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Your favourite war films

Discussion in 'Jollies Bar' started by Hyperhippo, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. Ninja_Stoker

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    Watched it on Tuesday on a conventional screen but agree it was pretty good. I liked the fact it essentially told the same event several times from different perspectives and particularly thought the view from the fighter pilot's perspective was superb.

    The sinking ship/damage control bits were pretty accurate I felt. Appreciate there will always be a few bloopers, the only one I noticed was a warship at sea flying a white ensign from the harbour position on the stern instead of flying from the main mast, but I'm over the outrage now and have stopped smashing crockery at home for the moment :)
     
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    Seen Dunkirk twice now and as others have said, thought very highly of it. Incredibly rare for me to see a film in cinema twice :)
     
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    I agree with everything said about Dunkirk, don't know if it was because of IMAX but it looked so beautiful in the first few scenes, not to spoil anything but at the start it felt like I was there because of the camera angle and is the first film that actually made me jump in my seat while watching, probably because of that feeling. :D
     
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  4. DhobiWanKenobi

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    I also liked the fact that the film score was one continuous track, with minimal dialogue. It kept that level of intensity throughout, the feeling that something is about to go wrong. I wanted to walk out of the cinema feeling stressed, and I certainly did.

    A close member of my family who passed a few years back was evacuated from Dunkirk, and was affected psychologically quite badly thereafter. For that I'm glad Nolan wrote that piece at the end which said 'Dedicated to all those affected at at Dunkirk,' rather than 'all those killed at Dunkirk.'
     
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    I know someone has already mentioned Kajaki but I have in fact met the guy involved. Wont say where for his privacy but suffice to say he is in a very different line of work now! Very interesting chap.
     
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    Yeah same, my section command was In the thick of it.
     
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    Second this, IMAX didn't disappoint.
     
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  8. Hyperhippo

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    Not a film, and not necessarily warry, but anyone watched “The Spy” on Netflix? Just released starring Sacha Baron Cohen, very good in my opinion and based on real events.
     
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  9. ste preece

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    A few Good men, was always a classic. Its a true statement said in that movie.... Some people can't handle the truth.....


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    Nothing but nothing beats Kelly's Heroes.
     
  11. Fibonarchie

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    Think I might have mentioned it before but - Heartbreak Ridge.

    Gentlemen, sing it with me:

    “Model ‘A’ Ford and a tank full of gas...”
     
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  12. Chelonian

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    The Wild Geese.
    An impressive cast: Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris, Stewart Granger, etc. But basically it's a 1970's mercenary Dad's Army spin off. Entertaining though.

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    Loved original wild geese but I was about 14 when it came out :)what should of been a brilliant film was the adaptation of the dogs of war book but fell short I thought. Same with all quiet on the western front. Sven hassell books brilliant. I’m old, books are great
     
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    Reach for the Sky is definitely high up, especially when Bader starts inspecting the Germans escorting him to the prison.