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al-Qa'bong
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posted 17 May 2004 12:50 AM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Audra had the first thread surrounded, then closed it, and probably thought she could claim victory.

Well, the Battered Bastards of Babble say "Nuts" to that!

That book I mentioned before is Hollywood Goes to War by Edward F. Dolan.


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MikeFromKingston
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posted 17 May 2004 10:06 AM      Profile for MikeFromKingston     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Damn the Moderators, full speed ahead!!!!

I regret that I have but one user ID to give for my Discussion forum.


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posted 17 May 2004 04:22 PM      Profile for Gentlebreeze     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
One movie that will not make my "Best War Movie" list is "The Last Samurai". Terrible movie.

I saw someone mentioned "Gettysburg" on the original thread. While I'm not sure how good the movie actually is, I must confess a soft spot for it. While I am only seen for about half a second, I make an appearance in the film. I can be counted amongst the valiant but unlucky who attack Little Round Top and meet their end before Jeff Daniels and C. Thomas Howell.


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posted 17 May 2004 05:35 PM      Profile for Jesse Hoffman     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
One movie that will not make my "Best War Movie" list is "The Last Samurai". Terrible movie.

Agreed. Horribly overacted by Tom Cruise in nearly every scene.


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posted 17 May 2004 06:00 PM      Profile for MikeFromKingston     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Jesse Hoffman:

Agreed. Horribly overacted by Tom Cruise in nearly every scene.



Tom Cruise?
Overacting?

How utter unlike him.


He made even Jack Nicholson look like understated in " A few Good Men"


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posted 18 May 2004 10:03 PM      Profile for 1st Person        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hey, I liked "The Last Samurai"!

But I'm a sucker for Asian martial arts. Just saw Kill Bill vol.2 - LOVED IT!!!


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posted 18 May 2004 10:05 PM      Profile for Jesse Hoffman     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Just saw Kill Bill vol.2 - LOVED IT!!!

Same here actually. I think it's brilliant. Tarantino is one of my favourite filmmakers working today!

Uma Thurman is, IMO, just amazing in it.


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posted 18 May 2004 10:22 PM      Profile for MikeFromKingston     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Haven't seen part 2 yet, but if it's like part 1, I'll make time soon.

I rented the DVD of Kill Bill a couple weekends ago, when the wife and kids were away at Gramma and Grampa's overnight. I watched it, went up stairs, brewed a pot of Coffee and made popcorn, came down stairs and watched it again.Then I watched the Restaurant scene again.
The anime section concerning Lucy Liu's character was so Tarentino, wierd and quirky and just so cool.

I forgive him for "From Dusk till Dawn" now.


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posted 18 May 2004 11:21 PM      Profile for 1st Person        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I loved vol.1, loved vol.2 even better.

The camera work during Gordon Liu's fight scenes with The Bride was straight out of a 70's kung fu flick - hillarious! And his kung fu fight with Uma is phenomenal.

I actually liked "From Dusk till Dawn", but it was directed by Robert Rodriguez (I think Tarantino produced it and maybe wrote the screenplay).

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Jesse Hoffman
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posted 18 May 2004 11:26 PM      Profile for Jesse Hoffman     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yes, the only movies Tarantino has actually directed are Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, and Kill Bill Volumes 1 +2.

But were getting very off topic!


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MikeFromKingston
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posted 18 May 2004 11:58 PM      Profile for MikeFromKingston     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ok, my bad then.

There's a topic?


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posted 19 May 2004 12:03 AM      Profile for MikeFromKingston     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Jesse Hoffman:

But were getting very off topic!



Hey, I cut my discussion group teeth on Yahoo Groups where the threads were HUGE.None of this 100 posts and you're done stuff.

I saw a thread entitled " Re:Gore WON" that lasted 2,700 posts before someone thought to actually retitle it to reflect the content of the current posts.


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posted 19 May 2004 12:11 AM      Profile for MikeFromKingston     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Jesse Hoffman:

But were getting very off topic!


Ok, then:

I loved Full Metal Jacket, at least the first part. Really brought back the "joy" of Boot Camp for me.

( FYI, Lee Ermey, the actor who played the Drill Instructor WAS a Marine D.I. for about 15 years before getting into show biz)

I loved Black Hawk Down if only because they captured the 3rd World Grunge and the typical Grunt attitude of "what the F are we doing here?"

The rah rah American Jingo-ism really started to grate on me after a while, as did the done to death stereotype of upper echelon Army officers being unfeeling beaurocrats.


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posted 19 May 2004 08:46 AM      Profile for Jesse Hoffman     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Ok, my bad then.

Hey it's as much my fault as it is yours!


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posted 19 May 2004 10:52 AM      Profile for Fidel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
From Here To Eternity was ok for an American movie set in war time. Not so much blood and gore as depicted in today's movies. The beach scene with Burt and Deborah is a classic.
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posted 19 May 2004 11:33 AM      Profile for 1st Person        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Funny, I'm a huge Kubrick fan, but I think his "Paths of Glory" (with Kirk Douglas as a soldier in WWI) is better than Full Metal Jacket. I agree that the first half of FMJ is excellent - certainly the most realistic portrayal of boot camp thanks to Lee Ermey's largely unscripted lines. (Trivia: Lee Ermey's first screen appearance lasts several seconds, in Apocalypse Now. He's one of the helicopter pilots in the attack on the village.) But the second half - the battle in Hue - just doesn't do that much for me.

I mentioned this one in the last thread, but I highly recommend "Heaven and Earth". This is Oliver Stone's third movie about the Vietnam war, and what makes it unique is that it is told from the point of view of a Vietnamese peasant girl. It doesn't take sides, and portrays both sides of the war in negative ways. Tommy Lee Jones delivers a blistering performance in this one, maybe his best. It's not an epic masterpeice like "Apocalypse Now", but it's certainly worth seeing.

Speaking of Apocalypse Now, any fans of the movie here seen A.N. Redux? As a huge fan of the original, I really enjoyed watching the extra scenes. Even the French plantation scene, while disrupting the flow of the story, is still interesting in and of itself. And the extra scene of Brando reading from Newseek, surrounded by the tribal children, was a delight.


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posted 19 May 2004 12:06 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
A Married Couple. By Allan King.
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posted 19 May 2004 02:58 PM      Profile for Sisyphus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Perhaps not a war movie in the conventional sense, but I was moved, provoked and disturbed by The Fog of War, Errol Morris' biography and interview of former World bank president and former US Secretary of Defense, Robert S. McNamara. The Vietnam War was often referred to as "McNamara's War".

The most tragic and moving battle scene in any movie I've seen was in the finale of Akira Kurosawa's great Kagemusha.


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posted 19 May 2004 08:32 PM      Profile for Ranger03        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
How about the orginal "Alls Quiet on The Western Front"??

My Dad's War


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posted 19 May 2004 09:15 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Is that the one with John Boy in it? If so, I saw that in high school and enjoyed it.
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al-Qa'bong
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posted 19 May 2004 09:36 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
No, that one, which also had Ernest Borgnine, was a remake of the original 30s film that starred Lew Ayres.

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al-Qa'bong
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posted 03 July 2004 04:27 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I watched Enemy at the Gates again last night on video. Then I looked up Vasili Zaitsev.

Gee, he doesn't look anything like Jude Law!


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posted 03 July 2004 07:55 PM      Profile for faith     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Watched Rob Roy last night for the third time and still ended up hating the Brits and a few weeks ago I watched :Last of the Mohicans and Daniel Day Lewis is still one of the best actors alive.
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I keep hoping that someone will make this movie.
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quote:
Originally posted by 1st Person:
Speaking of Apocalypse Now, any fans of the movie here seen A.N. Redux? As a huge fan of the original, I really enjoyed watching the extra scenes. Even the French plantation scene, while disrupting the flow of the story, is still interesting in and of itself. And the extra scene of Brando reading from Newseek, surrounded by the tribal children, was a delight.

I got the dvd for my birthday. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Definitely my favourite war movie, though I'm not really a big fan of war movies to begin with.

quote:
Originally posted by Sisyphus:
Perhaps not a war movie in the conventional sense, but I was moved, provoked and disturbed by The Fog of War, Errol Morris' biography and interview of former World bank president and former US Secretary of Defense, Robert S. McNamara. The Vietnam War was often referred to as "McNamara's War".

Best documentary I think I've ever seen. Incredibly compelling and very well done. Definitely deserved the Oscar it won. And Philip Glass' score was incredible.


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