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    Itulian has already mentioned Peckinpah's A cross of iron, which I second as one of the best, and one of the most unforgiving, war flicks I've seen... adding

    Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger ~ A Canterbury Tale / A matter of life and death.

    I plug these guys movies often enough, I'm fascinated with their combination of odd somewhat surreal aspects combined with their ardent English nationalism, which comes across as much an ode to the land and landscape as much as it us about the people.
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    I don't know that I have any movies in mind that haven't been mentioned, but a Documentary Series...The World At War...is one of my favorite things to watch.

    For anyone who hasn't seen it it's definitely worth checking out. It's a 26 Episode Series that was broadcast between 1973-1974 and narrated by Laurence Olivier. Amazing Interviews from people who were actually there and worked for Hitler like Karl Donitz and Albert Speer to Hollywood icon James "Jimmy" Stewart who was a combat Pilot, combined with real footage for me it's one of the best documentaries every made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by realdealblues View Post
    I don't know that I have any movies in mind that haven't been mentioned, but a Documentary Series...The World At War...is one of my favorite things to watch.

    For anyone who hasn't seen it it's definitely worth checking out. It's a 26 Episode Series that was broadcast between 1973-1974 and narrated by Laurence Olivier. Amazing Interviews from people who were actually there and worked for Hitler like Karl Donitz and Albert Speer to Hollywood icon James "Jimmy" Stewart who was a combat Pilot, combined with real footage for me it's one of the best documentaries every made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by realdealblues View Post
    I don't know that I have any movies in mind that haven't been mentioned, but a Documentary Series...The World At War...is one of my favorite things to watch.

    For anyone who hasn't seen it it's definitely worth checking out. It's a 26 Episode Series that was broadcast between 1973-1974 and narrated by Laurence Olivier. Amazing Interviews from people who were actually there and worked for Hitler like Karl Donitz and Albert Speer to Hollywood icon James "Jimmy" Stewart who was a combat Pilot, combined with real footage for me it's one of the best documentaries every made.
    The best!!!!..................
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Bridge at Ramagan . George Segal
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    Bridge at Ramagan . George Segal
    It was great and a true story,but I think the acting honours go to Robert Vaughn.
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    The Battle of Britain.

    It had a not bad music score too.

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    Battle of the Bulge, 1965
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    Quote Originally Posted by realdealblues View Post
    I don't know that I have any movies in mind that haven't been mentioned, but a Documentary Series...The World At War...is one of my favorite things to watch.

    For anyone who hasn't seen it it's definitely worth checking out. It's a 26 Episode Series that was broadcast between 1973-1974 and narrated by Laurence Olivier. Amazing Interviews from people who were actually there and worked for Hitler like Karl Donitz and Albert Speer to Hollywood icon James "Jimmy" Stewart who was a combat Pilot, combined with real footage for me it's one of the best documentaries every made.
    I've just got the "ultimate restored edition" of this on DVD.

    I remember it from my childhood and that haunting theme music.

    I've no idea if it won any awards but it should have if it didn't.

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    just remembered...Conspiracy

    A near real-time recreation of the Wannsee conference. Kenneth Branagh as Heydrich. Stanley Tucci as Eichamann.


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    I like Enemy at the Gates mostly for the fact that it conveys convincingly the misery of Stalingrad even though most of the action is centred around the private cat-and-mouse duel between two crack marksmen. It's a pity a movie like that took so long to come about but I suppose during the Cold War era it wasn't the done thing for Hollywood to consider making a high profile film of the conflict from an exclusively Soviet perspective.
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    Before 'The World at War', there was a rather creaky BBC TV series about Churchill called 'The Valiant Years' that featured old newsreels, which we watched regularly.
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    Saving Private Ryan
    awesome battle scenes.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    Saving Private Ryan
    awesome battle scenes.
    This in some ways reminded me of "Band of brothers" which is also commendable imo.

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    In memory of director Alain Resnais, who died yesterday:

    another vote for Hiroshima, Mon Amour

    and Night And Fog

    Last edited by SimonNZ; Mar-03-2014 at 01:10.

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