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On 9/13/2021 at 10:32 AM, Vince1159 said:

 

 

I've always been a bit conflicted about 'The Trench', it's not a bad film, although there were bits than annoyed me, the artillery didn't seem to have much of a presence considering the bombardment could be heard on the English coast, and the unit depicted did seem very diverse, with soldiers from every part of the UK.  Still, it's better than '1917'!

 

Anyway, here's a clip from another war film

 

 

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That's the problem these days when it comes to war films there's no real accuracy,unlike your clip and Waterloo/Tora Tora Tora/Midway and other 60's/70's blockbusters,then again who could afford thousands of extras,just imagine how much it would be to recreate the battle from Waterloo...I have to admit though i didn't mind 1917 all in all it was entertaining...Another 50's classic...

 

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The trouble with '1917' is that, whilst entertaining, there were too many 'What the f....' moments in it.  I mean, the two main characters, after creeping across no-man's land, through the enemy trench system, dugout, gun line find themselves at a farm.  Shortly after, a lorry full of British soldiers turns up at the same farm.  Where did they come from?  The raging torrent of a river that the character jumped into - why, there isn't a river like that in that part of France.  I could go on, but won't, don't want BM'ers rolling their eyes at this post.  

 

I think I should have posted this in the Grump section!

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1 hour ago, 593jones said:

The trouble with '1917' is that, whilst entertaining, there were too many 'What the f....' moments in it.  I mean, the two main characters, after creeping across no-man's land, through the enemy trench system, dugout, gun line find themselves at a farm.  Shortly after, a lorry full of British soldiers turns up at the same farm.  Where did they come from?  The raging torrent of a river that the character jumped into - why, there isn't a river like that in that part of France.  I could go on, but won't, don't want BM'ers rolling their eyes at this post.  

 

I think I should have posted this in the Grump section!

I know what you mean it's not as though it would be difficult to do a bit of research to get major things like rivers right before they start filming...

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6 hours ago, Vince1159 said:

 

 

I've always thought that James Coburn's character was rather taking a risk, reading a copy of 'Liberation' at the cafe when a group of German officers turns up!

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On 22/09/2021 at 11:29, Vince1159 said:

Operation Daybreak,a fantastic film which isn't shown as much as it should be...

 

And the late Anton Diffring just owned the role of Heydrich. A  fine actor who was somewhat underrated in my opinion. Definitely a face that launched 1000 Nazis though!!

It was a good film but,  even better versions of the same story were "Anthropoid" and, "The Man With the Iron Heart", the latter with Reinhard Heydrich as the leading character.

 

John

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7 minutes ago, Beermonster1958 said:

"The Man With the Iron Heart", the latter with Reinhard Heydrich as the leading character.

I'll have to keep an eye out for that one,thanks....

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This is worth a watch. Its also known under an alternative title: "Invincible".

Some of the subtitling is a hoot but, it's a pretty decent, watchable film. Great action sequences and, based on an (allegedly) , true event.

 

John

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