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The John Wayne problem
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Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 - 06:42 AM UTC
ok DJ ,
here it is.i love good war movies ,but i could do with out you know who
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Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 - 06:45 AM UTC
Well - if "you know who" is to be excluded then I offer up FailSafe and On the Beach.

A couple of excellent movies - done excellently!

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Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 - 11:27 AM UTC
Hmmmm,......if "you-know-who" is excluded, does that mean we need to rule out "The Longest Day"??

Tread.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 - 01:04 PM UTC
Three of my favorite warfilms are Battle of Britain, A Bridge Too Far, and the German film Stalingrad, none of which have that guy you speak of.

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Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 - 08:37 PM UTC
Sahara with Humphrey Bogart.
Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 - 08:47 PM UTC
Cross of Iron with James Coburn
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Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 - 09:13 PM UTC
'Sands of Iwo Jima'....No! Dooh!
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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 - 12:09 AM UTC
What? No Marion Michael Morrison! That's un-American!!!!!!! Just kidding. Go for Broke, A Walk in the Sun, Battleground are good ones for Army, Enemy Below, Sink the Bizmark and The Cruel Sea for Ships, A Guy Named Joe, 12 O'Clock High, and 30 Seconds Over Tokyo for Aviation, Just my 2 cents worth. :-)
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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 - 12:19 AM UTC
I guess Keanu Reeves will fall into the John Wayne category once he is dead too. The Matrix is still a kick but movie though. But then again I never really had a problem watching movies with John Wayne. What is so bad about them exactly?

Also for the record "They Were Expendible" is generally near the top of most Best War Movie critics lists.

Jim

PS: Not that critics know much either as they didn't even like Star Wars.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 - 12:28 AM UTC

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I guess Keanu Reeves will fall into the John Wayne category once he is dead too.



Gawd - only one can hope - Keanu Reeves can't act his way outta a wet paper bag...

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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 - 12:29 AM UTC
For modern TV movies - I add:

By Dawn's Early Light and The Day After. Good fare for TV cinema in the war movie vein.

Gunnie
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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 - 12:35 AM UTC
"The Day After" was an anti-war flick
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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 - 12:51 AM UTC

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"The Day After" was an anti-war flick



Okay - okay - watch the first part of the movie when the Nukes are flyin'!

You guys are terrible...

Gunnie
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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 - 01:03 AM UTC

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I guess Keanu Reeves will fall into the John Wayne category once he is dead too.



Gawd - only one can hope - Keanu Reeves can't act his way outta a wet paper bag...

Gunnie



Ahh...but don't underestimate the power of....charisma (you thought I was going to say "the force" didn't you?). John Wayne had it, Harrison Ford has it, and my sister has it.... lol

::::breathing sound:::: Luke...I am your father....

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We apologize. The Star Wars fan that was responsible for this post has been sacked. We will now continue this post by a new and more professional spokesperson.

Ah....Ok. At least Rob probably agrees with me because his flick had Bogart in it.

Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 - 01:08 AM UTC
LOL! More laughs - I've never seen a Bogart flick!

(ducking for cover now)

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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 - 01:28 AM UTC
Duck You Sucker.. A Fist Full Of Dynamite...ORRRRRR, We Were Soldiers Once..
Loud Moans and Groans in the background. Sorry Guys, I Just had to mention it.

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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 - 01:32 AM UTC
Ick - Keanu Reeves

Charisma huh?!? Okay - not a "blood & guts" war tome, mind 'ya, but who's got more charisma goin' than General Jimmy Stewart in Strategic Air Command!?!

And YES I'm sayin' that because I'm an Air Force homer...

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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 - 01:41 AM UTC
I "SAY", GOOD SHOW GUNNIE!! Good Ole Jimmy. One of my All Time Favorite Actors also. You know he did some pretty good Western Movies as well.

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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 - 01:43 AM UTC
"YEAH" i JUST MADE MAJOR..."BATTING 300. THATS PRETTY COOL"

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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 - 01:46 AM UTC

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I "SAY", GOOD SHOW GUNNIE!! Good Ole Jimmy. One of my All Time Favorite Actors also. You know he did some pretty good Western Movies as well.

DAGGER-1



Yeah he did - Jimmy was cool before there was such a thing as "cool"...

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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 - 01:51 AM UTC
Okay - one more comes to mind - but not of the direct "blood & guts" war variety. Who remembers a movie from 1962 called "Panic in the Year Zero" with Ray Milland? Another goodie I remember from growing up watching Saturday Afternoon Sci-Fi Movies...

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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 - 01:51 AM UTC
GUNNIE: Sorry, Not familiar with that one, But Amen to the previous post!!! I.e. Jimmy Being Cool before there was such a thing as cool

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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 - 02:42 AM UTC
A very good one, but certainly very different from the rest : "Dr Folamour".
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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 - 03:05 AM UTC
A LITTLE ON THE LIGHTER SIDE, BUT STILL A WAR MOVIE.....AND ONE OF MY FAVORITES..ALSO A CLASSIC....DR STRANGELOVE !!!!!

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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 - 03:13 AM UTC
Gallipoli,Aces High,Light Horse,The Trench.All World War1
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