Patton was remarkably authentic in terms of dialoque as many of the lines were direct quotes and it does a terrific job of depicting a very complex individual. The vehicles of course were modern which kind of sucked and there were a number of other trivial infidelities not the least of which was George C Scotts deep gravelly voice when compared to the actual Pattons high squeaky voice.
I also enjoyed Battleground which got an Academy Award for script. The dialogue was spot on and the uniforms and equipment were for the most part right on since the movie was made shortly after the war. 101st in the battle of the Bulge.
Another great war movie was Go For Broke also made shortly after the war and featuring many of the actual 442nd soldiers. (Japanese Americans)
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I honestly cant say which movie i think is the most historically accurate, as i havent seen quite as many films as others, but as far as the most historically correct of the ones ive seen, Downfall definatly takes the cake.
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im pretty sure there are more 506 airborn reenactors than there were real 506 plus REPLACEMENTS
I like the movies based on Cornelius Ryans books, longest day and Brigde too far, they both did a good job at telling the story, sure there are some mistakes, but they are one of the few movies I would have shown in a history class.
Post by sir veilance on Oct 7, 2008 21:52:19 GMT -5
I have always liked Battleground, Go For Broke, The Battle of Britain and few others too. I do have to say though, that after having visited the whole of the Normandy area, that I really enjoyed the Longest Day, as so many of the scenes were filmed on the location of the actual battles. The scenes of the battles at Sainte Mere Eglise, Pegasus Bridge as well as Pointe du Hoc to name a few, were all filmed where it really happened. They also had correct vehicles for the most part in the movie, Sherman and Churchill tanks.
What about Band of Brothers?!?! Does that count as a movie?? Another great WW2 film is Das Boot!! Probably the best U-boat film ever made, although the story may be more fiction than fact, it does blow U-571 right out of the water as far as I'm concerned!!
Post by CharleyNovember on Nov 6, 2008 21:59:09 GMT -5
I'm sorry but I'll be blunt here...That comment was applesauce ty Kradatz. Why not just say I don't feel either of those films was very historically correct and here is why A. B. C.? I mean there was no reason to be a dick but you went out of your way to do so.
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Post by GermanShepherd on Nov 6, 2008 22:22:06 GMT -5
Well Kraddatz.....Band of Brothers was Historically true! And SPR is based on similar searches for troops like Ryan who lost all Brothers. I'm sorry to so extremely offend you. Its obvious who the 14 yr old is in this discussion.
Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5