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    Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    Christopher Nolan.

    Oh hell YES.

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    The movie I really want to see this year has got to be HACKSAW RIDGE.

    The story of Private Desmond Doss, the first conscientious objector to receive The Medal of Honor.


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    Both look good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YellowFever View Post
    ...Private Desmond Doss, the first conscientious objector to receive The Medal of Honor.
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    Saw Hacksaw Ridge a few weeks ago. Pretty good...typical over the top Mel Gibson...and some of the customs and courtesy of the Army are totally ignored but its still worth a seeing.
    “We had been hopelessly labouring to plough waste lands; to make nationality grow in a place full of the certainty of God… Among the tribes our creed could be only like the desert grass – a beautiful swift seeming of spring; which, after a day’s heat, fell dusty.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albany Rifles View Post
    Saw Hacksaw Ridge a few weeks ago. Pretty good...typical over the top Mel Gibson...and some of the customs and courtesy of the Army are totally ignored but its still worth a seeing.
    Yeah I thought he played it pretty fast and loose that way too...Still a pretty good movie. Don't think I'll watch it again though.
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    Kenneth Branagh. YES!
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    I sure hope this is pretty much bloody factual. Can't stand them when they aren't. Seeing a good mover of this genre is as difficult as waiting to see a great Western.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbm3fan View Post
    I sure hope this is pretty much bloody factual. Can't stand them when they aren't. Seeing a good mover of this genre is as difficult as waiting to see a great Western.
    Well if you can sit through Hacksaw Ridge, you can sit through anything...Great actor and enjoyed the film ..but come on!

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    It looks like Nolan has done his homework, actually showing the RAF defending the evacuation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Parihaka View Post
    It looks like Nolan has done his homework, actually showing the RAF defending the evacuation.
    Lets be truthful here, Dunkirk was a monumental F-ck up on a biblical scale. How we pulled the evacuation off was part determination, part luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Lets be truthful here, Dunkirk was a monumental F-ck up on a biblical scale. How we pulled the evacuation off was part determination, part luck.
    Britain expected WWI, i.e. the French to hold. Given the volatile nature of what they faced, it was actually quite spectacularly successful. They did have two advantages/luck in that the Germans were so successful they outran their supplies and the French rearguard performed magnificently, so much so that most of them were evacuated too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Well if you can sit through Hacksaw Ridge, you can sit through anything
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