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stripeyman

The Wikipedia entry states 'The two recruits race....' Since when were recruits in the midst of a battle??? My thinking is that recruits are about a couple of weeks into their training at the most. When in France and Flanders they are 'trained soldiers'.

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Open Bolt
On ‎29‎/‎08‎/‎2019 at 18:44, Hyacinth1326 said:

...meets Gallipoli

Oh yes, despite a Mel Gibsonesque sprint will the message arrive too late, or will the damn British officers be too stubborn to stop the advance?

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Steven Broomfield
1 hour ago, Open Bolt said:

Oh yes, despite a Mel Gibsonesque sprint will the message arrive too late, or will the damn British officers be too stubborn to stop the advance?

 

Depends, of course, on weather the troops are Colonials (and therefore completely dispensible) or British (in which case slightly less dispensible.

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Hyacinth1326

...and which of the two will die in the other's arms ?  My bet is the one from 'Sunshine on Leith'.  Echoes of Destrube brothers,  Serre ???

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Steven Broomfield

I really, really, really cannot wait for this epic to appear. The newspapers will lap it up (like the recent Dunkirk epic) and the crowds will flood the turnstiles. We (the cognoscenti) will sniff hugely, no-one will listen to us ... and in six weeks' everyone will move on to the next big-budget Hollywood blockbuster.

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Gardenerbill

..... with yet another skewed view of the Great War?

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Open Bolt

There is plenty of scope for it to be good, or even excellent... Perhaps a GWF rating system needs instituting, for past as well as future offerings, I see that objective-looking %s are de rigueur amongst reviewers.

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Steven Broomfield
1 hour ago, Open Bolt said:

There is plenty of scope for it to be good, or even excellent... Perhaps a GWF rating system needs instituting, for past as well as future offerings, I see that objective-looking %s are de rigueur amongst reviewers.

 

Will there be an option to award a minus score?

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Donald D
On 05/09/2019 at 06:59, Hyacinth1326 said:

...and which of the two will die in the other's arms ?  My bet is the one from 'Sunshine on Leith'.  Echoes of Destrube brothers,  Serre ???

The Destrube brothers, Guy and Paul and there was third Georges, were killed by a sniper during the 22nd Royal Fusiliers assault on the Miraumont Road in February 1917. Both were part of a Lewis gun team. Guy was the first to die, Paul then rushed in, only to be killed by the same sniper. They are both buried together in Serre Road British Cemetery in one grave.

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free1954
On ‎12‎/‎02‎/‎2019 at 05:34, Open Bolt said:

I hadn't thought it might be a comedy. If it is a Hanna -Barbera remake then "Dick Dastardly, his dog Muttley, and the rest of the Vulture Squadron are bent on capturing Yankee Doodle Pigeon to prevent him from delivering his messages"

dastardlyandmuttley_l05.jpg.816feeaf52d40e9571901e3b5d422fde.jpg

 

HA HA HA  thank you sir. that brought back some old Saturday morning memories.

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paulgranger

If you are on Twitter, find 1917@1917FilmUK. There is a 4 minute film on there in which Sam Mendes talks about the making of the film, accompanying a lot of footage of it being filmed. 

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Marilyne

Just saw the trailer … "if you fail, 1600 men will die"... no pressure boys, no pressure at all...

I think Mr Broomfield is right… it's going to be hailed like the next "Saving Private Ryan" and we'll end up with "Wonder Woman" … or something like that. (I did like Dunkirk though…)

 

For my part, seeing the trailer does not make me want to see the movie at all costs…

 

M.  

 

 

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David Filsell

Still waiting to miss it when it reaches telly. But look forward greatly to the forumistas playing  spot the cobblers which will, no doubt, start on the film's release.

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Steven Broomfield
1 hour ago, Marilyne said:

(I did like Dunkirk though…)

 

 

M.  

 

 

 

Pah! I thought you were my kind of chap, too. That's you off my festive greetings postage list.

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Gunner Hall

Dunkirk was brilliant.  You can always rely on Sir John Mills.   

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593jones

Behind the scenes featurette from Youtube.  Now we can see who is responsible for the film, to praise or blame!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hSjs2hBa94

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Steven Broomfield

You can tell the audience at which it's aimed by the amount and style of pre-publicity.

 

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4thGordons

I have to admit from the outset I thought "isn't this just the final scene from Galliopoli made into a complete film" (and btw I do like Weir's film as a *film* - I don't believe to be a good film every button has to be correct or has to reflect the current historical view)

I have been wincing at the approach of this film (and admit I have only scanned this thread quickly!)

However from a film making point of view - I understand that much of this film is shot in long runs with moving cameras following the action (technically difficult) but which may (MAY!) give it a slightly different feel, increasing the immediacy etc... but if the story is dross it's not going to help..

Not holding my breath.

Chris

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Marilyne
19 hours ago, Steven Broomfield said:

 

Pah! I thought you were my kind of chap, too. That's you off my festive greetings postage list.

 

:(:(:(:(:(

 

 

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593jones

If you can stand looking at the Mail online, here is Sam Mendes etc talking about the film.  Apparently the film is set during the German withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line, so not Flanders, then.

 

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/entertainment/movies/intense-new-trailer-for-sam-mendes-1917-offers-fans-an-extended-look-at-action-packed-world-war-one-epic/ar-AAIfVfd?ocid=ientp

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IlluminatiRex

I'm personally looking forward to it, hopefully that it bucks some of the usual trends in Great War media.

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UncleBourbon
On 02/10/2019 at 13:33, 593jones said:

Behind the scenes featurette from Youtube.  Now we can see who is responsible for the film, to praise or blame!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hSjs2hBa94

 

Frankly wasn't too excited for it until I watched this featurette.

I have massive admiration for long take filmmaking. I'll probably see it in theaters if able but keep my expectations low.

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Steven Broomfield
5 hours ago, IlluminatiRex said:

I'm personally looking forward to it, hopefully that it bucks some of the usual trends in Great War media.

 

Good luck with that one.

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free1954

no matter what, if it has a bunch of WW1 guns in it. I will probably go see it anyway.

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Gibbo
On 01/09/2019 at 19:28, 593jones said:

 

 

 

The Wikipedia article on 1917:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1917_(2019_film)

 

I know that's Wikipedia, but I'm still having problems with the storyline, and a battalion of 1,600 men?  Where did that come from?

 

Anyway, Mr. B, it appears you will have to contain yourself until January 2020 when it is due for release.

In the trailer just shown at half time in the Rugby World Cup Semi, the Colin Firth character states that 1600 men who will die if the attack goes ahead and later that this means 2 battalions. The line about 2 battalions was not in previous trailers that I have seen.

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