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Subject: Movie/films of all time multilateral discussion
roolix    7/24/2003 6:17:07 PM
I ll be pleased to have ppls fill,confirm or contest titles in the list. War films : * THE GREAT ESCAPE = absolutely great must seen. * Lawrence of Arabia * Bridge too far * River Kwai * Kelly's heroes (Eastwood) * Where eagles dare Not seen but known to be good: * the Guns Of Navarone * Dirty dozen Air: * The Blue Max * The Battle of Britain * Memphis Belle * The Final Countdown (S.F.) "Character" films: Indiana Jones 'n the last crusade Hogan's heroes ( a serial indeed, but a fun serial ) Philo: *Dr StrangeLove *Paths of glory NEw : *Band of bro' *Save Private Ryan Other personnal : the good,the bad and the ugly ,ape planet, Space odyssey,the endless story,alien 'n all good sci films i can't rembember... Animation: Spirited Away (chihiro) The King and the Mockingbird ( totally unkwown real masterpiece took several years to mount better than any dysney).
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Oh and I forgot to mention, one of the leads in Gallipoli is a very young Mel Gibson, before he was (really, really) famous! :)
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roolix    RE:MOST STRIKING SCENES IN MOVIES=NEW TOPIC   9/16/2003 4:55:02 PM
We got incoming fantastic , hop my Notepad take care of Ga-li-po-li .. Keep up speeching ,while i greedly absorb thoses informations . Come on guys speak and take ,that's a fair game. PS i had a glimpse of the eagles has landed , in wich german elite troops intend killing Churchill it looks good ,but missed the most. Anyone have seen it?
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swift99    My Favorite ... if it hadn't been botched   12/20/2003 8:22:20 PM
Late to the discussion by a couple of months ... I had been looking forward to Starship Troopers, but was very disappointed by the movie. In retrospect, it was predictable since an introspective novel is hard to capture on film. Since I grew up across the road from Camp Arthur Currie (okay, it was Currie barracks by the time I was born), I was priveleged to watch many of the training exercises described in the book from my kitchen window. Okay, they didn't have the cool powered armor. But to a 10 year old, an apparently endless number of GI's dropping out of hueys on ropes with full kit is just as exciting. The producers could have filmed the boot camp scenes right there since CFB Calgary (as it had been renamed yet again) which had just been closed when they were filming. Heaven knows that the Canadian Armed Forces could have used some of the movie revenues, and Calgary is often a venue for filming because of low cost and good variety of terrain within an hour's drive. With that said, the animated series based on the movie was much more true to the book and remains a favorite of mine.
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When Private pyle blows his brains out and in Doc Strange when slim pickens rides the bomb
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denheer    RE:Movie/films of all time multilateral discussion   12/22/2003 6:35:35 AM
Here are some other film's you ppl didn't mention but are worth watching: WWII -Tora, Tora, Tora A Japanese-American co-production, director Richard Fleischer (SOYLENT GREEN) and two Japanese directors put together this ultrarealistic account of the bombing of Pearl Harbor as presented from the perspectives of both nations, as diplomatic tensions rise between the two countries. While the Japanese military plans its attack on American military installations, the American forces nearly stumble into a much greater calamity due to a series of errors and mistakes. As the two sides plunge closer to war, the tension escalates until the final, spectacular air raid, the most realistic ever filmed. This ITA award winner has a fabulous cast, including Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten, Jason Robards, James Whitmore, and E.G. Marshall. -Battle of Midway A star-studded World War II drama about the great air and naval battle in which the underdog Yanks--outnumbered by the huge Japanese flotilla--won American military supremacy in the Pacific. Leading them to their heroic victory is Admiral Nimitz and Captain Matt Garth, the latter a junior officer whose life is complicated by his son's romance with a Japanese-American girl. Vietnam -Flight of the intruder In the last days of the Vietnam War, U.S. navy fighter pilots aboard an aircraft carrier have become disillusioned with the way the war is going and the pointless missions they are required to fly. Because the authorities have forbidden them from bombing strategic spots during the Paris peace talks, ace pilot Lt. Jake 'Cool Hand' Grafton (Brad Johnson) and his partner, a cynical veteran bombardier named Cole (Willem Dafoe), decide to take matters into their own hands. As they plan a daring raid on the People's Resistance Park in downtown Hanoi (where the Viet Cong display captured U.S. artillery), Grafton and Cole find themselves torn between their loyalty to their commanding officer (Danny Glover) and their sense of personal honor. Based on the novel by Stephen Coonts. WWIII -The Day After This is a powerful drama about the weeks leading up to and following a nuclear attack on the US. The story follows a group of characters in Kansas, Missouri, and the effect the war has upon their lives. As a post-nuclear soap opera, The Day After is a strong movie. It is not, however, quite as harrowing or as graphic as its British counterpart Threads. I understand that the filmmakers were persuaded by ABC to tone down the graphic nature of the movie. That is a terrible shame, because we have ended up with a sanitised depiction of nuclear war that is often occasionally reminiscent of a post-nuclear version of The Waltons. The filmmakers have cleverly avoided the effects of nuclear winter, disease and starvation by ending the film a very short period after the attack. Nevertheless, The Day After still provides one of the best depictions of nuclear war around. The best scenes are those when America's Minuteman missiles are launched, their rocket-fuel trails providing the first indication to the horrified civilian population that World War Three is underway. -By dawns early light As the United States and the Soviet Union enter an era of friendly relations, a fanatical opposition group detonates a nuclear missile over a Russian city. Suddenly, a chain reaction of accusations and actions begin the groundwork for World War III and two Air Force pilots are poised to perform the "grand tour" - a systematic bombing of the political and military infrastructure of the USSR.
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mike_golf    RE:Movie/films of all time multilateral discussion   1/2/2004 11:17:44 AM
Let's see: Ground war - The Longest Day Saving Private Ryan We Were Soldiers (The book is even better) The Dirty Dozen Kelly's Heroes Full Metal Jacket Sgt York The Beast (sleeper film about Soviets in Afghanistan) Gettysburg Naval Midway Pearl Harbor (story line is overdone, the attack on PH is great) Pirates of the Carribean (fantastic wooden ship battle scene, masts falling, grapeshot, etc.) General Dr. Strangelove Men of Honor (great true story of the US Navy's first black diver) Three Kings (tells a good behind the scenes story of the US abandonment of the Iraqi rebels in 1991) Most striking scene Saving Private Ryan - The landing on Normandy Beach is the only movie that ever made me feel combat all over again. My wife almost pulled me out of the movie theater because of my reaction.
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Sherwood    RE:Movie/films of all time multilateral discussion   1/13/2004 11:56:34 AM
My take. Mostly American films since I think Hollywood does this type of movie very well. Modern films I liked: Three Kings: made me feel the complexity of the situation and angry with the cynical abandonment of the rebels. Saving Private Ryan: The battle scenes were so horrifying that I had to stop the film every few minutes while I calmed down(and, unlike mike_golf, I've never been in combat). Starship Troopers: Its absurdity makes it a classic spoof. I'm in the minority which thinks this was deliberate. Films based on Tom CLancy's books; though I hate his books themselves. Older films: Kelly's Heroes. Apocalypse Now. The Cruel Sea. The Longest Day (sans John Wayne) The Battle of Britain (if only because I'm British) Films I thought were excellent but spoilt by one element: We were Heroes: Very balanced overall; neither gung-ho nor anti war. Included sth rarely shown; the wives of the servicemen and how they dealt with the telegrams. It dealt well with the Vietnamese enemy; the portrayal of the losing commanders shock at defeat and revulsion at losing so many men was well played. But, I didn't like how it dealt with the ordinary US soldier; they seemed more like the cardboard heroes of WW2 propaganda films than real people. This was a great disservice and clashed with the very sympathetic portrayal of the Vietnamese soldiers. Heartbreak Ridge: I liked everything except the end; the reaganesque propaganda version of the invasion of Grenada. Apart from that end it was superb; you can never go wrong with Clint Eastwood.
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