Originally Posted by Ulsterman
A definitive list of Great War era films would appear not to be a lengthy one then. Why has it been so sadly neglected ?
Yep --Beneath Hill 60 is good-- but there are not that many good movies made about WWI, All Quiet on the Western Front is a must see for anyone with any interest in film let alone War movies.
Many films were made post WWI but they would be silent, 'Talkies' came in but then another war came along and cornered the market.
WWI is also dirty, nasty its not easy to see 'Good guys and bad guys'. If there are 'bad guys' it can often (quite wrongly) be --especially in Britain-- your own officers which is uncomfortable.
Passchendale is ok (but not that accurate) and there have been some good TV series -- remember one with David Jason about a lost battalion but its name escapes me.
Blackadder is funny but owes more to the 1960's than WWI