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Floydian Trip
PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:42 pm  Reply with quote



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I forgot about the most recent, new war film I watched Defiance. I had never seen a Daniel Craig movie before and wasn't expecting too much but it's a really excellent movie and great true story.
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Dr. Mirakle
PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:05 pm  Reply with quote



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The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Dirty Dozen
Casablanca
Glory
A Very Long Engagement
Paisan
The Great Escape
Stalag 17
Lawrence of Arabia

and The Devil's Backbone (it does have a war setting).
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Didn't See It Coming
PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:12 pm  Reply with quote



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FUCK! Casablanca! Why the hell am I forgetting all these great films?
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Emy
PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:03 pm  Reply with quote



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Dr. Mirakle wrote:

A Very Long Engagement


I love this movie.
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Floydian Trip
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:39 pm  Reply with quote



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I've been thinking about A Few Good Men today. I'm gonna watch it tonight. Jack, Tom and Kevin are all outstanding in it, especially Jack.
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Didn't See It Coming
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:50 pm  Reply with quote



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Floydian Trip wrote:
I've been thinking about A Few Good Men today. I'm gonna watch it tonight. Jack, Tom and Kevin are all outstanding in it, especially Jack.


I love that movie. Though I don't consider it a war film as much as a courtroom thriller. It just happens to involve the military.
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Floydian Trip
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:02 pm  Reply with quote



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Didn't See It Coming wrote:
Floydian Trip wrote:
I've been thinking about A Few Good Men today. I'm gonna watch it tonight. Jack, Tom and Kevin are all outstanding in it, especially Jack.


I love that movie. Though I don't consider it a war film as much as a courtroom thriller. It just happens to involve the military.


True, but what the hell. It's a great movie.

I can't remember Jack's monologue when they go out to interview him the first time except for the beginnning lines of something like..."You come here in that faggoty white uniform"...etc. Hah, I hated the dress whites, the dress blues are the only decent uniform in the Navy unless your a Chief Petty Officer or Officer or Seal for that matter. I was always envious of the guys in the Army and Marines, not so much Air Force.
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The Buz
PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:35 pm  Reply with quote
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Didn't See It Coming wrote:
FUCK! Casablanca! Why the hell am I forgetting all these great films?


Jesus you're right! I didn't even think about that!
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Floydian Trip
PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:34 pm  Reply with quote



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Gettysburg is not a good one. I shoulda rented Glory.
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Didn't See It Coming
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Glory is great.
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Floydian Trip
PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:51 am  Reply with quote



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I have reaaly been in a war movie lately. I've been buying War novels also.

There are so many great ones out there.

I picked up In Harms Way about the sinking of the Indianapols

also.......

Halsey's Typhoon - while Halsey's 3rd Fleet is helping Macarthur in the Philipines. At the height of combat, Halsey's fleet is hit by a typhoon of unprecedented strenght and scope. Planes got blown off of Aircraft Carriers, Destryers capsized, and 900 men were dumped into the ocean. Again, like Harm's Way the bettled, dehydration, exhaustion and heavy sees along with being in SHark Infested water.


Steel My Soldiers Hearts - Lt. Hackwoth was the Armyy's most promising prospect went bak to Vietnam on his second tour of duty. He was given the 4/39th A battalion that was moral drained, had the highest casualty rate and was considered the worst fighting Battalion in the Army. Thanks to Hackworth's leadership abilities he was able to turn the 4/39th into the most valiant, ferocous Hardcore Recondos in Vietnam.
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Bone Daddy
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:12 pm  Reply with quote



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A few of note as well:

Ghost Soldiers

Prisoners of The Sun.
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Floydian Trip
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:36 pm  Reply with quote



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Ghost Soldiers is great and I actually almost picked it up again but decided I had enough for one day. If I were a speed reader I might actually be able to get through these stacks of books Im accumulating.

I just watched Apocalypse Now and what a total trip it is. The most bizarre and unsettling of all the Vietnam films I have seen. I'm sure actually being there must have felt alot like watching this movie with all the completely fucked up shit that went on. I've read a few books about guys in those PBR's running around in the Mekong Delta and there is no way I'd ever set foot in one of those. I'd rather take my chances in the jungle. Anyway, great movie.
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Emy
PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:23 pm  Reply with quote



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What about Tropic Thunder for a lighter take on war movies?

I surprisingly loved it.
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resevil80
PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:49 pm  Reply with quote



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Tropic Thunder was better than I expected...You guys should check out Uwe Bolls Tunnel Rats..its actually pretty solid.

Also...Sniper...not sure if anyone mention it, but I always liked it.
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