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Old 10-21-2009, 04:21 PM
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Some of my favorite movies(not all take place in the modern era):
Breaker Morant
A Bridge too Far
The Warlord
Saving Private Ryan
Blackhawk Down
Glory
Henry V (Kenneth Branagh version 1989)
Where Eagles Dare
The Guns of Navarone
Patton
A Walk Under the Sun
Pork Chop Hill
Rough Riders (actually a two part miniseries originally aired on TNT in 97).
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Old 11-11-2009, 03:07 AM
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I really loved The Pianist. I know it isn't a war movie but it has a few good battle sequences. Polanski really captured the brutality of the Germans in the film (I don't like to call em Nazis because I compare to a racial slur). It's probbaly because the guy was an actual holocaust survivor. I also really love Defiance because the performaces in the movie are great, espicially Daniel Criag and Liev Schriber.
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Old 11-11-2009, 03:24 AM
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Glory
Letters from Iwo Jima
Black Hawk Down 'ahh durrrrrr'
Enemy at the Gates
Gladiator
A Bridge Too Far
Windtalkers
Band of Brothers
Heartbreak Ridge
Von Ryan's Express


...yeah I know, besides "A Bridge Too Far" and "Von Ryan's Express" they are all fairly modern films
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Old 11-11-2009, 06:59 PM
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I just watched The Lost Battalion. I have to say that was one of the best TV movies I have ever seen. There was some cheesy but it was in small quantites. I just didn't like how the Americans didn't have M1917 Brownings or BARs. I also didn't like the lack of M1903s. It was still a good movie.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:58 AM
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I just saw the hurt locker for the first time, and thought it was pretty good . I'd recommend to anyone who's a fan of war films. Also i forgot to put in my original post Waltz with Bashir, a truly excellent film.
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Old 11-17-2009, 02:58 PM
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The lack of m1903s in the lost battalion is accurate, the m1903 was more of a specialized marksmans rifle, the m1917 was the standard issue battle rifle. I like how there was some m1917 revolvers too, and original m1911s, not a1s. They did a great job with gun accuracy.
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:10 AM
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I just saw the hurt locker for the first time, and thought it was pretty good . I'd recommend to anyone who's a fan of war films.
Yeah, I've read good reviews of it (as well as the occasional bad one complaining how it's not another leftist anti-soldier propaganda machine like movies such as Stop-Loss were). It's definitely a priority on my list of DVDs to buy.
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Old 11-21-2009, 05:15 PM
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The Hurt Locker wasn't bad. I showed it to my buddy, who was in the Marine corp and he was yelling at the British merc trying to snipe with the barret. He kept exposing himself, getting shot in the process.
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Old 11-21-2009, 05:53 PM
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Polanski really captured the brutality of the Germans in the film (I don't like to call em Nazis because I compare to a racial slur).
Isn't it more of a racial slur to call them "Germans"? You're implying that their behavior comes from being German. Calling them "Nazis" at least associates their brutality with an ideology rather than an ethnicity.
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