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    Wats Your Fav War movie of all time?

    Just out of curiosity.... you guys generally derive inspiration from movies for your kitbashes.

    Wat I am curious to know is what movie provides the biggest inspiration???

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    I love top gun, tears of the sun and red oktober.

    best modern movie is blackhawkdown.

    best ww2 is privat ryan.

    nam is platoon, full metal jacket, apocalypse now, rambo, but I do not nam and ww2 figs.

    Last edited by crisibabe; 06-07-2004 at 06:06.
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    1) Top Gun
    2) Saving Ryan's Private
    3) Pearl Harbor
    4) Blackhawk Down

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    Full Metal Jacket. If you didnt go through Marine Corps boot camp you wouldn't understand.
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    wat about G.I Jane's SEAL training?

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    Full Metel Jacket
    SPR
    Green Berets
    Apoclypse now
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    That movie " G.I. JANE" was on of the sorry'st movies I have ever seen.
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    The Winter War, a Finnish film (titled 'Talvisota') - A grim look at Finnish reservists called up and thrown into battle when the Russians invaded in 1939. Excellent representation of close combat, and they used functional aircraft and AFVs from the period, taken from museums. Subtitled, but the kind of story you can understand without the spoken dialogue.
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    Modern - Three Kings or BHD
    Nam - Platoon or Hamburger Hill
    WW2 - The Longest Day and A Bridge to Far

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    The ONE, All-time Favorite: The Longest Day. An Oldie, but goodie, doncha know!
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    "The Longest Day." But "Sahara" comes in a close 2nd!
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    1) Navy SEALs
    2) Tears of the Sun
    3) Hamburger Hill
    4) Saving Private Ryan
    5) Black Hawk Down
    6) Thin Red Line
    7) (not really war) Peacemaker (Clooney and Kidman)
    8) Sum of All Fears
    9) Hunt for Red October
    10) Red Dawn
    I could keep going, I love war movies.......
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    My favorite was "To hell and back" for ww2 and for Modern would be BHD
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    Hmmm... I'm salivating just thinking about it. Here goes (in no particular order)-

    The Boys In Company "C"
    A Bridge Too Far
    The Frogmen
    The Odd Angry Shot
    The Virgin Soldiers
    The Last Grenade
    Night Of The Generals
    The Lost Command

    and... one with Nat King Cole, where he plays a Foreign Legionere in Indochina. Unfortunately, the titleescapes me at this time.

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    Does "Private Benjamin" count as a war film?
    Demarcation, demarcation

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    1. Black Hawk Down
    2. Green Berets
    3. Tears of the Sun
    4. Saving Private Ryan
    5. Platoon
    6. We Were Soldiers
    7. Patton
    8. The Longest Day
    9. Full Metal Jacket
    10. A bridge too Far

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    Modern: Blackhawk Down/Courage Under Fire/Bravo Two Zero
    Vietnam: We Were Soldiers/Full Metal Jacket/Platoon
    Korean: Pork Chop Hill
    World War II: Saving Private Ryan/Longest Day/Bridge Too Far/Bridge Over River Kwai... so many good movies about WW2
    World War I: SGT York/Lost Battalion
    Civil War: Gettysburg/Gods and Generals/Glory
    Revolutionary War: The Patriot

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    1.) Saving Private Ryan
    2.) The Longest Day
    3.) A Bridge Too Far
    4.) Band of Brothers
    5.) Anything with John Wayne.
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    FMJ

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    My list is as follows (order doesnt matter much, they are all great)

    1 Kellys heros
    2 Band of Brothers (ill say it counts)
    2 Black Hawk Down
    4 We Were Soldiers
    5 Tears of the Sun
    6 Memphis Bell
    7 Behind Enemy lines (Owen wilson has a serious acting side?)
    8 Three Kings
    9 A Bridge Too far
    10 Apocolypse Now
    11 Sgt. Bilko
    12 Stripes

    Scary part is i own everything but Sgt Bilko and Apocolypse now

    and i dont think Private Benjamin counts.
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    Gettysburg is part 2 of thr trilogy with Gods & General? or is it a standalone flim?

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    Amer. Civil War- Glory, with Gettysburg as a close second
    WWI- Paths of Glory (Kirk Douglas- about French arty officer)
    WWII- Battle of the Bulge, A Midnight Clear, Thin Red Line (Tie- BotB is always fun- Midnight Clear has a great story- Thin... always makes me think)
    Vietnam- Platoon (you gotta love a movie whose major track is Barber's Adagio for Strings)
    Modern (US)- BHD
    Modern (non-US)- No Man's Land- another of those thinkers, but this one always makes me laugh too.

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    How about "Carry on Up The Khyber"?

    Or on a slightly more serious note: "Zulu"
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    Govy, you're slaying me with your arcane references, LOL.
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    The classic - "12 O'Clock High" movie for me is IT! Everything about this movie inspired me so much that I customized and bashed a whole crew to add to my collection. The lines below is also my favorite quotes from that movie.

    "I want you to paint this name on the nose of your ship - Leper Colony. Because in it you're going to get every deadbeat in the outfit...If there's a bombardier who can't hit his plate with his fork, you get him. if there's a navigator who can't find the men's room, you get him because you rate him. Is that clear?" Gen. Savage/Gregory Peck-Twelve O'clock High.


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    Beejeebus, AV8TOR...that's a mighty fine crew, mighty fine!
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    Now you need the planes!!!!!!!!

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    In no particular order:

    Saving Private Ryan
    Platoon
    Full Metal Jacket
    Black Hawk Down
    GI Jane
    Navy SEALs
    Clear and Present DangerI
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    Stalingrad

    Apocalypse Now

    A Bridge Too Far

    How Sleep The Brave - loved it when I was a kid.

    No one digging the Battle of Algiers?
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    Not a single mention of Das Boot? Philistines...

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    When it was first released Das Boot came with a year's supply of Prozac and a special helpline for claustrophobics.
    'I'm giving you a choice: either put on these glasses or start eatin' that trash can.'

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