All posts tagged War Films
Posted by videocitylondon on February 27, 2015
WILLIAM SAYS G IS FOR: Germany Year Zero (Roberto Rossellini, 1948)
‘I see this film as a prayer from Rossellini to the postwar world, a prayer for compassion’ – Martin Scorsese. More last gasp than prayer, Martin. Inadvertent last rites? Perhaps. Bazin said “not a movie but a sketch, a rough draft of a work Rossellini hasn’t given us.” Rossellini gestures; man is the bastard. Quiet, confident desperation here.
Posted by videocitylondon on February 23, 2015
Directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou and Ralph Meeker.
“NOW THE SCREEN BLASTS OPEN THE BOMBSHELL STORY OF A COLONEL WHO LED HIS REGIMENT INTO HELL AND BACK – WHILE THEIR MADDENED GENERAL WAITED FOR THEM – WITH A FIRING SQUAD!”
“I PITY YOU.”
SAINT-AUBAN: DID YOU URGE YOUR FELLOW SOLDIERS FORWARD?
ARNAUD: MOST OF THEM WERE DEAD OR WOUNDED BEFORE THEY GOT THREE STEPS BEYOND THE TRENCHES.
“IF THOSE LITTLE SWEETHEARTS DON’T FACE GERMAN BULLETS, THEY’LL FACE FRENCH ONES!”
“LOOKING OVER YOUR RIFLE, I SEE? WELL, THAT’S THE WAY. IT’S A SOLDIER’S BEST FRIEND. YOU BE GOOD TO IT AND IT WILL ALWAYS BE GOOD TO YOU.”
PARIS: YOU SEE THAT COCKROACH? TOMORROW MORNING WE’LL BE DEAD AND IT’LL BE ALIVE. IT WILL HAVE MORE CONTACT WITH MY WIFE AND CHILD THAN I WILL. I’LL BE NOTHING AND IT’LL BE ALIVE.
PRIEST: HAVE FAITH IN YOUR CREATOR – DEATH COMES TO US ALL.
ARNAUD: THAT’S REALLY DEEP!
posted by Dixie Turner
Posted by videocitylondon on February 19, 2015
Where Eagles Dare (1968)
Classic WW2 thriller, starring Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood. Commandos must rescue an American general from an alpine fortress.
Funeral in Berlin (1966)
A spy-thriller. An ex-army corporal serves as a spy for Her Majesty rather than spending time behind bars… Back from the Ipcress File, Harry Palmer has a new assignment in Berlin.
This picture (even though it looks like it’s been drawn on a really hi-tech Etch A Sketch), or the poster above, would’ve made a great DVD cover. But instead, they gave us:
Looks like he’s really nervous about going for a slash. Rubbish.
Posted by videocitylondon on March 30, 2012