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(06-08-2014 07:39 AM)Smaug Wrote:  A couple I haven't seen listed that I really enjoyed, All Quiet on the Western Front (I think a remake is in the works) and Enemy at the Gate

Great story and, well, Rachel Weisz.

I liked Enemy at the Gate, in spite of my disdain for Ed Harris and the fact that
the film is a bit over-the-top… although not anymore embellished as The Big Red One.
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Forgot about the 1957 WWI movie Paths of Glory directed by Stanley Kubrick and stars Kirk Douglas as French Colonel Dax. I can't imagine fighting trench warfare but this scene gives you an idea...


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Tora, Tora, Tora and Midway come to mind. I liked In Harms Way despite it being a bit embellished.

Worst war movie ever wasn't really a war movie at all: Pearl Harbor. I felt dirty about giving those bastards even a penny of my money for that steaming pile of crap.
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(06-08-2014 08:07 PM)49RFootballNow Wrote:  Tora, Tora, Tora and Midway come to mind. I liked In Harms Way despite it being a bit embellished.

Worst war movie ever wasn't really a war movie at all: Pearl Harbor. I felt dirty about giving those bastards even a penny of my money for that steaming pile of crap.

i still can't figure out what that director was smoking when he decided to go with green zeros.

like seriously WTF.
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Guilty pleasure of mine... Glory. Did it take some creative licensing? Absolutely. But I loved every minute of it.
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Going to go outside the box of American history here:

Braveheart
Kingdom of Heaven
Ivanhoe
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Not certain if a HBO Series would count, but Band of Brothers was the best 10-12 weeks of tv ever.

Patton
Gettysburg
Gods and Generals
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(06-09-2014 10:26 AM)South Carolina Duke Wrote:  Not certain if a HBO Series would count, but Band of Brothers was the best 10-12 weeks of tv ever.

Patton
Gettysburg
Gods and Generals

gettysburg is being mentioned a lot. didn't care for that movie, mostly because I thought that martin sheen made robt. e. lee out to be a weirdo.
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(06-09-2014 11:01 AM)EagleX Wrote:  
(06-09-2014 10:26 AM)South Carolina Duke Wrote:  Not certain if a HBO Series would count, but Band of Brothers was the best 10-12 weeks of tv ever.

Patton
Gettysburg
Gods and Generals

gettysburg is being mentioned a lot. didn't care for that movie, mostly because I thought that martin sheen made robt. e. lee out to be a weirdo.

Robert Duvall was a much better R.E. Lee in Gods and Generals, and even he didn't "nail it". Gods and Generals and Gettysburg were both much better in the Director's Cuts than in the Theatrical Releases, but no one was going to sit in a theater for a 4 hour movie so they butchered the films to get it to three hours.
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It's nerdy but I used to force my grandma to rent Gettysburg for me every time we went to the beach. I've seen that move so many damn times.

It's a shame Gods and Generals was so horrendous because the third movie, Killer Angels may have been decent.
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(06-09-2014 11:52 AM)HeartOfDixie Wrote:  It's nerdy but I used to force my grandma to rent Gettysburg for me every time we went to the beach. I've seen that move so many damn times.

It's a shame Gods and Generals was so horrendous because the third movie, Killer Angels may have been decent.

If you haven't seen the Director's Cut of Gods and Generals it might be worth your time to look for it. I liked it much better than the original cut.
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(06-09-2014 12:19 PM)49RFootballNow Wrote:  
(06-09-2014 11:52 AM)HeartOfDixie Wrote:  It's nerdy but I used to force my grandma to rent Gettysburg for me every time we went to the beach. I've seen that move so many damn times.

It's a shame Gods and Generals was so horrendous because the third movie, Killer Angels may have been decent.

If you haven't seen the Director's Cut of Gods and Generals it might be worth your time to look for it. I liked it much better than the original cut.

I have, an ex got it on DVD for me. Which, come to think of it, I've probably lost it.

I still enjoyed the movie as is but only because I liked the depiction. As a movie, and as for being entertaining or engaging, it was atrocious.

Still, thank you for the suggestion. And, you're right, it was much better.
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I'd preferred Gods and Generals over Gettysburg. But I have both on DVD. Unless you're ready to block out a day, don't watch both in a row.

I just watched Lone Survivor this weekend. They took some liberty with the story, but that's Hollywood (I read the book a couple years ago). I'm afraid they'll do the same with "American Sniper".

Black Hawk Down
Apocalypse Now
Platoon
The Patriot
Last of the Mohicans (not really a war movie but was during a conflict)
Saving Private Ryan
Full Metal Jacket

And I agree about Band of Brothers. Best series ever.
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(06-09-2014 11:52 AM)HeartOfDixie Wrote:  It's nerdy but I used to force my grandma to rent Gettysburg for me every time we went to the beach. I've seen that move so many damn times.

It's a shame Gods and Generals was so horrendous because the third movie, Killer Angels may have been decent.

The worst thing about Gettysburg were the terrible fake beards and mustaches. Guess they ran out of money to hire a decent make-up/costume director.

Gettysburg was based on Killer Angels, what would the third film have been?
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(06-08-2014 10:41 PM)john01992 Wrote:  
(06-08-2014 08:07 PM)49RFootballNow Wrote:  Tora, Tora, Tora and Midway come to mind. I liked In Harms Way despite it being a bit embellished.

Worst war movie ever wasn't really a war movie at all: Pearl Harbor. I felt dirty about giving those bastards even a penny of my money for that steaming pile of crap.

i still can't figure out what that director was smoking when he decided to go with green zeros.

like seriously WTF.

I like how he blew up Kidd class destroyers.........built in the late '70's.
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(06-09-2014 11:52 AM)HeartOfDixie Wrote:  It's nerdy but I used to force my grandma to rent Gettysburg for me every time we went to the beach. I've seen that move so many damn times.

It's a shame Gods and Generals was so horrendous because the third movie, Killer Angels may have been decent.

The worst thing about Gettysburg were the terrible fake beards and mustaches. Guess they ran out of money to hire a decent make-up/costume director.

Gettysburg was based on Killer Angels, what would the third film have been?

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(06-09-2014 08:42 PM)49RFootballNow Wrote:  
(06-09-2014 08:25 PM)PolishFalconDuke Wrote:  
(06-09-2014 11:52 AM)HeartOfDixie Wrote:  It's nerdy but I used to force my grandma to rent Gettysburg for me every time we went to the beach. I've seen that move so many damn times.

It's a shame Gods and Generals was so horrendous because the third movie, Killer Angels may have been decent.

The worst thing about Gettysburg were the terrible fake beards and mustaches. Guess they ran out of money to hire a decent make-up/costume director.

Gettysburg was based on Killer Angels, what would the third film have been?

The Last Full Measure

That's it, thanks. I remember the son wasn't nearly the writer his dad was.
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