Allied/UN film ever could.

Waldo.Pepper
08-29-2006, 04:35 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by fordfan25:
Just more Australian flag waveing....O wait only U.S films do that never mind. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Odd I didn't find it the least bit flag waving, even though it is mentioned that the action of the Aussies is believed to have spared Australia from invasion. I found it to be a very gruesome movie in most respects.

Warning: MINOR SPOILER ALERT!

There is a very moving speech near the end of the film in which the men are urged to forget what they have seen/done.

No glory only endurance IMHO (Unlike the other flag waving movies that shall go nameless.)

Its very very good. Different as well. Not what I expected at all.

HayateAce
08-29-2006, 05:08 PM
I laughed at the cry babies that hollered Flag Waver at Speilberg's Saving Private Ryan. You don't like it, go make your own sappy movie.

It is a fact that US soldiers could and did destroy tigger tanks with a well-placed .45 round to the driver view port.

http://www.panzerworld.net/pictures/00079.jpg

Divine-Wind
08-29-2006, 05:09 PM
Would that be .45 round as in '.50-cal-round-to-teh-bottom'-like round? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Taylortony
08-29-2006, 05:15 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by fordfan25:
Just more Australian flag waveing.... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


They have a flag???????????? Hmmm the plot thickens... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Tooz_69GIAP
08-29-2006, 05:21 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Viper2005_:
The US has a big film industry with which to wave its flag. Few other nations can compete.

After "Pearl Harbour" and "U-571" perhaps the pot should refrain from calling the kettle black, because it would be very difficult to get much blacker!

In fairness, older films were better, perhaps because in the 1950s the audience was tougher...

Perhaps the former axis powers should produce more WWII films. Great heroism was shown on all sides during WWII (and WWI, and probably every other war in history).

Once the flag waving is over, and the politics are forgotten, the reality is that a bunch of young men who, had they met in different circumstances, would most likely have bought each other rounds in the pub ended up killing each other because a collection of old men told them to.

The vast majority of them died not for their countries but for their friends.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends </div></BLOCKQUOTE> John 15:13

I feel that the world would benefit from more axis warfilms. Firstly because they might serve to illustrate the quote, but secondly, and more importantly because they would serve to demonstrate the absolute futility of it all in a way that no Allied/UN film ever could. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Watch movies like Das Boot, Stalingrad, Der Untergang, Talvisota, Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage. These are movies produced by "Axis" countries which obviously show the futility of combat, and the humanity of their peoples.

The reason not many movies seem to come from foreign (i.e. not UK or US) countries is mainly due to lack of funding for distribution. Generally, only the best movies are picked up for international release.

WWMaxGunz
08-29-2006, 05:27 PM
And "All Quiet on the Western Front".
Very, very good movie.
Somehow not appreciated much by the politicians "at home" where it was made.
The poor guy had to leave.

IMO "Johnnie Got His Gun" may have been a sort of copy.

Divine-Wind
08-29-2006, 05:30 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Taylortony:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by fordfan25:
Just more Australian flag waveing.... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


They have a flag???????????? Hmmm the plot thickens... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
That'll be the French you're thinking of.

orkan_3d
08-29-2006, 05:33 PM
Is it true that majority of americans don`t look non american movies becouse they don`t like reading subtitles?

Taylortony
08-29-2006, 05:39 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by orkan_3d:
Is it true that majority of americans don`t look non american movies becouse they don`t like reading subtitles? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

They can read?????????????? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Divine-Wind
08-29-2006, 05:50 PM
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g91/PillsburyCommando/Random%20Stuff/Inconceivable.jpg

Charos
08-29-2006, 06:04 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Taylortony:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by fordfan25:
Just more Australian flag waveing.... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


They have a flag???????????? Hmmm the plot thickens... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You need to look around the place to find one - You will find one ontop of the Harbour bridge and Government house but beyond that Sydney is devoid of flags.
Flag manufacturers are not very wealthy in these parts.

During the americas cup in perth in the 1980's people thought the boxing kangaroo flag was the national flag:
http://www.the-flag-makers.com/car-flags/images/boxing-kangaroo-car-flag.gif

and on top of that they also though Men at Works "downunder" was out national anthem because thats all that was being played.

At the football more often than not "Waltzing Matilda" is sung instead of the national anthem as most people dont know the words to it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

berg417448
08-29-2006, 06:15 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by orkan_3d:
Is it true that majority of americans don`t look non american movies becouse they don`t like reading subtitles? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Doesn't stop us from watching all of those kung fu movies!

horseback
08-30-2006, 12:17 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Taylortony:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by fordfan25:
Just more Australian flag waveing.... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


They have a flag???????????? Hmmm the plot thickens... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Not only that, but teh Wirraway won the bloody war!

cheers

horseback

Feathered_IV
08-30-2006, 01:19 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Divine-Wind:
Would that be .45 round as in '.50-cal-round-to-teh-bottom'-like round? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

A .50 cal to the bottom would be enough to ruin most peoples day.

WTE_Ibis
08-30-2006, 04:03 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Taylortony:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by fordfan25:
Just more Australian flag waveing.... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


They have a flag???????????? Hmmm the plot thickens... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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Yes Tony we do m8 and as a mark of respect for the old country we even put a small replica of yours in the corner.
Sort of, well you know, we like to remember the old pharts that we have out grown.
Cheers M8.
Ibis.
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Taylortony
08-31-2006, 01:37 PM
You know I was just joshing you prisone.....ex Countrymen of the south http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I have just watched the film tonight and whilst it was watchable I found it lacking in certain areas, it seems to be more a docufilm if that makes sense and has no real cast that the plot wraps around which made for a missmass storyline........... I just found it lacking in any real action, it was there but wasn't in another sense..... and that there was for some reason the Japanese were blurred come greyed out to seemingly distance them from the war.... do not get me wrong but it certainly would not make it into my top 20 war films........... think of the where eagles dare as one poor example, there the story was wrapped around a cast of say 10 and a main cast of about 3 and the roles were defined and well structured......... this has none of that and as such it sort of wanders aimlesly from one scene to another...................
please feel free to comment and **** me off, but that is how i saw it..... a sort of roll in the mud but PC correct adaptation of the story.

DuxCorvan
08-31-2006, 05:04 PM
To the Old Bailey! A deportation cart for Tony! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

willyvic
09-01-2006, 02:31 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Taylortony:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by orkan_3d:
Is it true that majority of americans don`t look non american movies becouse they don`t like reading subtitles? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

They can read?????????????? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Corst wee cans reed! Yew theenk wee awl frum the bak wuds or sumthing?

WV.