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      one that i like for laughs is Operation Petticoat, others i like are the great escape, 12o'clock high, battle of britain, the desert rats, the lighthorse men cant think of any more at this moment in time

      cheers smokey
      " its not all black and white, but different shades of grey"
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      I just watched it again today. Kelly's Heroes. good action, funny a pure pleasure. Donald Sutherland one of the all time great fun caricatures in flim history.
      ''baby sister i was born game and intend to go out that way.''
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      Many great movies have been mentioned already. :cowboy:

      Some of my favourites are:
      Full Metal Jacket
      Platoon
      Das Boot (pretty good German Submarine Movie!)
      Men in War
      Paths of Glory
      9 rota aka The 9th Company (Russian War Movie about Afghanistan)
      Steiner - Cross of Iron
      The Big Red One (According to the extras of the DVD Director Fuller spoke with John Wayne about the role of the Sergeant but IMO Lee Marvin was perfect in his role!)
      Zulu (Never saw Zulu Dawn with Burt Lancaster)
      Downfall
      None but the Brave (Underrated War Movie with Frank Sinatra)
      Letters from Iwo Jima
      The Train
      .....
      "You're too good to give a chance to." John Wayne as Cole Thornton in El Dorado (1966)
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      That was my first purchase of any set that was on the expensive side, Stumpy. I usually can't get myself to drop over 30 dollars on anything involving DVDs. But I HAD to have Band Of Brothers. It was very well made, and the characters mirrored their real life men pretty good. I also highly recommend this set.

      Mark
      "I couldn't go to sleep at night if the director didn't call 'cut'. "
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      dukefan1 wrote:

      It was very well made, and the characters mirrored their real life men pretty good.


      What was most surprising to me, Mark, was that the entire series was filmed in either the UK or continental Europe and most of the actors shown were Brits instead of Americans.

      As you said, the series was very well made and the (British) actors did a helluva job portraying American paratroopers (and members of the Wehrmacht).
      De gustibus non est disputandum
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      Stumpy wrote:

      What was most surprising to me, Mark, was that the entire series was filmed in either the UK or continental Europe and most of the actors shown were Brits instead of Americans.

      As you said, the series was very well made and the (British) actors did a helluva job portraying American paratroopers (and members of the Wehrmacht).


      Jim and Mark,

      It was made mostly in the UK, by Mr. Spielberg,
      with some scenes in Switzerland.

      It was very well done as you say, using mainly Brits,

      # A large portion of the American soldiers portrayed throughout the series are played British actors.

      Here's the link to the IMDb trivia on it

      Band Of Brothers

      Some of the scenes were shot in the same locations as Spielbergs,
      Saving Private Ryan
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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      ethanedwards wrote:

      It was very well done as you say, using mainly Brits,

      # A large portion of the American soldiers portrayed throughout the series are played by British actors.


      I really liked that British-born actor Damian Lewis, who played the commander of the American unit. He did a bang-up job. I'd like to see him in more roles.
      De gustibus non est disputandum
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      SOME OF MY FAVOURITE ARE
      STALAG 17
      THE GREAT ESCAPE
      TO HELL AND BACK
      BATTLEGROUND
      THE 7th CROSS
      THE FROGMEN
      OBJECTIVE BURMA
      A WALK IN THE SUN
      RETREAT,HELL
      THE GUNS OF NAVARONE
      DESPERATE JOURNEY
      THE DIRTY DOZEN
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      Stumpy wrote:

      I was wondering if any of you folks from the UK remember this film? It was always one of my favorites. What surprised me was the performance turned in by Anthony Newley, which was surprisingly good.


      Jim, I do,
      and it's been a long time since I saw it last.
      Mostly filmed in the dark if I remember,
      but a really good, tense film.
      Anthony Newley of course also a singer,
      turned in a better than average perfomance
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
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