Discussion in 'WWII Films & TV' started by Deep Web Diver, Dec 15, 2003.
I was'nt sure I'd like it, but from the start, it got you interested...
Same here. It got very interestiong very quick and always held my attention. I wish Ben Bratt would make more movies more often. I thik he is an untapped treasure.
I've been watching a lot of "The Shootist" on AMC lately here at work. I watched it in it's entirety a couple of weeks ago, and bits and pieces here and there ever since. Saw the shootout in the casino just a little while ago. I think that John Wayne's performance got overlooked here too, as he did in "They Were Expendable, The Searchers and The Cowboys".
After watching the end of the movie today, I read in imdb.com that the part of John Books was offered to George C. Scott first, and he accepted it. When the producers learned that John Wayne had read the script and expressed interest in it, they revoked the offer from Patton and gave it to the Duke.
Took out and dusted off my CD copy of the Rise and Fall of the Third Reich and the book too because I have to admit I felt like reminding myself of who the Nazis were and what they did... Hmmm... then that poster who raised my hackles in the pre1939 thread deserves a pat on the back from me for reminding me what sort of folk the Nazis were.
Finally decided to buy the dvd, Katyn...highly recommend it..
Just bought this DVD set... some 10 hours of watching pleasure....
Hitler's Bodyguard [DVD]: Amazon.co.uk: DVD
I have been watching movies "Ashes And Diamonds"; " Band of brothers", "Battleground", "World war II".
They are great movies about world war. There're laughs, tears, sweats...in these movies. They rebuild a real life in the war time.
Some good ol Disney features.
Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen and Kenneth Tobey in: Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier. Davy Crockett and the Riverboat Pirates-which also had Hank Worden in it-as the bald bad guy. Hank Worden is more famed as working with John Wayne in several of his movies.
pretty good, subtitles/some english spoken, but although fairly predictable, enjoyed it...
I watched a movie called "Everybody's Fine" last night with Robert De Niro, Kate Beckinsale, and Drew Barrymore.
It was a good movie (De Niro is great as always), but it is rather sad. The movie kind of got to me because it has a family tragedy in it that was similar to something that happened to my family a few years ago.
It's worth seeing once, especially if you have children that are grown up and keep secrets from you.
L'ARMEE DU CRIME (THE ARMY OF CRIME)
Paris, 1941. The poet Missak Manouchian leads a mixed bag of youngsters and émigrés in a clandestine battle against the Nazi occupation. Twenty-two men and one woman fighting for an ideal and for freedom. News of their daring attacks, including the assassination of an SS General, eventually reaches Berlin. Under the orders of the Gestapo, French police and collaborators hound Manouchian and his Résistants until, to escape torture, one of their associates denounces the whole group. After a show trial, the twenty-three heroes are brought to face a firing squad...
very good film..
Re-watched all 10 hours of B of B. IMO nothing compares to it.
I felt a little disapointed with 'The Pacific' compared to Band of Brothers, does anyone else?
Just finished watching Combat, episode title "The First Day."
Saunders takes several replacements on their first combat patrol.
Most memorable quote for me is when Saunders says to a replacement: "What are you waiting for? A speech? He made a mistake and he's dead. That's all the speech you'll get."
Just watched "Mr Smith Goes To Washington" and "Inglorious Basterds". One a Classic and the other a total waste of time. If I could pick 10 people I could have met and shook hands with James Stewart would be in the top 5.
The Tarantino disaster was, as far as I could tell, a chopped-up, discombobulated miss-mash of artistic license run amok.
You said it quite well. But I have to say that the film did have some moments that hinted it could be better. The bad thing was, they were merely hints, nothing more.
On another note, Combat is no longer showing in my local cable supplier. Argh!
You can get every episode of Combat! on Netflix you know.
I own a copy of "Bastards' and have watched the extras as well as the film itself. You get from the extras that Tarantino is a great film buff and can find something good in just about any movie.
His film is a homage to an Italian spagetti war film of the '60's of nearly the same name. Which is a homage/rip off of the Dirty Dozen. Never saw or even heard of the Italian film before the extras I saw.
I agree it is a better film in parts rather than its whole. Tarentino is great with visuals and dialog, but he can not make a film with a straight forward structure. I do like his ability to bring back old time actors to play bit roles in his films.
Thanks A-58. I'd like to do that but the net connection in my country is not as reliable as in yours. It really depends on the time on how fast downloads are.
Belasar, thanks for the insight and I have to say you do have a point. Tarantino views himself as an artist and he shows off his works. However, not all of those who view his works agree with him. Well, he can't please everybody. Neither can we, come to think of it. OMG, I just realized that makes him human, too!
You can get dvds from Netflix through the mail too. That's how I do it. Of course it might take awhile to get out to the PI, but once they start arriving the flow will be constant.