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Do anti-war films count as war films?

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I noticed that TCM aired an evening of anti-war films during the recent Memorial Day weekend marathon.

 

What do people think about anti-war films...? To me, they almost seem like a separate genre--or perhaps, a sub-genre.

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I remember Carl Foreman's "The Victors" as one of the greatest anti-war films - although, the film seems to have fallen into total obscurity - I remember being shocked when, in one of the earliest episodes, a young boy, obviously trying to stay alive, "propositioned" both soliders George Peppard and George Hamilton - it was a disturbing glimpse into what war could do to children - later on, when I saw this film again in the burbs, this "piece of horror" was missing from the film.

 

There was also a memorable sequence in which a spiritual hymn was played over a young deserter's execution.  

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I remember Carl Foreman's "The Victors" as one of the greatest anti-war films - although, the film seems to have fallen into total obscurity - I remember being shocked when, in one of the earliest episodes, a young boy, obviously trying to stay alive, "propositioned" both soliders George Peppard and George Hamilton - it was a disturbing glimpse into what war could do to children - later on, when I saw this film again in the burbs, this "piece of horror" was missing from the film.

 

There was also a memorable sequence in which a spiritual hymn was played over a young deserter's execution.  

 

Sounds interesting, Ray. A lot of George Peppard's motion picture work, with the exception of TIFFANY'S, is largely forgotten.

 

He and George Hamilton played brothers in HOME FROM THE HILL, so that title and THE VICTORS could make an interesting double feature one evening on TCM.

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Sounds interesting, Ray. A lot of George Peppard's motion picture work, with the exception of TIFFANY'S, is largely forgotten.

 

He and George Hamilton played brothers in HOME FROM THE HILL, so that title and THE VICTORS could make an interesting double feature one evening on TCM.

Yes, George Peppard and George Hamilton were memorable in "Home From The Hill".

 

I do wish that TCM would show "The Victors".

 

Both films would be a great double bill.

 

And both films have impressive casts.

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Yes, George Peppard and George Hamilton were memorable in "Home From The Hill".

 

I do wish that TCM would show "The Victors".

 

Both films would be a great double bill.

 

And both films have impressive casts.

 

THE VICTORS is a Columbia release. Since TCM has a deal with Sony to broadcast Columbia pictures, I am surprised they haven't aired it.

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