Best War Movie Ever

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Re: Best War Movie Ever

Post by Sheldrake » 03 Aug 2020 17:55

PatrickBateman wrote:
24 Jul 2020 14:17
Not a movie but "Band of Brothers", hands down. By far my favorite and best WWII show. The way it follows a company from training till the end of the war, a complete story done in a right way.
Band of Brothers is in a class apart. A mini-series made about living veterans, by expert film makers. The actors had a dossier on a living person and could not invent details.

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Re: Best War Movie Ever

Post by B Hellqvist » 05 Aug 2020 20:50

Paul Lakowski wrote:
29 Jul 2020 16:06
LOVE every thing Kubrick did!

Tried to watch a PBS series about E German when the Soviet occupation began ....it was difficult. Cant remember the title?
Tannbach?

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Re: Best War Movie Ever

Post by Hans1906 » 06 Aug 2020 09:43

Good morning B Hellqvist,

the title of the mini-series was "Tannbach", you are right.

"Tannbach - Fate of a village" ("Tannbach - Schicksal eines Dorfes")

Link to the german Wikipedia: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tannbach_ ... nes_Dorfes

ZDF Mediathek: https://www.zdf.de/filme/tannbach
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Re: Best War Movie Ever

Post by Hans1906 » 06 Aug 2020 12:31

Good afternoon,

as a fan of epic war/adventure movies "Lawrence Of Arabia" comes always in mind...

Lawrence Of Arabia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_of_Arabia_(film)

I read the T.E. Lawrence book "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" ("Die sieben Säulen der Weisheit") a few times, not aware, how the book ended
in the bookshelves of the family.

First time in the german cinema, as a very young person, in the late 1960s, and dozens of times on TV and video.
Impressive, touching, it took me many years to even begin to understand this film at all...

Maurice Jarre: "Lawrence Of Arabia Suite, 1992", dedicated to Sir David Lean:




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Re: Best War Movie Ever

Post by Paul Lakowski » 18 Aug 2020 05:25

Hans1906 wrote:
06 Aug 2020 09:43
Good morning B Hellqvist,

the title of the mini-series was "Tannbach", you are right.

"Tannbach - Fate of a village" ("Tannbach - Schicksal eines Dorfes")

Link to the german Wikipedia: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tannbach_ ... nes_Dorfes

ZDF Mediathek: https://www.zdf.de/filme/tannbach
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thanks guys , yes that indeed was the series!!!!

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Re: Best War Movie Ever

Post by Paul Lakowski » 18 Aug 2020 05:35

just saw Jojo Rabbit

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2584384/

First half was hysterically irreverent and the second half tragically expected.

Was the resistance movement in Germany active through the war ? I read upwards of 4 million German's spent the war years imprisoned.

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Re: Best War Movie Ever

Post by dgfred » 19 Aug 2020 15:34

Just watched that one too... interesting and amusing in some parts to me.

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Post by Felix C » 19 Aug 2020 20:27

Ten years old in 1945 Nazi Germany would be much different in my opinion compared to a ten year old today. The kid was very modern.
I understand it was a parody for modern audiences and still it was off in this respect. Hope and the Glory recounts a 10year child and it rings quite true. Of course, that was intended as a comedy and not seen as a parody.

The director did the What we do in the Shadows which was quite clever in some parts. This one not so for me. Less clever, and too simplistic and heavy handed.

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Re: Best War Movie Ever

Post by OpanaPointer » 19 Aug 2020 21:45

"Greyhound" is still impressive after six viewings.
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Re: Best War Movie Ever

Post by Hans1906 » 26 Aug 2020 12:55

Good afternoon,

I liked "Michael Collins" starring Mr. Liam Neeson from the year 1996, and
"The Wind That Shakes the Barley" from the year 2006.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wind_ ... ley_(film)

Both films have touched me personally, in a special way.


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Re: Best War Movie Ever

Post by askropp » 26 Aug 2020 13:49

This is surprising. The messages of both movies are outright contradictory. While Michael Collins celebrates the Free Staters as the voice of reason, they are no more than a bunch of capitalist reactionaries to Ken Loach.
Er ist wieder da. Aber auch dieses Mal wird er nicht siegen!

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Re: Best War Movie Ever

Post by Hans1906 » 26 Aug 2020 16:32

Askropp,

your vision about history is accepted, I am into another vision, accepted also, right?

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Re: Best War Movie Ever

Post by OpanaPointer » 26 Aug 2020 16:39

Hans1906 wrote:
26 Aug 2020 16:32
Askropp,

your vision about history is accepted, I am into another vision, accepted also, right?

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Re: Best War Movie Ever

Post by askropp » 26 Aug 2020 17:28

Hans1906 wrote:
26 Aug 2020 16:32
Your vision about history is accepted, I am into another vision
I am neither a writer nor a director. This is about the visions of Neil Jordan and Ken Loach, not mine. If they are conflicting, this is not my fault.
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Re: Best War Movie Ever

Post by Hans1906 » 26 Aug 2020 18:33

Askropp,

neither me, my american father was from irish origin , family went to the USA decades ago, for a more better life.

And I know, the very little I am aware from my father, the people were under pressure, starving, close to death.

At our only encounter, the father talked about visiting Ireland only once again, for coming home to his homeland.
Bob died in Phoenix/Arinzona, as a 150% "American Patriot".
At the only encounter, Bob talked about "Ireland", to sorry, he did never visit his so called "homeland" at all.

You know, life is a long turning circle.

Wo deine Füße stehen,
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