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If you were a movie director, and were making a WWII film, what would it be about and why?

Discussion in 'WWII Films & TV' started by USS Washington, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. Generic Rogue

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    I'd like to see a film about the Nazi robot Wunderwaffe. Clearly the Germans would have won the war had they deployed more of the these robotruppen.
     

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  2. CAC

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    A steam driven Terminator...
     
  3. Takao

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    Thanks back at you Karjala!

    Never heard of that one, I going to have to track down a copy. The film sounds very interesting.
     
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    Kursk or the battle of Berlin viewwed on both sides. Truthfully! Truthfully.Truthfully.
     
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    I'd like to see the story of the raid on St Nazaire as a film. It was covered as the climax of 'The Gift Horse' but it was a superficial version of what happened. A full film, encompassing why the raid was necessary, preparation, training, the attack and aftermath would be very interesting.
     
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    Well, there was the highly fictionalized "Attack on the Iron Coast" starring Lloyd Bridges
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxyyDKCgULs

    Heyday Films is supposed to be working on a fictional film about the Raid, due out...maybe...2016.
     
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    CAC, I'd like to sign on to work with you on this project. One of my hometown boys was on the USS Houston. It is of great interest to me.
     
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    The Battle of the Kokoda trail would also make a good war movie, and give the Australians their deserved recognition.
     
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    There is a movie on the Kokoda track (trail was a word used by U.S. Journalists because they thought their audience wouldn't know or understand the word track)....it's called ummm...let me see....oh! Kokoda... : )
     
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    Have you ever watched "Kokoda"?And if so, would you recommend it?
     
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    For a low budget war film, I thought it was pretty good.
     
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    Alright, maybe I'll check this movie out then. Just curious Takao, what subject of WW2 would you be interested in featuring if you were a movie director?
     
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    Youtube has several clips of Kokoda.


    As to what Movie I would make....Oh there are so many to chose from.

    Probably would be set in the Pacific, and would have to have a high budget.

    Maybe a "Midway" redo...I don't think the original did the battle justice, and tell the battle from both sides.
    A Saburo Sakai bio-pic.
    The saga of the USS Franklin.
    A US fleet submarine movie(based on any one of a number of US submarine skippers) a la Das Boot - Or, for that matter, take the book "I-Boat Captain" by Zenji Orita to the Big Screen(lots of drama there).
    Or a film based on the book "Japanese Destroyer Captain" by Tameichi Hara, or a bio-pic on Arleigh Burke.

    If I had to choose one, it would be Tameichi Hara's story...I just hope I could do the book justice.
     
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    I have watched Kokoda...once.
    I loved the movie Gallipoili...but most Australian war things since leave me cringing a little bit...we either angle it at the overseas market and get too Aussie "Stone the flaming crows!" - Or we make it for the domestic market and it becomes a little too ernest...cant win with me im afraid.
     
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    Alright, thanks for the heads-up.

    Good choices overall, and I agree that "Midway" was a disappointment, the use of footage from other war films in particular was completely stupid.

    I know you would do a far better job than Hollywood ever would.
     
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    Not a movie, but I like the idea of making a TV series about the USS Enterprise, being the most decorated ship in US Naval history, "Big E" and the brave sailors who served aboard her deserve a chance at the spotlight.
     
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    William Holden's character in "The Bridge on the River Kwai" was a sailor that survived the sinking of the USS Houston I believe. That's the only movie that the USS Houston is mentioned that I can remember.
     

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