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Discussion in 'WWII Films & TV' started by Deep Web Diver, Dec 15, 2003.

  1. Prospero Quevedo

    Prospero Quevedo Active Member

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    Hey found that ad again while surfing the net for kits. It was35 scale and full interior from mini art
     
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    Watched back to Bataan, Buenaventura Bello my grandma told me was my grand uncle. Not sure what his direct relationship was. My grandmother maiden name was Bello she immigrated here looking for her brother who had immigrated years earlier. She told me Buenaventura did not die like in the movie but was seriously injured and left for dead. The Japanese left quickly and the villagers took him deep in the jungle and his him. The flag was not on a pole and he was not hung. The flag was on his office wall when he's refused to take it down the Japanese officer shot him and rip the flag off the wall and threw it on the floor. Someone saved the flag and Buenaventura testified at the war crimes trial holding the flag.
     
  3. GRW

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    One of the channels here just had a John Wayne weekend, and that was one of the movies. Never saw it though.
     
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    John Wayne rarely got killed in the movies, I remember watching one where he did with a buddy of mine and we were like John Wayne got killed what. He dies in Iwo jima, seabees, Wake of the red witch, reap the wild wind, the shootist, the cowboys made me hate Bruce Dern for years and about a half dozen more. He's officially credited 180 films, but some article was saying he my have been in like as many as 600 in uncredited roles like part of a bar crowd a background part etc. I've got a bunch of John Wayne films in my DVD collection some guy at one of the kit collectors show was selling war DVDs they were made in China probably illegal copies had a heck of s time going thru the set up to change it to English started out in Chinese.
     
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  5. Prospero Quevedo

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    I thought the, 1939 adaptation of the four feathers was pretty good, 55, 78, 2002 was the latest with heath ledger and Kate Hudson what version did you see.
     
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    Does anyone remember in harms way with John Wayne not the new one. Anybody think it was a bit much when Torrey's ship blows up I swear it looked like most of the deck and super structure levels separated from the hull maybe too much boom boom. I know it was a model but really.
     
  7. GRW

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    Don't know if I've seen that one, but it rings a bell.
    The French movie Is Paris Burning? has been on a few times recently, but I always miss the bloody start.
     
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    Reminds me of the series Space station Alpha with Martin Landau. It was a station on moon and an explosion made it take a part of the moon with it as they started a journey to outer space. The explosion back in the 70's looked massive but as I bought the series 5 years ago it did not look like anything they can create today. I was not impressed. But it brought back memories...
     
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    Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
    Justice League.
    (Those two were over seven hours long. Filled in so many holes.)
    Godzilla v. Kong.

    Will have to watch them when I'm not stoned. (Shudders at the idea.)
     
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    Starting to watch the Black adder ww1 series. Just love the Mr Bean type of humour in war conditions. Simply pure gold.
     
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    Hated it lol. Its predecessor UFO is still getting repeated though.
    It's so bad, it's good though.
     
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    I remember that they stockpile radioactive waste and it goes critical and explodes like a rocket propelling the moon into deep space. Yeah a bit of a corny series but I did like the models
     
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    UFO was OK, primeval and Torchwood were interesting, the lost world it was always entertaining to watch O'dell
     
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    Just watched operation petticoat and father goose. In petticoat I think they could have done a better job on the destroyer starts as a Fletcher that didn't exist yet to a escort. But it was funny that Cary ended up married to that gal that caused all sorts of mishaps and in father goose he was such a selfish guy in the beginning. It's was funny how he thought he could just pull up to the pier and heist some petrol and maybe some rations. Wasn't sure what he was eating from that RN ration can looked like potatoes.
     
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    I've been recapping The World at War, in sequence. I just finished Epi 12, about strategic bombing. Mistakes and all, it's a great watch.
     
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    There sure was a lot of unfortunate mistakes. There's that one where they move a regiment in a field to mop up after bombers are supposed to flatten an area that they believe the Germans have dug in. The flight for some reason is off and drop the bombs along the edge of the forest close to the American regiment and caused over 100 causalities. They said that it was totally poor planning on the part of bomber command. There's lots of incidents and with ground attack who you'd think had more training on recognition. Have that story in WGTBs this guy is leading a group of three Shermans and they see a typhoon pop out of the hatch's and wave then he's like is that guy making a strafing run yells to take cover and the plane fires it's guns and rockets but misses the tanks they throw smoke grenades to signaling friendly but the plane makes a second run and flies off, he's like wtf just happened. Then you have that infamous incident Soviets impressed with american ground support by aircraft ask for assistance we do so good they ask for another strike. But they over run the lines and don't inform the American command a squadron of p38s hit the line killing many soldiers and a general the Soviets order a close by squadron to attack the American aircraft. They get the jump and shoot down two the commander yells break and for everyone to take em down and they take down half before the rest break off and run. Then the whole thing gets ridiculous the Soviets claim it was all a breach of military protocol and they had executed the surviving pilots and demanded the commander of the American force be executed. The guy was immediately shipped back to the states and as for the execution of the pilots probably because Stalin was mad that they did so badly and ran. I'm sure he was already thinking we were his next adversary. Hell Patton even said so and said the Soviets would not release the eastern European countries he said he was liberating and they didn't.
     
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    I was writing about the mistakes made in the documentary itself, such as stating that "9 battleships were sunk or damaged at Pearl Harbor" when it was in fact 8; the Utah by that time was a training ship. I'm seeing other mistakes like that which I didn't notice as a kid, which was the last time I watched TWAW.

    Despite those occasional errors, it's a fine watch and definitely worth my time rewatching.
     
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    Just watched bridges over to KO ri, I think this movie got my interest in the f9f panther and the s51. The s51 was in a lot of sci-fi made in the 50s them1954, a land unknown, the giant behemoth... Terrible consistency, first,a h5 then when it blows up it's a h19. Ozmod has my panther and mini wings cz has as series of s51/h5s disappointed that they didn't include the air ambulance that was a notoriety for the craft, might have to scratch build this pods. They have the navy rescue version so that's on my list. Also saw mini makes a really good looking L19. I have one from fresin and not that good as well as a bronco. Hope to get a bronco from ftoys looks good in the pic's. The movie strategic air command with James Stewart got me interested in the B47, hobby craft Canada did the b, e and rb. Soon after academy had theirs, there was all ki D's of rumors they copied hobby craft. The sprues are identical but, hc forgot the vortex generators on the wings and give you a decal but there small fi s not flat seemed cheesy. academy molded the generators on the wings and looks better. Sold my HC kits but kept the RB and got s couple of academy kits they came out with a b/e kit give you parts for either.
     
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    I finally got around to watching the 2019 version of Midway.

    I'll never be able to get that 138 minutes of my life back.

    The only redeeming part of the movie is that they didn't shoehorn some ridiculous love story into it like the 1976 version.

    There is so many interesting tidbits about the battle that could have been included and worked into the story, but they chose, instead, to blow through Pearl Harbor, Doolittle's Raid and the 1942 Marshall's operation and a smattering of Coral Sea. I can see including a background story about that battle, as it significantly affected the Midway battle on both side.

    A waste.
     
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    Not war-related, but just finished the dvd set of the final series of Spiral (Engrenages), my favourite French cop show.
    Not as exciting as the previous seven seasons, but still excellent.
     

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