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mp40 Project Reborn

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  1. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    :alarm: Note: This thread is the temporary hone of the mp40 Project. It will reside here until a permanent database is established on the WWII Network. :alarm:

    I just received contact from WWII Forums member Erich Hartmann, the email contained information about his desire to restart the mp40 Project. For those who don't know, the new Project will list films that have the much-too-overused mp40 sub-machinegun in it. Where possible, screenshots will be included to provide evidence on the weapon. Previously the mp40 Project was up to about 80 films, but according to Hartmann, since many listed films were submitted via email from others, there were many errors in the list. Hartman will only list films he has personally seen and can provide screenshot backup.

    There was a older thread about this topic started by Hartmann back in 2001:
    http://www.ww2f.com/showthread.php?t=16296

    More will be posted as it comes in...

    :otto:
     
  2. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    I just received some info from Hartmann:

    I'll keep the mp40 Project information in this post until I upload it to a website database.


    Total mp40 Project films: 15
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    All the Queen's Men (2001)
    Screencaps - 4

    Amen (2002)
    Screencaps - 1

    Bunker, The (2001)
    Screencaps - 2

    Devil's Brigade, The (1968)
    Screencaps - 7

    Great Escape, The (1963)
    Screencaps - 5

    Grey Zone, The (2002)
    Screencaps - 1

    Hellboy (2004)
    Screencaps - 3

    Kelly's Heroes (1970)
    Screencaps - 4

    Last Drop, The (2005)
    Screencaps - 1

    Neunte Tag, Der [The Ninth Day] (2004)
    Screencaps - 1

    Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    Screencaps - n/a

    Saints and Soldiers (2003)
    Screencaps - 5

    Second Front, The (2005)
    Screencaps - n/a

    Sorstalans√°g [Fateless] (2005)
    Screencaps - 2

    Straight Into Darkness (2005)
    Screencaps - 2

    [ 16. October 2006, 09:31 PM: Message edited by: Otto ]
     
  3. Martin Bull

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    As one of Hartmann's previous MP40 contributors, I look forward to it ! :cool:
     
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    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Another update, five more films just received from Hartmann, and added to the list in post #2 of this thread.
     
  5. skunk works

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    If TV is included. how about virtually every episode of COMBAT, with Vic Morrow, as seargeant Saunders.
    I can still hear that sound every time an MP-40 fired.
    If not, never mind, I'll keep thinking.
    Big Red One?
    Saving Private Ryan?
    Stalingrad?
    Bridge at Remagen?
    Enemy at the Gates?
    Patton?
     
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    Ja ja. Indeed I am hard at work with my reborn project. I'm even throwing around the idea of "video games" that feature our favorite machine pistol.

    Regardless, more to come soon. Think of me as the Ghost of the WW2 Forums - always looking on unbeknownst to the contributing writers:) Teaser: I've just uncovered a source that has actual screen pics of DELETED Raiders of the Lost Ark scenes that...go figure....feature the MP-40. Stay tuned.

    BTW, a very special hello to my old friend Martin Bull from the early days! Glad to see you're now a prominent veteran of Otto's Vunderful forms.
     
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    And hello to you, too ! [​IMG]

    Although in my case, 'grizzled' veteran may be more appropriate..... [​IMG]
     
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    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Pinning this thread...
     
  9. Za Rodinu

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    Why should we mind? Because an MP 40 wasnt used by 100% of Germans, doesnt mean they shouldnt be shown in 100% of movies.
     
  11. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Much like the Kilroy Was Here thread, Hartmann is treating this like a true research project, he only lists films he has screen caps for. I just added two more films to the list, (13 in total now) and all this info, along with the sceenies will be available when the WW2 Network gets back online again.
     
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    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Hartmann just sent in caps of two more films...
     
  13. skunk works

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    Just watched it again the other day and was suprised myself.
    Dr. Strangelove
    Just before you see the Bill-Board saying "Peace is our Profession" one of the attacking soldiers shooting at "Ripper's" boys lets go a burst from an MP 40.
     
  14. Blazkowicz

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    I remember seeing that too skunk, I had to rewind it and see it again. US troops in the post war era, on US soil, using mp40's. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Za Rodinu

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    This thread should be renamed to it's proper name : Schmeisser :D
     
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    haha, you see MP 40s used in so many post war era movies, and not neccesarrily war movies....
     
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    you can add Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade to that list.
     
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    I just saw the film F/X on TV, mp40 in the opening scene.
     
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