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    Default Favorite WWII Film

    Given the day that is or was (depending on your time zone): What is your favorite WWII film? You can only choose one or you are a rule breaker.

    My pick: A Bridge Too Far

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    Thers no poll . I wish I could figure out how to make one here.
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    The Longest Day
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    The Big Red One.
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    Kelly's Heros....

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    The Big Red One.
    I thought that was a XXX film
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    Yeah, so did I when I rented it. Turned out to be really good.
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    band of brothers is my favorite
    i also like shiny objects

    if band of bros didnt come out, itd have to be a bridge too far

    im really gay for the set and color movies
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    BB isnt a movie.
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    Patton
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    Well, since i can only choose one, I'd say Sam Peckinpah's Cross of Iron.

    Honourable mentions to Stalingrad and Kelly's Heroes (is that cheating?).
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    I cant stand hollywood WW2 movies. How many times have you seen Germans getting their asses handed to them by a single GI with apparently 500 bullets in his clip?

    Anyway, I liked Stalingrad and Das Boot, but this is probably my favorite war movie: Steel Tempest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gawain of Orkeny
    BB isnt a movie.

    oh - i took movie to mean dramatized action program about WWII
    then a bridge too far or DAS BOOT

    DAS BOOT was just the most engaging bastard
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    If you're fighting fair you've made a miscalculation.

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    Tough choice, but I think Patton is probably my favourite WW2 movie.
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    This may surprise you but mine is Das Boot.

    Nest is Full Metal Jacket . Mainly because it brings back those fond memories of Bootcamp. Ah those were the days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gawain of Orkeny
    This may surprise you but mine is Das Boot.
    Not at all, it is my favourite too. The sub is a bit of an island in a world gone mad and the crew aren't nazi's, that's why you can identify more or less with most of them. That's the hook the director puts in your flesh right from the first scene when they all 'piss on' their superiors. You can't help but sympathise with them. Then come the great acting, the incredible camerawork, the physical and human claustrophobia throughout much of the action... Briliant movie.
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    Das Boot is very good. But my favorite is "Die Bruecke" (The Bridge) a German film from the 50ies. I guess there is no English version, but those speak German should try to see it. There is a version on DVD.

    Does anybody else nknow this movie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franconicus
    But my favorite is "Die Bruecke" (The Bridge) a German film from the 50ies. I guess there is no English version, but those speak German should try to see it. There is a version on DVD.

    Does anybody else nknow this movie?
    A very good (anti-)war movie, indeed.

    For those who are interested here is the link to the entry on this movie at Imbd:
    Die Brücke

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    Bridge on the River Kwai, Tora Tora Tora, Dad's Army, or The Foreman went to France
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    Quote Originally Posted by King Malcolm
    Bridge on the River Kwai, Tora Tora Tora, Dad's Army, The Foreman went to France
    One, and only one or do you want to be known as "rule-breaker?"

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    I know, but I couldn't decide
    It was not theirs to reason why,
    It was not theirs to make reply,
    It was theirs but to do or die.
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    Quote Originally Posted by King Malcolm
    I know, but I couldn't decide
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    Just one... tough.

    Might just have to be The Longest Day

    (Hmm, might have to start another thread in the Frontroom about all this.)
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    Das Boot is my favorite WW2 film, but it was better as a mini-series. There's a soap opera quality to it that has to be indulged to really make the ending pay back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ser Clegane
    A very good (anti-)war movie, indeed.

    For those who are interested here is the link to the entry on this movie at Imbd:
    Die Brücke
    I've seen it twice on Dutch tv, it's very good indeed.
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    Best movie has to be; Framom Främsta Linjen. Its about Swedes in the Finish army fighting the Soviets.

    link: http://akas.imdb.com/title/tt0377935/

    Very realistic battles and action. And finally a movies without those silly English and American uniforms. hehe, the Finish (and germans) had the best uniforms.
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    The Battle on Sutyeska (old Yugoslav movie, with Richard Burton as Tito )
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    Cross of Iron ! Each time i see it i want to jump in that trench to man that MG42 ! Great battles scenes, expect the T-34 to jump of screen into my living room !

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    Catch-22

    edit: after reading AdrianII's "give reasons" plea in the next post...

    I like Catch-22 because it shows the absolute absurdity of war, and the near-impossible personal task of maintaining one's moral integrity and sanity in the war environment.
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