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Posted: 9/23/2004 9:58:45 PM EST
watching We Were Soldiers?

I'll admit, I get choked up when Col Moore's wife is delivering the telegrams. Between the cinematography and the score, its a very powerful scene.

(poll on its way)
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 10:00:47 PM EST
Havent seen it
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 10:02:29 PM EST
A Platoon sergeant I had was there...every time I watch it, I think of him.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 10:03:09 PM EST
Yeah, when the japanese guy got burnt and said "Tell my wife I love her"
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 10:04:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By Taxman:
Havent seen it



Dude. looks like you've got a mission for the weekend. Definately worth watching.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 10:06:01 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/23/2004 10:06:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By NoMoAMMO:

Originally Posted By Taxman:
Havent seen it



Dude. looks like you've got a mission for the weekend. Definately worth watching.



I dont have anything to watch DVDs on now, I traded my DVD drive.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 10:06:52 PM EST
I always fast forward through the non-action parts..
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 10:08:12 PM EST
Hal Moore's wife just died recently about a year ago.

The part I like was when Hal Moore goes, "I will be the first one on the battlefield and I will be the last one to leave."
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 10:10:46 PM EST
I just relive the pain I felt when friends didn't come back from the day's missions. Now that I think about it, I haven't watched a war movie in a couple years.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 10:20:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By FanoftheBlackRifle:
watching We Were Soldiers?

I'll admit, I get choked up when Col Moore's wife is delivering the telegrams. Between the cinematography and the score, its a very powerful scene.

(poll on its way)



That's the only part that gets me. Same with "Saving Private Ryan" when they show up to tell the mother.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 11:08:01 PM EST
I met Hal Moore when doing a paper while in the AFROTC in college. A true honor for me.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 11:28:08 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/23/2004 11:31:09 PM EST
I wish Hal Moore and Olie North would whoop SKerry's ass.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 11:39:58 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 11:47:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By Tweak:
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Yes sir. Its an awful feeling.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 3:20:59 AM EST

Originally Posted By FanoftheBlackRifle:
watching We Were Soldiers?

I'll admit, I get choked up when Col Moore's wife is delivering the telegrams. Between the cinematography and the score, its a very powerful scene.

(poll on its way)



+1

Seeing those women trying to keep a brave face as they are giving out the worst news one could expect.
I think the way it was filmed/the music contributes greatly to that feeling as well. Very well done.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 3:35:31 AM EST
I get choked up when he returns home and gets to hug his wife and children, mainly because there were so many who never came back to have that luxury.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 3:42:35 AM EST
Nah, not really.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 4:01:13 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 4:05:39 AM EST
I just can't get into the movie. The shoot-from-the-hip combat scenes ruin it for me. Blackhawk Down, which came out around the same time, was much better. The story behind We Were Soldiers is certainly compelling, but the movie just isn't that good IMO.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 7:16:21 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/24/2004 7:17:12 AM EST by Ghostchild]
I Loved it,

Cried like a baby when that scene came around.

well not cried like a baby, but there was definetly something in my eye.

maybe a piece of dirt or something.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 7:43:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By warlord:
Hal Moore's wife just died recently about a year ago.

The part I like was when Hal Moore goes, "I will be the first one on the battlefield and I will be the last one to leave."



+1 Very powerful words!
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 7:46:42 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 7:50:56 AM EST
I've only seen the begining where the French platoon gets wiped out.


I was rooting for the NVA!
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 7:57:48 AM EST
The book was much better--and emotionally wrenching. Especially the second battle encounter (NOT in the movie) where they were ambushed and some US troops were executed by the NVA.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 8:01:58 AM EST
Yes, I get emotional about it. Then again, I get emotional thinking about our armed forces in the Middle East and our men in previous wars (including those who fought on both sides of the Civil War).
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 8:04:50 AM EST
Only if someone has their hands wrapped firmly around my neck....
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 8:13:46 AM EST
Yes, and a couple places in "Platoon" and a few places in "Hambuger Hill" and several places in "Band of Brothers" and a couple places in "Saving Pvt.Ryan". Seeing brave men give their lives for their own always gets me choked up.

Like has been said, " This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:12-13

That about sums it up.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 8:16:33 AM EST
I lost it when they panned the "The Wall".

Thanks to all that have served and are serving.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 9:09:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By FanoftheBlackRifle:
watching We Were Soldiers?

I'll admit, I get choked up when Col Moore's wife is delivering the telegrams. Between the cinematography and the score, its a very powerful scene.

(poll on its way)



Yup...me too. A very moving flic.

BTW...being a CACO REALLY sucks. Probably one of the toughest jobs I ever had to do.

web.infinito.it/utenti/i/interface/Mansions.html
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 9:49:09 AM EST
Go here for some good history on the battle: www.lzxray.com/ Please note the comments about Lt Rick Rescorla, (KIA 9/11/01 when WTC 2 collapsed.)

This one has a great overhead cartoon video clip of the action: www.wtj.com/articles/xray/

Link Posted: 9/24/2004 10:21:39 AM EST
I have limited mysel to only watching it once.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 10:38:48 AM EST
Yes, it does. Read the book also, if you havent already.

[hijack] Another scene that does, is the end of BHD, when they are reading the death letter. Question - was this an actual letter or was it made up for the movie? [/hijack]
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