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(New?) War Movies

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Dannyboy, Mar 15, 2003.

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  1. Dannyboy

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    I know that war movies have been done often enough here but this is kind of different. I was thinking that Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers have reinvented war movies with the way they were filmed. I'm curious as to what battles people would like to see movies made about or what movies would they like to see remade. For a while I thought that The Longest Day would be good for a remake but I guess it would be too similar to Saving Private Ryan . I'd like to see something from the Italian Theatre during WWII.
     
  2. yayarx7

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    Tora, Tora, Tora could be remade, but I do not know if it could get much better. I was hoping that junk they called Pearl Harbor would do it but its only redeeming value was the story line around Cuba Gooding Jr.

    How about a modern movie along the lines of Wind Talkers but made well. None of this takiong out the whole emperial army with a Thompson or a Carbine.
     
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    Well, The Big Red One isn't too bad and it's set, for the most part, in Sicily and Italy (other than all the Sherman tanks that were dressed up to be German tanks - puleeze! :rolleyes: ) . I believe it came out in 1980.

    In fact, I watched it again tonight on the History Channel.

    :)

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  4. Admiral Thrawn

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    What about "Black Hawk Down" and "We Were Soldiers"?
     
  5. Dave Markowitz

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    Something about WWI

    How about something about WWI? I saw most of "The Lost Battallion" last year on A&E and thought it was quite well done.
     
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    "Kelly's Heroes" would be good.
     
  7. Rembrandt

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    With the advanced special effects techniques available today...I'd like to see some of the WWII air combat scenes recreated....especially some of the dogfights between prop fighters and the German ME262's.

    Maybe a biographical movie about some of the great aces of WWII....like Richard Bong, McGuire, Gabreski, or some of the Congressional Medal of Honor recipients personal stories.
     
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    Good point, excellant movies, both.

    I'd like to see a full length movie on Gregory Boyington and the Black Sheep. It might be tough to do anything on Bong or McGuire due to the shortage of flyable P-38s still out there.
     
  9. Mizzoutiger

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    the Korean War hasn't had jacksquat coverage in movies. There are plenty of battles that could be portrayed... Chosin Resevoir would be my choice.
     
  10. Dannyboy

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    I had just finished watching one of the "Band of Brothers" discs and it was fresh in my mind. I totally forgot about those two. Those were gret movies though.

    Mizzoutiger, you're right about the Korean War and the Chosin Reservoir would make a great movie. Or maybe the Inchon landing. While "Pork Chop Hill" was OK it left a lot to be desired.
     
  11. beckrodgers

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    mizzoutiger

    Korean war movies 3 come to mind Pork Chop Hill w/Gregory Peck,Men at WAR w/Robert Ryan [no relation to pvt ryan],The Manchurian Candidate w/Frank Sinatra altho its a lot of political intrigue,drama,oh and The Bridges at Toko Ri w/ sorry went blank he won an oscar for Stalag 17 any way ,Thanks

    oh oh William Holden & Mickey Rooney in Toko Ri
     
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    I've yet to see anything from the Eastern front in WW2. I think it would be great to see modern technology bring the battle of Kursk to life! I thought that enemy at the gates would show a litle more than it did. Excellent depiction of WW2 Soviet gear and equipment though.

    Anyone know of any battle movies from the Eastern front?
     
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    No remake at all....

    I am still waiting for someone the make the Tom Clancy book into a movie "Red Storm Rising". Read the book several times, it's awesome.

    Also why not a 2 part German WW2 movie based on the 1939-42 and Part 2, 1943-45 from an objective point of view but as seen through the eyes of a German Soldier.

    Still waiting for an all star cast for the movie "The Persian Gulf War", whats the delay?
     
  14. Rembrandt

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    There were a number of movies that tied into the Korean War movie time frame...."The McConnell Story", "Mash", "Mac Arthur", "Jet Pilot",
     
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    Eastern Front - Stalingrad - the German version. Based on a book I believe. I have a copy here - PAL format.

    I also have the German war movies:

    Der Stern von Afrika (The Star of Afrika - German with english subtitles) - The loose story of Hans-Joachim Marseille - 158 air victories (also had 17 in a single day) all on the Western Front.

    U-47 - German language: The story of Kptlt. Guenther Prien and his U-47, his successful and daring attack against Scapa Flow.
    German war movies, the few the few there are, are all anti-war.
     
  16. Dannyboy

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    I think "Red Storm Rising" is Clancy's best book but I don't think you could make a decent movie out of it. There's just way too much happening at the same time in that book. You would have to cut too much out of it.
     
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    Das boot was good. I'm not sure if it needs a remake.

    Dirty dozen and guns of navarone are classics in their own right.

    Hollywood would probably mess up any modern versions.
     
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    There was also "Inchon."
     
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    The Bridges at Toko-ri, as well.

    There are several scripts working about the Flying Tigers. If they keep Brockhimer away from them, one might be special. ;) With modern advances in special effects, a serious air battle film sans contrived romances could be spectacular.
     
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    I've sat through a couple of flight movies in some I-MAX theaters that would make your stomach feel queezy it was so realistic...sure wish someone could duplicate that in dog fight scene.

    One pilot that had a facinating story was Adolph Galand...one of Germany's top aces who survived and later went on to develop Argentina's Air Force. He was to Germany what Chuck Yeager and Jimmy Doolitle were to the US.....an Ace and test pilot.
     
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    "Come and See" is a Russian-made film about the eastern front. It was made in 1985 and is supposed to be one amazing, although at times tough to watch, film. I have reserved a copy at Netflix, and it arrives soon.
     
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    I'd like to see a movie of the ground campaign of Desert Storm I
     
  24. Mizzoutiger

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    Ah, I'll have to check out some of these Korean War movies you guys have mentioned. I haven't heard of most of them. Except for Porkchop Hill and MASH ofcourse. I'm only 21, give me a break :rolleyes:.

    The eastern front.... Enemy at the Gates. Sniper movie taking place at Stalingrad. Ok flick. Kinda glad I didn't waste the money taking the girl to see it in theatres though.

    As far as Desert Storm goes... the only movie I can think of has been Three Kings. That P.O.S George Clooney...:cuss: well it wasn't even really a war movie. So it doesn't count.

    How about some ubertactical special ops movies? I can't wait to see some movies about Green Berets and Delta in Afghanistan.
     
  25. priv8ter

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    Not me!

    I for one, would like to go on record as saying that if 'Red Storm Rising' were made into a movie, I would refuse to see it. There is no way a 2-3 hour movie could do that book any kind of justice.

    I myself would like to see some kind of Wooden Ships-Iron Men movie...maybe something about Trafalger? Or stretch it to the Monitor vs The Virginia?
     
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