Best War Movie Ever

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Post by Doggowitz » 05 Oct 2004 21:24

Actualy not an real Film...

But here it goes.

Band of Brothers
Der Untergang
The Pianist
Schindler's List
James Ryan
A Bridge too Far
Stalingrad
Enemy at the Gates

and some of this neo-realstic post-war Italian Movies by Fellini or so.

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Post by BAZ » 05 Oct 2004 21:57

Nibelung wrote:What do you think about The Big Red One and Steiner - Cross of Iron? ...although they are not my picks.

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I really like Cross Of Iron. A very 60's anti-war feel to it, but does have some credible set pieces. Also the cast all look REALLY weather beaten and worn out!! Another realistic touch.

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Post by bryson109 » 05 Oct 2004 22:05

BAZ wrote:
Nibelung wrote:What do you think about The Big Red One and Steiner - Cross of Iron? ...although they are not my picks.

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I really like Cross Of Iron. A very 60's anti-war feel to it, but does have some credible set pieces. Also the cast all look REALLY weather beaten and worn out!! Another realistic touch.


Good Choice :D

I like Cross of Iron, two. It would be my number two best movie.

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Post by Polynikes » 06 Oct 2004 04:02

There's a Cross of Iron II?

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Post by BAZ » 06 Oct 2004 04:49

Polynikes wrote:There's a Cross of Iron II?

HAH!!! Nice one.
But apparently there IS a sequel, called "Battleground"? Not too sure. Haven't seen it. :lol:

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Post by ubers0ldat » 06 Oct 2004 07:19

My favourite one is "Where Eagles Dare". I love the opening and everytime i watch it i thing how close is the game "Return To Castle Wolfenstein" to the movie.

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Post by Mako » 06 Oct 2004 12:10

The Thin Red Line or Platoon.

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Post by Miha Grcar » 06 Oct 2004 15:09

HAH!!! Nice one.
But apparently there IS a sequel, called "Battleground"? Not too sure. Haven't seen it.


I haven't seen it - yet. Is Steiner still Coburn in the second part?

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Post by Filippov 125 » 06 Oct 2004 15:31

Spartacus
The Pianist
Gladiator
Schindler's List
Patton
Band of Brothers

Does Star Wars count?

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Post by Miha Grcar » 06 Oct 2004 15:33

Does Star Wars count?


Nice one!! :lol: :lol:

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Post by Doggowitz » 06 Oct 2004 17:48

I dont know why everyone likes Steiner!
Its awfull!

Nearly all Germans are wearing an M36 Tunic and an MP40.
Many officers have so long hair that they would get hanged in ww2.

The US have too modern Tanks.

Steiner ist the most weird Landser.
When he tries to rescue that french, he kills infact more Germans than he killed Allied soldiers, and oh come on, sure Oberfeldwebel Steiner negotiated with the Allies to end the War.

I hate Steiner.

P.S. APropos Star Wars... did you ever notice that Darth Vaders Helmet is like an Stahlhelm and the Empire Officers Uniforms are looking like an Mix of ww2 Nazi and Jap Tunics? (incl. Breeches), the Lasergun is an c96 Broomhandle Mauser, the Military March of Vader is pretty German, and all the music is Wagnerian,the show is like an Riefenstahl Film, and when the evil ones are AMrching you think the Reich is marching into Paris. :lol:

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Post by Miha Grcar » 06 Oct 2004 17:57

I hate Steiner.


I didn't see the second part, but the first one is quite nice to watch, if you don't look for errors all the time...

I also noticed the similarities in Star Wars... :lol:

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Post by Doggowitz » 06 Oct 2004 18:06

the first part is okay, but the second is awfull, do a favor to you and dont look it. maybe the producers wanted that steiner is a nice guy, and so he is working for the allied!!!

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Post by Mako » 06 Oct 2004 20:36

Vaders helmet looks like a mixture between a German ww2 elmet and a japanese samurai helmet.

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Post by Filippov 125 » 06 Oct 2004 23:49

Also in Star Wars:

In addition to the Broomhandle Mausers,

The regular Stormtrooper blaster is a converted Sterling Arms Mk4/L2A3 Submachine Gun

The HUGE blasters carried by the Sandtroopers are converted Lewis Mark I machine guns

The other big blasters carried by Sandtroopers are MG-15's

One of the Bounty Hunters in The Empire Strikes back is holding an MG-42 with the bipod and stock removed.

Greedo's blaster is a Ruger MK 1 pistol

The Rebel soldiers on Hoth use converted MP-44's

Some of the Bounty Hunters and Stormtroopers use EXTREMELY modified MP-44's (they are almost unrecognisable)

The Stormtroopers are also seen carrying modified MG-34's

the list goes on...

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