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War Movies You Would Like To See Made

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Harve Curry, Jul 12, 2008.

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  1. Harve Curry

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    I was watching Saving Private Ryan last night and another thread provoked me to ask what films topics others would like to see made?

    I'd like to see two made, both WWII.
    I had a friend in the 2nd Rangers who joined the horse cavalry prior to WWII. He was in the beach landings of N.Africa, Italy, and D-Day up the Point du Hoc cliffs. His daughter wrote a script called The Last Horse Soldier.

    The other is the story of Ed Ramsey based on his book Lt. Ramsey's War. Lt. Ramsey led the last horse cavalry charge (succesfully) of U.S. soldiers against the Japanese in 1942. Then he led the resistance on the Phillipines and survives to this day.

    Both great men.
     
  2. Maelstrom

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    I'd like to see an alternate-timeline type.

    Sort of a "What-If" the bombs hadn't been dropped on Japan. I think if people were shown what kind of carnage the alternative would have brought it would eliminate a lot of the guilt that japan occasionally tries to push on us (always conveniently omitting the part where they were trying to conquer the world.)
     
  3. Shung

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    Can't agree more !!!

    often I hear people talking about hiroshima and nagasaki, and how bad the nuclear bombing has been in WWII...

    Most of the times, those fools have no idea of how terrible were conventional bombing (such as Dresde, hamburg etc etc) ... and made nearly the same causalties..

    those 2 bombs (we can argue about the fact that if the 2nd was really necessary, but I personnally think that facing the Japanese culture and mentality, it was (not to speak about the message sent to Stalin..) ) put an end to a 5 years war, AVOIDING the allies to take Japan island by island, with maybe millions of causalties among civilian japanese (see how the acted at Guadalcanal, Guam Saipan and Tinian.. not to mention Okinawa) and GI's..

    Often, people who are ashamed about the nuclear bombing of Japan, have NO history clues, about how many hundred thousand lifes it spared..
     
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    I would like to see some made about the current war on terror. A couple good books to make screen plays from would be House to House, Not a Good Day to Die, Lone Surviver. I would also like to see a movie about todays modern Cavalry, this is a bias toward my own son who is a Scout in a Light Infantry Div.
    Hollywood probably can't make a decent modern war movie with any objectivity if it happened in the era of GWB. Their hatred blinds them of the duty and sacrifice that has been poured out by todays soldiers, I hope they are stories that will someday be told with some honesty.
     
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    As you know, I believe that Sonny Barger is one of the most misunderstood men in America. The people skills, the charisma and the tenacity he proved on the street--and got him tossed into prison--would be the very elements that could have surpassed Trump or Turner in the boardroom.

    During the mid 1960's, Sonny wrote a letter to the President spurred by his disgust for protests against the war. He volunteered the Hells Angels for combat duty. Obviously, the club never went. I don't even believe his letter was answered.

    Suppose the letter had made it to the President. In using the Angels for a positive spin, imagine the photo ops of the club reporting to Fort Bragg.

    A few years before, the movie "The Dirty Dozen" became a cult favorite. What if the real boys had served in Vietnam. By their nature, one of them would have been awarded at least a Bronze Star.

    A movie of that nature might have changed the opinons held by the public.
     
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    Some of the actions of the various European Resistance units would certainly make for a good movie. As would the campaign up through Italy, the landings in the south of France, the final push into Berlin. A better version of "Midway" springs to mind. The Ploesti raid. Attu and Kiska. Leyte Gulf, with an emphasis on the battle off Samar.
     
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    You're right on the money there, and one has been made for release later this year. No idea if it will be any good, but it's a pretty poorly known chapter of the war. It promises some Mosin goodness at any rate:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIO8OI0JP50

    That was going to be my suggestion. Of all the American battles of the war, this one is probably the least well known. The entire matter was buried and brushed over during the war for propaganda reasons. They didn't want it advertised that Japanese troops had taken US soil. Attu was an intense battle, IIRC second only to Iwo in percentage of US troops wounded or killed.
     
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    Some movies I would like to see is a movie about the US Cavalry and the Indian Wars, the battles of Tripoli, Chipultapec, the Spanish-American War, and the "Banana Wars."
     
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    I want to see one on John Paul Jones. Taking it to the British during the American Revolution. Also never seen anything on the War of 1812. Would be interesting.
     
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    resistance in WWII.
    The Russian-Finnish War, get to see those Lahitis in action.
     
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    A movie about the Luftwaffe towards the end of the war, especially the ME 262 squadrons. Those guys had been fighting almost continously since the Spanish Civil War, knew the war was lost but kept on fighting to the end. Yes, they were on the wrong side, but showed extreme bravery in defending their homeland. Something along the lines of "Das Boot" but with planes.
     
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    The world war 1 tank battles showing how the first tanks were developed in an historically and horrifically realistic way , I was in tanks and know some of the history but would love to see it as a movie . WW1 was a nasty , tough war , impossible to imagine what it was like to be there with the stench of death and the futility of the trenches .
    My deepest respect to anyone who has served in ANY conflict .
     
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    Russian-Finnish War, definitely - I don't believe most people even know that there was such a war and I'd like to know more myself.

    Not very PC, but I'd like to see a film on bush-conflicts in Africa eg. Rhodesia.
     
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    War is not PC anyway it needs to be told as it was to respect those that were there . by this I mean that it needs to show the real horrors of war from both sides that is not always pc .
    To add I hate pc its part of whats wrong with the world today , call a spade a spade not an implement for digging .
    sorry if you were offended Andyc was not my intention , thank you for serving and risking your life for us all .
     
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    Yeah, thanks for that headsup - I've been through two of 'em meself so far and hadn't realised that.

    Seeing that I apparently have to spell it out - what I meant was showing things from a non-PC persepctive such as the South Africans and Rhodesians - those nasty "white supremacist" types, you know?
     
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    Something with the Irish rebellion.
     
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    I'm particularly interested in Harry Truman and his experiences. There's a short passage about it in David McCullough's biography of him. The reason I'm interested is that Truman, an artillary officer, reportedly violated orders by opening up on German artillery before they opened up Pennsylvania's Keystone division, of whom my Grandfather was a part. Without that act, I would not be here today.

    I'd also like to see a realistic depiction of Alvin York's famed exploits.
     
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    Have you checked out Talvisota, Tuntematon Sotilas or Rukajärven tie? There's a new one out called Tali-Ihantala 1944. Check youtube for clips. Rukajärven tie ("Ambush") is easy to find stateside. Talvisota is not so easy but the full film is often posted on line. I haven't seen the new one yet or Unknown Soldier other than segments, but they look interesting from the clips. Talvisota remains the best of them though:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ELfMprEbrI
     
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    I'd like to see a movie about pre-Napoleonic gunpowder warfare that doesn't treat the action as a throw away scene.

    Particularly, I would love to see a movie about Gustavus Adolphus. I don't think it's ever been done. The Thirty Years' War has nearly endless possibilities for movie-making. Nobody's ever touched it, presumably because most people have difficulty pinning down which century it happened in, and care less than nothing about "why". Still... can you imagine what a cinematic spectacle a huge set-piece battle like Breitenfeld would be? And the historical cast is enormous: There's plenty of drama there, lots of good guys, bad guys, and real characters to show however one wanted. Wallenstein would make an awesome villain... he practically helped invent the concept of villainy.

    Failing that, how about a movie about the Spanish Reconquista that has nothing to do with El Cid? Or how about a new movie about El Cid?

    Has anyone ever made a movie about Lepanto?

    Or the fall of Constantinople?
    Now that would be one hell of a movie.

    What's Ridley Scott doing these days? He seems to be the only director willing to tackle historical spectacles anymore. Say what you will about the historical accuracy of Gladiator or Kingdom of Heaven (and there's certainly enough to say), at least he made them. I'll take one of Ridley's epics over most of the crap Hollywood churns out, any day.
     
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    Yes. I'd love that too. A history of Little Big Horn, or even Fetterman massacre with historic accuracy and lots of money to make it.

    Imagine, the parallel life a US cavalry men and the one of a Cheyenne warrior from their youth to their end, fighting their last battle one against the other.

    The atmosphere of the great plains should be a thrill to see again !
     
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    There are more than enough WWII or Vietnam movies. What I would like to see is a factual recount of something from Iraq or Afghanistan, without all of the touchy feely cheese, political commentary, and with a high degree of technical accuracy. Basically a Blackhawk Down of Iraq. No frosting, overdone emotional content, or social/political nonsense. There are far too few modern war movies, and the few there are, are either leftist tripe, or too cheesy.
     
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    a movie about Roman warfare, i wan`t to see the tactics of the legions and how they were implemented against varius enemies, how commanders planned out their battles, etc.
     
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