The Oracle wrote:In Pursuit of Honor 1995 HBO movie
OK, I love this movie. Perhaps it is the western feel; perhaps it is the blend of old west and retro. The movie is about the Calvary in 1932. The movie claims to be based upon actual events. I will say that the first 5-10 minutes can be affirmed as being accurate. In that part, it portrays the use of the Calvary in the "Hovervilles" of Washington D.C. in March/April 1932 against the "Bonus Army" that was protesting the loss of WWI veterans benefits.
The rest of the movie is a portrayal of MacArthur’s alleged disposal of Calvary mounts and a group of soldiers who rescued these horses from slaughter. Although this cannot be substantiated, it does show the struggle of the modernization of the pre-WWII military. Coupled with the fact that it is in every way in the spirit of a good Western, I think the movie is a great "clash of civilizations" that we as a society and country went through in the depression years.
Here is some interesting information on the “Bonus Expeditionary Force"
http://www.semp.us/publications/biot_re ... BiotID=635
n11pilot wrote:The Lost Battalion 2001
This was a made for the A+E Channel film with Rick Schroder in the role of MAJ Charles Whittlesey. It is the story of the 308TH Battalion of the 77TH ID in action in the Argonne Forrest on 2OCT18. The battalion advanced far into German held territory believing that they were supported on both flanks by allied units. The battalion was surrounded but held their position despite cut lines of communication and dwindling supplies of ammunition, food, and water.
Despite the fact that this film was made for a cable channel it is extremely well done and about as historically accurate as any movie can be.
DLFerguson wrote:ALL THE KING'S MEN. The remake starring Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Patricia Clarkson and James Gandolfini. Stay away from it. Despite a great cast it comes nowhere near the emotional power of the original with Broderick Crawford.
Cousi wrote:DLFerguson wrote:ALL THE KING'S MEN. The remake starring Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Patricia Clarkson and James Gandolfini. Stay away from it. Despite a great cast it comes nowhere near the emotional power of the original with Broderick Crawford.
Yet more proof that actors don't make a movie.
DanielJones wrote:Last night we watched Hugo. Now I understand why it got so many nominations. Very good story I think we can watch again and again. Now I want to read the book.
You see Ben Kingsley in roles like this and lets say Gandhi, and it makes you wonder why he ever takes on crap roles like in Sound of Thunder or Species. One would think that he has the pick of the litter when it comes to movie roles.
Christopher Lee was splendid as always in this story.
I think I'm going to shape my mustache & beard like this. Totally dig on it.
If you look carefully you will see actors playing Django Reinhardt, Salvaror Dali & James Joyce.
And Sacha Baron Cohen is in one of his better roles that I can actually stand him in.
DLFerguson wrote:And was that an uncredited Johnny Depp playing Django Reinhardt?
DanielJones wrote:DLFerguson wrote:And was that an uncredited Johnny Depp playing Django Reinhardt?
Oddly enough no it wasn't. The actors name is Emil Lager, and he does bear a striking resemblance to Mr. Depp.
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest