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Old 02-24-2013, 06:53 AM   #3171 (permalink)
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I did a just Nam list awhile ago

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Nam was a perfect canvas for the new school of 70s and 80s directors to get political themes across, it was also the rock n roll war, when I hear the word Vietnam I instantly picture lush jungles being turned into a carpet of napalm to the sweets sounds of Jimi Hendrix, Motown and the End by the Doors. all these movies have great soundtracks. So Im thinkin...

Essentials, top tier - Full Metal Jacket, Deer Hunter, Apocalypse Now

also great - Platoon, Killing Fields

flawed but worth a look - Casualties of War, Heaven and Earth, Tigerland, Born on 4th july

and then a bonus 'coming home' from war few - First Blood, Coming Home, Jacobs Ladder

Ive never seen Hamburger Hill or We Were Soldiers and cant think of any others
one of these days I might get around to a complete WAR movie megapost, can think of a few from most conflicts.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:58 AM   #3172 (permalink)
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I'm kinda late to the party, but I'll add my favourite war films

(In no order)

The Pianist

City Of Life And Death

Paths Of Glory

The Deer Hunter

The Thin Red Line

Joyeux Noel

Full Metal Jacket

Born On The Fourth Of July

Katyn

Jarhead

Downfall

I'd highly recommend 'City Of Life and Death' to anyone, especially fans of world cinema. Fantastic film.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:41 AM   #3173 (permalink)
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Does Army In The Shadows count as a war movie? Because if it does then it's way up there.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:14 AM   #3174 (permalink)
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Does Army In The Shadows count as a war movie? Because if it does then it's way up there.
Does Army of Darkness count?


When I think war movies, it has to either have war in the actual movie; or be about a specific war. I don't consider Schindler's list a war movie, even though it wouldn't have happened without the war (I don't know what I consider it actually). Otherwise that would probably be it.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:40 PM   #3175 (permalink)
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To answer the poll question btw, Hurt Locker is far superior to ZD30.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:53 PM   #3176 (permalink)
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Watched The Fountain, pretty sure i didn't get it.
Malick remade it and retitled it "The Tree of Life"

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The Pianist
Schindler's List
Winter in Wartime
Valkyrie
Thin Red Line
Saving Private Ryan
Letters From Iwo Jima
Apocalypse Now

Are all better movies than those two. Zero Dark Thirty is a good movie but not one of my favorite war movies.
Valkyrie is a very good flick. Too bad Tom Cruise still was leaving a sour taste in audiences' mouths around then.

My personal fav is Kelly's Heroes.

And Zero Dark Thirty isn't a war movie in the traditional sense. Ironic since it's about how unorthodox and against the norm the war on terror really is. I wouldn't shoot anyone down who either said it is a war movie or it isn't.

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To answer the poll question btw, Hurt Locker is far superior to ZD30.
I agree whole-heartedly.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:59 PM   #3177 (permalink)
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Malick remade it and retitled it "The Tree of Life"
Not even close. Both are similar in the idea at the begining but in spirit, style and conclutions is like compare god and devil
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We can settle this argument in one post.

asdf thoughts on how much of a piece of garbage Cast Away is.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:04 PM   #3179 (permalink)
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The Pianist.
This and Paths of Glory. Nothing else I've seen comes close to these two films. There are lots of good war films but many of them have some sort of agenda or they're too sentimental or they overfilm everything in order to encapsulate the wide ranging emotion.
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So... Eraserhead. Yeah. Huh.

That's all.

EDIT: Unrelated to war films, obviously. Would like to hear some thoughts. Still trying to make up my own.

I had a nightmare involving that fucking baby. Now that's an even greater way a movie stays with you.
Seriously, a slow motion nightmare.
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