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VonWeyer
11-27-2006, 05:29 PM
Any advice on some good WW I films. I have All Quiet on the Western Front.

Regards
VonWeyer

FW-190 Pilot
11-28-2006, 02:48 AM
merry christmas

pdf27
11-28-2006, 06:26 AM
Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrik, 1957) is supposedly very good although I haven't seen it myself.
http://imdb.com/title/tt0050825/

Gen. Sandworm
11-28-2006, 10:40 AM
Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrik, 1957) is supposedly very good although I haven't seen it myself.
http://imdb.com/title/tt0050825/

Is a good one. Reccomend it to all.

alephh
11-28-2006, 11:02 AM
Paths of Glory gets my vote too :-)

For WW1 related humor I would recommend TV-Series "Blackadder Goes Forth" (Rowan Atkinson, Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry).

Anyone seen "Company K"?

pdf27
11-28-2006, 12:32 PM
For WW1 related humor I would recommend TV-Series "Blackadder Goes Forth" (Rowan Atkinson, Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry).
Not sure if it applies to the other guys here, but the particular bit of the British Army I'm in tends to quote Blackadder IV a great deal.

Melchett: Fine body of men you've got there Blackadder!
Blackadder: Yes sir, soon to become fine bodies of men.

Erik
11-29-2006, 12:08 AM
"The Trench" is a good one. Also "the Lost Battalion".

SS Tiger
11-29-2006, 06:00 AM
Not sure if it applies to the other guys here, but the particular bit of the British Army I'm in tends to quote Blackadder IV a great deal.

Melchett: Fine body of men you've got there Blackadder!
Blackadder: Yes sir, soon to become fine bodies of men.

That programme was done very well, especially the way they finished the series, very moving.

VonWeyer
12-02-2006, 05:22 PM
Thanx for your feedback guy's.
Let's see what Father Christmas brings me!

George Eller
12-02-2006, 11:27 PM
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Movies About World War I:


All Quiet on the Western Front (Universal Cinema Classics) (1930)
http://www.amazon.com/Quiet-Western-Universal-Cinema-Classics/dp/B000KGGJ0Y/sr=1-1/qid=1165113854/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-3240256-7489714?ie=UTF8&s=dvd

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All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)
http://www.amazon.com/Quiet-Western-Front-Richard-Thomas/dp/B00003G4J2/sr=1-4/qid=1165113735/ref=sr_1_4/102-3240256-7489714?ie=UTF8&s=dvd

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Anzacs (1985)
http://www.amazon.com/Anzacs-George-Miller/dp/B00000F25O/sr=11-1/qid=1165107054/ref=sr_11_1/102-3240256-7489714

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Behind the Lines (1998)
http://www.amazon.com/Behind-Lines-Jonathan-Pryce/dp/B00008J2PF/sr=1-1/qid=1165114552/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-3240256-7489714?ie=UTF8&s=dvd

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The Blue Max (1966)
http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Max-George-Peppard/dp/B00008AOTN/sr=1-1/qid=1165112876/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-3240256-7489714?ie=UTF8&s=dvd

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Capitaine Conan (1997)
http://www.amazon.com/Capitaine-Conan-Philippe-Torreton/dp/B0000541WD/sr=1-1/qid=1165112972/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-3240256-7489714?ie=UTF8&s=dvd

French version [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.2 Import - France ]
http://www.amazon.com/Captain-Conan-Capitaine-NON-USA-FORMAT/dp/B000FSB1F0/sr=1-2/qid=1165112972/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2/102-3240256-7489714?ie=UTF8&s=dvd

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Doctor Zhivago (Two-Disc Special Edition) (1965)
http://www.amazon.com/Doctor-Zhivago-Two-Disc-Special-Christie/dp/B00003CX9M/sr=1-1/qid=1165114215/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-3240256-7489714?ie=UTF8&s=dvd

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Gallipoli (1981)
http://www.amazon.com/Gallipoli-Mark-Lee/dp/B00000J11Z/sr=1-3/qid=1165106535/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3/102-3240256-7489714?ie=UTF8&s=dvd

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How Many Miles to Babylon / Movie
http://www.amazon.com/How-Many-Miles-Babylon-Movie/dp/6300249832/sr=11-1/qid=1165113559/ref=sr_11_1/102-3240256-7489714

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Lawrence of Arabia (Single Disc Edition) (1962)
http://www.amazon.com/Lawrence-Arabia-Single-Disc-Dimech/dp/B00006ADD5/sr=1-2/qid=1165106832/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2/102-3240256-7489714?ie=UTF8&s=dvd

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The Lighthorsemen (Import) (1985)
Australian Light Horse fighting the Turks in Palestine 1917
http://www.amazon.com/Lighthorsemen-Simon-Wincer/dp/B000CJ2E5I/sr=11-1/qid=1165112687/ref=sr_11_1/102-3240256-7489714

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The Lost Battalion (2001)
http://www.amazon.com/Lost-Battalion-Rick-Schroder/dp/B00005U8F4/sr=1-1/qid=1165106141/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-3240256-7489714?ie=UTF8&s=dvd

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Paths of Glory (1957)
http://www.amazon.com/Paths-Glory-Kirk-Douglas/dp/0792841409/sr=1-1/qid=1165114940/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-3240256-7489714?ie=UTF8&s=dvd

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Trench (2000)
http://www.amazon.com/Trench-Paul-Nicholls/dp/B00007AJDM/sr=1-2/qid=1165106338/ref=pd_bbs_2/102-3240256-7489714?ie=UTF8&s=dvd

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World War I Documentaries:


The Complete Story: World War I (2003)
http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Story-World-War-I/dp/B0009KNR42/sr=11-1/qid=1165115456/ref=sr_11_1/102-3240256-7489714

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The First World War - The Complete Series
http://www.amazon.com/First-World-War-Complete/dp/B0009S2K9C/sr=1-1/qid=1165115640/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-3240256-7489714?ie=UTF8&s=dvd

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The Great War: The Complete History of World War I (1949)
http://www.amazon.com/Great-War-Complete-History-World/dp/B000E3L7IC/sr=1-3/qid=1165115763/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3/102-3240256-7489714?ie=UTF8&s=dvd

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The Great War (1960)
http://www.amazon.com/Great-War/dp/B0001Z93AM/sr=1-3/qid=1165116244/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3/102-3240256-7489714?ie=UTF8&s=dvd

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Official Battlefield Films of World War I
http://www.amazon.com/Official-Battlefield-Films-World-War/dp/B00091R9N6/sr=1-4/qid=1165115971/ref=sr_1_4/102-3240256-7489714?ie=UTF8&s=dvd

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World War 1 in Color
http://www.amazon.com/World-War-Color-Kenneth-Branagh/dp/B0007N4AW4/sr=1-1/qid=1165116137/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-3240256-7489714?ie=UTF8&s=dvd

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Panzerknacker
12-03-2006, 12:12 AM
And here you got another...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/48/Merry_Christmas_film.jpg/410px-Merry_Christmas_film.jpg


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joyeux_No%C3%ABl

pdf27
12-03-2006, 12:41 PM
Just remembered another one: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0344510/
A Very Long Engagement - supposedly fairly good, came out a year or two back.

VonWeyer
12-03-2006, 01:28 PM
Brilliant post's guys.
I would love to get my hands on some of those documentaries.

George Eller
12-06-2006, 08:14 PM
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So you'd like to... Own every World War I film, part 1
A guide by David Forehand (Nashville, Tennessee United States)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/richpub/syltguides/fullview/2CQCNAM4DQRJB/ref=cm_sylt_dtpa_fvsy_cfa_3/102-3240256-7489714


Where as hundreds of World War II movies have been made, the category of World War I films is a rather small one. However, while doing a little research I found out that nearly 100 films (including made-for-tv and mini-series) are available on vhs or dvd. So, I've listed the first half below in alphabetical order. I've included movies that cover the WW1 era as well as the Russian Revolution. I hope this guide will be helpful to those who are curious about this neglected genre of war movies. Part 2 will be here soon. Enjoy!

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So you'd like to... Own every World War I film, part 2
A guide by David Forehand (Nashville, Tennessee United States)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/richpub/syltguides/fullview/31802FRR93G5F/ref=cm_sylt_dtpa_fvsy_cfa_3/102-3240256-7489714


This is part two of my list covering nearly 100 movies (including tv shows & mini-series) that deal with the Great War. Be aware that I've also included movies about the Russian Revolution. I hope this will help those who are curious about this neglected genre of war movies. Enjoy!

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George Eller
12-22-2006, 09:24 PM
And here you got another...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/48/Merry_Christmas_film.jpg/410px-Merry_Christmas_film.jpg


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joyeux_No%C3%ABl

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I watched this film on DVD about a week ago. I thought it was well done. Very touching, especially toward the end.

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VonWeyer
12-23-2006, 05:56 AM
Thanx for the feedback.

PzKpfw VI Tiger
12-29-2006, 09:26 PM
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I watched this film on DVD about a week ago. I thought it was well done. Very touching, especially toward the end.

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I agree. Joyeux Noel was a spectacular film in my oppinion. I highly reccommend it to everyone.

George Eller
08-30-2007, 12:52 AM
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French movie about World War One - A Very Long Engagement - (2004)
Now on DVD

A Very Long Engagement - DVD Website
http://wip.warnerbros.com/avle/#
http://wip.warnerbros.com/avle/long_dimanche_frame_system.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Very_Long_Engagement

clips from the movie on YouTube:

A very Long Engagement 24th scene
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTZYfifciWs

Attack on the Somme
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_FpvJmtaug

Miles in the Trenches
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7h1oFU9kEs

Looking for the lost love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlNzGZQisxA

Looking for the lost love (2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GbA_JEUc9A

A Very Long Engagement - Reunited
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNI2Pxgkazg

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George Eller
05-11-2008, 04:10 AM
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Two more movies about the First World War:

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The Red Baron (film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Red_Baron_%28film%29

The Red Baron (German title: Der Rote Baron) is a 2008 feature film
about legendary fighter pilot Manfred von Richthofen.

Movie: The Red Baron - Der Rote Baron - Official Website
http://www.redbaron-themovie.com/index_en.html
http://www.redbaron-themovie.com/index_de.html

The Red Baron (2008) Official German Trailer
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=F9qcPHnIwoc

The Red Baron (2008) Trailer - English
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoVUU3b3S7M&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJghJNAjc1k&feature=related

Red Baron The Movie
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=RedBaronTheMovie

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Crossing The Line
Peter Jackson's WWI short film.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpTHFVBlm_A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9erAOnhEsI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmoIne_QLOY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZT23V07w4Q

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Nickdfresh
05-11-2008, 11:42 AM
Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrik, 1957) is supposedly very good although I haven't seen it myself.
http://imdb.com/title/tt0050825/


Excellent film that serves as an allegory for the breakdown in the French Army by 1916, and perhaps to some extent for every army --for better or worse...

A must see for any aspiring officer...


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All Quiet on the Western Front (Universal Cinema Classics) (1930)
http://www.amazon.com/Quiet-Western-Universal-Cinema-Classics/dp/B000KGGJ0Y/sr=1-1/qid=1165113854/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-3240256-7489714?ie=UTF8&s=dvd
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I think the above may be one of my favorite films of all time...

George Eller
05-11-2008, 10:55 PM
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All Quiet on the Western Front (Universal Cinema Classics) (1930)
http://www.amazon.com/Quiet-Western-Universal-Cinema-Classics/dp/B000KGGJ0Y/sr=1-1/qid=1165113854/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-3240256-7489714?ie=UTF8&s=dvd

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I think the above may be one of my favorite films of all time...
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We had to read Erich Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front as part of a world history course in college. I was glad that we did, as it was a very moving read. I still have my copy of the book.

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Drake
05-12-2008, 04:53 AM
Jup, amazing literature. Remarque was one of those german authors whose books were burned by the nazis exactly 75 years ago, in his case because they didn't like the pacifist attitude.
They even planted the rumor he was jewish and his real name was Kramer, which is even today still widespread. This always amazes me the most about certain aspects of the nazis, the longevity of some of their dark deeds.
His birthname was Remark, coincidentally an anagram of Kramer, maybe that's why the people fell for that story.

George Eller
05-12-2008, 11:46 AM
Jup, amazing literature. Remarque was one of those german authors whose books were burned by the nazis exactly 75 years ago, in his case because they didn't like the pacifist attitude.
They even planted the rumor he was jewish and his real name was Kramer, which is even today still widespread. This always amazes me the most about certain aspects of the nazis, the longevity of some of their dark deeds.
His birthname was Remark, coincidentally an anagram of Kramer, maybe that's why the people fell for that story.
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THE HERITAGE OF THE GREAT WAR - The Great War in Color
Color pictures, rare colour photographs from the First World War 1914-1918,
autochrome, tinted, postcards, real Great War color pictures.
http://www.greatwar.nl/frames/default-color.html


Adolf Hitler and Erich Remarque in No Man's Land
More Pictures Added
http://www.greatwar.nl/remarque/remarque-eng.html

Partial quote from a much larger article comparing the lives of Adolph Hitler and Erich Remarque from the trenches of the First World War through World War II. I recommend reading the entire article.


...Books
Ten years later, in 1929, Erich Maria Remarque publishes Im Westen nichts Neues (All Quiet on the Western Front; picture on the left shows the first English edition), wherein he romanticizes his war experiences. It is an anti-war book of a kind never written before. The circulation is also unheard of — until this moment more than 50 million books are sold, in fifty languages.

Adolf Hitler (picture on the right) too publishes a book wherein he tells about his war-experiences: Mein Kampf it is called and anyone who reads the two books together fails to see that both are writing about the same war, the same No Man's Land, the same trenches, the same soldiers, the same suffering and death.

Where Remarque blames the Kaiser, the generals, the warmongers at home, Hitler knows another cause: the Jews.

There has been said a lot about the content of Mein Kampf. But striking as well is what Hitler did not write in that book. For instance he does not mention the Christmas Truce, where he and his unit were involved in. It happened in those days that the 16th and 17th Bavarian reserve regiments were relieving each other in the frontline near Mesen (Belgium), where you can oversee the valley of the river Douve.

On Christmas morning, right after breakfast, suddenly there were about four hundred soldiers from both sides, brotherly standing together in No Man's Land: soldiers from Bavaria in Germany and from Cheshire and Norfolk in England. First they felt a bit uneasy: Fröhe Weihnachten and Happy Christmas and hands were shaked and some dead were buried that were lying around; everybody helped. Then, suddenly, there was a football, coming from the German line. Some two hundred man ran, as young dogs, behind the ball, without a trace of hostility.

Singing together
The whole day the men hang around between the two frontlines. "I will never forget this view", the Bavarian soldier Jozef Wenzl, fellow-soldier of Hitler, wrote to his parents: "An Englishman played the mouth-organ of a German pal, others were dancing. Somebody was very proud to put a German pin-helmet on his head. The English sang a song and we sang 'Silent Night'. It was moving: arch-enemies singing together around a Christmas tree."

Events like this did not fit in Mein Kampf (picture on the left) and in Hitlers way of thinking. Im Westen nichts Neues too did not fit in — and the writer of that book not at all. In 1933, the moment that Germany elects Hitler to power, he opens the hunt for Remarque. In Hitlers eyes his former fellow-soldier has betrayed the Fatherland.

Remarque flees to America. He has already written two sequels to All quiet on the Western Front (The Road Back and Three Comrades) and other novels — and now he becomes even more productive.

Hero
In the United States Remarque becomes the hero of the pacifist movement — and of Hollywood, after a movie is made of Im Westen Nichts Neues. He has love-affaires with Marlene Dietrich (picture right), Greta Garbo and Paulette Goddard.

Safe and famous in America nothing can harm Remarque anymore.

That's why the Nazi's in 1943 snatch his sister Elfriede, who had stayed behind in Germany with her husband and two children. After a short trial she is found guilty of 'undermining morality'.

The verdict states verbatim that she is convicted, "as her brother is beyond our reach at this moment".

Elfriede is decapitated with an axe, thus on a specific order by Adolf Hitler.

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http://www.greatwar.nl/remarque/remarque-eng.html#remark


1) - There has been some confusion about the real name of Remarque. Is it Remark or Kramer?

These are the facts:

Erich Paul Remark was born on June 22, 1898 in Osnabrück, son of bookbinder Peter Franz Remark and Anna Maria Stallknecht. His grandfather Peter Aloys Remark was the son of the nailsmith Johann Adam Remarque, born in Aachen on October 28, 1789.

The myth that Remarque's name was 'Kramer', stems from the Nazi's who, embarrassed that a 'German' should have written a book like 'All Quiet on the Western Front', attempted to re-constitute Remarque as a Jew, whose real name was Kramer and who had never been in the war.

Unfortunately, on the occasion of Remarque's death in 1970, dozens of obituaries appeared, many of them still clinging to the legend of Remarque's name being in reality the inversion of 'Kramer'.

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Panzerknacker
05-13-2008, 07:53 PM
Very good links, I ll give a look to the red baron . :)

Cash
07-12-2008, 03:21 PM
You might find these clips that I uploaded onto YouTube interesting -

The Great War & God (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiaZmWbrYOE)

The Great War - GAS! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZHzwbnc1iI)

Wilfrid Wilson Gibson - Back (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-WqEqlQmck)