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Old December 22nd, 2016, 12:26 AM   #11

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For sheer entertainment , Where Eagles Dare is hard to beat.

For a more realistic movie, Paths of Glory tells you all you need to know about war.

As for Waterloo; I'm a great fan of the Napoleonic era and am fascinated by this particular battle, but I'm not a great fan of the film; I feel that the epic scale of the encounter wasn't captured in the same way that many Hollywood 'swords and sandals' epics did. Personally i much prefer Sharpe's Waterloo.
Interesting. For me it's the greatest because it's also the biggest. All the men you see in the squares and on horses in the scene filmed from above are live Soviet soldiers in uniforms. This movie has the most people used ever. Contrary to you, I see Shrarpe as trivia. Funny how our tastes can be completely different. What Waterloo and Sharpe have in common is their lack of love for Dutch-Belgian and German allies. Waterloo doesn't even show them, Sharpe shows them all as cowards.
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Interesting. For me it's the greatest because it's also the biggest. All the men you see in the squares and on horses in the scene filmed from above are live Soviet soldiers in uniforms. This movie has the most people used ever. Contrary to you, I see Shrarpe as trivia. Funny how our tastes can be completely different. What Waterloo and Sharpe have in common is their lack of love for Dutch-Belgian and German allies. Waterloo doesn't even show them, Sharpe shows them all as cowards.
I thought Waterloo was good too, and I agree about the Dutch/Belgian issue.
Sharpe's quite fun, but, as I recall, Waterloo seemed to be fought by about 15 people.

Two others. One I haven't seen for many years, and only vaguely recall. A Charlton Heston film, 'The Warlord' I think, set in 11th century Frisia (roughly), no great story, I just remember it as looking more convincing than most.
Richard Lester - the 1960's Three Musketeers films - zest, humour, great script by George MacDonald Fraser, even bears some resemblance to the book, which most other versions don't.

Oh yes, and 'The Lion in Winter'. Peter O'Toole as Henry II, also a good script.
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Ingmar Bergman.

The Seventh Seal is the best movie ever
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Old January 15th, 2017, 07:15 PM   #14

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I watched Hacksaw Ridge and I really liked the movie really well. One of the must watch historical war movie.
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I don't care how inaccurate it was, I love The Last Samurai.
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I don't care how inaccurate it was, I love The Last Samurai.
I love it too. Great film.
I also love Battle of Kosovo (1989). Also pretty inaccurate, but still a satisfying film, with great actors.
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Old January 16th, 2017, 04:08 AM   #17

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I don't care how inaccurate it was, I love The Last Samurai.

So do I!
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Old January 20th, 2017, 02:54 PM   #18
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Anything WW1. Big Parade, Paths of Glory, Sgt York, All Quiet on the Western Front

Wish they would do "Poilu"
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Lawrence of Arabia!

Motorcycles, trains, forced marches, calvary charges, the desert, no chicks, no love story (well sort of)...

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