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« on: 30 August 2018, 11:18:04 PM »

There seems to be quite a few historical / war-themed films coming up over the next 12 months, so is anyone planning on watching any of these?

Hurricane:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s2poY9gTLE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s2poY9gTLE</a>


T-34:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_cD3PgcVu0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_cD3PgcVu0</a>


The Captain:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LANyo2O40lM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LANyo2O40lM</a>


Operation Finale:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP5n5VFxiO4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP5n5VFxiO4</a>
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« Reply #1 on: 31 August 2018, 12:26:49 AM »

Looks like a few interesting ones. Had seen the Trailer for hurricane already, and will be watching that one!
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« Reply #2 on: 31 August 2018, 09:09:29 AM »

Quite a few of those look to be of interest. Thanks for the 'heads up' Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: 31 August 2018, 07:52:53 PM »

Strange how the Earth was created in 1939.
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« Reply #4 on: 31 August 2018, 08:09:18 PM »

Henning Wehn says German history only starts in 1948, b3fore that, nothing!
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« Reply #5 on: 31 August 2018, 09:17:44 PM »

That goes some way to explaining the popularity of the Korean War as a gaming period.
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« Reply #6 on: 10 September 2018, 08:40:41 PM »

Opened the worm can here. You know that a sample of reviews will be:

"Officer's belt was one discontinued in 1942, totally ruled the 1944 atmosphere for me."
"That weapon wasn't issued until 2 months afre the end of the story - made a nonsense of the entire film".
"Tracer shooting from an MG 34 - ohhh the humanity!!!"
"Totally inappropriate tracks on the T34 for a winter battle - how can anybody watch this".

Then in 6 month's time.

"Nobody makes films aimed at a wargamer audience - the PC brigade strike again".
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« Reply #7 on: 11 September 2018, 08:04:10 AM »

I tend to be quite charitable to film makers in this regard, but there are a lot of source materials out there so it's very often easier to get it right than get it wrong.

We've come a long way since M48 Tigers and M24 Shermans.  I think there's a trend to getting re-enactment societies involved, so standards are a lot better than they used to be. In fact, now that the authenticity of uniforms has gone up, the standards of writing seem to be plummeting.*  Perhaps I just didn't notice the poor script in "The Battle of the Bulge" because I was decrying the poor choice of armoured vehicle.



*Take "Fury". I have a large, well armoured but quite slow moving Tiger tank. I am in cover. I see 5 Shermans lined up nicely. I pop off a couple then charge over the open ground, closing the distance to a point where even a 75mm can do me serious damage, upsetting the gunner's aim and generally sacrificing all my advantages for a closer look at Brad Pitt.
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« Reply #8 on: 11 September 2018, 08:10:03 AM »

It's Brad Pitt, why wouldnt you!  Cool
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« Reply #9 on: 11 September 2018, 10:39:20 AM »

One reason I really enjoy WWII films is that I donít game it, so know sod all about what gun goes where, how shiny SS boots should be etc. Unfortunately I do game an awful lot of the earlier periods, so get brassed off with TV documentaries showing French in Adrian helmets and British in shrapnel helmets whilst discussing 1914. I know there was less film footage then, but there were plenty of photographs (the French even had colour ones) and paintings. Iíd rather the masses did get a bit of education rather than pandering to the constant need for a moving image. Or are the politicians wrong and the British public actually is stupid  Evil
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« Reply #10 on: 11 September 2018, 10:42:13 AM »

Strange how the Earth was created in 1939.

Hopefully, this will help to redress the balance, Andy (although, already, I have seen some mumblings - but surely it cannot be worse than the historical cart crash that was Braveheart! ?).

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-G1BME8FKw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-G1BME8FKw</a>
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« Reply #11 on: 11 September 2018, 10:54:35 AM »

Who knows - at least RB doesnít appear to be covered in woad.
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« Reply #12 on: 16 September 2018, 09:10:59 PM »

I tend to be quite charitable to film makers in this regard, but there are a lot of source materials out there so it's very often easier to get it right than get it wrong.

We've come a long way since M48 Tigers and M24 Shermans.  I think there's a trend to getting re-enactment societies involved, so standards are a lot better than they used to be. In fact, now that the authenticity of uniforms has gone up, the standards of writing seem to be plummeting.*  Perhaps I just didn't notice the poor script in "The Battle of the Bulge" because I was decrying the poor choice of armoured vehicle.



*Take "Fury". I have a large, well armoured but quite slow moving Tiger tank. I am in cover. I see 5 Shermans lined up nicely. I pop off a couple then charge over the open ground, closing the distance to a point where even a 75mm can do me serious damage, upsetting the gunner's aim and generally sacrificing all my advantages for a closer look at Brad Pitt.


This might be the time to mention that Braveheart made use of Reenactment societies.

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« Reply #13 on: 16 September 2018, 09:12:25 PM »

One reason I really enjoy WWII films is that I donít game it, so know sod all about what gun goes where, how shiny SS boots should be etc. Unfortunately I do game an awful lot of the earlier periods, so get brassed off with TV documentaries showing French in Adrian helmets and British in shrapnel helmets whilst discussing 1914. I know there was less film footage then, but there were plenty of photographs (the French even had colour ones) and paintings. Iíd rather the masses did get a bit of education rather than pandering to the constant need for a moving image. Or are the politicians wrong and the British public actually is stupid  Evil

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« Reply #14 on: 01 November 2018, 08:25:43 PM »

Indestructible:

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