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#291606 - 02/10/10 08:06 AM Re: Where in the world is Bren? [Re: St_PatGuy]
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Very pleased to hear you enjoyed Run Silent, Run Deep, Sean. \:\) If you're a Bogie fan, I think you'll like Sahara. Good supporting cast.

One of the things I wanted to mention was that, many of these movies that were made during the war, were intended as morale boosters - propaganda, if you will. Bataan is a perfect example. Viewed through today's eyes, the movie, and particularly the ending, is a bit hokie.

But, if you are able to empathize - to place yourself back in 1942, understand how fearful you were with your country at war, your way of life threatened, with the outcome seriously in doubt, and see the movie through 1942 eyes - things make a whole lot more sense.

Stalag 17 was on Turner Classic Movies last night. Loved it all over again.

DOH! Another good one just popped into my head. They Were Expendable. It's about the PT boats operating in the Phillipines in the first days of the war. Some great (if slightly inaccurate) action shots of those beautiful 80 ft. Higgins boats speeding through the water on the attack, and under attack. John Wayne and Robert Montgomery.

The inaccuracy - Most WWII PT boat attacks were stealthy attacks. They would lay in wait, idling quietly, and creep in slowly to launch their fish. That's what JFK was doing with PT109 when he got run over by the Amagiri.

If you think about it, how smart would it be to run your 80 ft. wooden boat, at full speed, straight at a much larger, armored vessel that is armed to the teeth. Nonetheless, the shots of those beauties flashing through the water are a joy to see.
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#291609 - 02/10/10 08:48 AM Re: Where in the world is Bren? [Re: Ajax]
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Jack, do you remember a made-for-TV movie with Rutger Hauer in it called Escape from Sobibor ? Based on a true story about an uprising in a nazi death camp during WW11.
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#291610 - 02/10/10 08:58 AM Re: Where in the world is Bren? [Re: Adrian]
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World War Eleven? Crap! When did miss that? Who are you people? What Century IS this?
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#291613 - 02/10/10 09:18 AM Re: Where in the world is Bren? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Didn't you hear about the Bukolite invasion of Kennistan?
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#291617 - 02/10/10 09:25 AM Re: Where in the world is Bren? [Re: Adrian]
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It sounds vaguely familiar, but then I saw a shiny object and posted about it.
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#291637 - 02/10/10 12:32 PM Re: Where in the world is Bren? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
World War Eleven? Crap! When did miss that? Who are you people? What Century IS this?


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#291638 - 02/10/10 12:34 PM Re: Where in the world is Bren? [Re: Ajax]
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 Originally Posted By: Ajax

One of the things I wanted to mention was that, many of these movies that were made during the war, were intended as morale boosters - propaganda, if you will. Bataan is a perfect example. Viewed through today's eyes, the movie, and particularly the ending, is a bit hokie.

But, if you are able to empathize - to place yourself back in 1942, understand how fearful you were with your country at war, your way of life threatened, with the outcome seriously in doubt, and see the movie through 1942 eyes - things make a whole lot more sense.



I like to watch any of the movies from the WWII era - not just the war flicks - trying to see them through the "eyes of the time"


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#291640 - 02/10/10 12:52 PM Re: Where in the world is Bren? [Re: Argon]
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I like to watch the Looney Tunes from that era.
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#291643 - 02/10/10 01:21 PM Re: Where in the world is Bren? [Re: tomtuttle]
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These boards don't fill that quotient?
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#291653 - 02/10/10 02:27 PM Re: Where in the world is Bren? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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The answer to a division formula? You know we refuse to do math here.
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