Which WWII Operation/Battle needs a movie?

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Which WWII Operation/Battle needs a movie?

Post by Geoffrey Cooke » 04 Feb 2023 23:08

Is there a particularly cinematic battle or offensive etc that should have a WWII movie made out of it, but hasn’t gotten the Hollywood treatment yet? Or better yet, has gotten a movie but it didn’t do it justice?

I’ve always thought Anzio should get a remake, not a fan of the movie that was made in the 60’s.

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Re: Which WWII Operation/Battle needs a movie?

Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 05 Feb 2023 02:36

Most all movies of ww2 needs a remake to realism. TYhe Battle of The Bulge comes into mind Pearl, Even The Great Escape could use a non fluff remake.

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Post by Helmut0815 » 05 Feb 2023 18:00

I think there's no movie about the battle of the Huertgen Forest (Hürtgenwald).


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Post by hucks216 » 05 Feb 2023 18:44

Helmut0815 wrote:
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I think there's no movie about the battle of the Huertgen Forest (Hürtgenwald).


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Re: Which WWII Operation/Battle needs a movie?

Post by sailorsam » 06 Feb 2023 01:04

Battle of the Bismarck Sea

A Japanese convoy, hours away from its destination, is massacred by a force of experimental allied aircraft, specially modified for low-altitude antiship operations.

I don't know if we've ever had a real thorough Battle of the Bulge movie.
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North Cape?
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Re: Which WWII Operation/Battle needs a movie?

Post by VanillaNuns » 06 Feb 2023 03:28

A sister movie to Der Untergang showing the Battle of Berlin from early April onwards until the city's capitulation. But from the view of ordinary German soldiers and civilians.

No scenes of Hitler or events in the Fuhrerbunker. They would just be unecessary distractions and, besides, the tale has already been told numerous times.

The team behind the Generation War or Charite at War] TV miniseries could do a good job on this. Such a project is long overdue.

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Re: Which WWII Operation/Battle needs a movie?

Post by Geoffrey Cooke » 11 Feb 2023 16:03

OpanaPointer wrote:
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North Cape?
As dramatic as that would be, I’d imagine you’d have to include it in a larger movie about the Arctic convoys; which would also include the PQ convoys (esp 17) and the Battle of the Barents Sea, maybe the sinking of HMS Edinburgh too.

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Post by Geoffrey Cooke » 11 Feb 2023 16:06

Another one coming to mind: a modern remake of A Bridge Too Far, albeit the source movie is more recent than some cases and is actually quite good. But with modern technology and more war time equipment (actual Pz IVs and Panthers, for example) it would be a stunner.

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Post by Hans1906 » 11 Feb 2023 16:49

I would prefer a feature film about the Volkssturm, the burnt-out Hitler Youth, and the last wave, but there will probably never be such a feature film never.

"The Last Battle at the Küstenkanal" would be a designation for all this, with a a camera pan over the graves of the soldiers and children who fell there.
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Re: Which WWII Operation/Battle needs a movie?

Post by OpanaPointer » 11 Feb 2023 17:03

Geoffrey Cooke wrote:
11 Feb 2023 16:03
OpanaPointer wrote:
06 Feb 2023 01:13
North Cape?
As dramatic as that would be, I’d imagine you’d have to include it in a larger movie about the Arctic convoys; which would also include the PQ convoys (esp 17) and the Battle of the Barents Sea, maybe the sinking of HMS Edinburgh too.
Movie makers never conflate events, so I guess it's a non-starter.

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Re: Which WWII Operation/Battle needs a movie?

Post by OpanaPointer » 11 Feb 2023 17:04

Geoffrey Cooke wrote:
11 Feb 2023 16:06
Another one coming to mind: a modern remake of A Bridge Too Far, albeit the source movie is more recent than some cases and is actually quite good. But with modern technology and more war time equipment (actual Pz IVs and Panthers, for example) it would be a stunner.
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Re: Which WWII Operation/Battle needs a movie?

Post by LineDoggie » 12 Feb 2023 02:07

A Mini-Series on the Chindits
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Re: Which WWII Operation/Battle needs a movie?

Post by OpanaPointer » 12 Feb 2023 02:41

LineDoggie wrote:
12 Feb 2023 02:07
A Mini-Series on the Chindits
Close the thread. 8-)

OR have an American journalist going on ops with them. He's explaining things to "the folks back home", kind of a running commentary as it were.
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