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War Movies Challenge - Official; March 2019

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Post by maxwelldeux » March 5th, 2019, 8:27 pm

Maybe a dumb question, but what exactly is War as a genre?

From the IMDB list:
War films acknowledge the horror and heartbreak of war, letting the actual combat fighting (against nations or humankind) on land, sea, or in the air provide the primary plot or background for the action of the film. War films are often paired with other genres, such as action, adventure, drama, romance, comedy (black), suspense, and even epics and westerns, and they often take a denunciatory approach toward warfare. They may include POW tales, stories of military operations, and training.
I mean lots of "War" films have no real combat fighting in them, even in a cursory way. Would the genre also include aftereffects of war (e.g., Shoah)?

I just watched a documentary (After Fire) about women veterans dealing with the aftermath of war, their injuries and trauma, and getting access to services. Would that be eligible here? And yes, that's a specific question, but I'm also wanting to know more generally about the genre, because many war films aren't tagged as war films...

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Post by albajos » March 5th, 2019, 8:30 pm

Judgment at Nuremberg is a war movie by consensus. That is all about the aftermath.¨

(as long as the plot revolves around war, or leads greatly affected by war, it would be a war movie in my eyes)

Brødre and Brothers are f.ex not really about war actions. But how a family comes to terms with a family member presumed dead on foreign soil.

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Post by 72allinncallme » March 5th, 2019, 9:57 pm

23. Windtalkers (2002)
24. The Train (1964)
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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)
15. Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA (2000)
16. V tumane (2012)
17. The Spanish Earth (1937)
18. The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter (1980)
19. Savrseni krug (1997)
20. Nobi (1959)
21. King Rat (1965)
22. Yadon ilaheyya (2002)
23. Windtalkers (2002)
24. The Train (1964)

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Post by PUNQ » March 5th, 2019, 10:37 pm

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7. For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943, Sam Wood) - 6/10
--- Extravagant movie of a major novel from Ernest Hemingway, starring two of the giants of cinema, Gary Cooper & Ingrid Bergman, lasting nearly 3 hours in full Technicolor! Had the be good, and it was. Though not as amazing as it wanted to be, seemingly aiming for Gone with the Wind (1939) levels. The story just wasn't as intricate and the chemistry between Bergman and Cooper wasn't really there, making their long dialog driven scenes a major bore. The film shined more when there was action, taking advantage of the landscapes and curious mountain characters. The unreliable behavior of Akim Tamiroff's character was the highlight of the movie, while the commanding lady played by Katina Paxinou was the strongest character in this. For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) certainly could have needed some cutting, but take with you the parts that is great and you'll be fine. Oh, and enjoy Bergman's worst haircut in a movie.


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8. Hawai · Maree oki kaisen [Battle of Pearl Harbor and the Malay Coast] (1942, Kajirô Yamamoto) - 7/10
--- An utterly fascinating war movie. A look at World War II from the other side. The Japanese point-of-view. There are no lead characters, added romance or any other distractions. The film does a slow build, going through cadet training, adding anything distinctively Japanese into it. Be it sumo, their own form of fighting spirit and discipline. Anything to build the patriotic pride. Which all leads up to the main event. The "heroic" bombing of Pearl Harbor! Vulgarly appreciated. Not the bombing, of course. But to understand the propaganda at play in such a shameless manner.


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9. Flor silvestre [Wild Flower] (1943, Emilio Fernández) - 6/10
--- The start of something great in Mexican cinema. Hollywood star Dolores del Rio returns home to team with soon-to-be celebrated director/actor Emilio Fernández for what would become a fruitful working relationship. Flor silvestre [Wild Flower] (1943) is a story of love, death and revenge. At times superbly atmospheric with it's dose of melodrama. Struggle a little to keep ones full attention in especially the early portions of the film, but you can definitely see the qualities this does possess even if it's not a perfect movie. Dolores del Rio shows an aura she wasn't allowed to showcase in the US and the result is mesmerizing.


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10. L'uomo dalla croce [The Man with the Cross] (1943, Roberto Rossellini) - 4/10
--- On par with Roberto Rossellini's other early WWII films. He rarely preaches the fascist agenda, even if he's making these films for the regime, and instead focuses on portraying rather dry warfare. Fairly realistic and unspectacular at first. But the time spent in the shelter showed what this unestablished soon-to-be-legend director was capable of. Too bad it's only a brief story, with it's main focus being on the contribution chaplains do during wartime. Sort of like a better Italian version of the US film For God and Country (1943).



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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

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Post by jdidaco » March 5th, 2019, 11:10 pm

(Screenshots from 'La verte moisson' & 'Le soldat Laforêt'),

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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

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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

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Post by Simba63 » March 6th, 2019, 2:59 am

11. Went the Day Well? (1942) - 7/10
12. Europa Europa (1990) - 7/10

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Post by Traveller » March 6th, 2019, 6:10 am

8. Went the Day Well? (1942) - 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 sebby » March 6th, 2019, 8:44 am

03 hail the conquering hero 1944 5/10
04 the hurt locker 2008 3/10
05 the big parade 1925 4/10
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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

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Post by sol » March 6th, 2019, 10:43 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
March 5th, 2019, 8:27 pm
Maybe a dumb question, but what exactly is War as a genre? ... Would the genre also include aftereffects of war (e.g., Shoah)?

I just watched a documentary (After Fire) about women veterans dealing with the aftermath of war, their injuries and trauma, and getting access to services. Would that be eligible here? And yes, that's a specific question, but I'm also wanting to know more generally about the genre, because many war films aren't tagged as war films...
I would allow After Fire and I like the definition of the genre that albajos gave:
albajos wrote:
March 5th, 2019, 8:30 pm
(as long as the plot revolves around war, or leads greatly affected by war, it would be a war movie in my eyes)
That said, I am not going to be excluding any films. I have tried to do this as a host in the past and all that it led to was bitterness and resentment.

For those who wish to be as pure as possible, I am happy to give advice on whether or not I would include individual films myself - but I just because I wouldn't include a certain movie does not mean that I am going to jump on someone who includes it. Hope that makes some sense.
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Post by sebby » March 6th, 2019, 11:42 am

So whadaya think, is The Other Side of Hope a war film?

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Post by sol » March 6th, 2019, 1:02 pm

It's about Syrian Civil War refugees, so sure - go ahead and rewatch it this month. ;)
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Post by sol » March 6th, 2019, 3:12 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)

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This ludicrous World War III thriller actually begins very well with much suspense before a teacher is suddenly shot dead by a soldier, and the initial panic that ensues is interesting. As the movie continues, tension lessens as the teens slowly learn to toughen up in order that they can fight back in a hyper-macho way. All of this may have been more engaging with better developed characters and less melodramatic performances, but the xenophobic nature of the film is still irksome with all non-English speaking countries portrayed as a collective enemy.
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Post by Traveller » March 6th, 2019, 6:32 pm

9. In Which We Serve (1942) - 5/10
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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 maxwelldeux » March 6th, 2019, 7:17 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)
More comments in the DbW thread, but this was a pretty interesting documentary about veteran women dealing with trauma and injuries sustained in combat and the military, including their fight to get treatment for military sexual trauma. Not a happy doc, but somewhat uplifting.

12. A Time for Drunken Horses (2000)
This is an Iranian movie about a poor family struggling to stay together and get treatment for one of the kids with needs. A pretty devastating film, including all lengths the kids have to go to after their father is killed by a land mine. I was annoyed and feeling sad when I started this and this movie DID NOT HELP THAT AT ALL. But it was still a pretty good movie.

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Post by Tarris1 » March 6th, 2019, 8:41 pm

5. The Big Red One (1980) 7/10
4. Empire of the Sun (1987) 7/10
3. The Dirty Dozen (1967) 7/10
2. In Which We Serve (1942) 7.5/10
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1. Went the Day Well? (1942) 8/10

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Post by 72allinncallme » March 6th, 2019, 9:19 pm

25. No End in Sight (2007)
26. La marcia su Roma (1962) (l)
27. Zvezda (2002)
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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)
15. Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA (2000)
16. V tumane (2012)
17. The Spanish Earth (1937)
18. The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter (1980)
19. Savrseni krug (1997)
20. Nobi (1959)
21. King Rat (1965) (l)
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)
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Post by albajos » March 6th, 2019, 10:19 pm

10. Ithaca (2015) USA 47 checks [double]
World War II (USA - 14 year old post messenger deliver death telegrams to families)

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+1 101 War Movies You Must See Before You Die (60,3%)

4 wars covered

War and PeasShow
Afghan War (2001-) (Taliban Insurgency)
01. The Breadwinner (2017), 06. Flugten (2009)

The Gulf War
09. Jarhead (2005)

World War I (No Man's Land)
07. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)

World War I (UK)
07. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)

World War II
05. All This and World War II (1976)
08. The Monuments Men (2014)

World War II (French Resistance)
02. Charlotte Gray (2001)

World War II (Italy)
04. Pasqualino Settebellezze (1975)

World War II (UK - Creating Propaganda Movies)
03. Their Finest (2016)

World War II (USA)
10. Ithaca (2015)

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05. All This and World War II (1976)
01. The Breadwinner (2017)
02. Charlotte Gray (2001)
06. Flugten (2009)
10. Ithaca (2015)
09. Jarhead (2005)
08. The Monuments Men (2014)
07. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
04. Pasqualino Settebellezze (1975)
03. Their Finest (2016)

Year
07. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
04. Pasqualino Settebellezze (1975)
05. All This and World War II (1976)
02. Charlotte Gray (2001)
09. Jarhead (2005)
06. Flugten (2009)
08. The Monuments Men (2014)
10. Ithaca (2015)
03. Their Finest (2016)
01. The Breadwinner (2017)

Off. lists
04. Pasqualino Settebellezze (1975) 3
07. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) 1

Checks
09. Jarhead (2005) 9 774
08. The Monuments Men (2014) 4 311
01. The Breadwinner (2017) 778
04. Pasqualino Settebellezze (1975) 523
03. Their Finest (2016) 481
02. Charlotte Gray (2001) 388
07. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) 215
10. Ithaca (2015) 47
06. Flugten (2009) 29
05. All This and World War II (1976) 11

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Post by Daviddoes » March 6th, 2019, 10:58 pm

1. Generation Kill (2008) Ep. 1

2. Generation Kill (2008) Ep. 2

3. Generation Kill (2008) Ep. 3

4. Underground (1995) 9/10

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Post by Simba63 » March 7th, 2019, 3:17 am

13. Hell in the Pacific (1968) - 7/10
14. Land and Freedom (1995) - 5/10

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Post by Traveller » March 7th, 2019, 5:54 am

10. The Red Badge of Courage (1951) - 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 weirdboy » March 7th, 2019, 5:59 am

1. Dzhamilya AKA Jamilya (1969) - Irina Poplavskaya, Sergei Yutkevich


Fantastic film! I immediately added to my favorites list. If you like Sergei Parajanov, you should check this out. The narrative is definitely more "grounded" than a typical Parajanov work, but the aesthetic is often quite similar, and the photography, editing, and music are all excellent.

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Post by maxwelldeux » March 7th, 2019, 7:42 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)
Triple. More comments in French thread, but not recommended.

14. The Vietnam War: Riding the Tiger (2017)
Wife and I finally got back into this. This is episode 2 of the miniseries. Ken Burns is awesome and this is presented so well. Yay learning!

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Post by sol » March 7th, 2019, 12:00 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)

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A curious blend of fiction and non-fiction elements from Peter Watkins. The film plays out as a serious-minded documentary on a real battle, imagining what it might have been like had film cameras existed in 1745 to document the conflict. This stylistic choice gives the material a real sense of intimacy without falling back on narrative sentimentality. Not everything here works (the battle scenes are chaotic and repetitive) but this is very effective stuff overall with the non-professional cast delivering well with deep and extremely expressive eyes.
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Post by Daviddoes » March 7th, 2019, 12:25 pm

5. Generation Kill (2008) Ep. 4

6. Generation Kill (2008) Ep. 5

7. Johnny Got His Gun (1971) 7/10

8. Kocár do Vídne (1966) 8/10

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1. Generation Kill (2008) Ep. 1

2. Generation Kill (2008) Ep. 2

3. Generation Kill (2008) Ep. 3

4. Underground (1995) 9/10

5. Generation Kill (2008) Ep. 4

6. Generation Kill (2008) Ep. 5

7. Johnny Got His Gun (1971) 7/10

8. Kocár do Vídne (1966) 8/10

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Post by shugs » March 7th, 2019, 5:14 pm

5. Cross of Iron (Sam Peckinpah, 1977) - 7/10
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1. Overlord (Julius Avery, 2018) - 7/10
2. Coriolanus (Ralph Fiennes, 2011) - 6/10
3. Sergeant York (Howard Hawks, 1941) - 8/10
4. Welcome to Sarajevo (Michael Winterbottom, 1997) - 8/10

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Post by Traveller » March 7th, 2019, 5:56 pm

11. The Last Metro (1980) - 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 72allinncallme » March 7th, 2019, 8:19 pm

28. I girasoli (1970)
29. The Purple Plain (1954) [DtC-nom]
30. They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) (l)

Edit: forgot about the bonus challenge. Have watched five of them including the two nominated by our host.
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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)

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Post by shugs » March 7th, 2019, 9:37 pm

6. Cold Mountain (Anthony Minghella, 2003) - 9/10
Some places in the film looked familiar, and what do you know, a lot of of it was shot in Romania. :woot:
Anyways, loved this one. It was long, but never boring, and the performances were amazing all around.
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1. Overlord (Julius Avery, 2018) - 7/10
2. Coriolanus (Ralph Fiennes, 2011) - 6/10
3. Sergeant York (Howard Hawks, 1941) - 8/10
4. Welcome to Sarajevo (Michael Winterbottom, 1997) - 8/10
5. Cross of Iron (Sam Peckinpah, 1977) - 7/10

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Post by albajos » March 7th, 2019, 10:18 pm

11. Indochine (1992) France 2 official lists 931 checks [double]
First Indochina War (A french/vietnamese relationship at the outbreak of the war)
12. Night Will Fall (2014) UK 210 checks
World War II (Exploration of the documentary they worked on in 1945 with the first footage of the liberation of the concentration camps, and why the documentary were stopped)
(s1a) Death Mills (1945) USA 105 checks 21 min. (21)
World War II (The US propagandic documentary that was released instead of the proper documentary that was the UK one (only documentary Hitchcock ever worked on))

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5 wars covered

War and PeasShow
Afghan War (2001-) (Taliban Insurgency)
01. The Breadwinner (2017), 06. Flugten (2009)

First Indochina War
11. Indochine (1992)

The Gulf War
09. Jarhead (2005)

World War I (No Man's Land)
07. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)

World War I (UK)
07. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)

World War II
05. All This and World War II (1976)
(s1a) Death Mills (1945)
08. The Monuments Men (2014)
12. Night Will Fall (2014)

World War II (French Resistance)
02. Charlotte Gray (2001)

World War II (Italy)
04. Pasqualino Settebellezze (1975)

World War II (UK - Creating Propaganda Movies)
03. Their Finest (2016)

World War II (USA)
10. Ithaca (2015)

ABC
05. All This and World War II (1976)
01. The Breadwinner (2017)
02. Charlotte Gray (2001)
(s1a) Death Mills (1945)
06. Flugten (2009)
11. Indochine (1992)
10. Ithaca (2015)
09. Jarhead (2005)
08. The Monuments Men (2014)
12. Night Will Fall (2014)
07. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
04. Pasqualino Settebellezze (1975)
03. Their Finest (2016)

Year
(s1a) Death Mills (1945)
07. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
04. Pasqualino Settebellezze (1975)
05. All This and World War II (1976)
11. Indochine (1992)
02. Charlotte Gray (2001)
09. Jarhead (2005)
06. Flugten (2009)
08. The Monuments Men (2014)
12. Night Will Fall (2014)
10. Ithaca (2015)
03. Their Finest (2016)
01. The Breadwinner (2017)

Off. lists
04. Pasqualino Settebellezze (1975) 3
11. Indochine (1992) 2
07. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) 1

Checks
09. Jarhead (2005) 9 774
08. The Monuments Men (2014) 4 311
11. Indochine (1992) 931
01. The Breadwinner (2017) 778
04. Pasqualino Settebellezze (1975) 523
03. Their Finest (2016) 481
02. Charlotte Gray (2001) 388
07. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) 215
12. Night Will Fall (2014) 210
(s1a) Death Mills (1945) 105
10. Ithaca (2015) 47
06. Flugten (2009) 29
05. All This and World War II (1976) 11

!seen 12
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Post by 72allinncallme » March 7th, 2019, 10:25 pm

albajos wrote:
March 7th, 2019, 10:18 pm
12. Night Will Fall (2014) UK 210 checks
World War II (Exploration of the documentary they worked on in 1945 with the first footage of the liberation of the concentration camps, and why the documentary were stopped)

War and PeasShow
Afghan War (2001-) (Taliban Insurgency)
01. The Breadwinner (2017), 06. Flugten (2009)

First Indochina War
11. Indochine (1992)

The Gulf War
09. Jarhead (2005)

World War I (No Man's Land)
07. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)

World War I (UK)
07. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)

World War II
05. All This and World War II (1976)
(s1a) Death Mills (1945)
08. The Monuments Men (2014)
12. Night Will Fall (2014)

World War II (French Resistance)
02. Charlotte Gray (2001)

World War II (Italy)
04. Pasqualino Settebellezze (1975)

World War II (UK - Creating Propaganda Movies)
03. Their Finest (2016)

World War II (USA)
10. Ithaca (2015)

ABC
05. All This and World War II (1976)
01. The Breadwinner (2017)
02. Charlotte Gray (2001)
(s1a) Death Mills (1945)
06. Flugten (2009)
11. Indochine (1992)
10. Ithaca (2015)
09. Jarhead (2005)
08. The Monuments Men (2014)
12. Night Will Fall (2014)
07. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
04. Pasqualino Settebellezze (1975)
03. Their Finest (2016)

Year
(s1a) Death Mills (1945)
07. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
04. Pasqualino Settebellezze (1975)
05. All This and World War II (1976)
11. Indochine (1992)
02. Charlotte Gray (2001)
09. Jarhead (2005)
06. Flugten (2009)
08. The Monuments Men (2014)
12. Night Will Fall (2014)
10. Ithaca (2015)
03. Their Finest (2016)
01. The Breadwinner (2017)

Off. lists
04. Pasqualino Settebellezze (1975) 3
11. Indochine (1992) 2
07. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) 1

Checks
09. Jarhead (2005) 9 774
08. The Monuments Men (2014) 4 311
11. Indochine (1992) 931
01. The Breadwinner (2017) 778
04. Pasqualino Settebellezze (1975) 523
03. Their Finest (2016) 481
02. Charlotte Gray (2001) 388
07. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) 215
12. Night Will Fall (2014) 210
(s1a) Death Mills (1945) 105
10. Ithaca (2015) 47
06. Flugten (2009) 29
05. All This and World War II (1976) 11

!seen 12
This one piqued my interest earlier. Was it good? Might add it to my ever growing wartchlist

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Post by albajos » March 7th, 2019, 10:28 pm

Well, trigger warning. They do show a lot of the original footage.

It's important, but not for everyone. It's 8.0 on imdb, I can probably agree with that.

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Post by vortexsurfer » March 7th, 2019, 10:37 pm

2. Band of Brothers: Currahee (2001)
3. Band of Brothers: Day of Days (2001)
4. Band of Brothers: Carentan (2001)
5. Band of Brothers: Replacements (2001)

SpoilerShow
1. G.I. Jane (Ridley Scott, 1997)
2. Band of Brothers: Currahee (2001)
3. Band of Brothers: Day of Days (2001)
4. Band of Brothers: Carentan (2001)
5. Band of Brothers: Replacements (2001)

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Post by maxwelldeux » March 7th, 2019, 11:21 pm

vortexsurfer wrote:
March 7th, 2019, 10:37 pm
2. Band of Brothers: Currahee (2001)
3. Band of Brothers: Day of Days (2001)
4. Band of Brothers: Carentan (2001)
5. Band of Brothers: Replacements (2001)

SpoilerShow
1. G.I. Jane (Ridley Scott, 1997)
2. Band of Brothers: Currahee (2001)
3. Band of Brothers: Day of Days (2001)
4. Band of Brothers: Carentan (2001)
5. Band of Brothers: Replacements (2001)
Oh yeah! :thumbsup: Great series!

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Post by jdidaco » March 8th, 2019, 3:02 am

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

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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

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Post by Simba63 » March 8th, 2019, 3:57 am

15. The Cruel Sea (1953) - 7/10

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Post by Traveller » March 8th, 2019, 5:45 am

12. Hands Up! (1926) - 4/10
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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 Daviddoes » March 8th, 2019, 8:11 am

9. Generation Kill (2008) Ep. 6

10. Generation Kill (2008) Ep. 7

11. The Duellists (1977) 5/10

12. Leningrad (2009) 6/10

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1. Generation Kill (2008) Ep. 1

2. Generation Kill (2008) Ep. 2

3. Generation Kill (2008) Ep. 3

4. Underground (1995) 9/10

5. Generation Kill (2008) Ep. 4

6. Generation Kill (2008) Ep. 5

7. Johnny Got His Gun (1971) 7/10

8. Kocár do Vídne (1966) 8/10

9. Generation Kill (2008) Ep. 6

10. Generation Kill (2008) Ep. 7

11. The Duellists (1977) 5/10

12. Leningrad (2009) 6/10

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Post by sebby » March 8th, 2019, 8:25 am

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
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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

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Post by sol » March 8th, 2019, 12:00 pm

Week 1 Fun Stats

These stats are accurate as of 11:20am GMT on 08/03/19. My apologies if you have posted an update after this point; your viewings will be included in the next lot of statistics. :)


Participation

In the first week of March, we have had 22 participants in the 2019 Horror War Challenge.

Thinking that this Challenge is actually a Horror Challenge would be an easy mistake to make. With 10 participants having seen more than one film per day so far, we are fast on track for this to be one of the busiest Challenges this year - maybe even the busiest non-Horror Challenge. On one hand, this should not really be much of a surprise since War was by far the most popular genre option in last year's polls (out of the options not run in 2018); on the other hand, it says quite a lot that the participation here is absolutely dwarfing the other two Challenges this month considering that they are the usually popular Female Directors and French Challenges.


Oscar Predictions

While the average film buff out there is still debating how Green Book became only the third film since 1932 to win Best Picture without a directing nomination, here on the iCM Forum, everyone is rather keeping track of who will become the top 5 finishers (Oscar nominees) in maxwelldeux's Challenge Olympics.

While 72a is a clear favourite to win, we have no less than EIGHT participants vying for second place with Simba, max, jdidaco, albajos, Daviddoes, Trav, PUNQ and sebby all within 6 points of one another. :blink:


Bonus Challenge

72allinncallme is absolute crushing the Bonus Challenge so far with 6 points. The next closest competitor has 1.5 points.

Please remember that in order to participate in the Bonus Challenge you need to indicate 'DTC nominee' next to your viewings.


Who has seen the OP screencap films this month?

Congrats to both 72a and blocho for watching King Rat. :poshclap:

Congrats to 72a for watching The Long and The Short and The Tall. :poshclap:


Film Range

Feature films (excluding shorts and episodes) seen have ranged from 1925 to 2018.

Years without watches so far:

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1927
1928
1929
1930
1931
1934
1935
1940
1947
1948
1950
1952
1956
1963
1973
1978
1981
1985
1991
1993
1996
1999
2010
2013


How long will the war last?

Feature film length has ranged from 43 minutes to 260 minutes.

Shortest films seen

43mins - For God and Country (1943)
52mins - The Spanish Earth (1937)
60mins - Hands Up! (1926)
62mins - Fear and Desire (1953)
65mins - The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter (1980)

Longest films seen

260mins - Batman (1943)
186mins - Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
177mins - The Message (1976)
170mins - Underground (1995)
170mins - For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)


Most commonly seen films (listed by number of viewings)

3 - Went the Day Well? (1942)

2 - The Big Parade (1925)
2 - The Hurt Locker (2008)
2 - In Which We Serve (1942)
2 - King Rat (1965)
2 - The Red Badge of Courage (1951)
2 - Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)


Most obscure films seen (according to IMDb votes)

<5 - After Fire (2016)
9 - Le soldat Laforêt (1972)
11 - Le mensonge de Nina Petrovna (1937)
11 - Port-Arthur (1936)
21 - Patrouille de choc (1957)
39 - For God and Country (1943)
40 - L'ironie du sort (1974)


Keep 'em coming! Let me know if there are any other stats that you'd like included in the next update and I'll see what I can do. :thumbsup: NOTE: please nothing that involves importing my list into ICM since I don't have anywhere near as much free time this month.

That's all for now, and for all those battling it out for second place, please remember:

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Post by albajos » March 8th, 2019, 12:11 pm

I would live to see what wars we've covered, but as long as people don't write it, and the keywords on imdb are lacking on some, I'm guessing it's not to be.

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