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Offline Clemence

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list of WWI movies
« on: May 19, 2011, 04:29:49 AM »
I'm interested in the period not only of the great war but also some years before and after ... where do you think could I find a list of such movies? any ideas?
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Re: list of WWI movies
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2011, 12:51:50 PM »
All Quiet On The Western Front is probably the standard go-to film about WWI!

Legends Of The Fall, though it focuses on an American family, does feature some incredible WWI sequences. It's also a very beautiful and emotionally-charged film. It's one of my favorite films of all time, but I have to be in a VERY somber mood to watch it, because it is EXTREMELY depressing.

Although it is not exactly featured through the movie, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button starts with WWI, and could be blamed entirely for Benjamin's mysterious condition (aging backwards). It's not about the war, but it may interest you anyway.
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Re: list of WWI movies
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2011, 07:39:30 AM »
There are documentaries about WWI like: The complete story: World War I http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Story-World-War/dp/B0009KNR42/ref=pd_cp_d_4 WWI: the war to end all wars http://www.amazon.com/WWI-War-End-All-Wars/dp/B001DW2BIS/ref=pd_cp_d_3 
There are movies about WWI like: Laurence of Arabia, oh what a lovely war, the lost battalion, all quiet on the western front.
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Re: list of WWI movies
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2011, 02:16:02 PM »
out of africa, waterloo bridge, dark journey, a farewell to arms, mata hari, la grande illusion, reds ...
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Re: list of WWI movies
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2011, 03:02:22 PM »
"All the king´s men"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0220969/

There you will see Maggie Smith as Queen Alexandra of England ;-D

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Re: list of WWI movies
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2011, 09:57:16 AM »
I know that the other posters have given you a great list of movies that you can take a look at, however, right here in the Films and TV Shows about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia you can take a look at the threads index list and see that many other films and documentaries have been listed.  Some have links that will help you decided if any of these are what you are looking for.

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Re: list of WWI movies
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2011, 04:53:53 PM »
As a Canadian, I must mention Passchendaele, which starred Paul Gross (who also wrote, produced, and directed it).  The movie is based in part on  on the experiences of Gross's grandfather, Michael Dunne, a soldier who served in the 56th, 5th, 14th and 23rd Reserve Battalions, CEF,[1] in the First World War at the Battle of Passchendaele, also known as the Third Battle of Ypres.

It was pretty well done and showed a major part of Canadian military history.

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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2011, 12:35:33 PM »
a bit off topic but, now that I realise you are a Canadian Tim, maybe you could help me trace a movie (or a TV-film perhaps) situated in Ottawa at the time of Queen Victorias' death, a very nice comment of the canadian society's reactions on the boers' war - and that's all I remember ...
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Re: list of WWI movies
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2011, 04:23:30 PM »
Ottawa is where I live.   I'll see what I can do, however, it would be helpful if I could have the name of the movie.

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« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2011, 02:21:09 PM »
Paths of Glory, The blue max, Flyboys

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Re: list of WWI movies
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2011, 01:51:23 AM »
As many of you know, I just saw War Horse at the Lincoln Center in NYC.  This stage play about the Great War will be made into a movie soon.

By the way, in case you haven't heard me praising the production, it was wonderful and I would recommend it to everyone here.

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Re: list of WWI movies
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2011, 09:23:09 AM »
I just got "Oh! What a Lovely War" for my birthday and would really recommend it. It's rather surreal in places, but I sat and watched the whole thing in one sitting (it's over two hours long.) The songs are all original (I think all of them are anyway - certainly most of them) and were sung at the time. The introductory part is one of my favourites, as it helps explain the outbreak of war in a rather good way. The ending was extremely poignant as well. Sorry to ramble on, but it was the first film I thought of when I read the title of this thread.

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Re: list of WWI movies
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2011, 01:58:25 AM »
I'm interested in the period not only of the great war but also some years before and after ... where do you think could I find a list of such movies? any ideas?
I'm also interested in that period (not only) and i like seeing movie on it, here a little list:
- A farewell to arms
-Capitaine Conan
-Deathwatch
-Joyeux Noël
-La Grande Guerra by Mario Monicelli
-Paths of Glory
-Un long dimanche de fiançailles
-All quiet on the Western front (there are many versions)
-For Whom the Bell Tolls
'd like to add  an italian tv series based on the book "heart" (Cuore) . The serie was made by Luigi Comencini.
Since the book originally was about young men who go to school in the last years of 1800, Comencini made a story about that but also about them during their adult life, in the years of 1ww.The return of Enrico at home, while he is fighting at war, and his discover of a total different world, which nothing knows about what it is happening.
I really suggest everybody to see it  once. Cause 1ww was the first modern war, without the personal contct between two soldiers, but with catastrphic weapons
The movie is super also for taste italian atmosphere during the end of 1800 , here the link of the opening where you can see kids but also they became soldiers:
http://youtu.be/eqguSZ8Zu6A

The book is my favourite book, so I would censore everyone who should destroy its message, but i must admit  that still now i cry for the emotion eveytime i see this tv serie, that i saw when i was at elementary school on tv.
I hope you enjoy it too!
Thanks for your attention!
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Re: list of WWI movies
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2011, 12:06:18 AM »
I am surprised that no one has mentioned "Dr. Zhivago"...........one of my favorites.  Not a whole lot about the war itself, but a good picture of the Bolshevik Revolution and how the war and revolution changed life in Russia.

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Re: list of WWI movies
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2011, 01:18:40 AM »
I am surprised that no one has mentioned "Dr. Zhivago"...........one of my favorites.  Not a whole lot about the war itself, but a good picture of the Bolshevik Revolution and how the war and revolution changed life in Russia.
you're right, i love that movie too


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