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Slightly More Important => Entertainment => Topic started by: Groper on August 21, 2017, 08:56:46 PM

Title: Dunkirk
Post by: Groper on August 21, 2017, 08:56:46 PM
Awesome or what!

Nolan, one of my fav directors.  Done a great job telling this story
Title: Re: Dunkirk
Post by: Natural Mystic on August 22, 2017, 10:56:33 AM
I cant wait to see it
Title: Re: Dunkirk
Post by: New World on August 22, 2017, 12:22:08 PM
Yes excellent film. I was very impressed.
Title: Re: Dunkirk
Post by: Natural Mystic on August 22, 2017, 04:31:17 PM
When will it be on dvd
Title: Re: Dunkirk
Post by: barky on August 22, 2017, 05:43:32 PM
When will it be on dvd
1958 version on sale right now  :ninja:
Title: Re: Dunkirk
Post by: Groper on August 22, 2017, 07:51:47 PM
When will it be on dvd

You need to watch it on IMAX, only way to do it justice.  And don't be cheap and get corner seats, you need to sit in the middle.
Title: Re: Dunkirk
Post by: Groper on August 22, 2017, 07:53:24 PM
Yes excellent film. I was very impressed.

In your top 5 of war films?  This one goes near the top.
Title: Re: Dunkirk
Post by: Natural Mystic on August 23, 2017, 08:40:51 PM
1958 version on sale right now  :ninja:
haha seen that a zillion times
Title: Re: Dunkirk
Post by: bababarararacucucudadada on August 24, 2017, 01:09:32 AM
Top 5 War Films?

1. Apocalypse Now
2. Paths of Glory
3. A Bridge Too Far
4. Zulu
5. The Great Escape

Shoehorn Casablanca in there somewhere if that counts as a war film but I'm not sure that it does.
Title: Re: Dunkirk
Post by: bababarararacucucudadada on August 24, 2017, 01:17:12 AM
Bubbling under:

The Deerhunter
Gallipoli
Breaker Morant
Bridge Over The River Kwai
Dambusters
Reach For The Sky
Inglourious Basterds
The Iron Cross
Das Boot
Kelly's Heroes
The Dirty Dozen
Title: Re: Dunkirk
Post by: barky on August 24, 2017, 09:59:07 PM
haha seen that a zillion times
haha never seen it
Title: Re: Dunkirk
Post by: Natural Mystic on August 25, 2017, 12:31:22 PM
Top 5 War Films?

1. Apocalypse Now
2. Paths of Glory
3. A Bridge Too Far
4. Zulu
5. The Great Escape

Shoehorn Casablanca in there somewhere if that counts as a war film but I'm not sure that it does.

Deer Hunter
Longest Day
Saving Private Ryan
We Were Soldiers
Bridge Over the River Kwai
Dirty Dozen  :ROFL:
Title: Re: Dunkirk
Post by: Natural Mystic on August 25, 2017, 12:32:03 PM
Anyone know anything about Go Stream?
Title: Re: Dunkirk
Post by: Groper on August 25, 2017, 05:28:59 PM
Deer Hunter - good score to film however, there is no evidence the Viet Cong used prisoners for Russian Roulette

Longest Day - v good film but John Wayne ruined it

Saving Private Ryan - great opening sequence but let down by Spielberg soppiness

We Were Soldiers - along with Longest Day, historically the most accurate but incredibly boring and soppy

Bridge Over the River Kwai - classic

Dirty Dozen  :ROFL: - fun film
Title: Re: Dunkirk
Post by: Groper on August 25, 2017, 05:33:46 PM

Gallipoli - watched bits of it, reasonable

Breaker Morant - never seen it

Dambusters - accurate but boring, dated by its effects

Reach For The Sky - never heard of it

Inglourious Basterds - Tarantino as Tarantino does.  Somehow he always captures the imagination

The Iron Cross - is that the one with James Colburn.  Quite good except for the slow mo action sequence

Das Boot - Oh yes, great TV series, claustrophobic.  Great way to learn German too

Kelly's Heroes - Hehe, loved it, loved the western style interpretation.  Some of the suttel jokes are v good.
Title: Re: Dunkirk
Post by: oake on August 26, 2017, 12:42:34 AM

Reach For The Sky - never heard of it

Have you heard of Douglas Bader?
Title: Re: Dunkirk
Post by: barky on August 26, 2017, 12:01:59 PM
Have you heard of Douglas Bader?
remember seeing him in 1979, was chieftain of the local highland games where I grew up
Title: Re: Dunkirk
Post by: oake on August 26, 2017, 04:38:38 PM
remember seeing him in 1979, was chieftain of the local highland games where I grew up


A forgotten man, it seems (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Bader)

Reach for the Sky (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049665/)
Title: Re: Dunkirk
Post by: Groper on August 27, 2017, 12:00:10 PM
Have you heard of Douglas Bader?

I have now.  What a guy!
Title: Re: Dunkirk
Post by: New World on August 29, 2017, 09:54:47 AM
In your top 5 of war films?  This one goes near the top.

Probably yes. I'm not a massive fan of the genre, so I've relatively little to compare it to. Saving Private Ryan was also very good, a was Apocalypse Now and Full Metal Jacket.
Title: Re: Dunkirk
Post by: Sir Rocis de Liver on September 03, 2017, 12:02:42 AM
'The Pianist' is the best ever war film.
Title: Re: Dunkirk
Post by: bababarararacucucudadada on September 04, 2017, 09:03:35 PM
How could I leave out Escape To Victory?

(Also the best football film ever.)
Title: Re: Dunkirk
Post by: bababarararacucucudadada on September 06, 2017, 07:59:45 PM
A forgotten man, it seems ([url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Bader[/url])

Reach for the Sky ([url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049665/[/url])


Can I point out that I nominated Reach For The Sky which I cite as evidence for me not having forgotten him?

That aside I just stumbled across this:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DI84WbxXcAAh3ic.jpg)

Quick edit to add:

Untrue apparently. Never happened. Which is a shame but it is funny so I'll leave it here.
Title: Re: Dunkirk
Post by: Sir Rocis de Liver on September 07, 2017, 06:10:11 PM
I wonder if the same generosity of the powers that be, the RAF, in allowing Bader to continue his service would have been extended to a similarly disabled ordinary airman in those class-ridden days?
Apart, a truly brave and extraordinaryly courageous man.
He even escaped from Colditz.


Title: Re: Dunkirk
Post by: oake on September 07, 2017, 08:57:21 PM
Can I point out that I nominated Reach For The Sky which I cite as evidence for me not having forgotten him?

Granted. I was referring to groper's dismissive "never heard of it", which seemed to suggest that he had no interest in finding out.

I don't know about you, but, when somebody on a forum recommends something with which I'm not familiar, my first reaction is to look it up.
Title: Re: Dunkirk
Post by: Sir Rocis de Liver on September 07, 2017, 10:15:39 PM
I am disturbed that Douglas Bader even had to be looked up.
I do hope that Stanford Tuck doesn't have to be looked up.
Title: Re: Dunkirk
Post by: oake on September 07, 2017, 10:52:43 PM
I am disturbed that Douglas Bader even had to be looked up.
I do hope that Stanford Tuck doesn't have to be looked up.
I didn't, of course, mean that I had needed to look up Douglas Bader, merely that I would recommend that course of action to anyone unfamiliar with the subject under discussion.
I'm old enough to remember seeing Kenneth More's portrayal in the cinema when the film was first released. :)
Title: Re: Dunkirk
Post by: Sir Rocis de Liver on September 08, 2017, 08:35:45 AM
Of course not, certainly didn't mean you, oake  :)
I was speaking in general terms.
We have all this information literally at our fingertips and there is really no excuse for pleading ignorance of any reference in a post.
Title: Re: Dunkirk
Post by: barky on September 13, 2017, 06:06:13 PM
I am disturbed that Douglas Bader even had to be looked up.
I do hope that Stanford Tuck doesn't have to be looked up.
yes, had to look up 'Stanford Tuck' -- name meant nothing to me & still doesn't!