Discussion in 'WWII Films & TV' started by PizzaDevil, Apr 13, 2009.
90 minutes of "yeah, BUT!!!!" speeches, I would guess.
Yes. Timothy Spall as Irving, Rachel Weisz as Lipstadt. You are familiar with it? It came out already.
Just out I think, about to watch it tonight
Land of Mine
German soldiers clearing the Danish coast linw of their own mines
Drama 2015 director Martin Zandvliet cast Roland Møller ja Mikkel Boe Følsgaard.
Okay so "Anthropoid" is very very good.
"Indianapolis Men Of Courage" is not. If you want a good retelling of this story see "Mission Of The Shark" starring Stacy Keach as Capt. Charles McVay. Hell just watch Robert Shaw telling the story in "Jaws" and he tells it better than Mario Van Peebles does with 40 million dollars and an over two hour running time.
I watched Anthropoid last night. It's a fine film, a dark film, and true to the events. It's a smart film also, in that they hint at the political motives behind the assassination (to create retaliation and reignite the Czech resistance), but without hammering on the cold-blooded motives. They just drop in things that the smart or knowledgeable viewer will pick up and put together.
Anyway, this is a film made to create a historical record of this almost forgotten event. The characters know there is no exit plan. They are doomed. They know what they are doing will cost their countrymen an enormous price in blood. They are conflicted, but determined to do their duty for the greater good; to tie up more German resources in Czechoslovakia.
When I was an undergrad one prof assigned a book that claimed that Heydrich ordered the destruction of Lidice.
The book also mentioned converted merchantman as the first US battleship.
The trailer just dropped for "The ZooKeeper's Wife" starring Jessica Chastain. Poland. 1939- the title character hides Jews from the Germans in her Zoo.
Ok, I went to the cinema yesterday to see Hacksaw Ridge.
I have to say that Mel Gibson did a very good job there directing this.
Good/amazing true story, very realistic shots, good acting. I loved this one, despite the horrors shown.
8.7 on imdb, and in my opinion it deserves every little bit of that rating.
The new Dunkirk trailer is out;
Meh. There's not much there to get excited about.
A 7 minute sequence from the movie was released in front of 15 select Imax presentations of Rogue One (like the sequence from The Dark Knight was). Hopefully we'll see some of that released on the internet some time soon and we'll be able to get a better handle on what the movie will be like.
Any particular reason not to get excited about it? I know trailers can be a bit misconceiving at times but thought it looked half decent.
[SIZE=11pt]The Swedish film director Gabriela Pichler's has been granted funding for a new film project called ‘Invasion’. It will be a second world film but I do not now more about the project at this time.[/SIZE]
UK release date is January 27th. I shall have to make a point of seeing this.
I will catch the film as well. I anticipate a 'Law and Order' type drama.
More upgoming WWII films expected to be released this year
Fallen Eagle (UK) (Waffen SS)
Flags Over Berlin (UK-Germany-Kazakhstan)
In the Time of the Locusts (Unknown Country) (Doolittle Raid's Aftermath)
Our Shining Sword (UK)
Three Came Back (Tre kom tilbake) (Norway) (Stalag Luft III)
We Were Comrades - The End (Wir waren Kameraden - Das Ende) (Germany)
Some of these look really interesting. The amateurish "trailers" for We Were Comrades and Fallen Eagle don't sell the movies very well. They are all shot in HD or 4K and have a flat look. Fallen Eagle has no music and wastes half the trailer showing us a re-enactor running through the woods. Flags Over Berlin is already available for streaming, but with it's 10 million dollar budget I won't expect very much. Tre Kom Tillbake (Three Returned) is based on the 1946 book and a true story. It looks like the most "legitimate" and interesting of the six. Our Shining Sword? Humm... The two teasers are not enough to form an opinion on...
Has anyone seen "Their Finest" 2016 starring Bill Nighy... ?
The new, Indian produced, WWII war drama 'Rangoon' will be released in the US on the 24th of February. Sorry, but I don't know much of the plot yet.
Not had the chance to check out this film/series yet. Just wondered if anyone else has watched it and what your thoughts are.....
Do a search in this thread for an explanation of what this thing is. Not a movie or tv series. Just a short promo video. Considering how often it comes up though, they should come back to it and get this project into production, but the creators have all moved on with their careers. They might even be able to cash in on the Hanks-Spielberg series.