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Old 03-11-2010, 05:36 PM
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I don't know about Patton [I like other US Generals a lot more than him] but I'm looking forward to the Green Zone.
Films from the old days are a real hoot! Three all time fav films are Cross Of Iron, Where Eagles Dare and Von Ryan's Express just because they are fun to watch .
Modern films I like We Were Soldiers [Once… And Young], Saving Ryan's Privates and Blackhawk Down plus Das Boot [in German with english subs, lights off, sound up high and about 4 beers on-board [plus 6 to go down ]. It gives me goose bumps ].
Rent - don't buy - Patton if you're going to see it. There's a battle scene where the armor portrayal may make you want to throw your remote. Maybe you could just have someone cover your eyes.

Clint Eastwood's military flicks are classic, just 'cause he's in 'em (not 'cause they're good).

Green Zone does look like it'll be good.

I am a fan of Memphis Belle and The Battle of Britain, too, particularly the latter. Olivier is buried very close to the figure he portrays!

Couldn't agree more with your other choices - I watch Das Boot the same way. Isn't Saving Ryan's Privates a porn flick, though?

Don't forget Band of Brothers and the upcoming counterpart The Pacific which starts this Sunday. . .
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:03 PM
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Rent Patton
Mmmmmmm, if I get a dry spell on the rips I'll download it . I gotta say he is not on my list at this point in time . Any movies on Gen Omar Bradley? I kinda like him and would watch a movie of his times . I read a good book on Ike and would like to see something of his time as SC allied forces from mid 43 on wards. He had a very good understanding of things needing to be done.

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I am a fan of Memphis Belle
I watched this and ended up with about 5 B17 wing-thingies and a half a dozen reference books!!

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Isn't Saving Ryan's Privates a porn flick, though?
Wucka-wucka!! Hey I live in a house full of women I gotta get my grins in somehow .
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Why would the clowns not let people into the tent? What's the point of the show if they don't? .
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What did you guys thing of "Patton"? I thought George C. Scott was awesome, but I couldn't get past the fact that all the tanks were post-war. Seeing an M-60 (?) in Wehrmacht camo caused just too much cognitive dissonance for me. . .
In "A bridge too far" they have a Leo 1 made up to look like a Panther, IIRC. Not much better either...
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:02 AM
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personally ithink hurt locker is a wicked film ive seen it 3 times
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personally ithink hurt locker is a wicked film ive seen it 3 times
Gotta go with you 100%. A well spent few hours .

One more that's well worth a look is "The Men That Stare At Goats".
It's the story of the New Earth Army and the Jedi warriors. A very funny and subversive movie. Cloony cracked me up so many times with his Jedi (or lack of) powers. If you got put off by the name (it his nothing to do with Greek herders,LOL) I can only say that if you like a laugh and don't take life too seriously then this is a film for you .
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I just watched Jar Head again last night - it was much better than I remembered. . .

Karl Malden plays Bradley in Patton, but is really a secondary character in the film. Too bad. . .

Steve, have you read A Soldier's Story? It's Bradley's book about his experiences - I have it in my book queue. . . Ambrose's WWII histories are good reads, too. . .
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Thanks for the book info. I'll be sure to look for it.

Back to movies..............

Anyone seen "Brothers"? It is an odd movie about loss and guilt. The only think I kept thinking was "Papda Mummy" Portman (ref to robot chicken's Star Wars LOL) was to f'n beautiful for the part.
I don't know how well it will do outside of the US but it was interesting to watch.
The link to the movie info ...................IMDB

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My favourite role for Portman is in 'Leon, the professional' (or just 'Leon')
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My favourite role for Portman is in 'Leon, the professional' (or just 'Leon')
Definitely a great flick - that was her debut, wasn't it? It was branded just "The Professional" here in the States. Leon is Jean Reno, right? I thought he was good in "Ronin", too.

I've heard about "Brothers". Apparently Toby McGuire got so into the role he had too decompress when the filming was over.

Too bad "The Hurt Locker" is apparently chock full of problems. I still thought it was great.


By the way, I saw "Green Zone" yesterday - another good one, especially if you like Private Ryan (Matt Damon) in military roles.
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G'day Andy .

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Too bad "The Hurt Locker" is apparently chock full of problems. I still thought it was great.
No, no!! Don't get me wrong, I loved Hurt Locker and think it's a must see movie for 2010. It's hard not to enjoy the cowboy-esk nature of Sgt. James . I cracked up after he ditched his PPE at the car bomb and thought "yeah baby!", balls 'n all work ethic .

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Good to hear mate, this is one high on my list, well it's the next film I'll be seeing [f'n flick-chicks and teen girl movies are giving me PMT!!!! BTW, PMT = Prime Man Time and the need to see action!! LOL.

'Leon, the professional' is a top flick and I didn't see any of the pediphillia under tone that was in 'Dirty Dancing', LOL. I only put that in 'cause the boss was hot on Patrick Swayze and I bag her all the time about "Baby" being de-flowered by "Swayze", hahaha.
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