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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-25-2006, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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Old war movies

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There is something about old school war movies that I always liked. Simple characters, with emphasis on glory and valor and evil nazis. Ever since the vietnam era they started going in a different direction, which while often time good, doesnt have the same feel to it. (Ironically, I think pearl harbor was going for the same feel. But it still sucked) Anyways, post your favorites, if you got any. I'll start.

Gallipoli
Bridge over the river kwai (sp?)
The Memphis bell
The longest day



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Gotta add "The Great Escape" and "Where Eagles Dare" to the list. Great WWII films!

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That's because no one knew what war was like except the returning soldiers. When 'Nam came around the media went, recorded it, and showed it to average joe sitting on the couch. Now everyone thinks they know what it's like to be in combat. Thus the change in the movies.



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its not a pro/anti war argument or the effect of mass entertainment on the publics opinion of wars, yet. I just like movies



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its not a pro/anti war argument or the effect of mass entertainment on the publics opinion of wars, yet. I just like movies

I didn't take it that way... Just saying that's why the movies changed around the vietnam era.



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+2 on Great escape

It's not exactly an old war movie, nor a movie persay, but "Band of Brothers". I've probly seen the entire mini-series 6 times atleast.

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Ok, lets take away the "Old movies" and replace with "Old feeling movies"
In which case I have to add saving private ryan.



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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-25-2006, 11:41 AM
 
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Platoon, it wasn't the best, but still pretty good. Black Hawk Down. Full Metal Jacket.

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Other great Autralian war movies are The Lighthorsemen (1987), set during WWI, and Breaker Morant (1980), which is set during the Boer War.




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War of the Worlds (2005).
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
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