Post by sirmagnusfrydsen on Sept 22, 2017 22:09:36 GMT
World War 2 (No particular order):
1. Saving Private Ryan 2. A Dirty Dozen 3. Midway 4. Pursuit of the Graf Spee 5. The Big Red One 6. Band of Brothers (tv show) 7. Enemy at the Gates (Our boys are SHITTING their PANTS!) 8. The Incredible Mr. Limpet 9. Inglorious Bastards 10. Black Sheep (TV show) 11. Empire of the Sun 12. Memphis Belle 13. Battle of the Bulge (not my stomach) 14. Fatherland 15. Iron Sky 16. Kung Fury
1. Joyeux Noël - Oh man, I remember everyone in class being moved by this movie. 2. Dunkirk - Okay movie, a lot of friends ask me how it is and what historically happened 3. Band of Brothers - (TV Show) the most accurate WW2 series ever 4. Saving Private Ryan - That beach scene 5. The Assembly - Pretty decent Chinese war movie. It is about an officer looking back at his unit (sole survivor) he fought with in the Civil War and Korean War. 6. Red Cliff Part 1 & 2 - Watched this in our Historical Hollywood Movie Club in high school. We all loved it and people would ask me if they were speaking Cantonese correctly. Debateable if the battle actually happened as it is now considered a fairly tale 7. Memphis Belle - Tomato Soup scene was pretty funny 8. Northern Limit Line - The Korean version Band of Brothers I would say. (Netflix) 9. The Siege of Jadotville - Saw this in my Netflix feed and watched it one evening. Smooth timeline and good amount of character development and action scenes.
Erwin Rommel - "Give me American supply lines, British planes, German officers and Canadian troops, and I can take over the world".
This documentary is called 'Convoy to Remembrance' that was released today. It is the Ontario regiment Museum's tribure to those who fought for Canada's freedom. Watch it all regardless of where you call home and if it doesn't move you, nothing will.
....and when you go home tell them of us, and we say, for your tommorrow we gave our today.
If any of you folk want to know what it's like to be a Canadian, watch that video. It's the most Canadian thing I've seen in a long time.
Oshawa is a city of about 160 000 people, about 45 minutes east of Toronto. The kids in the blue uniforms are Royal Canadian Air Cadets, who have a special tradition the night before Remembrance Day (Nov 11) where they spend the night guarding all the cenotaphs across the country. Not bad for teens.
Anyway, if you give it a watch and have any questions, I'll be happy to answer
To you from failing hands we throw the torch be yours to hold it high. -In Flanders Fields. John McCrea
Apocalypse Now (the original and not so much the Redux movie)
The Deer Hunter
These were two movies I saw in High School that stuck with me
Without a doubt they stuck with you! How did you get in to see these movies as a teenager?
The Deer Hunter is one, incredible piece of art. You can't watch that film and not be affected by it. Once you see it, you can't forget it. Apocalypse Now is second for me as one that explores the dark side of war. However, I have never seen a more intense 30 minutes of film that recreates the horror of war than the beginning of Saving Private Ryan. Spielberg is a grand master.
One, excellent, movie of a different era is "Battleground". It was made in 1949 about the 101st Airborne at Bastogne.