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Old October 31st, 2007, 11:07 AM   #11

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Damn... there is nothing in my list, that exists in English translations. What a pity!
But from yours, I also vote for Band of Brothers. Quite good movie, IMO.
And thanks for other, that I never heard before. I'll try to find them.
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Old October 31st, 2007, 11:31 PM   #12

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Which "Downfall" - I watched the German version (ie: german speaking, English subtitles) the other night on SBS TV in OZ - and I am fairly certain there was an English one with Robert Carlyle.
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Old November 6th, 2007, 06:05 AM   #13

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Great Escape, Dirty Dozen, Kelly's heroes, and Band o Brothers
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Old November 7th, 2007, 03:44 AM   #14

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1. Bridge Over the River Kwai

2. Triumph of the Will (auf Deutsch "Triumph das Willens" by Leni Riefenstahl a real time propaganda film)

3. The US Army's "Why We Fight"

4. Band of Brothers
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Old November 7th, 2007, 08:44 AM   #15

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Which "Downfall" - I watched the German version (ie: german speaking, English subtitles) the other night on SBS TV in OZ - and I am fairly certain there was an English one with Robert Carlyle.
Robert Carlyle played Hitler brilliantly, but that was a TV drama series of Hitler's early life and rise to power. I think it was called Hitler:The rise of Evil. Unfortunately I didn't see all of it, so I don't know if it covered the last days.
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Old November 27th, 2007, 08:21 AM   #16

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I have to say

The Pianist
Land of Hope and Glory
Saving Private Ryan

Are there any films based on WWI at all?
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Old November 27th, 2007, 11:58 AM   #17

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Are there any films based on WWI at all
Flyboys Flyboys
which wasn't too bad. Liz
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Old November 28th, 2007, 09:34 AM   #18

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I have to say

The Pianist
Land of Hope and Glory
Saving Private Ryan

Are there any films based on WWI at all?
"A Very Long Engagement" is worth a look. Its based on the novel by Sebastien Japrisot. Although set just after WW1 there are lots of "flashbacks".

"Aces High" with Malcolm MacDowell is the British version of "Flyboys" only with real planes!

"The Trench" is a film about the prelude to the 1916 Somme offensive.

I think there's another one called "Joyeuse Noel" about the 1914 unofficial Christmas ceasefire.

There's an excellent Kirk Douglas film about the aftermath of a disastrous French attack, where the French top brass look for scape goats, but I can't remember the title.

Almost forgot [how could I? ] the biggest of them all, "All quiet on the Western Front."
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Old January 9th, 2008, 05:24 AM   #19

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Saving Private Ryan
Band of Brothers

Clairem-Another great prop film is "With the Marines at Tarawa (1944). The film won the 1945
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. No actors just very gruesome scenes that Roosevelt gave approval for showing.
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Old January 14th, 2008, 10:01 AM   #20

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How about " The Last Bullet".
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