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Old May 17 2013, 04:40 PM   #16
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Re: The Dambusters 70 years on

Well i did say "to name but a few".
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Old May 17 2013, 10:43 PM   #17
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Re: The Dambusters 70 years on

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We'll I've enjoyed some of the older WWII films

The Dambusters
Sink The Bismark
Battle of Britain
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Patton
Battle of the Bulge
Battle of the River Plate
The Longest Day.

To name a few.

And yes I'm under 40, but only by a few years.
I can never watch Battle of the Bulge without wondering how the Panzer divisions managed to push so deep toward Phoenix or Tucson, or wherever they filmed the European desert scenes.

Someone should make a remastered version and use CGI to at least add snow, and trees, and roads, and some houses.
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Old May 17 2013, 11:14 PM   #18
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Re: The Dambusters 70 years on

Alternatively, remake the film.
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Old May 18 2013, 02:53 AM   #19
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Re: The Dambusters 70 years on

^ Unless they remake it for a modern audience (which would either be pretty pathetic or so altered into a "Saving Private Ryan" that it would be an entirely different movie that just happened to be set in the same historical battle), it would probably fail badly at the box office despite costing a very large sum to make, since such a movie requires a pretty big cast and expensive sets. It would probably be very inexpensive to make CGI alterations so the existing movie version of "Battle of the Bulge" isn't so historically inaccurate (American tanks battling newer American tanks in Arizona or something), which might work well financially because it would be going direct to cable anyway.

Sometimes you have to ask yourself "What Would George Lucas Do?" Then ask yourself "What Would Quentin Tarantino Do?" Then ask yourself "What Would Jerry Bruckheimer or Michael Bay Do?" Then ask yourself "What Would Steven Spielberg Do?" Then don't do any of those things because you have too much taste and too small a budget and just update the scenery and the tanks in the original movie.
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Old May 19 2013, 02:18 AM   #20
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Re: The Dambusters 70 years on

Great for moral but intact had little effect against the nazis industrial heartland. Watch the classic 'world at war' which states this.
Undoubtably a remarkable technical achievement and a great movie.
I have to say to say it gets a little tiring to read stories about WWII and hitler at least once a week in the papers 70 years later.
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Old May 19 2013, 02:24 AM   #21
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^ Yeah, but if he'd won you'd have to read stories about it every day for the next thousand years, or until you were shot for telling a Hitler joke, which ever came first. ^_^
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Old May 20 2013, 11:36 AM   #22
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^^

It's the knock on effect I think, the retasking of so much labour to repair the damge, taking them away from other projects.
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