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Post by willie777 » 26 Dec 2007 02:09

Id do a 1st person point of view of the battle of berlin. Like a HJ or Volkssturm. No fancy stuff, just a handheld camera like the blair witch project but at head level, like what main character would see. No fancy cuts, just jump cuts. The main character should talk, but you should never see him (unless he walks past a mirror) and his name is never mentioned (unless someone calls him). Maybe we get to see him fire a pazerfaust from first person.

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Post by Ingsoc75 » 26 Dec 2007 13:45

willie777 wrote:Id do a 1st person point of view of the battle of berlin. Like a HJ or Volkssturm. No fancy stuff, just a handheld camera like the blair witch project but at head level, like what main character would see. No fancy cuts, just jump cuts. The main character should talk, but you should never see him (unless he walks past a mirror) and his name is never mentioned (unless someone calls him). Maybe we get to see him fire a pazerfaust from first person.


You could almost achieve this by taking footage from a first person shooter video game using the machinima technique and edit it with voice over etc. :wink:

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RE: May 26, 1941.

Post by Robert Rojas » 26 Dec 2007 17:25

Greetings to both citizen Tim Smith and the community as a whole. Well Tim, in reference to your posting of Tuesday - December 25, 2007 - 9:52am, old Uncle Bob would like to refresh your memory regarding one "minor" aspect gravitating upon the Britsh Navy's concentric mission to locate and destroy the German Navy's battleship Bismarck during the month of May in year 1941. If memory serves, an American manufactured Catalina flying boat piloted by Flying Officer Dennis Briggs of the Royal Air Force managed to relocate the battleship Bismarck on May 26, 1941 after Admiral Gunter Lutjens managed to elude his Royal Navy pursuers. The gentleman copiloting this Royal Air Force maritime reconnaissance mission was Ensign Leonard Smith of the UNITED STATES NAVY. When the time avails itself, it might not be a terribly bad idea if you reacquanted yourself with the history of the UNDECLARED naval war between the United States of America and National Socialist Germany. Yes, Americans were fighting in dying in the Second World War long before the events of December 07, 1941. Its just some friendly food for thought. Well, that's my initial two cents, pence or pfennigs worth on this well worn topic of interest - for now anyway. As always, I would like to bid you an especially copacetic day over in merry old England. GOD SAVE THE QUEEN - not to mention everybody else.

Best Regards From The Upstart Colonies,
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Post by Robert Rojas » 26 Dec 2007 17:55

Greetings to the general readership of this thread. Well boys and girls, in light of citizen Tim Smith's erroneous social commentary of Tuesday - December 25, 2007 - 9:52am, old Uncle Bob would like to remind the community as a whole that the preponderance of so-called "Hollywood" film making is now produced in the back lots of Vancouver, British Columbia up in the GREAT WHITE NORTH of the Canadian Confederation. And if I recall, the Canadian Confederation is still a nominal member of the British Commonwealth of Nations. This little blurb was for everyones edification. Well, that's my latest two Yankee cents worth on this celluloid topic of interest - for now anyway. In anycase, I would like to bid the neighborhood-at-large a copacetic day during this holiday season.

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Post by sylvieK4 » 26 Dec 2007 18:01

There was a thread like this a long time ago, but my choice would be the same now as what I wrote then:
I'd love to see a movie about the 1939 invasion of Poland - from the Polish perspective. You know, strong
central characters in the Polish Army going off to war; battle scenes, captivity or a last fight. I think something
along those lines would make an interesting and exciting picture.

Naturally it would touch on the "Third Reich" through the German soldiers that the protagonists
meet and fight.

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Post by phylo_roadking » 26 Dec 2007 18:27

Season's greetings Uncle Bob...

. If memory serves, an American manufactured Catalina flying boat piloted by Flying Officer Dennis Briggs of the Royal Air Force managed to relocate the battleship Bismarck on May 26, 1941 after Admiral Gunter Lutjens managed to elude his Royal Navy pursuers. The gentleman copiloting this Royal Air Force maritime reconnaissance mission was Ensign Leonard Smith of the UNITED STATES NAVY. When the time avails itself, it might not be a terribly bad idea if you reacquanted yourself with the history of the UNDECLARED naval war between the United States of America and National Socialist Germany.


...is no longer 100% correct. No further names have been released, but its now recognised that the ENTIRE crew of the said Catalina was American! ;-) The RAF cooperated at a covert level to give US flyers training in maritime reconnaisance for the first years of the war, and these operated out of Castlearchdale on Lough Erne in Northern Ireland, along the "Air Corridor" that took them out into the Atlantic over neutral Ireland. Here, they were stationed at probably the most western outpost of the United Kingdom and safe from observation themselves LOL When I was a kid, it was a purely RAF operation....then ONE American observer in an RAF crew....then one token RAF "name" in an American crew....now a FULLY American crew... ten more years and it could even be a GERMAN crew aha ha :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by phylo_roadking » 01 Jan 2008 02:47

Actually, the more I think about it - though I LOVE the original, it's time "Ill Met By Moonlight" was remade...actually ON Crete this time. The perfect film for a limited quality cast, and lets face it - up in the interior, things haven't really changed on Crete.

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Post by Alexander P » 11 Jan 2008 19:49

...is no longer 100% correct. No further names have been released, but its now recognised that the ENTIRE crew of the said Catalina was American! ;-)


That's interesting, I've just read an account by Tim Smith himself, were he mentions a British officer (must be Dennis Briggs), doubt that he would try to cover up the fact that the crew was all-american in a communication to his own country's attachee. http://www.kbismarck.com/archives/smithreport.html
Seems like the tales you were told were correct only at one point :)

That's of course my own two cents, pence, or kopeks worth on this. And as always, I would like to bid you an especially copacetic day over anywhere you happen to be.

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Post by phylo_roadking » 11 Jan 2008 19:59

I note the section in the report about taking damage from flak. The Catalina was flown by its crew to Langford Lodge and repaired there at Boeing's big European Theatre repair and servicing depot. That is where I read the "all-american" story, together with pics of the crew who did a photocall for the "civilian" Beoing employees there. The story was an open secret there until the Boeing employees packed and went home after the war. For a few years in the early 1990's there was actually a small but VERY comprehensive museum there on part of the Langford Lodge site, Station 957 - named after the airfield's number I believe - and it shared the old site with the Ulster Aviation Society's provate collection, and the building company Mivan...coming to a town near you worldwide with a new, modular McDonald's LMAO The museum received some sponsorship from Boeing, and dealt with the history of the company's occupation of the site as well as general military aviation history, and was staffed by Northern Irish OAP former employees' of Boeing during the war.

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Post by willie777 » 14 Jan 2008 21:22

Ingsoc75 wrote:
willie777 wrote:Id do a 1st person point of view of the battle of berlin. Like a HJ or Volkssturm. No fancy stuff, just a handheld camera like the blair witch project but at head level, like what main character would see. No fancy cuts, just jump cuts. The main character should talk, but you should never see him (unless he walks past a mirror) and his name is never mentioned (unless someone calls him). Maybe we get to see him fire a pazerfaust from first person.


You could almost achieve this by taking footage from a first person shooter video game using the machinima technique and edit it with voice over etc. :wink:


Err, I guess, but it would be better if there was actual footage instead of animations.

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Re: Making Your Own Movie

Post by Deutsch Boy » 15 Jan 2008 04:45

coburg22 wrote:Hello,

I know it seems like a crazy topic but since there have been so many movies made regarding the Third Reich, if money was no object, what kind of movie would you make about the Third Reich? I myself would do a movie on the Battle of Stalingrad or Kursk, from the German end of course.

Best,

James


I would like to see a movie made on the air war in the Eastern Front, focusing on the lives of the individual fighter aces on both German and Soviet sides. I'd prefer it to be as historically accurate as possible, without all the romantic fiction, etc.

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Re: Making Your Own Movie

Post by Sampo Jämbeck » 11 Mar 2008 22:53

I'd make a movie about assassination of Reinhard Heydrich which
would tell also the Heydrichs claimed poisoning by Himmler's doctors when Reinhard was in hospital.
Another interesting movie would be about Göring.
About his addiction to "rock n' roll life"
You know, fancy clothes, jewelry, stolen antiques...

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