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Old October 10th, 2017, 04:17 AM   #1

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Any thoughts on the 1970 movie Waterloo?

Personally it's one of my favourite movies, and I admire it for its historical accuracy and the unbelievable effort that went into its production.

Share favourite scenes and quotes if you like.
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Old October 10th, 2017, 05:32 AM   #2

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Loved it. That and Zulu got me away from fantasy war games to historical.
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Old October 10th, 2017, 05:56 AM   #3

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It's one of my alltime favourite movies, topped perhas only by A Bridge Too Far. It has some minor inacuracies, but they don't bother me, I enjoy watching it. All the effort put into it, the number of people in it, just amazing. They'll never make movies like that again.
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It has a sense of grandeur that Hollywood can rarely manage anymore.
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Check out this review of the film.

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Check out this review of the film.


Yeah that's a great review, really sums it up well. HistoryBuffs is a very good channel, I'd recommend his videos to anyone with the slightest interest in history
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The main issue I have with the film is the 'death by cannon' firing squad at the end which seems very unrealistic.
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The main issue I have with the film is the 'death by cannon' firing squad at the end which seems very unrealistic.
And no Dutch-Belgians or Germans in Wellington's army, that disturbed me the most.

I like how Uxbridge is wearing a Hussar uniform though, despite he probably wore a shako in real life and not a fur hat, but I like the looks of the latter more.
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One of the best history films ever.
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Old October 12th, 2017, 08:31 PM   #10

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The main issue I have with the film is the 'death by cannon' firing squad at the end which seems very unrealistic.
I do admit that this scene is not historically accurate and merely added for creative effect, in reality, the Guard did eventually surrender.

Besides this, I am not sure what you mean by unrealistic?

A battery of cannons at close range would indeed utterly obliterate such a tightly packed mass of men as shown in the movie.
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