What is the last WW2 Film or Series you saw?

Discussion in 'Books, Films, TV, Radio' started by Ivan1, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. Susan A

    Susan A Member

    A Bridge Too Far. I’d never seen it before and I ended up watching it a couple of times to figure out who was who. I enjoyed Edward Fox’s portrayal of Lt. Gen. Horrocks.
     
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  2. KevinC

    KevinC Slightly wierd

    Watched Hurricane this afternoon. Load of crap.
     
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  3. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    First I heard of that one but I'll take your review to heart. Shame too as I like looking at Hurricanes more than Spits for some odd reason.
     
  4. KevinC

    KevinC Slightly wierd

    The dog fights in Star Wars were more realistic
     
  5. A-58

    A-58 Not so senior Member

    That's pretty bad.

    I'm looking for a DVD of 633 Squadron. Haven't seen it probably in 40+years. Time to see if it really sucks like other movies I thought were cool as a kid but really suck when reviewed as an adult. Like Rat Patrol. Saw it on late night TV awhile back while flipping channels. My heart began pounding like the first time I walked into a titty bar and got my first lap dance. By the end of the show I was devastated beyond hope. Felt like my favorite hunting dog just died. I'm talking about the Rat Patrol episode I just watched, not the titty bar and lap dance.
     
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  6. Wobbler

    Wobbler Well-Known Member

    Couldn’t agree more. The attitude of the WAAFs to senior officers was just ridiculous and none of them looked or spoke remotely like they were living in 1940.
     
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  7. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    I watched Kelly's Heroes recently, on a DVD from a store going out of business.
     
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  8. Wobbler

    Wobbler Well-Known Member

    Ironically, apparently the Editor for this film, Sean Barton, was also the editor on Return of the Jedi (according to the trivia on IMDb).
     
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  9. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    633 Squadron is every bit as bad as Rat Patrol, maybe worse.
     
  10. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    Yikes. I remember Cliff Roberston in a Mosquito and that I liked it but that is all. Sounds like I should let sleeping dogs lie, eh?
     
  11. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    633 Squadron was the first film my dad took me to see when I was a teenager-strange choice I must admit.
    I've watched it dozens of times since and I always think of my dad, even though it's not a brilliant film.

    Lesley
     
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  12. A-58

    A-58 Not so senior Member

    I just like the end of 633 Squadron. Not when the credits roll but the mission when they attack that big rock in the fjord.
     
  13. Wobbler

    Wobbler Well-Known Member

    Good film or not, I just cannot resist it as I believe the Mosquito was the most beautiful aircraft ever built. Plus the music’s not bad lol (unlike the special effects, although I probably thought they were wonderful watching it as a kid back in the day).

    Same reasons I still tune into Mosquito Squadron whenever they show it. Now, that is a truly awful film.
     
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  14. Wobbler

    Wobbler Well-Known Member

    I’ve just watched To End All Wars.

    Despite a few niggles, for example Yanker talking about kamikazes in 1942, a British Sergeant Major referring to his officer as Loo-tenant and the POWs looking far too few and far too healthy (but how can film makers ever address the latter?), I thought it was a very good film with solid performances throughout. Recommended.
     
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  15. A-58

    A-58 Not so senior Member

    I'm sure CGI will have to be employed somehow to show skinny people in future movies, or figure a way to use imagery from older flix in new productions.
     
  16. Wobbler

    Wobbler Well-Known Member

    CGI probably the best way to go, yep.

    To continue my afternoon I have just started We Were Soldiers. Not WW2, I know, although the superb Sergeant Major Plumley is mentioned as having jumped at Sicily, Salerno, Normandy and Holland...as tenuous links go to remain on topic, it’s right up there.
     
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  17. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    There is a movie scene that I remember with two guys getting ready to go on a routine night mission in a Mosquito. Single plane, I think. I think maybe anti-sub patrol. It's the only scene I recall at the moment but they acted like they were just clocking in for a routine night shift at a store or factory. Clearly recall the door in the lower right nose and how cool it seemed and the two of them climbing up from below inside the cockpit. Sound familiar to anyone?
     
  18. Wobbler

    Wobbler Well-Known Member

    Can’t place it, sorry to say Dave.
     
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  19. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    "Mosquito Squadron" maybe Dave, late sixties, with Ilya from "The Man From Uncle".

    Kind regards, always,

    Jim.
     
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  20. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

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