What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?

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Re: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?

Postby RF » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:41 am

Yes, but let them be accurate depictions, not something living in fantasy.
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Re: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?

Postby jsk1969 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:47 am

Battle of the Bulge
Mid-way [ with realistic CGI battle`s!]
Tora!Tora!Tora!
the Dirty Dozen [Who would you cast?]
a Film about Okinawa
a Film about Wake Island [Incredible story !]
Battle of Britain
Where Eagle`s Dare
the Great Escape
Bridge at Remagen
the True story of the Bridge on River Kwai
a film about the Bataan Death March
PT-109
Sgt. York
All`s Quiet on the Western Front
any true battle`s of WW1
a film about the Tet Offensive

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Re: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?

Postby dunmunro » Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:11 am

a film about the Tet Offensive


"Full Metal Jacket"

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Re: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?

Postby 19kilo » Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:30 am

Would LOVE for Clint Eastwood to do "Tora Tora Tora" in 2 parts. From each sides point of view. Or "Midway".

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Re: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?

Postby jsk1969 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:40 pm

dunmunro wrote:
a film about the Tet Offensive


"Full Metal Jacket"

I mean the true story or something close to it, I had 2 brothers there and that`s not it. One of my all-time fav`s though, R.Lee Ermey should have got an Osacar nod.

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Re: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?

Postby jsk1969 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:44 pm

19kilo wrote:Would LOVE for Clint Eastwood to do "Tora Tora Tora" in 2 parts. From each sides point of view. Or "Midway".

I alway`s thought Eastwood could play a great General Patton, but he`s too old now I think. Plus George C. Scott pretty much nailed that role.

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Re: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?

Postby RF » Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:22 am

jsk1969 wrote:
I alway`s thought Eastwood could play a great General Patton, but he`s too old now I think. Plus George C. Scott pretty much nailed that role.


I can't really imagine Patton saying ''Go on make my day'' can you?

Does Eastwood have the right personality to play Old Blood and Guts?
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Re: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?

Postby Gary » Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:32 pm

Clint Eastwood was best as a maverick 1970's San Francisco detective (Dirty Harry) for me anyway
I couldnt imagine him playing Patton - He's too old now.

Perhaps a movie about HK Atlantis would be good but christ knows what Hollywood would put in it to "spice" it up? :stubborn:
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Re: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?

Postby RF » Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:07 pm

Holleywood would be more likely to go for the Stephen Hopkins taking on Stier....... with the obvious heroic role against the ''useless Germams.''
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Re: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?

Postby Bgile » Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:36 pm

RF wrote:Holleywood would be more likely to go for the Stephen Hopkins taking on Stier....... with the obvious heroic role against the ''useless Germams.''


I take it you didn't approve of "Band of Brothers" or "Pacific".

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Re: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?

Postby RF » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:52 am

Actually I do approve of ''Band of Brothers'' while 'Pacific'' I haven't seen so I won't comment on it. I also approve of ''Saving Private Ryan.''

What I don't approve of are films made in the US where German seamen are portrayed as nazi lunatics who commit war crimes such as machine gunning lifeboats and survivors in the water just to spice the film up into some armageddon of good versus evil. Particulary where the film claims to be based on true events (where no war crimes were commited).
There was only one proven case of a U-boat deliberately murdering survivors with machine gun fire. That was the Peleus case, where the U-boat commander and the gunner were tried and convicted of war crimes.
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Re: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?

Postby frontkampfer » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:31 pm

What I don't approve of are films made in the US where German seamen are portrayed as nazi lunatics who commit war crimes such as machine gunning lifeboats and survivors in the water just to spice the film up into some armageddon of good versus evil.


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Could not agree with you more! I sojmetimes think if it weren't for nazi's Hoollywood would not have any villians in there movies (unless its the US _____ - fill in the blank).
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Re: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?

Postby Gary » Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:16 pm

Now I've had time to think, perhaps the story of SMS Wolf could be made into a film.
There were one or two little escapades involving a lady aboard (she was taken prisoner after her ship was sunk) which should be juicy enough for hollywood to make them even juicer :wink: :wink: :wink: in true movie fashion
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Re: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?

Postby Bgile » Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:33 pm

I just saw Pacific because it just appeared on DVD here in the states. It's somewhat similar and it is also based on a book:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/With_the_Old_Breed

The book does a better job of detailing what they went through and doesn't have the romantic interludes the movie has. I don't think very many people would want to watch the movie if it went right down the line following the book. It was just too horrible. All in all though, it's worth seeing.

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Re: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?

Postby Gary » Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:43 pm

Perhaps Hollywood could sell a film about Admiral Von Spee and his armoured cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau
The movie could start with the bombardment of Papeete then the battle of Coronel culminating in the British finally getting revenge at the Falklands?
The film would need to be like Saving private Ryan - by that I mean 100% realistic in showing the true horror of war as thats the best way to sell such a movie to the general public!
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