What is the last WW2 Film or Series you saw?

Discussion in 'Books, Films, TV, Radio' started by Ivan1, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

     
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  2. Markyboy

    Markyboy Member

    I watched 'The Sea Shall Not Have Them' last night on Amazon. 'Albert RN' for tonights viewing if I can get away with it. I remember both titles taking years to finally make it to DVD, so they didn't get the heavy repeat viewings the more famous b/w British films got from me.
     
  3. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

    I watched the new 'reboot' of Midway and it was no where nearly as good as the original.

    The only informative part was at the end when they said what became of the major players.

    I am not a massive fan of the concept of to throw as much CGI into a film will guarantee success.

    That said I do still think that Dunkirk needed more CGI as the scale of everything didn't feel right.

    Gus
     
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  4. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Per Slick's recommendation

    Pretty good. Closed caption

     
  5. Andsco

    Andsco Well-Known Member

  6. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

  7. Has anyone one of you watched the movie "Eight Hundred"?[​IMG]
     
  8. hucks216

    hucks216 Member

    Currently watching the latest Netflix release, The Bombardment. It is a Danish film based around the 1945 RAF bombing raid on The Shell House in Copenhagen.
    The story line mainly centers on the lives of 3 kids, a nun, a traitor and a Mossie crew.
    It has some cracking flying sequences and the cgi is properly done as it looks pretty realistic but the main theme of the story is the aftermath with the deaths and rescue of the children at the school that was also hit. Overall, a well made film that is worth watching.
     
  9. hucks216

    hucks216 Member

    Yes, it is a good film and surprising in some ways that the Communist government allowed a film to be made about the Nationalist Chinese forces.
     
  10. 2 RGJ Recce

    2 RGJ Recce Junior Member

    The Way Ahead with David Niven :salut:
     
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  11. Markyboy

    Markyboy Member

    Watched The Bombardment last night. As Hucks says, well worth a watch. The tension levels as soon as the raid takes off to pretty much the end of the film are through the roof. I thought it was a superb effort.
     
  12. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    One of their sillier ones but has some anti-Japanese stuff in the last five minutes. Now banned on TV.

     
  13. lostinspace

    lostinspace Junior Member

    Watched this film on Netflix last night, the cgi was pretty near seamless, unlike most other efforts I've seen. The only puzzle for me was the opening sequence of the Mosquito shooting up the wedding party. I get the tie-in with Henry's trauma but that scene seemed (to me) not to be very pertinent to the rest of the film. On the whole though, very realistic.
     
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  14. Markyboy

    Markyboy Member

    I get what you mean, seemed a bit out of place to the rest of the trajectory. I suppose it was intended to show that the main horror show wasn’t isolated and civilians were always in danger?
     
  15. lostinspace

    lostinspace Junior Member

    It struck me as being critical of the RAF, like they (the RAF) were shooting at anything that moved, which seemed totally unnecessary to the rest of the story. But maybe I'm looking at it from the wrong end of the telescope!

    Here is a link to a youtube video that explains the raid in detail:

    Three Mosquito squadrons were involved (6 a/c each, plus two photo reconnaissance Mosquitos) from No. 21 Squadron, R.A.F.; No. 464 Squadron, R.A.A.F.; & No. 487 Squadron, R.N.Z.A.F.
    No. 64 Squadron & No. 126 Squadron, R.A.F. provided fighter support (27 a/c, Mustang IIIs).
     
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  16. Wobbler

    Wobbler Patron Patron

    That kid on the bike in A Bridge Too Far had a lucky escape then!
     
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  17. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

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    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

  19. Nick the Noodle

    Nick the Noodle Active Member

    I'm currently working through Indy Neidell's WW2 series on YouTube. It covers every element week by week.

    First part here:
     
  20. Andsco

    Andsco Well-Known Member

    New WW2 drama being trailed on iPlayer, isn't really long enough to give an idea if its gonna be any good.
    BBC Trailers, SAS Rogue Heroes: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0bzwrsn via @bbciplayer
     

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