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Re: Game: guess from which war/historical movie is the picture?

Post by VanillaNuns » 17 Nov 2022 11:44

Here's a new one. Look at that office. 8O
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Re: Game: guess from which war/historical movie is the picture?

Post by Attrition » 17 Nov 2022 13:19

The Battle of Britain (1969)?

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Re: Game: guess from which war/historical movie is the picture?

Post by VanillaNuns » 17 Nov 2022 13:24

Nope. I can see your line of thinking though. The doors are very similar to the ones in the Reich Chancellery when Curt Jurgens is waiting to be admitted to Hitler's office at the beginning of the movie.

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Re: Game: guess from which war/historical movie is the picture?

Post by von thoma » 18 Nov 2022 03:31

A blind shot

The Scarlet and the Black ( 1983 ) ?
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Re: Game: guess from which war/historical movie is the picture?

Post by Hans1906 » 18 Nov 2022 13:05

The person behind the desk could only have been Mussolini, unfortunately the "screenshot" is so bad that I can't think of the film I'm looking for anymore..? :?
(The Triangle on the wall tells the story, the typical "Roman" chair in front of the desk would also fit... ) :wink:

Edit: Mussolini – Die letzten Tage / Italien 1974 / Rod Steiger as Mussolini...
Wikipedia: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mussolini ... tzten_Tage


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Re: Game: guess from which war/historical movie is the picture?

Post by VanillaNuns » 18 Nov 2022 19:06

It is Mussolini, but not the movies above.

I believe all the scenes were filmed on location at Villa Torlonia and the Palazzo Venezia which added a great deal of authenticity to the production.

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Re: Game: guess from which war/historical movie is the picture?

Post by Hans1906 » 18 Nov 2022 20:14

You make it difficult, but your screenshot is no longer there, it can hardly be worse...

"Sono Tornato“ from the year 2017. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sono_Tornato

By the way, I don't like these parodies, these comedies don't do justice to the violence of those in power at the time...
One likes to laugh about it, these criminals were not ridiculous, not at all.

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Re: Game: guess from which war/historical movie is the picture?

Post by VanillaNuns » 19 Nov 2022 10:15

Hello Hans,

Photo is still there. It must be a problem with your browser. I've checked and the screenshot is actually pretty good quality for a tracking shot. Any closer and it would have made it too easy.

In my opinion, it symbolises how isolated Mussolini has become by this point in the war. Alone in his huge study.

Anyway, we have it confirmed as being Mussolini. 💡

In Rome during WW2. 💡

Lavish and expensive production. 💡

Small clue: Both actors have won and been nominated for multiple acting awards.

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Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 20 Nov 2022 03:03

Pope Pios The Pope, The Jews,and the Nazi's?

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Re: Game: guess from which war/historical movie is the picture?

Post by VanillaNuns » 20 Nov 2022 04:03

I can't believe no one has guessed this yet.

1980s production. 💡

International well known cast from UK, Italy and Germany 💡

English language. No subtitles whatsoever. 💡

Very long. You'd probably need to watch this in 2 separate sittings. 💡 😉

BTW - It's not the Herman Wouk "Winds of War / War and Remembrance" saga either, cause I know I would wake up on Monday morning and someone would guess it with the additional clues.

All this kind of narrows it down to just 2 choices. 😉

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Re: Game: guess from which war/historical movie is the picture?

Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 20 Nov 2022 04:51

Playing For Time?

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Re: Game: guess from which war/historical movie is the picture?

Post by VanillaNuns » 20 Nov 2022 14:08

Okay, final hint - one of them likes to occasionally have "old friends for dinner" 😉

Can't get any easier than that... 😭 👍

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Re: Game: guess from which war/historical movie is the picture?

Post by Attrition » 20 Nov 2022 20:56

Something to do with Mr Lecter?

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Re: Game: guess from which war/historical movie is the picture?

Post by Helmut0815 » 20 Nov 2022 21:38

Hm, Mussolini and I (TV Mini Series) with Anthony Hopkins as Count Ciano?


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Re: Game: guess from which war/historical movie is the picture?

Post by VanillaNuns » 21 Nov 2022 11:40

Yes.

Also known as "Mussolini - The Decline and Fall of Il Duce" was a 4 hour mini series made in 1985 starring Bob Hoskins in the title role, Anthony Hopkins as Ciano and Susan Sarandon as Edda Mussolini.

It was also heavily cut and later reissued as a TV movie called "Mussolini and I" which focuses more on the 3 main characters above.

The attention to detail is truly stunning. The sets, locations, uniforms and suchlike. No expense spared with meticulous attention to historical accuracy.

I'm really surprised no one guessed it on the first day without the help of clues. Maybe it's a bit more obscure than I believed. Definitely worth a watch though. The scenes of the meeting of the Fascist Grand Council meeting in July 1943 are awesome. It's like being there in the room as a spectator and actually watching it happen...

https://youtu.be/Wn8e7wRR8to

Hoskins, Hopkins and Sarandon all deliver stunning performances. And of course, within a few years, each of them would go onto even greater success.

Kurt Raab (who was seriously ill with AIDS at the time) also gives a truly unnerving portrayal of Adolf Hitler. If you thought Bruno Ganz nailed the role, you might reconsider.

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