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War Movies Challenge - Official; March 2019

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Post by sol » March 23rd, 2019, 2:20 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
March 22nd, 2019, 5:13 pm
sol wrote:
March 22nd, 2019, 10:06 am
Oscar Predictions
So, who else will round up the wartime Oscar nominees this month? Traveller has steamed past albajos and jeroeno as a clear favourite for third place, and then there is maxwelldeux, who could even come as high as fourth and knock either albajos or jeroeno out of the top 5. And I would almost bet on that happening too, what with max trying to attain at least 18 points more than yours truly this month in order to overtake me for third place on the 2019 Challenge Leaderbord.
I feel like I'm being called out here... I was really just aiming for 36 to get an Obsessed Much award, but now I feel like I have to go for a Top 5 finish. But I am close... :shrug:
Sorry, please ignore me. :$ No pressure. I was just trying to make the race for the top 5 here sound much more exciting than it actually is. :ermm:

That said, I have been eyeing the points difference between us since you are beating me in every single Challenge this month. I don't know if you will achieve the points necessary to displace me for third on the Official Leaderboard, but you're definitely going to narrow the gap. :pinch: I'm not worried about you overtaking me this month though since I have two weeks of holidays in April to help me catch up. :D
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Post by sol » March 23rd, 2019, 2:27 am

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March 22nd, 2019, 10:59 pm
91. Videogramme einer Revolution (1992) [DtC-nom]
92. In jenen Tagen (1947) [DtC-nom]

Pretty pointless to include that they are DtC movies when I’m the only one who play, but since that’s the only challenge I’m going to win this month why not do it in style? :D
I wouldn't rule out your chances of winning the Challenge just yet - unless you plan to stop watching war movies altogether in these final 8 days. As I mentioned upthread, you have been ahead of PUNQ every single time that I have updated the leaderboard after all.

But yeah, the Bonus Challenge really hasn't taken off this month. I suspect that it would have done better without an Official DTC Nominees Challenge next month and I guess I can't blame folks for saving their relevant war viewings until then.

Oh, and speaking of winning, I think I ought to design you your own special award since you're only the person this month who has bothered to check out both of the films that I posted screencaps for in the OP. :thumbsup:
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Post by maxwelldeux » March 23rd, 2019, 5:11 am

sol wrote:
March 23rd, 2019, 2:20 am
maxwelldeux wrote:
March 22nd, 2019, 5:13 pm
sol wrote:
March 22nd, 2019, 10:06 am
Oscar Predictions
So, who else will round up the wartime Oscar nominees this month? Traveller has steamed past albajos and jeroeno as a clear favourite for third place, and then there is maxwelldeux, who could even come as high as fourth and knock either albajos or jeroeno out of the top 5. And I would almost bet on that happening too, what with max trying to attain at least 18 points more than yours truly this month in order to overtake me for third place on the 2019 Challenge Leaderbord.
I feel like I'm being called out here... I was really just aiming for 36 to get an Obsessed Much award, but now I feel like I have to go for a Top 5 finish. But I am close... :shrug:
Sorry, please ignore me. :$ No pressure. I was just trying to make the race for the top 5 here sound much more exciting than it actually is. :ermm:

That said, I have been eyeing the points difference between us since you are beating me in every single Challenge this month. I don't know if you will achieve the points necessary to displace me for third on the Official Leaderboard, but you're definitely going to narrow the gap. :pinch: I'm not worried about you overtaking me this month though since I have two weeks of holidays in April to help me catch up. :D
My bad - I meant that to sound a lot more pensive than it did (my excuse is typing pre-coffee). I might actually do it - this is the challenge that allows me to work most broadly across my personal "film from each list" challenge I'm doing, so aiming for a Top 5 isn't a bad idea...

Also, on the DtC Nom bonus challenge - can I retroactively join? I've been largely focusing elsewhere, but just noticed one of my watches (Ballad of a Soldier) was auto-nominated. Can I include that here (with the promise I'll have some more watches for the bonus challenge moving forward)?

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Post by sol » March 23rd, 2019, 5:49 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
March 23rd, 2019, 5:11 am
Also, on the DtC Nom bonus challenge - can I retroactively join? I've been largely focusing elsewhere, but just noticed one of my watches (Ballad of a Soldier) was auto-nominated. Can I include that here (with the promise I'll have some more watches for the bonus challenge moving forward)?
Yes, you can join retroactively as long as you make it clear to me how many DtC titles you have seen. Same goes for everyone else. Maybe post something along the lines of "DTC Nominees Seen: XX" at the bottom of your next update and I should remember to include it. Actually maybe post that in bold and/or colour just to make sure that I don't skip it while skimming through the thread before the next update of the OP.
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Post by jeroeno » March 23rd, 2019, 7:22 am

36. Zhan lang II (2017)

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Post by maxwelldeux » March 23rd, 2019, 7:41 am

Who chose not to make love?Show
"1. Fear and Desire (1953)
2. The Shop on Main Street (1965)
3. The Hurt Locker (2008)
4. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
5. The Pentagon Wars (1998)
6. From Here to Eternity (1953)
7. Last Days in Vietnam (2014)
8. Team America: World Police (2004)
9. The Big Parade (1925)
10. Apocalypse Now (1979)"
"11. After Fire (2016)
12. A Time for Drunken Horses (2000)
13. Le Grand Homme (2014)
14. The Vietnam War: Riding the Tiger (2017)
15. The Vietnam War: The River Styx (2017)
16. The Vietnam War: Resolve (2017)
17. Dunkirk (2017)
18. Kanal (1957)
19. Rambo III (1988)
20. National Bird (2016)"
"21. Iron Eagle (1986)
22. Navy Seals (1990)
23. Iron Eagle II (1988)
24. Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975)
25. The Battle of Pussy Willow Creek (2010)
26. The Vietnam War: This is What We Do (2017)
27. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
28. Code Unknown (2000)
29. Ballad of a Soldier (1959)
30. The Vietnam War: Things Fall Apart (2017)"
31. The Vietnam War: The Veneer of Civilization (2017)
32. Hot Shots! (1991)
29. Ballad of a Soldier (1959) [DTC Nominee]
Only re-mentioning for the bonus challenge...

33. Chimes at Midnight (1965)
There were some nice visuals, but everything else about this annoyed the crap out of me. I'm not a Shakespeare fan, but a rewrite in the same language style did not work for me.

34. Grand Illusion (1937)
This was good. Not going to lie. I need to rewatch this in the not-too-distant future, but I quite enjoyed it.

35. Downfall (2004)
This did everything well except draw me in - it's hard to relate to nazis in a non-hating manner, and this was just too jarring for me to dig into the characters. I liked the interview with the main person at the beginning/end, but felt her story was lost throughout the film.

DTC Nominees Seen: 1

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Post by blocho » March 23rd, 2019, 3:27 pm

17. Le Vieux Fusil (WWII)

18. Pork Chop Hill (Korean War)

Pork Chop Hill is competently done in terms of how it shows the fighting, but it's philosophically incoherent. Peck's postscript narration about the "freedom of millions" is insane coming after the story told in the movie. A weird, off-kilter movie.

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Post by Traveller » March 23rd, 2019, 5:27 pm

53. Gallipoli (1981) - 5/10
54. Salvador (1986) - 5/10
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Post by 72allinncallme » March 23rd, 2019, 9:15 pm

sol wrote: I wouldn't rule out your chances of winning the Challenge just yet - unless you plan to stop watching war movies altogether in these final 8 days. As I mentioned upthread, you have been ahead of PUNQ every single time that I have updated the leaderboard after all.
Well, me spending the entire Saturday watching floorball probably wont help.
Oh, and speaking of winning, I think I ought to design you your own special award since you're only the person this month who has bothered to check out both of the films that I posted screencaps for in the OP. :thumbsup:
Nah, no need for that. Just watch 1-12 of my noms in return :lol:

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Post by Simba63 » March 24th, 2019, 12:49 am

30. Sergeant York (1941) - 8/10

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29. Tarass Boulba (Taras Bulba, Alexis Granowsky, 1936) 8/10
30. La fête espagnole (No Time for Ecstasy, Jean-Jacques Vierne, 1961) 8.5/10
31. Mourir à Madrid (To Die in Madrid, Frédéric Rossif, 1963) 9/10
32. La mer à l'aube/Das Meer am Morgen (Calm at Sea, Volker Schlöndorff, 2011) 7.5/10

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1. La défense du drapeau (Alexandre Promio, 1897) 6/10 (1 min), Les enfants de France et de la guerre (Children of France During the War, Henri Desfontaines, 1918) 8/10 (33 min), Le discours d'acceptation glorieux de Nicolas Chauvin (The Glorious Acceptance of Nicolas Chauvin, Benjamin Crotty, 2018) 8.5/10 (26 min) (Total: 60 min)
2. Je t'attendrai (Three Hours, Léonide Moguy, 1939) 9/10
3. Patrouille sans espoir/Patrouille de choc (Shock Patrol, Claude Bernard-Aubert, 1957) 9/10
4. L'ironie du sort (The Irony of Chance, Édouard Molinaro, 1974) 9/10
5. Charlie Bravo (Claude Bernard-Aubert, 1980) 8/10
6. Liberté, la nuit (Liberty at Night, Philippe Garrel, 1984) 9/10
7. Gibraltar (It Happened in Gibraltar, Fyodor Otsep, 1938) 8/10
8. La verte moisson (Green Harvest, François Villiers, 1959) 8.5/10
9. Martin Soldat (Soldier Martin, Michel Deville, 1966) 9/10
10. Le soldat Laforêt (Laforet the Soldier, Guy Cavagnac, 1972) 9/10
11. Port-Arthur (I Give My Life, Nicolas Farkas, 1936) 7.5/10
12. Le mensonge de Nina Petrovna (The Lie of Nina Petrovna, Viktor Tourjansky, 1937) 10/10 (l)
13. Le repas des fauves (Champagne for Savages, Christian-Jaque, 1964) 8.5/10
14. Les fêtes galantes (The Lace Wars, René Clair, 1965) 7.5/10
15. 1 homme de trop (Shock Troops, Costa-Gavras, 1967) 7.5/10
16. Les camisards (The French Calvinists, René Allio, 1972) 9.5/10
17. Jericho (Henri Calef, 1946) 10/10 (l)
18. Les évadés (The Fugitives, Jean-Paul Le Chanois,1955) 7.5/10
19. Moranbong, une aventure coréenne (Moranbong, a Korean Adventure, Claude-Jean Bonnardot, 1960) 9/10
20. Tu ne tueras point (Thou Shalt Not Kill, Claude Autant-Lara, 1961) 9/10
21. Un acte d'amour/Act of Love (Anatole Litvak, 1953) 7.5/10
22. L'horizon (Horizon, Jacques Rouffio, 1967) 9/10
23. Amour et Sexe sous l'Occupation (Love and Sex under Nazi Occupation, Isabelle Clarke, 2011) 7.5/10
24. Frantz (François Ozon, 2016) 8/10
25. Les otages (The Mayor's Dilemma, Raymond Bernard, 1939) 9/10
26. ...Un ami viendra ce soir... (A Friend Will Come Tonight, Raymond Bernard, 1946) 7.5/10
27. Allons z'enfants (The Boy Soldier, Yves Boisset, 1981) 9/10
28. Resisting Paradise (Barbara Hammer, 2003) 7.5/10

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Post by sol » March 24th, 2019, 2:25 am

72allinncallme wrote:
March 23rd, 2019, 9:15 pm
Oh, and speaking of winning, I think I ought to design you your own special award since you're only the person this month who has bothered to check out both of the films that I posted screencaps for in the OP. :thumbsup:
Nah, no need for that. Just watch 1-12 of my noms in return :lol:
You nominated The Music of Chance, right? If so, that's certainly doable. ;)
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Post by sol » March 24th, 2019, 2:31 am

How I Won the WarShow
1. Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989)
2. The Magic Face (1951)
3. Eastern Condors (1987)
4. American Sniper (2014)
5. Anchors Aweigh (1945)
6. King of Hearts (1966)
7. Red Dawn (1984)
8. Culloden (1964)
9. MASH (1970) REVISION
10. Duck Soup (1933) REVISION
11. Mudbound (2017)
12. Regeneration (1997)
13. The Stick (1988)
14. Tropic Thunder (2008) REVISION
15. Dr. Strangelove (1964) REVISION
16. Soldiers in Hiding (1985)
17. Private's Progress (1956)
18. The Square Peg (1958)
19. Is Paris Burning? (1966)
20. The Young Lions (1958)
21. Beautiful People (1999)
22. A Bridge Too Far (1977)
23. The Flying Deuces (1939)
24. Privates on Parade (1983)
25. Le voyage de Fanny (2016)
26. The White Helmets (2016)
27. Fantasy Mission Force (1983)
28. Pack Up Your Troubles (1932)
29. Beach of the WarGods (1973)

30. The Lost Squadron (1932)

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This film almost feels like a WWI version of The Best Years of Our Lives except that rather than go their separate ways, the fighter pilot ex-soldiers here find common work as stunt pilots in the motion picture business. This leads to some great aerial stunts and a terrific turn by Erich von Stroheim, essentially playing himself as an ambitious director with megalomaniacal movie ideas (see above). The way the plot shifts gears towards the end, becoming more of a murder mystery, does not really work though and all of the leads are pretty lifeless.
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Post by AB537 » March 24th, 2019, 2:53 am

10. Broken Arrow (Delmer Daves, 1950)

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Post by jeroeno » March 24th, 2019, 5:59 am

37. Das Boot ist voll (1981)

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Post by Traveller » March 24th, 2019, 8:59 am

55. Hope and Glory (1987) - 4/10
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Post by 72allinncallme » March 24th, 2019, 12:08 pm

sol wrote:You nominated The Music of Chance, right? If so, that's certainly doable. ;)
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Post by sol » March 24th, 2019, 1:48 pm

How I Won the WarShow
1. Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989)
2. The Magic Face (1951)
3. Eastern Condors (1987)
4. American Sniper (2014)
5. Anchors Aweigh (1945)
6. King of Hearts (1966)
7. Red Dawn (1984)
8. Culloden (1964)
9. MASH (1970) REVISION
10. Duck Soup (1933) REVISION
11. Mudbound (2017)
12. Regeneration (1997)
13. The Stick (1988)
14. Tropic Thunder (2008) REVISION
15. Dr. Strangelove (1964) REVISION
16. Soldiers in Hiding (1985)
17. Private's Progress (1956)
18. The Square Peg (1958)
19. Is Paris Burning? (1966)
20. The Young Lions (1958)
21. Beautiful People (1999)
22. A Bridge Too Far (1977)
23. The Flying Deuces (1939)
24. Privates on Parade (1983)
25. Le voyage de Fanny (2016)
26. The White Helmets (2016)
27. Fantasy Mission Force (1983)
28. Pack Up Your Troubles (1932)
29. Beach of the WarGods (1973)
30. The Lost Squadron (1932)

31. In the Army Now (1994)

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This comedy has a reputation as a mere Pauly Shore vehicle, but it is actually the combination Shore and Andy Dick (sharing great repartee and banter) that makes the film click. Also, while some of the gags are pretty lame, enough work - especially those involving army authority figures and the Lybian prison - for the film to remain watchable until the end. The supporting characters are unfortunately pretty standard stock types and everything culminates in over-the-top explosions. Got to love that well-trained camel though.
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Post by OldAle1 » March 24th, 2019, 3:39 pm

You Can't Fight in Here, This is the War RoomShow

1. Battle Cry (Raoul Walsh, 1955)
2. Corvette K-225 (Howard Hawks/Richard Rossen, 1943)
3. Loin du Vietnam / Far From Vietnam (Jean-Luc Godard/Joris Ivens/William Klein/Claude Lelouch/Chis Marker/Alain Resnais/Agnès Varda, 1967)
4. Au revoir les enfants / Goodbye Children (Louis Malle, 1987)
5. Zulu (Cy Endfield, 1964) (re-watch)
6. Sink the Bismarck! (Lewis Gilbert, 1960) (re-watch)
7. H.M.S. Defiant / Damn the Defiant! (Lewis Gilbert, 1962)

Solid if somewhat mechanical - it can't help but recall Mutiny on the Bounty, Billy Budd and other similar tales - story of the fictional British ship Defiant and the battle between relatively lenient Captain Alec Guinness and his brutal mate Dirk Bogarde, who only knows how to break men to his will, set against the backdrop of the early Napoleanic wars in 1797. The two leads are both fine, but it's probably Anthony Quayle as leader of a potential mutiny who makes the biggest impression, and interestingly enough Quayle's troubles with one of his subordinates - out for blood against Bogarde - mirrors the conflict between the two officers, but it''s fairly subtly done and really only clicks towards the end. Decent enough battle scenes though the rear projection is more obvious than it sometimes can be.

8. Lafayette Escadrille (William Wellman, 1958)

Wellman was 62 when he made this, his last film - he lived another 17 years and was in reasonable health in the late 50s, so why did he retire? I think if you know his career at all and see this film you'll get the idea. What might have been a really solid WWI air combat film ends up a rather mawkish melodrama with the colorless Tab Hunter - not Paul Newman, Wellman's original choice - in the lead, and would-be second lead Clint Eastwood demoted to a small role in favor of David Janssen, while the combat sequences, good as they are, only occupy a few minutes towards the end of the film. Ultimately its another training-and-romance film, something I've seen too much of recently, and even the presence of the ebullient Marcel Dalio - as a rather stereotypical French drill sergeant - doesn't really help matters.

9. A Bridge Too Far (Richard Attenborough, 1977)

Another exhibit in the "why Attenborough should have stuck to acting" log, this is a bloated and dull work that feels in many ways a thematic sequel to The Longest Day - it takes place a few months after the Normandy landings shown in that film, it's about the same length (3 hours) and has a similar huge all-star cast with lots of swaggering macho American and British (and a few furrin types) actors from a couple of generations - most notably Olivier, Redford, Caine, Connery, Caan, Gould, Bogarde and Anthony Hopkins - who could be a surrogate for the director both in looks and manner in this film - in a fairly early role. But it doesn't have the feel of continuity that that film had, and the casting of various actors playing different nationalities - Gene Hackman as a Polish general, Olivier and Liv Ullmann as Dutch civilians - kills the sense of verisimilitude that the earlier film usually managed to achieve with it's almost entirely native cast. And while Attenborough and his great DP Geoffrey Unsworth have fine eyes for landscapes and some of the battle sequences, most of the more intimate, smaller-scale scenes involving generals or civilians just talking come off as boring and sometimes stagy. I didn't remember seeing this, and hadn't checked it, but the music, particularly the main title by John Addison was instantly recognizable as were a few sequences here and there, so I suspect I saw this once on TV in the late 70s or early 80s. Not surprising that most of it had faded from memory, I'm sure most of it will fade again pretty quickly.
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Post by maxwelldeux » March 24th, 2019, 5:33 pm

Who chose not to make love?Show
"1. Fear and Desire (1953)
2. The Shop on Main Street (1965)
3. The Hurt Locker (2008)
4. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
5. The Pentagon Wars (1998)
6. From Here to Eternity (1953)
7. Last Days in Vietnam (2014)
8. Team America: World Police (2004)
9. The Big Parade (1925)
10. Apocalypse Now (1979)"
"11. After Fire (2016)
12. A Time for Drunken Horses (2000)
13. Le Grand Homme (2014)
14. The Vietnam War: Riding the Tiger (2017)
15. The Vietnam War: The River Styx (2017)
16. The Vietnam War: Resolve (2017)
17. Dunkirk (2017)
18. Kanal (1957)
19. Rambo III (1988)
20. National Bird (2016)"
"21. Iron Eagle (1986)
22. Navy Seals (1990)
23. Iron Eagle II (1988)
24. Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975)
25. The Battle of Pussy Willow Creek (2010)
26. The Vietnam War: This is What We Do (2017)
27. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
28. Code Unknown (2000)
29. Ballad of a Soldier (1959)
30. The Vietnam War: Things Fall Apart (2017)"
31. The Vietnam War: The Veneer of Civilization (2017)
32. Hot Shots! (1991)
33. Chimes at Midnight (1965)
34. Grand Illusion (1937)
35. Downfall (2004)
36. The Vietnam War: The History of the World (2017)
37. Le Vieux Fusil (1975)
Double, last week's FotW. Comments there.

38. The Thin Red Line (1998)
I loved this. Beautiful shot selection, and a hell of a ride - great balance of battle and the human element, including throwing in some of the politics and interpersonal struggles in the midst of battle. The stories on the IMDB trivia page about post-production are fascinating. At nearly 3 hours, I didn't feel it.

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Post by Traveller » March 24th, 2019, 6:46 pm

56. Glory (1989) - 5/10
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Post by blocho » March 24th, 2019, 7:01 pm

19. Pasqualino Settebellezze
20. The Eagle Has Landed
21. One of Our Aircraft Is Missing

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Post by 72allinncallme » March 24th, 2019, 9:51 pm

93. Les croix de bois (1932) [DtC-nom]
94. Lifeboat (1944) [DtC-nom]
95. The Caine Mutiny (1954) [DtC-nom]
96. Ohm Krüger (1941) [DtC-nom]
97. Why We Fight (2005) [DtC-nom]
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1. ¡Ay, Carmela! (1990)
2. Fixed Bayonets! (1951)
3. Avanti popolo (1986)
4.-10. Generation Kill (2008)
11. Flandres (2006)
12. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
13. Iraq in Fragments (2006)
14. The Long and the Short and the Tall (1961) [DtC-nom]
15. Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA (2000)
16. V tumane (2012) [DtC-nom]
17. The Spanish Earth (1937)
18. The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter (1980)
19. Savrseni krug (1997) [DtC-nom]
20. Nobi (1959)
21. King Rat (1965) (l) [DtC-nom]
22. Yadon ilaheyya (2002)
23. Windtalkers (2002)
24. The Train (1964)
25. No End in Sight (2007)
26. La marcia su Roma (1962) (l)
27. Zvezda (2002)
28. I girasoli (1970)
29. The Purple Plain (1954) [DtC-nom]
30. They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)
31. Prigionieri della guerra (1995) [DtC-nom]
32. Matomena Hristougenna (1951)
33. No habrá más penas ni olvido (1983)
34. Les petites guerres (1982)
35. Dolina miru (1956)
36. Daleká cesta (1950)
37. Tutti a casa (1960)
38. Ni liv (1957)
39. 'Non', ou A Vã Glória de Mandar (1990)
40. Tatlong taong walang Diyos (1976) [DtC-nom]
41. Sobibór, 14 octobre 1943, 16 heures (2001) (l)
42. Najeun moksori (1995)
43. De røde enge (1945)
44. Pojat (1962)
45. Soldiers in Hiding (1985)
46. El compadre Mendoza (1934)
47. Austeria (1982)
48. Bankier van het Verzet (2018)
49. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
50. Liberté, la nuit (1984)
51. Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
52. Raduga (1944)
53. Seisaku no tsuma (1965)
54. Fuefukigawa (1960)
55. Der var engang en krig (1966)
56. Rio Conchos (1964) [DtC-nom]
57. Shunpu den (1965)
58. Zvezda (1953)
59. The Magic Face (1951)
60. Night Will Fall (2014)
61. Sedmina - Pozdravi Marijo (1969)
62. ...a pátý jezdec je Strach (1965)
63. Bilder der Welt und Inschrift des Krieges (1989)
64. Kuroi ame (1989) [DtC-nom]
65. Äideistä parhain (2005)
66. Maudite soit la guerre (1914) [DtC-nom]
67. Der lachende Mann - Bekenntnisse eines Mörders (1966)
68. Daliás idök (1983)
69. Bloody Sunday (2002)
70. Arousi-ye Khouban (1989)
71. Reed, México insurgente (1973)
72. Behind the Door (1919) [DtC-nom] (l) (l)
73. Rih al awras (1967) [DtC-nom]
74. Mashenka (1942) [DtC-nom]
75. Zaseda (1969) [DtC-nom]
76. Decision Before Dawn (1951) [DtC-nom]
77. La guerre est finie (1966)
78. Voor een verloren soldaat (1992)
79. Yesterday's Enemy (1959)
80. Die andere Seite (1931) [DtC-nom]
81. Ekdromi (1966)
82. L’enclos (1961) [DtC-nom]
83. Jariskatsis mama (1965) [DtC-nom]
84. Suchwiin bulmyeong (2001)
85. Romeo, Julie a tma (1960)
86. Frieda (1947) [DtC-nom]
87. Winter Soldier (1972) [DtC-nom]
88. Trzecia czesc nocy (1971) [DtC-nom]
89. Paratroop Command (1959)
90. Beasts of No Nation (2015) [DtC-nom]
91. Videogramme einer Revolution (1992) [DtC-nom]
92. In jenen Tagen (1947) [DtC-nom]
93. Les croix de bois (1932) [DtC-nom]
94. Lifeboat (1944) [DtC-nom]
95. The Caine Mutiny (1954) [DtC-nom]
96. Ohm Krüger (1941) [DtC-nom]
97. Why We Fight (2005) [DtC-nom]

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Post by PUNQ » March 24th, 2019, 10:27 pm

I almost ended up getting distracted from this challenge. But after two full days of pro-wrestling from Japan, UK, Guatemala, Mexico and the US, I decided to go all-in and finish this months challenge by watching all war movies from 1944 I have at my disposal. Some 40 left. Thankfully 72 was also distracted a little, so I was able to finally pass his in the ranks already today!


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85. Marriage Is a Private Affair (1944, Robert Z. Leonard) - 4/10
--- This was very soapy, wasn't it...? Doesn't stop Lana Turner from taking every scene she's in dealing with the romantic soldiers in her life. A lot of the drama here felt unnecessary, and it never seemed to stop either. Tedious writing, solid production and acting.


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86. For Those In Peril (1944, Charles Crichton) - 5/10
--- Low-key rescue in enemy waters. Terrificly underplayed, in that good old British way. So underplayed that it almost takes away from the danger of the situation. A weirdly comfy watch.


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87. Bell-Bottom George (1944, Marcel Varnel) - 4/10
--- George Formby keeps being a likable chap, but Bell-Bottom George (1944) was one of his less funny ones. Doesn't mean there wasn't funny scenarios. It was just that I had hoped for a stronger finale like his best comedies. Especially considering this was for the war effort.


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88. Candlelight in Algeria (1944, George King) - 4/10
--- Of course with James Mason starring there was going to be a certain quality about Candlelight in Algeria (1944). Unfortunately that didn't stop there from being long stretches where this war drama wasn't very interesting at all. Certainly could have done more to make it exciting. The duo with Carla Lehmann did create some short and sweet moments of joy to enhance the experience, but overall not as good as it should have been.


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89. The Unwritten Code (1944, Herman Rotsten) - 3/10
--- The Unwritten Code (1944) had a interesting tone, but in a way I felt they missed the mark with this American-German espionage drama. Not sure exactly what it was, though. I hear the duo of Ann Savage & Tom Neal had much better success with Detour (1945) the following year.


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90. Days Of Glory (1944, Jacques Tourneur) - 5/10
--- Gregory Peck, an instant leading man! I doubt many would class his performance in Days of Glory (1944) as anything more than a starting point. Heavily influenced by his stage style acting, it's far from the more mature and tougher roles he became known for. Not that he isn't tough here, being the spirit in fighting back against the Nazis, but there was a softness which didn't really fit his screen persona. This was a fairly experimental one. Not so much artistically, but in that nearly everyone was making their feature film debut with this one. Sort of like a special project, seeing if anything would stick. I guess Peck did, even if not convincingly on his first try. And I think most are thankful for that.


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91. English Without Tears (1944, Harold French) - 4/10
--- Romance during war time. Kind of cute, kind of shallow. But I'll enjoy anything with Margaret Rutherford in it. PS: She was not the cute one.


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92. Song of Russia (1944, Gregory Ratoff & Laslo Benedek) - 4/10
--- It's so odd watching these classic pro-Soviet Hollywood movies knowing the history between the countries. The picture is surrounded by pompous classical music identifying the Russian spirit, with Robert Taylor being very American while at the same time accepting a different culture and falling in love with a Russian girl played by American Susan Peters. This also includes the most gentle adaptation of Stalin in American history! Short moment of peaceful bliss between two powers fighting a common enemy, and still a bit of a culture clash.


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93. The Sullivans (1944, Lloyd Bacon) - 6/10
--- We use nearly 2 hours getting to know the bunch, only for them to be taken away so quick and easy. I guess that's part of the message. The tragedy of war. A little uneven in the build-up, but the emotional propaganda came loud and clear at the end. Very effective and a nice drama overall.


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94. The Way Ahead (1944, Carol Reed) - 6/10
--- A lot of army leisure time. A little too much of it for this to make a permanent mark. Did have it's fine moments before the action finally came. Simply boys being boys, and Peter Ustinov being a weird café owner. David Niven was almost too soft in his officer role, but I guess that was the dynamic between him and his fellow soldiers, with them not taking him very seriously before their relationship grew. There were a few nice nuances in how that played out. Not the best of wartime movies, but it had it's awarding bits.


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95. The Seventh Cross (1944, Fred Zinnemann) - 6/10
--- The Seventh Cross (1944) was an amazing film for a long while. Noir style, on the run from Nazis, with someone with the massive personality like Spencer Tracy. What could go wrong? I'll tell you. They removed the danger. Instead of adding tension and suspense, everyone he met was a friend and a enemy of the Nazis. Like it was a "hope story" where no one sympathized with the evil Third Reich. Perhaps the right choice while in war for propaganda purposes. Wrong turn as far as delivering what was on it's way to becoming an all-time classic. Wrong turn, indeed.


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96. The Conspirators (1944, Jean Negulesco) - 5/10
--- The Conspirators (1944) looks good, great cast! Moves awkwardly. The writing didn't work nearly as ambitious as it tried deliver and it was noticeable. Sydney Greenstreet & Peter Lorre were vital at giving the dark vibes making it fun to watch, but so much of the rest felt underwhelming.


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97. Janie (1944, Michael Curtiz) - 4/10
--- Feels like Michael Curtiz was trying to sweeten wartime with Janie (1944). But it sweetens itself out of relevance and becomes more annoyance than the moral booster it wants to be.


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98. I Love a Soldier (1944, Mark Sandrich) - 5/10
--- Not sure how to take Sonny Tufts as a leading man. Felt so wrong for Paulette Goddard, yet he came across so likable and different that you had to root for him. A charm piece. Not loving it. Not hating it.


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99. The Purple Heart (1944, Lewis Milestone) - 5/10
-- More a interesting take on the filthy war than a good one. A group of captured Americans are put on trial in Japan for their attack on Japanese territory. And they are faced with the moral dilemma of saving themselves or to give the Japanese more fuel on the war fire. While it had a clear propaganda message, the set-up was rather realistic and not too sensationalized. Solid overall.


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100. The Negro Soldier (1944, Stuart Heisler) - 3/10
--- The black solders of WWII get their recognition with their own documentary. Deservingly so. By looking at the million other war documentaries coming out at the time, you'd barely know there was any black soldiers taking past, so it had to come in a segregated form like this. Bangs the drum a little too hard, you can't really blame them for that after being ignored so much in every other visual medium during those years.


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1. Five Graves to Cairo (1943, Billy Wilder) - 6/10
2. For God and Country (1943, MGM) - 3/10
3. Batman (1943, Lambert Hillyer) - 5/10
4. A Guy Named Joe (1943, Victor Fleming) - 6/10
5. Edge of Darkness (1943, Lewis Milestone) - 6/10
6. The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1943, Preston Sturges) - 7/10
7. For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943, Sam Wood) - 6/10
8. Hawai · Maree oki kaisen [Battle of Pearl Harbor and the Malay Coast] (1942, Kajirô Yamamoto) - 7/10
9. Flor silvestre [Wild Flower] (1943, Emilio Fernández) - 6/10
10. L'uomo dalla croce [The Man with the Cross] (1943, Roberto Rossellini) - 4/10
11. First Comes Courage (1943, Dorothy Arzner) - 6/10
12. Guadalcanal Diary (1943, Lewis Seiler) - 6/10
13. 'Gung Ho!' - The Story of Carlson's Makin Island Raiders (1943, Ray Enright) - 5/10
14. San Demetrio London (1943, Charles Frend & Robert Hamer) - 5/10
15. The More the Merrier (1943, George Stevens) - 7/10
16. Happy Land (1943, Irving Pichel) - 6/10
17. Get Cracking (1943, Marcel Varnel) - 5/10
18. Harvest Melody (1943, Sam Newfield) - 2/10
19. This Land Is Mine (1943, Jean Renoir) - 6/10
20. Nine Men (1943, Harry Watt) - 4/10
21. Don Winslow of the Coast Guard (1943, Lewis D. Collins & Ray Taylor) - 3/10
22. Secret Service in Darkest Africa (1943, Spencer Gordon Bennet) - 4/10
23. Jack London (1943, Alfred Santell) - 4/10
24. Hostages (1943, Frank Tuttle) - 5/10
25. The Adventures of Tartu (1943, Harold S. Bucquet) - 6/10
26. Hangmen Also Die! (1943, Fritz Lang) - 7/10
27. Hitler's Children (1943, Edward Dmytryk & Irving Reis) - 5/10
28. Hitler's Madman (1943, Douglas Sirk) - 5/10
29. Sahara (I) (1943, Zoltan Korda) - 8/10
30. The Desert Song (1943, Robert Florey) - 6/10
31. They Met in the Dark (1943, Karel Lamac) - 5/10
32. Three Hearts for Julia (1943, Richard Thorpe) - 4/10
33. The Gentle Sex (1943, Leslie Howard & Maurice Elvey) - 4/10
34. They Got Me Covered (1943, David Butler) - 6/10
35. Tomorrow We Live (1943, George King) - 5/10
36. There's Something About a Soldier (I) (1943, Alfred E. Green) - 4/10
37. The Silver Fleet (1943, Vernon Sewell & Gordon Wellesley) - 5/10
38. The Cross of Lorraine (1943, Tay Garnett) - 6/10
39. The Bells Go Down (1943, Basil Dearden) - 6/10
40. Pilot #5 (1943, George Sidney) - 4/10
41. B-29 Flight Engineer (1944, First Motion Picture Unit, United States Army Air Forces), B-29 Flight Procedure and Combat Crew Functioning (1944, U.S. Army Air Forces), How to Fly the B-25 (1944, United States Navy), Operation of the Glider Pick-Up by the C-47 (1944, First Motion Picture Unit, United States Army Air Forces), Primary Flight Training: Flight Sense (1944, Robert Taylor) - 24min
42. Flying the P-61 Series Airplane (1944, First Motion Picture Unit, United States Army Air Forces), Flight Characteristics of the P-51 Airplane (1944, First Motion Picture Unit, United States Army Air Forces), Nimbus libéré (1944, Raymond Jeannin), The B-17 'Flying Fortress': Elementary Ground Work (1944, U.S. Army Air Forces), Troop Carrier Airplanes: Cockpit Procedure (1944, First Motion Picture Unit, United States Army Air Forces) - 34min
43. 24's Get Back (1944, Army Air Forces Combat Film Service), Elementary and Pylon Eights (1944, First Motion Picture Unit, United States Army Air Forces), Flak (1944, First Motion Picture Unit, United States Army Air Forces), Position Firing (1944, First Motion Picture Unit, United States Army Air Forces), V-1: The Robot Bomb (1944, Ministry of Information), Target: Berlin (1944, Ernest Borneman), Target: Japan (1944), Basic Typing, Part I: Methods (1944, The U.S. Navy) - 30min
44. Aventure malgache [Madagascar Adventure] (1944, Alfred Hitchcock), Bon Voyage (1944, Alfred Hitchcock), The Fighting Generation (1944, Alfred Hitchcock), Get Cracking (1944, National Savings Committee), Tyre Economy (1944, George Hoellering), As the Twig Is Bent (1944, USA), Battle Wreckage (1944, USA), Break-through (1944, National Film Board of Canada), Care of the Sick and Injured by Hospital Corpsmen: Giving an Enema (1944, United States Navy), A Challenge to Democracy (1944, USA) - 18min
45. Air Siege (1944, U.S. Army Air Forces), Children in Refuge (1944, Eugeniusz Cekalski), Cotswold Club (1944, Charles De la Tour), Ett yrke för män [A Profession for Men] (1944, Hasse Ekman), A Fifth Army Report from the Beachhead (1944, USA), At His Side (1944, Twentieth Century Fox), Devil Boats (1944, Arnold Albert), Fighting Sea-Fleas (1944, Sydney Newman), Jungle Patrol (1944, Tom Gurr) - 18min
46. It's Your War Too (1944, U.S. War Department), Liberation of Rome (1944, British Service Units), Life-line of a Nation (1944, Association of American Railroads), Meet McGonegal (1944, United States War Department), Fighter Combat Formation: Attacks and Escorts (1944, Otho Lovering), Naples Is a Battlefield (1944, Jack Clayton), Salute to France (1944, Garson Kanin & Jean Renoir) - 35min
47. Memo for Joe (1944, Richard Fleischer), The Case of the Tremendous Trifle (1944, Howard Swift), New Americans (1944, Slavko Vorkapich), Proudly We Serve (1944, Crane Wilbur), It's Murder (1944, Edward Bernds), Return to Guam (1944, Richard Brooks), Skirmish on the Home Front (1944, Paramount), Supervising Women Workers (1944, Herbert Kerkow Productions), The 957th Day (1944, USA) - 9min
48. The Price of Rendova (1944, U.S. Army), The War Speeds Up (1944, U.S. Army), This Is Guadalcanal (1944, USA), Train Busters (1944, Sydney Newman), London Terminus (1944, George A. Cooper), Trans-Canada Express (1944, Stanley Hawes), Here Is China (1944, United China Relief) - 26min
49. Prices Unlimited (1944, Erle C. Kenton), With the Marines at Tarawa (1944, Richard Brooks & Louis Hayward), Fuku-chan no sensuikan [Fuku-chan's Submarine] (1944, Isoji Sekiya & Ryuichi Yokoyama), Hemp for Victory (1943, Raymond Evans), Valley of the Tennessee (1944, Alexander Hammid), The Battle for the Marianas (1944, Gordon Hollingshead)
50. China Crisis: The Story of the 14th Air Force (1944, U.S. Army Air Forces) - 4/10
51. How to Fly the B-26 Airplane (1944, First Motion Picture Unit, United States Army Air Forces) - 2/10
52. Expansion to Air Power (1944, U.S. Army Air Forces) - 2/10
53. Ditch and Live (1944, First Motion Picture Unit, United States Army Air Forces) - 2/10
54. Land and Live in the Jungle (1944, U.S. Army Air Forces) - 3/10
55. The Fighting Lady (1944, Edward Steichen & William Wyler) - 6/10
56. Kato hayabusa sento-tai [Colonel Kato's Falcon Squadron] (1944, Kajirô Yamamoto) - 6/10
57. The Dawn of Freedom (1944, Gerardo de Leon & Yutaka Abe) - 5/10
58. Zoya (1944, Lev Arnshtam) - 6/10
59. Winged Victory (1944, George Cukor) - 3/10
60. See Here, Private Hargrove (1944, Wesley Ruggles) - 5/10
61. Goyo: The Boy General (2018, Jerrold Tarog) - 5/10
62. Storm Over Lisbon (1944, George Sherman) - 4/10
63. Medal for the General (1944, Maurice Elvey) - 6/10
64. Northern Pursuit (1943, Raoul Walsh) - 6/10
65. Journey Into Fear (1943, Norman Foster & Orson Welles) - 5/10
66. Immortal Sergeant (1943, John M. Stahl) - 6/10
67. Paris After Dark (1943, Léonide Moguy) - 5/10
68. Since You Went Away (1944, John Cromwell, Edward F. Cline, Tay Garnett & David O. Selznick) - 8/10
69. Dragon Seed (1944, Harold S. Bucquet & Jack Conway) - 5/10
70. In Our Time (1944, Vincent Sherman) - 5/10
71. Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944, Mervyn LeRoy) - 6/10
72. Passage to Marseille (1944, Michael Curtiz) - 6/10
73. Man from Frisco (1944, Robert Florey) - 5/10
74. Four Jills in a Jeep (1944, William A. Seiter) - 6/10
75. The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France [Henry V] (1944, Laurence Olivier) - 5/10
76. A Canterbury Tale (1944, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger) - 6/10
77. The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944, Cecil B. DeMille) - 5/10
78. The White Cliffs of Dover (1944, Clarence Brown) - 5/10
79. Attack! Battle of New Britain (1944, U.S. War Department) - 4/10
80. Hail the Conquering Hero (1944, Preston Sturges) - 7/10
81. Follow the Boys (1944, A. Edward Sutherland & John Rawlins) - 5/10
82. To Have and Have Not (1944, Howard Hawks) - 8/10
83. Lifeboat (1944, Alfred Hitchcock) - 9/10
84. Children of the City (1944, Budge Cooper), The True Story of Lilli Marlene (1944, Humphrey Jennings), The Eighty Days (1944, Humphrey Jennings), A Diary for Timothy (1945, Humphrey Jennings), A Defeated People (1946, Humphrey Jennings)
85. Marriage Is a Private Affair (1944, Robert Z. Leonard) - 4/10
86. For Those In Peril (1944, Charles Crichton) - 5/10
87. Bell-Bottom George (1944, Marcel Varnel) - 4/10
88. Candlelight in Algeria (1944, George King) - 4/10
89. The Unwritten Code (1944, Herman Rotsten) - 3/10
90. Days Of Glory (1944, Jacques Tourneur) - 5/10
91. English Without Tears (1944, Harold French) - 4/10
92. Song of Russia (1944, Gregory Ratoff & Laslo Benedek) - 4/10
93. The Sullivans (1944, Lloyd Bacon) - 6/10
94. The Way Ahead (1944, Carol Reed) - 6/10
95. The Seventh Cross (1944, Fred Zinnemann) - 6/10
96. The Conspirators (1944, Jean Negulesco) - 5/10
97. Janie (1944, Michael Curtiz) - 4/10
98. I Love a Soldier (1944, Mark Sandrich) - 3/10
99. The Purple Heart (1944, Lewis Milestone) - 5/10
100. The Negro Soldier (1944, Stuart Heisler) - 3/10

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Post by ChrisReynolds » March 25th, 2019, 9:37 am

Previous conquests...Show
1. Hong hai xing dong / Operation Red Sea (Lam, 2018) 4/10
2. Legends of the Fall (Zwick, 1994) 3/10
3. Beruseruku: Ougon jidai-hen II - dorudorei koryaku / Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II - The Battle for Doldrey (Kubooka, 2012) 5/10
4. Soy Cuba / I Am Cuba (Kalatozov, 1964) 5/10
5. Lacombe Lucien (Malle, 1974) 7/10
6. Au Revoir les Enfants (Malle, 1987) 8/10
7. Overlord (Avery, 2018) 4/10
8. Soldier (Anderson, 1998)

Conflict portrayedSecurity Sweep of Arcadia 234
BelligerentsThe American Forces vs. Colonists
CommandersColonel Mekum vs. Sergeant Todd 3465
Time period2036
LocationArcadia 234 Waste Disposal Planet


Anderson handles action and aesthetics well, but is terrible at emotional content and characterisation. The treatment of a soldier looking for redemption is shallow and generic, especially since it's written by one of the Blade Runner scriptwriters, and set in the same universe. At least the film delivers on the promise of Kurt Russell kicking ass.

4/10

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9. Hitler's Britain (Bond, 2002)
Conflict portrayedHypothetical Invasion and Occupation of Great Britain a.k.a. Operation Sea Lion
BelligerentsNazi Germany vs. UK
CommandersAdolf Hitler, Field Marshal Walther von Brauchitsch vs. Winston Churchill (until his death), then unknown
Time periodSeptember 1940 – Unknown
LocationAn alternate UK


The film-making isn't particularly good, and the ad idents that remain on the YouTube version are annoying, but this documentary has interesting material and interviews about the Nazis' plan to invade, and the British plans for a resistance movement.

5/10

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10a. Nicht löschbares Feuer / The Inextinguishable Fire (Farocki, 1969) [25 min.]

Conflict portrayedNapalm manufacture for the Vietnam War
BelligerentsThe Dow Chemical Company & the USA vs. North Vietnam & the Viet Cong
CommandersHerbert Dow Doan, Lyndon B. Johnson & Richard Nixon vs. Hồ Chí Minh, Võ Nguyên Giáp & many others
Time period1965 – 1969
LocationSouth Vietnam, North Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos


I presume it's in the Brief Encounters list for being an important work in turning public opinion against the Vietnam War, but it is stiltedly written and acted. Interesting as a piece of agitprop, and for showing Americans participating in crimes against humanity with a casualness that American films tend to reserve for Nazi villains.

4/10

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10b. Kokoda Front Line! (1942) [9 min.]

Conflict portrayedKokoda Track campaign
BelligerentsAustralia, United States vs. Japan
CommandersField Marshal Douglas MacArthur, General Sir Thomas Blamey vs. Lieutenant General Harukichi Hyakutake, Lieutenant General Tomitarō Horii
Other factionsPapuan civilians
Time period21 July – 16 November 1942
LocationTerritory of Papua


Badly-made and racist propaganda film. Only of historical interest.

3/10

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10c. La caduta di Troia / The Fall of Troy (Pastrone-Borgnetto, 1911) [31 min.]

Conflict portrayedThe Trojan War (mythologised, but does correspond to a real war)
BelligerentsThe Greek Kingdoms vs. Troy
CommandersKing Agamemnon of Mycenae & King Menelaus of Sparta vs. King Priam
Other factionsThe Olympian gods
Time period1194 – 1184 BCE (according to this film)
LocationTroy, Asia Minor (present day Anatolia, Turkey)


This early retelling of the Trojan War has some points of interest, and is at its best when staging some epically-scaled battle scenes, but there are a lot of uninteresting scenes of characters gesticulating for a long time to little effect. It also fails to either eliminate or commit to the supernatural elements, which end up appearing in a couple of scenes early on and are never mentioned again.

4/10

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Post by Traveller » March 25th, 2019, 11:51 am

57. Twelve O'Clock High (1949) - 6/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!

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Post by sol » March 25th, 2019, 12:19 pm

How I Won the WarShow
1. Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989)
2. The Magic Face (1951)
3. Eastern Condors (1987)
4. American Sniper (2014)
5. Anchors Aweigh (1945)
6. King of Hearts (1966)
7. Red Dawn (1984)
8. Culloden (1964)
9. MASH (1970) REVISION
10. Duck Soup (1933) REVISION
11. Mudbound (2017)
12. Regeneration (1997)
13. The Stick (1988)
14. Tropic Thunder (2008) REVISION
15. Dr. Strangelove (1964) REVISION
16. Soldiers in Hiding (1985)
17. Private's Progress (1956)
18. The Square Peg (1958)
19. Is Paris Burning? (1966)
20. The Young Lions (1958)
21. Beautiful People (1999)
22. A Bridge Too Far (1977)
23. The Flying Deuces (1939)
24. Privates on Parade (1983)
25. Le voyage de Fanny (2016)
26. The White Helmets (2016)
27. Fantasy Mission Force (1983)
28. Pack Up Your Troubles (1932)
29. Beach of the WarGods (1973)
30. The Lost Squadron (1932)
31. In the Army Now (1994)

32. Bonnie Scotland (1935)

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The premise here comes with potential, but the execution is a little lacking. The first half (prior to Laurel and Hardy joining the army) is actually the funniest stretch here with innovative makeshift tables and grills that get the boys into trouble. James Finlayson is as good as ever as the sergeant in charge when the pair do enlist, however, the second half of the film is too concerned with a love triangle involving some secondary supporting characters. Both Pack Up Your Troubles and The Flying Deuces are funnier takes on L+H in the army.
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04. The Battle of the Somme, de Geoffrey H. Malins (1916) 7/10

Somewhere between reconstitution and newsreels, an interesting document on WWI.
you can't fight in here, this is the war room (03)Show
01. Al-risâlah, by Moustapha Akkad (1976) 7.5/10
02. The Naked and the Dead, by Raoul Walsh (1958) 8/10
03. Land and Freedom, by Ken Loach (1995) 8,5/10

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23. 'Bataille du rail' / 1946, René Clément / 9/10 / France / World War II
24. 'The Cockleshell Heroes' / 1955, José Ferrer / 6.5/10 / UK / USA / World War II
25. 'A Hill in Korea' / 1956, Julian Amyes / 6.5 or 7/10 / UK / Korean War
26. 'Triage' / 2009, Danis Tanovic / 8.5/10 / Ireland / Spain / Belgium / France / Austria / Cayman Islands / Iran-Iraq War

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Post by maxwelldeux » March 25th, 2019, 5:13 pm

Who chose not to make love?Show
"1. Fear and Desire (1953)
2. The Shop on Main Street (1965)
3. The Hurt Locker (2008)
4. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
5. The Pentagon Wars (1998)
6. From Here to Eternity (1953)
7. Last Days in Vietnam (2014)
8. Team America: World Police (2004)
9. The Big Parade (1925)
10. Apocalypse Now (1979)"
"11. After Fire (2016)
12. A Time for Drunken Horses (2000)
13. Le Grand Homme (2014)
14. The Vietnam War: Riding the Tiger (2017)
15. The Vietnam War: The River Styx (2017)
16. The Vietnam War: Resolve (2017)
17. Dunkirk (2017)
18. Kanal (1957)
19. Rambo III (1988)
20. National Bird (2016)"
"21. Iron Eagle (1986)
22. Navy Seals (1990)
23. Iron Eagle II (1988)
24. Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975)
25. The Battle of Pussy Willow Creek (2010)
26. The Vietnam War: This is What We Do (2017)
27. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
28. Code Unknown (2000)
29. Ballad of a Soldier (1959)
30. The Vietnam War: Things Fall Apart (2017)"
31. The Vietnam War: The Veneer of Civilization (2017)
32. Hot Shots! (1991)
33. Chimes at Midnight (1965)
34. Grand Illusion (1937)
35. Downfall (2004)
36. The Vietnam War: The History of the World (2017)
37. Le Vieux Fusil (1975)
38. The Thin Red Line (1998)
39. King Rat (1965) [DTC Nominee]
Yay for bonus bonus challenge points. I quite enjoyed this film - the tension build throughout worked for me, and I found myself getting pretty nervous by the end. An interesting exploration in the things you have to do to survive in war and the compromises you have to make. I did have to leave the room for one particular scene, but enjoyed the film overall.

40. The Vietnam War: A Disrespectful Loyalty (2017)
One more episode to go. This one felt a little rushed, but it did cover a significantly longer period than others.

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Post by PUNQ » March 25th, 2019, 9:47 pm

Productive day, even if I went for some of the shorter features I had lined-up.


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101. Know Your Ally: Britain (1944, Anthony Veiller) - 4/10
--- In a weird way I thought this "ally documentary" did a better job of distancing American's from their ally Britain than bringing them closer. Filled with stereotypes of the silly dull Brits and the obnoxious American. The only thing they seemed to agree with was the hatred of Hitler. And good was that, or else I think this film would have restarted the war between these nations. Think of mocking cricket like that! The nerve of some people!


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102. The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress (1944, William Wyler) - 5/10
--- Solid war documentary. While most combat documentaries made that year focused on techniques and mastering ones vehicle, The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress (1944) focused on attack strategies and how to distract, fooling the enemy. They must have felt very confident by this point of the war going at it so openly, not hiding the way they trash the Nazis. Interesting in that respect. Otherwise a rather ordinary war documentary made as battles were continuing.


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103. Waterfront (1944, Steve Sekely) - 3/10
--- The old Waterfront (1944) underworld story with random Nazi espionage included for contemporary relevance. And while it does have two cool characters, John Carradine & J. Carrol Naish, the film never gets very interesting. Surprisingly dull with a lackluster ending. Nah...


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104. They Live in Fear (1944, Josef Berne) - 4/10
--- Hitler Youth coming to US to become an American. A drama, but works much better if you tweak it as a sitcom comedy in your mind. Feel free to add laughter tracks to it for a more fitting atmosphere. Loved how it was difficult for him to shake off Nazi idealism in class. That's exactly how I imagine a Hitler Youth sitcom to be! A good candidate for a "so bad it's good" list.


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105. The Battle of China (1944, Frank Capra & Anatole Litvak) - 6/10
--- A proper war documentary, this. Giving us a brief history of the Chinese people before going detailed into Japan's evil attacks with plenty of brutal footage of the killing and destructions caused by the Japanese army. Frank Capra & Anatole Litvak do a thorough job with this "Why We Fight" China-edition, for a docu-series which keeps on delivering.


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106. The Black Parachute (1944, Lew Landers) - 3/10
--- I don't feel John Carradine as a Nazi. At least not in these B-movies. He's a perfect fit for the sinister, but there is something about in that uniform which doesn't trigger my stereotypical Nazi. The Black Parachute (1944) felt like a Nazi fairytale story, which made it even more inflicting. Has come cool moments, but there was too much of the movie I didn't like.


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107. Resisting Enemy Interrogation (1944, Bernard Vorhaus) - 4/10
--- Dramatized lesson in German interrogation techniques issued by the U.S. Army, and acted Hollywood-style to make it easy to digest. Not bad at that, but of course they weren't going all blockbuster with a production like that. What was important was that they got the message across. And that got that. "Don't talk!"


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108. The Rats of Tobruk (1944, Charles Chauvel) - 4/10
--- Australia adding their bit to the war(-movie) effort. A story from North Africa and the battles with the Nazis there. They try and add a little humor to the dreary business, and the battles scenes I guess were okay, but those making this didn't deserve any medals for their troubles. Just a half-entertaining combat movie, which wouldn't have been nearly as interesting had it not come from down under.


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109. Passport to Destiny (1944, Ray McCarey) - 6/10
--- The Brits should have sent in more mute cleaning ladies to spy on the Nazis. Then again, there are few like Elsa Lanchester who would be able to pull it off, She certainly pulled this little war comedy off!


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110. In the Meantime, Darling (1944, Otto Preminger) - 4/10
--- Light affair from Otto Preminger. Felt little came out of it, but feelings were pleasant and spirited. Like a typical young romance flick. This time with a husband going to war.

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1. Five Graves to Cairo (1943, Billy Wilder) - 6/10
2. For God and Country (1943, MGM) - 3/10
3. Batman (1943, Lambert Hillyer) - 5/10
4. A Guy Named Joe (1943, Victor Fleming) - 6/10
5. Edge of Darkness (1943, Lewis Milestone) - 6/10
6. The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1943, Preston Sturges) - 7/10
7. For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943, Sam Wood) - 6/10
8. Hawai · Maree oki kaisen [Battle of Pearl Harbor and the Malay Coast] (1942, Kajirô Yamamoto) - 7/10
9. Flor silvestre [Wild Flower] (1943, Emilio Fernández) - 6/10
10. L'uomo dalla croce [The Man with the Cross] (1943, Roberto Rossellini) - 4/10
11. First Comes Courage (1943, Dorothy Arzner) - 6/10
12. Guadalcanal Diary (1943, Lewis Seiler) - 6/10
13. 'Gung Ho!' - The Story of Carlson's Makin Island Raiders (1943, Ray Enright) - 5/10
14. San Demetrio London (1943, Charles Frend & Robert Hamer) - 5/10
15. The More the Merrier (1943, George Stevens) - 7/10
16. Happy Land (1943, Irving Pichel) - 6/10
17. Get Cracking (1943, Marcel Varnel) - 5/10
18. Harvest Melody (1943, Sam Newfield) - 2/10
19. This Land Is Mine (1943, Jean Renoir) - 6/10
20. Nine Men (1943, Harry Watt) - 4/10
21. Don Winslow of the Coast Guard (1943, Lewis D. Collins & Ray Taylor) - 3/10
22. Secret Service in Darkest Africa (1943, Spencer Gordon Bennet) - 4/10
23. Jack London (1943, Alfred Santell) - 4/10
24. Hostages (1943, Frank Tuttle) - 5/10
25. The Adventures of Tartu (1943, Harold S. Bucquet) - 6/10
26. Hangmen Also Die! (1943, Fritz Lang) - 7/10
27. Hitler's Children (1943, Edward Dmytryk & Irving Reis) - 5/10
28. Hitler's Madman (1943, Douglas Sirk) - 5/10
29. Sahara (I) (1943, Zoltan Korda) - 8/10
30. The Desert Song (1943, Robert Florey) - 6/10
31. They Met in the Dark (1943, Karel Lamac) - 5/10
32. Three Hearts for Julia (1943, Richard Thorpe) - 4/10
33. The Gentle Sex (1943, Leslie Howard & Maurice Elvey) - 4/10
34. They Got Me Covered (1943, David Butler) - 6/10
35. Tomorrow We Live (1943, George King) - 5/10
36. There's Something About a Soldier (I) (1943, Alfred E. Green) - 4/10
37. The Silver Fleet (1943, Vernon Sewell & Gordon Wellesley) - 5/10
38. The Cross of Lorraine (1943, Tay Garnett) - 6/10
39. The Bells Go Down (1943, Basil Dearden) - 6/10
40. Pilot #5 (1943, George Sidney) - 4/10
41. B-29 Flight Engineer (1944, First Motion Picture Unit, United States Army Air Forces), B-29 Flight Procedure and Combat Crew Functioning (1944, U.S. Army Air Forces), How to Fly the B-25 (1944, United States Navy), Operation of the Glider Pick-Up by the C-47 (1944, First Motion Picture Unit, United States Army Air Forces), Primary Flight Training: Flight Sense (1944, Robert Taylor) - 24min
42. Flying the P-61 Series Airplane (1944, First Motion Picture Unit, United States Army Air Forces), Flight Characteristics of the P-51 Airplane (1944, First Motion Picture Unit, United States Army Air Forces), Nimbus libéré (1944, Raymond Jeannin), The B-17 'Flying Fortress': Elementary Ground Work (1944, U.S. Army Air Forces), Troop Carrier Airplanes: Cockpit Procedure (1944, First Motion Picture Unit, United States Army Air Forces) - 34min
43. 24's Get Back (1944, Army Air Forces Combat Film Service), Elementary and Pylon Eights (1944, First Motion Picture Unit, United States Army Air Forces), Flak (1944, First Motion Picture Unit, United States Army Air Forces), Position Firing (1944, First Motion Picture Unit, United States Army Air Forces), V-1: The Robot Bomb (1944, Ministry of Information), Target: Berlin (1944, Ernest Borneman), Target: Japan (1944), Basic Typing, Part I: Methods (1944, The U.S. Navy) - 30min
44. Aventure malgache [Madagascar Adventure] (1944, Alfred Hitchcock), Bon Voyage (1944, Alfred Hitchcock), The Fighting Generation (1944, Alfred Hitchcock), Get Cracking (1944, National Savings Committee), Tyre Economy (1944, George Hoellering), As the Twig Is Bent (1944, USA), Battle Wreckage (1944, USA), Break-through (1944, National Film Board of Canada), Care of the Sick and Injured by Hospital Corpsmen: Giving an Enema (1944, United States Navy), A Challenge to Democracy (1944, USA) - 18min
45. Air Siege (1944, U.S. Army Air Forces), Children in Refuge (1944, Eugeniusz Cekalski), Cotswold Club (1944, Charles De la Tour), Ett yrke för män [A Profession for Men] (1944, Hasse Ekman), A Fifth Army Report from the Beachhead (1944, USA), At His Side (1944, Twentieth Century Fox), Devil Boats (1944, Arnold Albert), Fighting Sea-Fleas (1944, Sydney Newman), Jungle Patrol (1944, Tom Gurr) - 18min
46. It's Your War Too (1944, U.S. War Department), Liberation of Rome (1944, British Service Units), Life-line of a Nation (1944, Association of American Railroads), Meet McGonegal (1944, United States War Department), Fighter Combat Formation: Attacks and Escorts (1944, Otho Lovering), Naples Is a Battlefield (1944, Jack Clayton), Salute to France (1944, Garson Kanin & Jean Renoir) - 35min
47. Memo for Joe (1944, Richard Fleischer), The Case of the Tremendous Trifle (1944, Howard Swift), New Americans (1944, Slavko Vorkapich), Proudly We Serve (1944, Crane Wilbur), It's Murder (1944, Edward Bernds), Return to Guam (1944, Richard Brooks), Skirmish on the Home Front (1944, Paramount), Supervising Women Workers (1944, Herbert Kerkow Productions), The 957th Day (1944, USA) - 9min
48. The Price of Rendova (1944, U.S. Army), The War Speeds Up (1944, U.S. Army), This Is Guadalcanal (1944, USA), Train Busters (1944, Sydney Newman), London Terminus (1944, George A. Cooper), Trans-Canada Express (1944, Stanley Hawes), Here Is China (1944, United China Relief) - 26min
49. Prices Unlimited (1944, Erle C. Kenton), With the Marines at Tarawa (1944, Richard Brooks & Louis Hayward), Fuku-chan no sensuikan [Fuku-chan's Submarine] (1944, Isoji Sekiya & Ryuichi Yokoyama), Hemp for Victory (1943, Raymond Evans), Valley of the Tennessee (1944, Alexander Hammid), The Battle for the Marianas (1944, Gordon Hollingshead)
50. China Crisis: The Story of the 14th Air Force (1944, U.S. Army Air Forces) - 4/10
51. How to Fly the B-26 Airplane (1944, First Motion Picture Unit, United States Army Air Forces) - 2/10
52. Expansion to Air Power (1944, U.S. Army Air Forces) - 2/10
53. Ditch and Live (1944, First Motion Picture Unit, United States Army Air Forces) - 2/10
54. Land and Live in the Jungle (1944, U.S. Army Air Forces) - 3/10
55. The Fighting Lady (1944, Edward Steichen & William Wyler) - 6/10
56. Kato hayabusa sento-tai [Colonel Kato's Falcon Squadron] (1944, Kajirô Yamamoto) - 6/10
57. The Dawn of Freedom (1944, Gerardo de Leon & Yutaka Abe) - 5/10
58. Zoya (1944, Lev Arnshtam) - 6/10
59. Winged Victory (1944, George Cukor) - 3/10
60. See Here, Private Hargrove (1944, Wesley Ruggles) - 5/10
61. Goyo: The Boy General (2018, Jerrold Tarog) - 5/10
62. Storm Over Lisbon (1944, George Sherman) - 4/10
63. Medal for the General (1944, Maurice Elvey) - 6/10
64. Northern Pursuit (1943, Raoul Walsh) - 6/10
65. Journey Into Fear (1943, Norman Foster & Orson Welles) - 5/10
66. Immortal Sergeant (1943, John M. Stahl) - 6/10
67. Paris After Dark (1943, Léonide Moguy) - 5/10
68. Since You Went Away (1944, John Cromwell, Edward F. Cline, Tay Garnett & David O. Selznick) - 8/10
69. Dragon Seed (1944, Harold S. Bucquet & Jack Conway) - 5/10
70. In Our Time (1944, Vincent Sherman) - 5/10
71. Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944, Mervyn LeRoy) - 6/10
72. Passage to Marseille (1944, Michael Curtiz) - 6/10
73. Man from Frisco (1944, Robert Florey) - 5/10
74. Four Jills in a Jeep (1944, William A. Seiter) - 6/10
75. The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France [Henry V] (1944, Laurence Olivier) - 5/10
76. A Canterbury Tale (1944, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger) - 6/10
77. The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944, Cecil B. DeMille) - 5/10
78. The White Cliffs of Dover (1944, Clarence Brown) - 5/10
79. Attack! Battle of New Britain (1944, U.S. War Department) - 4/10
80. Hail the Conquering Hero (1944, Preston Sturges) - 7/10
81. Follow the Boys (1944, A. Edward Sutherland & John Rawlins) - 5/10
82. To Have and Have Not (1944, Howard Hawks) - 8/10
83. Lifeboat (1944, Alfred Hitchcock) - 9/10
84. Children of the City (1944, Budge Cooper), The True Story of Lilli Marlene (1944, Humphrey Jennings), The Eighty Days (1944, Humphrey Jennings), A Diary for Timothy (1945, Humphrey Jennings), A Defeated People (1946, Humphrey Jennings)
85. Marriage Is a Private Affair (1944, Robert Z. Leonard) - 4/10
86. For Those In Peril (1944, Charles Crichton) - 5/10
87. Bell-Bottom George (1944, Marcel Varnel) - 4/10
88. Candlelight in Algeria (1944, George King) - 4/10
89. The Unwritten Code (1944, Herman Rotsten) - 3/10
90. Days Of Glory (1944, Jacques Tourneur) - 5/10
91. English Without Tears (1944, Harold French) - 4/10
92. Song of Russia (1944, Gregory Ratoff & Laslo Benedek) - 4/10
93. The Sullivans (1944, Lloyd Bacon) - 6/10
94. The Way Ahead (1944, Carol Reed) - 6/10
95. The Seventh Cross (1944, Fred Zinnemann) - 6/10
96. The Conspirators (1944, Jean Negulesco) - 5/10
97. Janie (1944, Michael Curtiz) - 4/10
98. I Love a Soldier (1944, Mark Sandrich) - 3/10
99. The Purple Heart (1944, Lewis Milestone) - 5/10
100. The Negro Soldier (1944, Stuart Heisler) - 3/10
101. Know Your Ally: Britain (1944, Anthony Veiller) - 4/10
102. The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress (1944, William Wyler) - 5/10
103. Waterfront (1944, Steve Sekely) - 3/10
104. They Live in Fear (1944, Josef Berne) - 4/10
105. The Battle of China (1944, Frank Capra & Anatole Litvak) - 6/10
106. The Black Parachute (1944, Lew Landers) - 3/10
107. Resisting Enemy Interrogation (1944, Bernard Vorhaus) - 4/10
108. The Rats of Tobruk (1944, Charles Chauvel) - 4/10
109. Passport to Destiny (1944, Ray McCarey) - 6/10
110. In the Meantime, Darling (1944, Otto Preminger) - 4/10

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Post by 3eyes » March 25th, 2019, 10:10 pm

Punq, I'm saving The rats of Tobruk for next month's Aussie/40's challenges. (Why didn't somebody nominate it for DtC?)
93. The Sullivans (1944, Lloyd Bacon) - 6/10
--- We use nearly 2 hours getting to know the bunch, only for them to be taken away so quick and easy. I guess that's part of the message. The tragedy of war. A little uneven in the build-up, but the emotional propaganda came loud and clear at the end. Very effective and a nice drama overall.
The Sullivans has the distinction of being the first movie I ever declined an invitation to go to. It was someone's birthday party and I didn't go to the party because I didn't want to see the movie.

As long as I'm here I may as well say that I've been bingewatching a TV series all month which will up my score for this challenge - though I guess at the rate I'm going I'm not that much of a threat.
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Post by 72allinncallme » March 25th, 2019, 10:37 pm

98. Sometimes in April (2005) [DtC-nom]
99. Bittere Ernte (1985) [DtC-nom]
100. Today We Live (1933) [DtC-nom]
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1. ¡Ay, Carmela! (1990)
2. Fixed Bayonets! (1951)
3. Avanti popolo (1986)
4.-10. Generation Kill (2008)
11. Flandres (2006)
12. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
13. Iraq in Fragments (2006)
14. The Long and the Short and the Tall (1961) [DtC-nom]
15. Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA (2000)
16. V tumane (2012) [DtC-nom]
17. The Spanish Earth (1937)
18. The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter (1980)
19. Savrseni krug (1997) [DtC-nom]
20. Nobi (1959)
21. King Rat (1965) (l) [DtC-nom]
22. Yadon ilaheyya (2002)
23. Windtalkers (2002)
24. The Train (1964)
25. No End in Sight (2007)
26. La marcia su Roma (1962) (l)
27. Zvezda (2002)
28. I girasoli (1970)
29. The Purple Plain (1954) [DtC-nom]
30. They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)
31. Prigionieri della guerra (1995) [DtC-nom]
32. Matomena Hristougenna (1951)
33. No habrá más penas ni olvido (1983)
34. Les petites guerres (1982)
35. Dolina miru (1956)
36. Daleká cesta (1950)
37. Tutti a casa (1960)
38. Ni liv (1957)
39. 'Non', ou A Vã Glória de Mandar (1990)
40. Tatlong taong walang Diyos (1976) [DtC-nom]
41. Sobibór, 14 octobre 1943, 16 heures (2001) (l)
42. Najeun moksori (1995)
43. De røde enge (1945)
44. Pojat (1962)
45. Soldiers in Hiding (1985)
46. El compadre Mendoza (1934)
47. Austeria (1982)
48. Bankier van het Verzet (2018)
49. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
50. Liberté, la nuit (1984)
51. Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
52. Raduga (1944)
53. Seisaku no tsuma (1965)
54. Fuefukigawa (1960)
55. Der var engang en krig (1966)
56. Rio Conchos (1964) [DtC-nom]
57. Shunpu den (1965)
58. Zvezda (1953)
59. The Magic Face (1951)
60. Night Will Fall (2014)
61. Sedmina - Pozdravi Marijo (1969)
62. ...a pátý jezdec je Strach (1965)
63. Bilder der Welt und Inschrift des Krieges (1989)
64. Kuroi ame (1989) [DtC-nom]
65. Äideistä parhain (2005)
66. Maudite soit la guerre (1914) [DtC-nom]
67. Der lachende Mann - Bekenntnisse eines Mörders (1966)
68. Daliás idök (1983)
69. Bloody Sunday (2002)
70. Arousi-ye Khouban (1989)
71. Reed, México insurgente (1973)
72. Behind the Door (1919) [DtC-nom] (l) (l)
73. Rih al awras (1967) [DtC-nom]
74. Mashenka (1942) [DtC-nom]
75. Zaseda (1969) [DtC-nom]
76. Decision Before Dawn (1951) [DtC-nom]
77. La guerre est finie (1966)
78. Voor een verloren soldaat (1992)
79. Yesterday's Enemy (1959)
80. Die andere Seite (1931) [DtC-nom]
81. Ekdromi (1966)
82. L’enclos (1961) [DtC-nom]
83. Jariskatsis mama (1965) [DtC-nom]
84. Suchwiin bulmyeong (2001)
85. Romeo, Julie a tma (1960)
86. Frieda (1947) [DtC-nom]
87. Winter Soldier (1972) [DtC-nom]
88. Trzecia czesc nocy (1971) [DtC-nom]
89. Paratroop Command (1959)
90. Beasts of No Nation (2015) [DtC-nom]
91. Videogramme einer Revolution (1992) [DtC-nom]
92. In jenen Tagen (1947) [DtC-nom]
93. Les croix de bois (1932) [DtC-nom]
94. Lifeboat (1944) [DtC-nom]
95. The Caine Mutiny (1954) [DtC-nom]
96. Ohm Krüger (1941) [DtC-nom]
97. Why We Fight (2005) [DtC-nom]
98. Sometimes in April (2005) [DtC-nom]
99. Bittere Ernte (1985) [DtC-nom]
100. Today We Live (1933) [DtC-nom]

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Post by 3eyes » March 26th, 2019, 12:16 am

8. Loin du Vietnam (Fr 64) - Triple
Words fail me but this collaboration of 7 top French directors was not only gripping but poetic and searching and and and....
It tried to get at the lessons for all of us in the West in a very special and thought/feeling-provoking way.
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1. In-cheon sang-ryuk jak-jeon / Operation Chromite (S Kor 16) [Korean War]
2. Bimujang jidae / The demilitarized zone (S Korea 65) [Korean War]
3. Loin des hommes / Far from men (Fr 14) - [Algerian war of independence] [double]
4. Lost command (US 66) - [Algerian war of independence (also Fr Indonesia)]
5. Zabana! (Algeria 12) [Algerian war of independence - 3d check]
6. Legion of Honor / Deserter (UK 02) [Algerian war of independence]
7. Pray the devil back to hell (08) [Liberian civil war] - Double (Rewatch)
8. Loin du Vietnam (Fr 64) [Vietnam War] - Triple
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Post by Simba63 » March 26th, 2019, 1:43 am

31. The True Glory (1945) - 7/10

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Post by blocho » March 26th, 2019, 2:45 am

3eyes wrote:
March 25th, 2019, 10:10 pm

The Sullivans has the distinction of being the first movie I ever declined an invitation to go to. It was someone's birthday party and I didn't go to the party because I didn't want to see the movie.

As long as I'm here I may as well say that I've been bingewatching a TV series all month which will up my score for this challenge - though I guess at the rate I'm going I'm not that much of a threat.
3eyes, perhaps someone has asked you before in the history of this forum, and of course I don't mean to pry into your memories, but would you be willing to grace us with some recollections of the home front experience during WWII, or the experiences of moviegoing in the 1940s?

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Post by AB537 » March 26th, 2019, 3:15 am

11. The Sea Hawk (Michael Curtiz, 1940)
12. The Great Dictator (Charlie Chaplin, 1940)

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Post by maxwelldeux » March 26th, 2019, 6:38 am

Who chose not to make love?Show
"1. Fear and Desire (1953)
2. The Shop on Main Street (1965)
3. The Hurt Locker (2008)
4. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
5. The Pentagon Wars (1998)
6. From Here to Eternity (1953)
7. Last Days in Vietnam (2014)
8. Team America: World Police (2004)
9. The Big Parade (1925)
10. Apocalypse Now (1979)"
"11. After Fire (2016)
12. A Time for Drunken Horses (2000)
13. Le Grand Homme (2014)
14. The Vietnam War: Riding the Tiger (2017)
15. The Vietnam War: The River Styx (2017)
16. The Vietnam War: Resolve (2017)
17. Dunkirk (2017)
18. Kanal (1957)
19. Rambo III (1988)
20. National Bird (2016)"
"21. Iron Eagle (1986)
22. Navy Seals (1990)
23. Iron Eagle II (1988)
24. Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975)
25. The Battle of Pussy Willow Creek (2010)
26. The Vietnam War: This is What We Do (2017)
27. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
28. Code Unknown (2000)
29. Ballad of a Soldier (1959)
30. The Vietnam War: Things Fall Apart (2017)"
31. The Vietnam War: The Veneer of Civilization (2017)
32. Hot Shots! (1991)
33. Chimes at Midnight (1965)
34. Grand Illusion (1937)
35. Downfall (2004)
36. The Vietnam War: The History of the World (2017)
37. Le Vieux Fusil (1975)
38. The Thin Red Line (1998)
39. King Rat (1965) [DTC Nominee]
40. The Vietnam War: A Disrespectful Loyalty (2017)
41. Hearts and Minds (1974) [DTC Nominee]
Fascinating DtC (re)nom. There are two things about this that made me appreciate it much more than I might otherwise have: a) I've been watching the Burns/Novick docuseries "The Vietnam War", and this is right on point with what I've been learning about this month. b) This was from 1974. This is one of those cases where the year of the film provides a lot of context - even a few years later, the detail and the information in this doc wouldn't have been so shocking or interesting. But damn it's cool to see the same footage being used to make the same points 40+ years later.

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Post by sebby » March 26th, 2019, 7:14 am

23 a canterbury tale 1944 3/10
24 the duellists 1977 7/10
25 germany year zero 1949 7/10

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01 mrs miniver 1942 5/10
02 judgment at nuremberg 1961 4.5/10
03 hail the conquering hero 1944 5/10
04 the hurt locker 2008 3/10
05 the big parade 1925 4/10
06 the year of living dangerously 1982 5/10
07 breaker morant 1980 6.5/10
08 the life and death of colonel blimp 1943 4.5/10
09 rome open city 1945 7/10
10 the guns of navarone 1961 6/10
11-12 generation kill parts 1-2
13 the big red one 1980 4/10
14 the burmese harp 9/10
15 master and commander 2003 4/10
16 generation kill part 3
17 the tin drum 1979 3/10
18 incendies 2010 8/10
19 waterloo bridge 1940 5.5/10
20 last days in vietnam 2014 5.5/10
21 gunga din 1939 1/10
22 paisan 1946 6/10
23 a canterbury tale 1944 3/10
24 the duellists 1977 7/10
25 germany year zero 1949 7/10

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Post by cinephage » March 26th, 2019, 10:13 am

05. Windtalkers, by John Woo (2002) 7,5/10

John Woo films war with the same approach he films police investigations... Explosions and gunfights galore ! Highly enjoyable, if you know what to expect. History buffs and realists will be certainly disappointed by John Woo's film. Action lovers will enjoy his Flamboyancy.
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01. Al-risâlah, by Moustapha Akkad (1976) 7.5/10
02. The Naked and the Dead, by Raoul Walsh (1958) 8/10
03. Land and Freedom, by Ken Loach (1995) 8,5/10
04. The Battle of the Somme, de Geoffrey H. Malins (1916) 7/10

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