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Re:Memoir '44 and war films Wed, 12 September 2007 10:33
yangtze wrote on Wed, 12 September 2007 07:43

It's got to be A Bridge Too Far?


Definitely 'A Bridge to Far', Anthony Hopkins from memory.
      
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Re:Memoir '44 and war films Thu, 13 September 2007 01:21
Yep, yangtze. You nailed it.

Love that bit.

Loved almost every role, except for Elliot Gould. He just felt out of place, somehow.
      
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Re:Memoir '44 and war films Thu, 13 September 2007 02:14
beagleblue2 wrote on Thu, 13 September 2007 00:21

Yep, yangtze. You nailed it.

Love that bit.

Loved almost every role, except for Elliot Gould. He just felt out of place, somehow.


he was the only charicter not to be based on an actual person
      
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Re:Memoir '44 and war films Thu, 13 September 2007 03:49
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he was the only charicter not to be based on an actual person


Well, that would explain it . . .
      
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Re:Memoir '44 and war films Fri, 14 September 2007 14:52
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he was the only charicter not to be based on an actual person


I think Hardy Kruger plays a fictional character too. But he did his character really well, I think.
      
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Re:Memoir '44 and war films Fri, 14 September 2007 15:20
Wasn't Hardy Krüger playing Model?
Been a while since I've seen the movie, perhaps I should seen it tonight.
But the movie still p***** me off for using US tanks as German tanks!! With such big names in the movie, you should think they would at least go for the right tanks!!! My wife always kick my leg for saying while watching a warmovie:"oh no, not again, it's not the right tanks they are using!"

So I guess I have to stick to 'Band of Brothers' for the real things!!!

But the bit with Elliot Gould racing through the forest with fire in his jeep.... isn't there a real warfilm with that sequence?

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Re:Memoir '44 and war films Fri, 14 September 2007 16:15
Ironically, the first warfilm I can remember thinking 'hey, they got the tanks right' was Kelly's Heroes, and that's a comedy! (Great film)
      
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Re:Memoir '44 and war films Fri, 14 September 2007 17:14
re A BRIDGE TO FAR
the thing about elliot gould is culled from the DVD bonus disk the bit with the jeep was james cann saveing his LT
i dont remember hardy kruger in ABTF but cheking the cover sez hes in it Confused a brilliant movie staring kruger was "the one that got away" about a lufftwafer pow that spends most of the war trying to escape Razz
as for the wrong tanks again i dont remember but with a film like ABTF it has to many great points for to worry about it Exclamation
but dose anyone know what the deal is with the tanks in BATTLE OF THE BULDGE Confused

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Re:Memoir '44 and war films Fri, 14 September 2007 17:26
From memory I reckon there were some US Chaffees and/or Walker Bulldogs in Battle of the Bulge masquerading as German tanks.

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Re:Memoir '44 and war films Fri, 14 September 2007 17:47
yangtze wrote on Fri, 14 September 2007 16:26

From memory I reckon there were some US Chaffees and/or Walker Bulldogs in Battle of the Bulge masquerading as German tanks.


nice one mate Very Happy
      
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Re:Memoir '44 and war films Fri, 14 September 2007 22:16
yangtze wrote on Fri, 14 September 2007 10:15

Ironically, the first warfilm I can remember thinking 'hey, they got the tanks right' was Kelly's Heroes, and that's a comedy! (Great film)


Actually, I understand that the Tiger tanks were T-34's modified to look more like Tigers.
      
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Re:Memoir '44 and war films Sat, 15 September 2007 02:16
We are starting to repeat ourselves, gentlemen. Smile A Bridge Too Far has already made the cut. Read my signature. Cool You know now that I think about, we may have discussed ABTF on the older thread before Roob and I switched over to this film-only topic a few months back! Anyway, I agree that it's a fun film, and I think it has some of the best characters/dialogue of the genre, and it's great shift in war commentary. Let me bump my latest lines, and see if anyone bites.

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"I can't understand these armchair officers, fellas trying to fight a war from behind a desk, waving papers at the enemy, worrying about whether a mouse is gonna run up their pants leg."


"I don't know, General. If I had the choice between mice and Mausers, I think I'd take the mice every time."




Nope, yangtze, it's not Patton, if you were referring to these lines. Smile

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Re:Memoir '44 and war films Sat, 15 September 2007 09:44
Paths of Glory, starring Kirk Douglas?
      
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Re:Memoir '44 and war films Sat, 15 September 2007 09:52
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Wasn't Hardy Krüger playing Model?


He played a composite character to represent the commanders of both the 9th and 10th SS panzer divisions (they had Maximillian Schell playing Bittrich, the corp commander).

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But the movie still p***** me off for using US tanks as German tanks!! With such big names in the movie, you should think they would at least go for the right tanks!!! My wife always kick my leg for saying while watching a warmovie:"oh no, not again, it's not the right tanks they are using!"


lol, I do the same, with the same reaction. For what it's worth they actually used German tanks (leopards), right nationality, wrong time period, wrong paint job...

      
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Re:Memoir '44 and war films Sat, 15 September 2007 10:10
CptJack wrote on Fri, 14 September 2007 21:16

yangtze wrote on Fri, 14 September 2007 10:15

Ironically, the first warfilm I can remember thinking 'hey, they got the tanks right' was Kelly's Heroes, and that's a comedy! (Great film)


Actually, I understand that the Tiger tanks were T-34's modified to look more like Tigers.



Wow, that's amazing if true. Looked enough like a Tiger to me...
      
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Re:Memoir '44 and war films Sat, 15 September 2007 18:13
neil1967 wrote on Sat, 15 September 2007 02:44

Paths of Glory, starring Kirk Douglas?


We have a winner on the Kubrick film! Good job neil1967.

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Re:Memoir '44 and war films Wed, 24 October 2007 05:06
just wached cross of iorn on the tv again what turely awsome film i think i was about 5 when i first saw it and at 5 it was my fav move that and the killing feilds i know what your thinking what where my mum n dad thinking...well i was a very serious child with an old head so i guess im regressing Laughing
      
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Re:Memoir '44 and war films Wed, 24 October 2007 06:42
just wached an episode of combat on you tube very nice it was called missing in action ther are some more ill check em out Very Happy
      
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Re:Memoir '44 and war films Wed, 24 October 2007 14:39
I like the three 10 mins clips of Battle of Kursk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghXWJPU4xdE&mode=related& amp;search=
      
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Re:Memoir '44 and war films Thu, 25 October 2007 19:46
Back in Feb. 2006, I posted a question on Forum about a movie I saw when I was in young, around 1976-1977, and wanted to see again. To this day I am still looking for the film. Maybe someone can remember and help me.

Here is the description of the movie that I remember. 1) Main story is about a man who is a leader of a group fighting Nazies. 2) He gets involved with a girl. 3) One scene shows Nazies opening fire on captured civilians inside barbed wire. 4) During the movie, the man gets himself captured while wearing civilian clothes and manages to escape while being marched with other civilians. 5) The last scene shows the man in battle, wounded but still shooting while credits starts. 6) Movie is filmed in color.

Any help or hints helping me track down this movie would be deeply appreciated. Thank you in advance.
      
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Re:Memoir '44 and war films Mon, 29 October 2007 16:46
a little while back randwulf suplied this link maybe you can find the film you are looking for...when you read the name it might spark somthing in your head
http://www.airmuseum.ca/w2movies.html
      
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Re:Memoir '44 and war films Fri, 23 November 2007 22:42
Whiterook wrote on Wed, 27 June 2007 18:28

"....of getting it right in the nose" What actor/character was afraid of being shot in the nose?


George C Scott in Patton Laughing
      
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Re:Memoir '44 and war films Wed, 28 November 2007 19:48
i just wached the "way to go what" what an awsome movie i think it was retiteled and cut up for the u.s. and called the invincabel bregade....it was filmed in 1944 and is well worth a seeing Cool

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Re:Memoir '44 and war films Thu, 29 November 2007 00:10
Roobarb wrote on Wed, 24 October 2007 00:42

just wached an episode of combat on you tube very nice it was called missing in action ther are some more ill check em out Very Happy


I LOVE that show....COMBAT! had great staying power. I remember a TV interview in which it was relayed that US soldiers in Vietnam would watch it because it represented so close, what they were going through in many ways. That's impressive for a TV show.

I was more interested in the Vic Morrows "Sgt Saunders" character (obviously) as a kid, but re-viewing the episodes as an adult, I am really appreciating Rick Jason's "Lt. Hanley" role. He was an amazing actor, and a real nice guy.

I saw another interview with Vic Morrow in which he spoke of not liking the decision to go color in the 5th season...he thought it took away from the gritty look of the show. He may be right, but I still love those episodes too.

My biggest regret is finding that there was a "COMBOAT" cruise several years ago, that had almost all the cast in attendance...this was just before Dick died, and Rick committed suiside. What a missed opportunity to meet these incredible actors.
      
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Re:Memoir '44 and war films Thu, 29 November 2007 00:13
Hey Roo...how about 12 O'Clock High for an incridible TV show! I just watched an episode last night. Wonderful show. Another one of those that I am appreciating more as an adult.
      
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Re:Memoir '44 and war films Thu, 29 November 2007 01:15
twas you who recomended it remember i thout your avatar was the duke from sands of iwjima. cant get combat in the uk wich is a shame cos it is classic americana, the opening creits its classic oldschool goodness in the quin marten style so thank you youtube and you 2 whiterook Very Happy

ive heard of 12 o'clock high but havent seen it so ill see if i can find it

off topic have you seen the valient dog faces comeing next year check out the masters
http://www.valiantminiatures.com/html/news.html
god those figs blow me away youve seen the tommys havent you Question

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  Re:Memoir '44 and war films Thu, 29 November 2007 23:15
Whiterook wrote on Wed, 27 June 2007 18:28

"....of getting it right in the nose" What actor/character was afraid of being shot in the nose?



George C Scott playing Patton! Cool Cool


Christmas
      
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Re:Memoir '44 and war films Fri, 30 November 2007 00:23
Roobarb wrote on Wed, 28 November 2007 19:15

twas you who recomended it remember i thout your avatar was the duke from sands of iwjima. cant get combat in the uk wich is a shame cos it is classic americana, the opening creits its classic oldschool goodness in the quin marten style so thank you youtube and you 2 whiterook Very Happy

ive heard of 12 o'clock high but havent seen it so ill see if i can find it

off topic have you seen the valient dog faces comeing next year check out the masters
http://www.valiantminiatures.com/html/news.html
god those figs blow me away youve seen the tommys havent you Question



My goodness, that's right...I forgot that I mentioned it before! Smile I must be getting old in mind before my time. It's really too bad that our counties use different formats with the DVD/VHS format. Hopefully COMBAT will be released in your format soon. Of course, if you get here to the States someday, you can look me up and we can have one heck of a COMBAT marathon!

Wowiewow those Valient figs are amazing! Thanks for providing the link to them. I'm going to try my hand on an Air Pack plane for the contest...no guarantees on how it comes out; then I'll start work on my Caesar minis French Resistance figs over the Winter.
      
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Re:Memoir '44 and war films Fri, 30 November 2007 00:26
50th wrote on Thu, 29 November 2007 17:15

Whiterook wrote on Wed, 27 June 2007 18:28

"....of getting it right in the nose" What actor/character was afraid of being shot in the nose?



George C Scott playing Patton! Cool Cool


Christmas


That's right!!! Very Happy Good job, 50th!

What a magnificent nose, as Omar Bradley said.
      
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