Never Surrender: WWII in the Movies

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  • Michael E Rieth said 4 months, 2 weeks ago:

    WWII movies is a subset of iModeler at the Movies, so I thought you may be interested in this series of 75 WWII movies honoring the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on TMC (Turner Classic Movies) in May and June. The intros were done with historians at The National World War II Museum.

  • Tom Cleaver said 4 months, 2 weeks ago:

    As a war historian and a serious movie buff, let me list the ones you really don’t want to miss:

    May 16: Hollywood Canteen – the Benny Goodman orchestra doing “Swing Swing Swing” while riding in jeeps.

    May 30: Best Years of Our Lives – need I say more?

    May 30: Hail The Conquering Hero. Preston Sturges at his absolute best, writing and directing. Funny funny funny

    June 6: Dunkirk and Battle of Britain for sure. In Which We Serve written by and starring Noel Coward. Richard Attenborough makes his first screen appearance. “Attack” – very controversial when it came out because the enemy was an American officer. Eddie Albert’s favorite Eddie Albert movie (he plays the enemy) “I was a serving officer in World War II and this was the first war script I’d read where things were as I remembered them.” (Don’t laugh at the “tanks” – they had a budget)

    June 13: Tora Tora Tora; Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo; Destination Tokyo; They Were Expendable.

    June 20: Great Escape; Bridge on the River Kwai; Guns of Navarone.

    June 27: Sahara; Wings of Eagles (the story of Spig Wead, the best aviation screenwriter ever);

    They’re all interesting but if you can’t watch ’em all without SWMBO chasing you with a rolling pin, watch these.

  • david leigh-smith said 4 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Thanks, Michael. More on there than I’d thought that I’d never seen.

    @tcinla “watch ’em all without SWMBO chasing you with a rolling pin” – you are a quote machine these days. “Can’t you turn the volume down?” – “um…it’s a WAR movie…”

    Thanks for these posts, going to have to start a movie spreadsheet.

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