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Posted: 11/19/2001 7:47:03 PM EDT
I liked the one where a Marine transport had been shot down on a Japanese held island and both were out of radio contact. But the best was "Bridge On The River Kwai"
Link Posted: 11/21/2001 10:38:04 AM EDT
"The Bridge on the River Kwai" is what first came to mind. Then the Duke in "The Sands of Iwo Jima." Probably my favorite.
Link Posted: 11/21/2001 12:10:45 PM EDT
[blue]Hell In The Pacific[/blue] Lee Marvin & Toshiro Mifune is a different sort of WWII flick.
Link Posted: 11/21/2001 2:37:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SS109: I liked the one where a Marine transport had been shot down on a Japanese held island and both were out of radio contact.
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I'm not sure but I think the title of that one is "None but the Brave".
Link Posted: 11/21/2001 2:40:41 PM EDT
Just do not say "Thin Red Line" what a pile of crap that movie is!!! Personally I like Tora Tora Tora, Run silent Run deep Or if you want ground action. Attack Force Z with Mel Gibson
Link Posted: 11/21/2001 2:55:47 PM EDT
Too late the Hero.
Link Posted: 11/21/2001 4:50:17 PM EDT
Any votes for "Godzilla?" heh, heh ,heh. John
Link Posted: 11/21/2001 5:50:07 PM EDT
The battle of Midway.
Link Posted: 11/21/2001 5:51:51 PM EDT
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Mr. Roberts Esn. Pulver Midway Tora, Tora, Tora Heaven Knows Mr. Allision
Link Posted: 11/22/2001 11:18:05 AM EDT
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I watched " History vs. Hollywood" about "Bridge over the River Kwai" The movie was full of sh$@t !
Link Posted: 11/23/2001 12:26:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/23/2001 12:25:33 PM EDT by DaMan]
"Farewell to the King" starring Nick Nolte. Directed by John Millius (Conan, Red Dawn, Etc.). DaMan
Link Posted: 11/25/2001 7:23:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Stormbringer: Just do not say "Thin Red Line" what a pile of crap that movie is!!!
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I just bought that movie Friday.....very different movie. Tried to make it like Platoon. Not exactly the most action packed film, but It did capture some of the ugliness of the pacific campaign. I found it to be similar to parts/moments/despair of the book "Flag of our Fathers." Gotta love "Heavan knows Mr. Allison." My favorite is "Tora Tora Tora."
Link Posted: 11/26/2001 1:14:38 PM EDT
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Hell in the Pacific. "Clang...Clang....Clang...Come and Geddit! You'll beeee Soorrrrry!"
Link Posted: 11/26/2001 5:22:17 PM EDT
Please anyone who watched "Thin Red Line", read the book. If the author was still alive, he would have shot the director over what he did to one of the best WWII novels.
Link Posted: 11/29/2001 4:44:01 AM EDT
I can't believe you guys haven't said: [size=6][b]RAN[/b][/size=6] ...if you haven't seen it, rent it. Akira Kurasawa directed it, he's the director of the Japanese scenes in "Tora, Tora, Tora".
Link Posted: 11/30/2001 9:29:01 AM EDT
Uh... "Ran" isn't set in WWII, is it?
Link Posted: 11/30/2001 11:44:31 AM EDT
Yeah, I know, but most of the movies mentioned aren't Japanese, are they? [;)]
Link Posted: 12/6/2001 3:39:34 PM EDT
Wasn't there a movie starring David Bowie as a POW of the Japanese? Any good? DaMan
Link Posted: 12/8/2001 8:29:06 PM EDT
I think the David Bowie movie had some sort of New Age homosexual theme behind it. While definitely not the best movie ever made, I always liked “The Long and the Short and the Tall” aka: “Jungle Fighters” (British, 1961). It certainly presents an unromantic view of war. Unfortunately, it is a bit talky. Re: about Hollywood messing up a good novel, what about “The Naked and the Dead”? I visited the real bridge over the River Kwai in the late 60’s. That’s when I started to realize that moviemakers don’t care about accuracy, they just want to make an appealing movie that will make them money!
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 12:00:35 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Major-Murphy: I can't believe you guys haven't said: [size=6][b]RAN[/b][/size=6] ...if you haven't seen it, rent it. Akira Kurasawa directed it, he's the director of the Japanese scenes in "Tora, Tora, Tora".
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If you liked Ran get a copy of Heaven and Earth(Japanese name:Ten to Chi to) Has the largest battle scenes I have ever seen in a movie. Its about two warlords fighting, one to protect the Shogun, the other to dispose. Part that cracked me up is one of the maiden warriors from the opposing armies was challenging the other Warlord to fight her in battle. As she keeps taunting him he picks up a musket and blows her off her horse.
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