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Combat – WWII

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U-571 (2000)

Elevator Pitch. In 1942 American intelligence intercepts a message from a German submarine which is disabled on the surface in the Atlantic. The Kriegsmarine dispatch a supply sub with spares and expertise, and so the US navy disguise a submarine as this vessel and send it out to capture the damaged sub together with its … Continue reading

The Monuments Men (2014)

Duration 1h 58m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Real events and a book by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter Director George Clooney Writers/Script George Clooney, Grant Heslov Starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville, Bob Balaban, Miles Jupp Elevator Pitch Towards the end of WWII … Continue reading

Fury (2014)

Duration 2h 14m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script David Ayer Additional Info Four real Shermans, and one real Tiger, from the Bovington Tank Museum took part in the movie. Here are a couple of links, the first to the Fury tank battle Sherman v Tiger in Fury, and the second … Continue reading

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Duration 2h 33m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Quentin Tarantino Additional Info The director said that it had taken him ten years to write this script – I select this snippet from the endless items of trivia available on websites relating to the film. Director Quentin Tarantino (and Eli … Continue reading

Dunkirk (2017)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Based on real events Writer/s Script Christopher Nolan Director Christopher Nolan Starring Fionn Whitehead, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles Elevator Pitch In the summer of 1940 the British expeditionary force is boxed in on the beach at Dunkirk by a superior … Continue reading

Atonement

Released 2007 Rating 15 in UK Director Joe Wright Writer/s Christopher Hampton Starring Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Saoirse Ronan Source of story Book of the same name by Ian McEwan Elevator Pitch A teenager with a crush on the son of a family retainer, frustrated by his impending relationship with her older sister, points the … Continue reading

Kelly’s Heroes

Released 1970 Rating PG in UK Director Brian G Hutton Writer/s Troy Kennedy- Martin Starring Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, Telly Savalas, Harry Dean Stanton, Don Rickles, Carroll O’Connor Source of story Original screenplay Elevator Pitch In WWII Europe a group of American soldiers make their way behind German lines in order to steal a cache … Continue reading

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