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#4504630 - 01/22/20 05:09 PM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Egypt is a big country.

The British couldn't have people with eyes everywhere.

Was it an entire division?

Looked to me more like a platoon or maybe a company.

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#4504656 - 01/22/20 08:08 PM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Regardless, in 1936 Britain wouldn't have had any legitimate reason to keep them out (although I'll admit that the military presence would have been hard to justify). And Chamberlain's proclivity to concede rather than confront makes Germans in pre-war Egypt even more acceptable within the reality of the movie.


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#4504658 - 01/22/20 08:23 PM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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'Just watched 'Zulu Dawn' for the first time again since original release. Despite the inaccuracies for dramatic effect and in equipment, the sheer spectacle of all those men in this and similar productions cannot be surpassed.
The black extras playing the Impi warriors were rightfully incensed when they discovered they were being paid $2.70 a day but the dog who briefly featured was being paid $4.50 a day.
The production was a financial disaster plagued by litigation.



#4504704 - 01/23/20 04:34 AM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4504720 - 01/23/20 11:32 AM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4504722 - 01/23/20 11:43 AM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: W-Molders]  
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Originally Posted by W-Molders
EXCALIBUR 1983 .... EVERYTHING HAS FAILED IN REMAKES



The stars were all aligned when John Boorman made the film. The cast, the production design, the music, the cinematography, etc. ALL of it just brilliantly worked together.


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#4504756 - 01/23/20 08:09 PM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: W-Molders]  
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Originally Posted by W-Molders
EXCALIBUR 1983 .... EVERYTHING HAS FAILED IN REMAKES

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#4504884 - 01/24/20 04:26 PM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Just two I have watched the last couple days mostly because of the leading actors..."The Enemy Below" and the "Spirit of St. Louis " General Stewart is Charles Lindbergh Some classics can never be improved upon


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#4504888 - 01/24/20 05:23 PM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: rwatson]  
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Originally Posted by rwatson
Just two I have watched the last couple days mostly because of the leading actors..."The Enemy Below" and the "Spirit of St. Louis " General Stewart is Charles Lindbergh Some classics can never be improved upon



Jimmy Stewart will always stand out to me for the simple fact that he was one of only a handful of film stars at the time who actually served in a combat role. Clark Gable was another one.


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#4504895 - 01/24/20 06:05 PM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Yes sir PM and he played a great Charles Lindbergh captured the man well a movie and book I read once a year and never tire of it,,One of my childhood heroes,,Both Jimmy Stewart and Charles Lindbergh


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#4504907 - 01/24/20 08:39 PM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Funny story about it is the studio expected it to flop at the box office.

The movie was originally budgeted at $325,000 ($5 million 2020 USD), which in 1942 was a fortune.

An average house was $3,700, an average car $900, the average wage was 30 cents per hour, bread was 8 cents a 1 lb loaf, steak was 34 cents a lb, gasoline was 19 cents a gallon.

Then the budget soared to over $650,000 ($10.19 million 2020 USD) and by the time the film was completed, it was $1,039,000 ($16.29 million 2020 USD).





The final scene between Bergman and Bogart is still unmatched in Movie history.


#4504946 - 01/25/20 08:49 AM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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What do you mean? There is no Ark of the Covenant?



That one is quite obvious.


Hardly. Suggestions that it did not exist are nothing more than speculation.

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What do you mean? There is no Ark of the Covenant?



That one is quite obvious.


Hardly. Suggestions that it did not exist are nothing more than speculation.


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#4505091 - 01/26/20 11:49 PM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I don’t think what is being discussed is the physical container but the notion that it contained angels of death or any other supernatural entities.


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#4505124 - 01/27/20 10:09 AM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I have this Kubrick collection, and I think I got good value for my money:
2001: A Space Odyssey
A Clockwork Orange
Full Metal Jacket
Barry Lyndon
(+ Eyes Wide Shut, Lolita, The Shining)

And while it might not surpass The Lord of the Rings in the fantasy genre, in it's own way I'd rate A Game of Thrones very high up there with the many great characters, etc. It loses it a bit over time and towards the end.
The Matrix is another iconic movie I can't see remade. Let's not talk about the second and even worse the third part - to me it feels like they were overwhelmed with the success of the first, and then tried to exploit on it with the follow-ups, but I might be wrong…
Gods and Generals + Gettysburg
All Quiet on the Western Front - in which case I accept the 1930 and the 1979 version, both very good. Is that contradicting the rules for this thread?!?! :p

#4505126 - 01/27/20 11:29 AM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: WhoCares]  
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Originally Posted by WhoCares
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Gods and Generals + Gettysburg


These two and "Glory" make up my "holy trinity" of American Civil War movies. smile


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#4505139 - 01/27/20 02:00 PM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
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Gods and Generals + Gettysburg


These two and "Glory" make up my "holy trinity" of American Civil War movies. smile

Indeed, I "missed" that one because it's not in my personal collection and I could not remember it's name wink

Another one that probably most perfectly fits into the
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are just so perfect that you really can't see how any future film based on the same topic could be better

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#4505410 - 01/29/20 02:01 PM Re: Movies you are confident will never be exceeded [Re: WhoCares]  
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Battle of Britain (69). There have been a few newer movies set in the BoB, none of them comes close: its aerial photography, the cast, and general entertainment value even for non aviation buffs remain unsurpassed.

Originally Posted by WhoCares

All Quiet on the Western Front - in which case I accept the 1930 and the 1979 version, both very good. Is that contradicting the rules for this thread?!?! :p

This may be preferential since it made such a deep impression on me (watched it the first time when I was probably too young), but I vote for the 79 version.

And since you mention Kubrick: I do not want to imagine a remake of Dr Strangelove.

Originally Posted by WhoCares

The Great Dictator - try to beat that!

OK, you win smile

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Originally Posted by Johan217


And since you mention Kubrick: I do not want to imagine a remake of Dr Strangelove.



I think what makes almost all Kubrick films safe from being remade is that studio execs today would come to the conclusion that they would not have enough mainstream appeal to be commercially successful.

In addition to that, I think the Kubrick estate and Warner Brothers have some kind of unwritten agreement that none of Kubrick's films will ever be remade.


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