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Memorable (bits of) films about WW1
« on: 14 August, 2014, 02:11:43 pm »
Prompted by Tiermats thread in the Pub re quoted from a film about WW1, one scene I often recall came to mind. From "For King and Country" about a court martial (Dirk Bogarde as Counsel, Tom Courtenay as the accused). The platoon mates of Courtenay's character, in a parody of the justice meted out to "deserters", decide to court martial a rat. To obtain the "accused" they beat the corpse of a horse with a spade, until the rats run out of its entrails.
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Re: Memorable (bits of) films about WW1
« Reply #1 on: 14 August, 2014, 06:09:20 pm »
Visiting St Omer in 2009 and Verdun in 2010 for a week of cycling on the Semaine Federale has put me about 5 years ahead of schedule of the current WW1 vibe. A recent visit to Ireland has roused my interest in that period, so I'm looking at 1919. But the best WW1 scenes are in Paths of Glory.
http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/may/01/paths-of-glory-review-kubrick-first-world-war

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Re: Memorable (bits of) films about WW1
« Reply #2 on: 14 August, 2014, 08:45:27 pm »
The best WWI films are All Quiet On The Western Front, Oh! What A Lovely War, and La Grande Illusion.
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