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MrWuvems #81 Posted 05 April 2016 - 11:33 PM

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View PostSqn Ldr B, on 05 April 2016 - 04:00 PM, said:

 

All John Wayne films bar The Longest Day are stupid.

 

Yah, and if you're in the US you also have to deal with how often he glorified the confederacy and how he rolled over to McCarthy

Also you're forgetting "Paint Your Wagon" which he wasn't the lead on but was ridiculous awesome.



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View PostMrWuvems, on 06 April 2016 - 12:33 AM, said:

 

Yah, and if you're in the US you also have to deal with how often he glorified the confederacy and how he rolled over to McCarthy

Also you're forgetting "Paint Your Wagon" which he wasn't the lead on but was ridiculous awesome.

 

You know Stalin had plans to have him assassinated that he never put into action?

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NSW Mntd Rifles #83 Posted 06 April 2016 - 05:54 AM

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British war movies have the power to cure all of a man's problems. I have long advocated that any illness requires large doses of British war movies. My favourites (not in any particular order):

 

  • Ice Cold In Alex
  • The Desert Rats
  • The Cruel Sea
  • Operation Amsterdam
  • We Dive at Dawn
  • Ill Met By Moonlight
  • The Cockleshell Heroes
  • Sink the Bismarck
  • The Dam Busters
  • The Battle of Britain
  • Zulu

 

Australia has its own:

 

  • 40,000 Horsemen
  • Gallipoli
  • Beneath Hill 60
  • Kokoda
  • Breaker Morant
  • The Light Horsemen
  • The Overlanders
  • The Rats of Tobruk

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JStudebaker #84 Posted 06 April 2016 - 04:05 PM

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I apologize for completely derailing the thread into a movie review. Though, I have added a few movies to my watch list now.



Sqn Ldr B #85 Posted 06 April 2016 - 04:12 PM

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View PostJStudebaker, on 06 April 2016 - 05:05 PM, said:

I apologize for completely derailing the thread into a movie review. Though, I have added a few movies to my watch list now.

 

Stick The Eagle Has Landed and A Bridge Too Far onto there too. And 633 Squadron and Zulu Dawn as well.

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Sqn Ldr B #86 Posted 06 April 2016 - 04:13 PM

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Also, has anyone mentioned The Great Escape yet? And the Heroes of Telemark?

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View PostSqn Ldr B, on 06 April 2016 - 10:13 AM, said:

Also, has anyone mentioned The Great Escape yet? And the Heroes of Telemark?

 

I like the version of The Great Escape with Claymation chickens

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View PostMrWuvems, on 06 April 2016 - 05:45 PM, said:

 

I like the version of The Great Escape with Claymation chickens

 

Chicken Run?

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View PostSqn Ldr B, on 06 April 2016 - 10:48 AM, said:

 

Chicken Run?

 

The very same

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We've just watched the Norwegian mini series titled The Heavy Water War. This is a fantastic re-telling of the story of the heavy water plant at Telemark. And you don't have to suffer that huge nail hole Kirk Douglas' chin.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=_K3Ry2K4yNE



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View PostMrWuvems, on 05 April 2016 - 11:33 PM, said:

 

Yah, and if you're in the US you also have to deal with how often he glorified the confederacy and how he rolled over to McCarthy

Also you're forgetting "Paint Your Wagon" which he wasn't the lead on but was ridiculous awesome.

 

Lee Marvin was in Paint your Wagon not John Wayne

oh and as for the list of war films what about Where Eagles Dare


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View PostSqn Ldr B, on 05 April 2016 - 10:00 PM, said:

 

All John Wayne films bar The Longest Day are stupid.

 

If were talking about his non western films yes, but how can you say The Searchers is stupid. Its an excellent tale of predujice and racism overcome  as he doesn't kill the white American Girl who was kidnapped by the Indians.and takes her home to her family instead, and how about the unforgettable True Grit

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A good novel close to this topic is Dominion by C J Samson.

In it Lord Beaverbrook heads up the coalition government instead of Churchill, so Britain comes to a peace settlement after Dunkirk, and by the 50s of the novels setting has slowly but surely become a quasi puppet state.

It's a good read.

 

http://www.theguardi...j-sansom-review


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