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Combat – WWII

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Below (2002)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director David Twohy Writers/Script Lucas Sussman, Darren Aronofsky, David Twohy Starring Bruce Greenwood, Dexter Fletcher, Olivia Williams, Christopher Fairbank, Jason Flemyng, Zach Galifianakis, Elevator Pitch: The USS Tiger Shark, a submarine in WWII, picks up three survivors from a British ship sunk by … Continue reading

Overlord (2018)

Duration 1h 50m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay taking place during the D-Day invasion in 1944 Director Julius Avery Writers/Script Billy Ray, Mark L. Smith Starring Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier, Pilou Asbaek, Bokeem Woodbine, Jacob Anderson, Marc Rissmann, Joseph Quinn Elevator Pitch: During the D-Day invasion of Europe a … Continue reading

World War Two Movies – A Podcast

As a sort of commemoration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of VE Day here are five World War Two movies to help you pass the time during the COVID 19 Lockdown TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST CLICK HERE https://youtu.be/dg0XrnUXwC4

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Duration 2h 49m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An idea developed from some anecdotal tales of brothers being killed in combat. Director Steven Spielberg Writers/Script Robert Rodet Starring Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg, Vin Diesel, Giovanni Ribisi, Jeremy davies, Matt Damon, Ted Danson, Paul Giamatti, Dennis Farina, Bryan Cranston … Continue reading

The Thin Red Line (1998)

Duration 2h 50m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel of the same name by James Jones, based on his experiences in WWII Director Terrence Malick Writers/Script Terrence Malick Starring Adrien Brody, Jim Caviezel, Ben Chaplin, George Clooney, John Cusack, Woody Harrelson,  Jared Leto, Nick Nolte, Sean Penn, John C. Reilly, John Travolta, Elevator … Continue reading

The Longest Day (1962)

Duration 2h 58m Rating (UK) A Source of story Real events and a book by Cornelius Ryan Director Ken Annakin plus Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wichi and others. Writers/Script Cornelius Ryan plus Romain Gary, James Jones, David Pursall, Jack Seddon Starring Eddie Albert, Paul Anka, Richard Burton, Sean Connery, Fabian, Mel Ferrer, Henry Fonda, John Gregson, … 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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