What is the last WW2 Film or Series you saw?

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

  1. Wobbler

    Wobbler Well-Known Member

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, great little channel, Talking Pictures.

    I shall give that a look, don’t remember seeing it before.
     
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  2. Markyboy

    Markyboy Member

    1917 which is now on Amazon Prime. Really enjoyed this, beautifully shot with very long continuous takes. Sets must have been huge! The story is about as simple as can be and seems to just be a vessel to show off the sets, but that’s great as it works. I’d lost faith in new war epics after the god awful mess that was Dunkirk, but I’m a happy bunny again!
     
  3. slick

    slick Junior Member

    I must`ve seen "Is Paris Burning" 3 or 4 times but its the first time I`ve managed to watch it all the way through, a long film but it passed fairly quickly. I`d forgotten how many "stars" were in it, although casting Kirk Douglas as Patton was a bit odd :)
     
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  4. brithm

    brithm Senior Member

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  5. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    Does anyone know if this guy ever completed his documentary? I can only find this short clip.
    Looks like very nice work, except that the trucks and uniforms are too clean.

     
  6. slick

    slick Junior Member

    Haven`t a clue on that one, but his webpage is here.... Frank Glencairn
     
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  7. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    Thanks.

    He's got another trailer on that page dated Oct 2019. Probably not going to happen but the trailer has some nice work in it too.

     
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  8. brithm

    brithm Senior Member

    Americas Rifle - The M1 Garand

     
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  9. A-58

    A-58 Not so senior Member

    I watched The Great Escape again the other night on Netflix. Haven’t seen it in about 10 years or so and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed it again.
     
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  10. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Just watched 633 Squadron on BBC2 this evening. Must have watched it over a hundred times:).

    'You can't kill a squadron':D.


    Lesley
     
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  11. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    I haven't seen it yet, but apparently Netflix has a new animated miniseries based on Alex Kershaw's book The Liberator.

     
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  12. A-58

    A-58 Not so senior Member

    I just have to get my hands on that flick again. It’s been probably 40 years since I last saw it. Time for a recap and a lot of popcorn.
     
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  13. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    "Your arms ...... UP!"
     
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  14. brithm

    brithm Senior Member

  15. A-58

    A-58 Not so senior Member

    Sort of like this?



    Sorry, I just had too....
     
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  16. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    Have just finished watching it and it was ok, but it was good to know that it was based on true events and to know about the story of Captain Felix Sparks and the 157th Infantry Battalion of as Wiki says "an integrated group of white cowboys, Mexican Americans and Native soldiers drawn from across the west."

    Mike.
     
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  17. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

  18. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    Poor episode. The German infantry came off as completely incompetent. Not typical for the series but it does have a nice shot of a Gewehr 43 at 22:40

     
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  19. A-58

    A-58 Not so senior Member

    I watched The Americanization of Emily on Netflix the other night. Can't say that I thoroughly enjoyed it that much. After viewing it I read that it was considered controversial when it came out (1964), portraying an alternative look at the way veterans, family of those KIA and decorated heroes were looked at by the James Garner character. Not to create too many spoilers, but I thought that Garner's character was for the lack of a better term, a dick. Also further reading indicated that the movie differed greatly from the book. Both James Garner and Julie Andrews said that it was their favorite movie to act in.

    The Americanization of Emily (1964) - IMDb
     
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  20. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    I'm going to disagree with you on that one, old boy. One of my favorites.

    Clint Eastwood said he was in Spain filming one of his Sergio Leone westerns when it came out. He went to see it in a local theater and when Garner gave his speech to Julie Andrews all the Americans in the theater stood up and started cheering.

    Spoiler warning. Here is the scene. Not really a spoiler though since it doesn't really have anything to do with the rest of the plot. Two of the best in the business.

     

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