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    Target Zero

    I don't think its for sale, but here's a start: http://www.blockbuster.com/browse/catalog/movieDetails/75497
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    Great Lines From War Films

    "War is an argument. Best way to end the argument is to kill the other fella." Sam Elliot (Capt. Bucky O'Neil) Rough Riders (1997)
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    British village during WWII

    The Eagle Has Landed maybe?
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    Need Help: Desert War Film

    Thank you, Edison, thank you! I looked it up and it sounds like that might be it. If anyone has seen it and can answer a few questions to confirm, I would really appreciate it. Edited by: SgtJoeGunn on Dec 8, 2010 4:51 PM
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    Two war movies that I need help on

    I agree, first is most likely Objective Burma. Number 2 is God Is My Copilot Number 3 might be Ambush Bay
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    Need Help: Desert War Film

    I have searched the net for quite a while and found no answer, so I'm hoping you movie Aces can help me out. As a kid (mid-1960's) I saw this movie a couple of times on local TV but never since. Here is as much of a description as I can put together. The setting is a British outpost in North Africa, world War II. They are surrounded by the Afrika Korps with no hope of relief. The central characters are a leader (a Sergeant. I think) and another soldier that has a reputation with the Sgt & other men for cowardice ( I believe). After an Alamo-like siege, the Germans overwhelm the garrison, wiping it out to a man, save the coward, who calls in a devastating artillery barrage while playing dead in a watch tower. As I can remember, it is a British made movie and cast This film as haunted me for ages and I'd love to know not only the name, but if it is available out there somewhere. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Sgt.Joe Edited by: SgtJoeGunn on Nov 13, 2010 10:31 PM
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    So Many Classic War Films

    Some of the best war/action flicks are b-grade efforts. Especially those made in the 50's by Warner Brothers. The Tanks Are Coming and Breakthrough come to mind as good examples. I agree, acting, along with a good director can make a so-so plot and script much better than it actually is. Have to disagree with you on Dunkirk though. That was an A picture all the way. From funding to casting and script.
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    War Films

    Try Force of Arms, starring William Holden and Nancy Olsen. Good blend of action and romance. Edited by: SgtJoeGunn on Nov 9, 2010 6:26 PM
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    The best "Old" War films...

    Hold Back the Night (1956) starring John Payne.
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    Can anyone identify this WW2 film?

    I think it might be Attack and Retreat (Italiano Brava Gente). An Italian film that starred Peter Falk and Arthur Kennedy. Curiously, I didn't see it listed at IMDB, but it is available at Amazon.com. Hope that helps.
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    Western Films About the Closing of the Frontier

    Monte Walsh (1970 version).
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    Fahrenheit 451 Screenplay Choice

    Gotta go with Stalag 17, One, Two Three or just about anything written by Billy Wilder. Casablanca would also be a contender. Then again, almost anything from the classics compared to today is no match. It's like comparing a Ferrari to a dump truck. Those guys and gals back then knew how to write.
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    The Glory Guys

    A great military horse-opera that is a not too far from accurate fictional telling of the battle of the Little Bighorn (Custer's Last Stand). Characters were vivid, well written and the movie lively from start to finish. The movie used to be available on Netflix, but alas for some reason, not in their library now. Great thread SueSue. Now may I escort you around the academy and tell you how the German's got around the Maginot Line :-).
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    John Ford's "Sergeant Rutledge" (1960)

    > {quote:title=HollywoodGolightly wrote:}{quote} > Wonder if this kind of material would work today, maybe, if it starred Denzel Washington, for example... I would like to see a modern treatment of the film, but at the same time I don't think it would work. Sergeant Rutledge was a larger-than-life adventure/court room drama with social commentary added in. The fops that make movies today would turn it in to two hours of social commentary with maybe, maybe a little adventure thrown in as an after thought. And I guarantee you that some nitwit writer or director would change the script so that Rutledge was found guilty so that he could send the public his 'message'. Also, the film has lost a bit of relevance. Society has changed greatly since 1960. Also a remake would lack one key ingredient: John Ford. Best to all. Edited by: SgtJoeGunn on Feb 18, 2010 10:26 AM
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    I Do Like War Flicks

    I don't mind disagreement, respectful is preferred, but I don't mind any kind of disagreement at all. Tha is the point of this forum isn't it? Exchange of opinions and such? As far as BOB being the son of SPR, I'll have to stick to my point. Looking at the production values, cinematography and the pace of the story telling I can see many similarities. But, such is my opinion. Let me address a couple of points made by you and previous posters. Being a veteran is NOT a requirement to discuss war movies. I know some may take offense because we view those movies as entertainment. I know guys that have been scared for life by the effects of war. I know guys who "have seen things, man. Seen things." So have I. I am a vet of 21 years of active service in which I was involved in two conflicts. But that doesn't mean I can't enjoy a good action/drama like anyone else. Some (vets and others) might miss one key point. IT IS A MOVIE. There is no such animal as a war movie without drama or romance. That would be a documentary. Even BOB had elements in it (for dramatic effect) that was never in Ambrose's book (the interaction of Doc Roe and the Belgian girl Anna in the 'Bastogne' episode for instance). Again, thanks to you all for your input. This is the whole reason I started this thread, to discuss the best, the worst and all the trapping that involve war flicks. Best to all.

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