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Old 10-27-2003, 10:58 AM
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Question War - Films + Accuracy?

To our warriors and historians and film buffs:

WHICH specific films about any war(s) do YOU regard as being true to life, accurate, sicker than hell, the worst distortion since the burning of the Reichstag, etcetera???? If you care to say in what way, then so much the better.

(Especially, myself, interested in films about Vietnam, WW II & uncivil War of Rebellion, but ALL nominees are welcome and instructive)

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Old 10-28-2003, 06:49 AM
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Some good
some accurate
some inaccurate
some bad
some propaganda mostly from the anti-war side :cl:
the documentaries and documentaries are the worst
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Old 10-28-2003, 11:24 AM
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Venturing where no airman dare tread, once again, among the ones that struck me as being at least close to emotionally true was FULL METAL JACKET, we had a guy in Basic named himself "Bojack", looked like Yul Brynner, banged his head against his foot locker and laughed about pain, one helluva confidence course man, shoulda been a Marine... but I can imagine the scenario of FULL METAL... happening in a quicky minute under just the right conditions...
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Darrel -

What makes documentaries the worst, to your way of seeing them?

I have some notions about it, but what are yours?
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The Movie I think was pretty close was "Fire Base Gloria" staring Lee Ermey about part of the Tet Offensive. I think he portrays a Sgt. the most accurate IMHO.
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On a Vietnam theme, "The Boys of Company C" is so bad. Hollywood should pay us everytime it apears on TV. I like the movie "We Were Soldiers". It was basically factual and gave a good showing of combat for Hollywood.
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Old 11-02-2003, 06:39 PM
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Yes I agree!! also Mel Gibson does a great job putting historical accuracy into the movies he is involved with. The Officer he portrayed was the type I would want leading me if I had been in that situation. Because the actual officer refused to abandon his men on that hill he was sent home and taken from command of the unit he started. But I think they still promoted him because of all the publicity of the action taken place in "We Were Soldiers" Once!
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