Discussion in 'Books and Films' started by spidge, Sep 10, 2007.
Mine has to be Anzio.
Anything that may in future have Tom Cruise attached comes to mind.
I think it has to be U571
Of what I've seen, Enemy at the Gates.
More so due to the inaccuracies, or did you feel the storyline and the acting was hopeless as well?
This has to be the worst film of any type on WW2. 'Force 10 from Navarone'. I thought 'The guns of Navarone' was bad enough but this one is truely awful.
Oi! I like Navarone! Total codswallop and a happy brain in neutral film.
Worst film is the one I had to endure ten minutes of today - Bedknobs and Broomsticks. Dear god in heaven.
There was a film shown on TV about twenty-five years ago which I never seen repeated since, called something like The Phoenix and the Flame.
It was about the German invasion of Poland, from the point of view of a Polish family. Cardboard, stereotyped characters, cliched dialogue and action, tanks very clearly made of plywood. At the end, there is a depiction of Polish Cavalry on horseback charging German tanks (a myth that never happened), and it ends in a freeze-frame with them all getting mown down (copied from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid).
The only bit that I still cherish is the dialogue just before the final charge, when the Polish General is saying to his junior officers that they have been ordered to charge at the tanks, and a young subaltern says:
"But that's impossible!"
The General replies:
"All my life I've been obeying impossible orders!"
I have sometimes quoted that at my NHS colleagues, when faced with impossible demands.
I hate Tom Cruise, I won't watch anything with him in.
The only film I thought he was good in was Rain Man with Dustin Hoffman!
Has he been in any film where he gets blown up and horribly mutilated just before death? That would be a good film!
There is The Last Samurai, in which he gets shot numerous times by a Gatling gun. Of course he lives kitty.......:becky:
I cant stand Tom Cruise either. :frusty:
What happens at the end of Collateral?
Tell me dies a horrible and painful death. :>
Did anyone watch Von Ryan's Express? With Frank Sinatra.
I tape it, I am a big Sinatra fan.........
Von Ryans Express is a good one. There are the type of films that you can critisize for
historical inaccuracies, but there are also films that you really must enjoy for what they
are. Ex. Von Ryans Express, The Great Escape, Where Eagles Dare, The Dirty
Dozen...ect. They are for sheer enjoyment.
Like, quit it with those negative waves dude!
Cam i add a preemptive strike against Valkyrie? Saw a trailer for it today and i already hate it.
I have nearly worn my copy out.
Sort of movie you can watch time and time again.
'Das Boot' and of course 'The Sands of Iwo Jima' are my fave's along with 'The Sea Shall Not Have Them' and 'The Cruel Sea'. Also love the series 'Band Of Brothers'. Fave's outside WW2 include Zulu, which my ex-brother-in-law did the music for. Also The Sharp series.
Sean Bean in a green jacket Uniform
At a push I could lose the jacket!!!!
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