Friday, October 5, 2007

TGIF

Any movie critics out there??? What is your favorite war flick and why??? Bring it on!

9 comments:

Barbara said...

My fav war flick is Saving Private Ryan. Just the way they told the story and how it wrapped up in the end was great. I bet men cried at that movie....

Anonymous said...

We were soldiers.

Battle of the Bulge

Stripes

Love Dad

Cliff Burns said...

Carrie:

Thanks for your note on my blog--I won't answer in great depth although your missive covered so much ground, so articulately. I measure an author's worth not by sales or $$ or popularity but by the quality of the writing, the aesthetic sensibilities of the author,their ability to compose well-crafted and innovative prose. Does that clarify? I cover some of this in other blog posts so I won't go on ad nauseum.

By the way, best war movie for me is "Apocalypse Now"...but the best anti-war movie has to be Kubrick's "Paths of Glory".

We have a Sam too, a curly-haired sweetheart who just turned twelve and already writes better than I can. Your Sam is gorgeous and I know he has a smashing great life ahead of him with caring, attentive parents like you. Be well and keep readin' and writin'...

jch said...

I can't seem to get images and/or scenes of Letters from Iwo Jim out of my head. I love that it focuses on an angle rarely scene by the likes of us American folk.

And it's not a flick but I loved HBOs Band of Brothers. I own it, in fact. Well done on every level.

Anonymous said...

I dont have a favorite war movie, but I always loved watching MASH.
i dont want to think about war anymore
mom

Jack said...

Being the war buff that I am I have a couple of different ones in mind. A little known movie called "Stalingrad" made by the same guys who made "Das Boot". Both made from the German perspective very real combat scenes. Saving private ryan had a couple of great combat scenes. Also, consider "The Big Red One" with Lee Marvin, Kelly's Hereos with Clint Eastwood, Cross of Iron with James Coburn, Red Dawn, tora tora tora, Patton, Midway, Enemy down Below and I have many others.

Meri said...

Is braveheart considered a war flick? I hate Mel Gibson but that was a really great movie.

Anonymous said...

I have not viewed many war movies but I would have to say Hotel Rwanda -Kelly

Anonymous said...

DEF. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid! "You can't swim? That's ok, the fall will kill yah!" BEST LINE!
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