War Movies

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  1. Sundayjack

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    Definitely going to watch this. The Scandinavian angle on WWII is kind of a refreshing change from the standard Allies vs. Axis storyline.

    Adding - The 12th Man. True story of the only surviving member of a commando group who makes a grueling, months-long escape from Norway to Sweden while being hunted by Nazis.
     
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    Anyone ever seen '71? Not technically a war movie as its a dramatization about a British deployment into Northern Ireland during the troubles, but it was pretty harrowing.

     
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    Have you seen The 633 Squadron? A Scandinavian angle here also, about a squadron of British bombers assigned to take out Nazi heavy water installations in Norway. It was made in the 60's starring Cliff Robertson.

    Also Heroes of Telemark circa 1964. About partisans trying to disrupt Nazi heavy water production in Norway. Haven't seen this one for ages, so I don't remember if it's good or not but stars Kirk Douglas, so it's probably good.

    Here we go again. I came across a movie while channel surfing call Sisu. Takes place in Finland or somewhere up there in Scandinavia. I'm not sure of the plot because I didn't see the whole movie but it's about (as best I can make out) a lone Rambo type prospector in possession of some gold being relentlessly pursued by a Nazi patrol.
     
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    Yeah, I liked it a lot
     
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    All good choices. There is another movie that is almost a prequel of "The Bridges at Toko Ri" called "Men of the Fighting Lady." It's almost the same movie except the writer James A. Michener casts himself in the film. He's aboard the ship to learn about it's operation and the men who fly.
     
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    Another war movie I saw within the last 2 years that I highly recommend is Anthropoid (2016). I think it's a British film, and it's about the plot to assassinate Nazi Gen. Reinhard Heydrich in Czechoslovakia during WWII. Stars Cillian Murphy from Oppenheimer. It's about a band of operatives determined to carry out their mission even though they know their chances of survival are almost non-existent.
     
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    I ate dinner when pearl harbour happened
    Or something similar
     
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    6 o'clock in Berlin. They were having lunch in Cleveland.

     
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    Excellent movie. Plus, some of the finest applications of “cunt” in a script since Deadwood.
     
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    Who knew there was more than pron on you tube
     
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    RIP Donald Sutherland.
     
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    The Dirty Dozen
     
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    I had no idea there was porn on there, lots of good war movies.

    Another good one: The Founding of a Republic.
    It's CCP propoganda but still pretty good. I learned a lot about Mao, Chang Kaishek and the Chinese Civil War
     
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    and M*A*S*H, and Kelly's Heroes, and Start the Revolution Without Me, and The Eagle Has Landed, and Eye of the Needle. (I assume we're talking about Donald Sutherland war movies?)
     
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    A docuseries. Ken Burns, 'The War'.

    'The Killing Fields', what a movie. I have mentioned this film in the past. I had trouble sleeping when I saw it after it first came out. Best seen in a theatre, I think it was remastered on the 30 year anniversary of its release. The Cambodian girl that was conditioned and brainwashed to commit atrocies was terrifying. Her humanity was just gone.

    So here's some backstory that I posted about this movie ages ago. In particular, the "actor" who had never acted in his life (Dr. Haing S.Ngor) who played Dith Pran and won an Academy Award for his role.

    In real life, Dr. Ngor was in a Cambodian concentration camp. His medical knowledge kept him alive on many occasions, but he had to play dumb and watch his wife die in childbirth. Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge were rounding up and executing suspected "intellectuals". After the fall of the Khmer Rouge, he emigrated to the U.S. and received asylum.

    How and why Dr. Ngor was murdered in Los Angeles years after emigrating is so infuriating there are no words. He was shot and killed by an Asian gang with suspected ties to . . . the Khmer Rouge. You can't make it up. He handed over his Rolex, but when the shooters demanded a locket with a picture of his dead wife in it, he refused so they murdered him like a dog.

    Life imitates art, huh.
     
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    That’s on my watch list. It’s on one of the streaming services can’t remember which
     

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