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Films Any movies about WW2 tanks?

Discussion in 'General' started by I'm_Not_A_Monster, 4 Nov 2008.

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  1. I'm_Not_A_Monster

    I'm_Not_A_Monster Hey, eat this...

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    are there any movies about the tank divisions in WW2? something along the lines of "band of brothers" would be really cool about a squad of tanks, or even a documentary where they reenact a battle as told by a soldier in it.

    i've seen ones about soldiers and ones about pilots, what ones are there about tanks?
     
  2. Brett89

    Brett89 Active Member

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    Not sure about movies, but an amazing book about German tank commanders is called "Panzer Aces" I HIGHLY recommend picking it up, I've reread it about 5 times.
     
  3. glaeken

    glaeken Freeeeeeeze! I'm a cawp!

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    I don't think there's any recent movies. But there is Kelly's Heroes, Sahara, and Battle of the Bulge.
     
  4. iggy

    iggy Active Member

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    kelly's heroes is awesome. also, tank girl has a tank in it. not entirely sure if sahara counts as a film.
     
  5. glaeken

    glaeken Freeeeeeeze! I'm a cawp!

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    Sahara - the one with Humphrey Bogart.
     
  6. Solidus

    Solidus Superhuman

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    tank fetish? :)
     
  7. iggy

    iggy Active Member

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    doh, i thought you meant the awfulness that was the new one.
     
  8. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    ^ A butchering of an absolutely excellent Clive Cussler book. IIRC he sued them over how shitty the film was.
     
  9. Brett89

    Brett89 Active Member

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    Great book, horrid movie.
     
  10. Scirocco

    Scirocco Boobs, I have them, you lose.

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    Kelly's Heroes is great. My favorite tank is the Sherman. Built a styrene model of one way back when.
     
  11. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Kelly's Heroes is one of the best films ever. Ridiculous, but brilliant.

    The bit at the end where Oddball buys a Tiger from the German is one of the most exciting things I can think of doing with money tbh. :D
     
  12. Gooey_GUI

    Gooey_GUI Wanted: Red Shirts

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    Despite the brand new tag saying something about daily meltdowns, the only thing being melted down is WW2 history. I've contributed just about all I know now, so further contributions will be few and not daily by any means. I'm sorry somebody took the liberty of committing me to daily contributions, infinitely, in the tag - just as I was finishing up.

    More Recent Immediately Viewable Documentaries Listed in lengthy replies #18 (Saving Private Ryan introspective video only), plethora of tank / armor / WW II video links - #33, #35, #37, #38, and #40 - #47 ] June - August, 2016

    Replies made in July - October 2016 movie recommendations - #45, #46, #55, #64 - #67, #73, #74, and #120

    Suggested film links, of 2008 time frame, are below

    On HBO demand or
    Band of Brothers (10 episodes)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0185906/episodes?ref_=tt_ov_epl

    A Bridge Too Far (1977) from $2.99
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075784/?ref_=nv_sr_1

    Battle of the Bulge (1965) from $2.99
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058947/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

    Kelly's Heroes (1970) from $2.99 (Edit 10/22/2016 with the ever memorable Clint Eastwood)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065938/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

    Patton (1970) from $2.99
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066206/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

    Sahara (1943) from $2.99
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036323/?ref_=nv_sr_2

    Saving Private Ryan (1998) from $2.99
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120815/?ref_=nv_sr_1


    OP of 4th Nov, 2008 below <links added recently>

    A Bridge Too Far - From $2.99
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0030MTQNW?ref_=imdbref_tt_wbr_aiv&tag=imdbtag_tt_wbr_aiv-20

    The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951) (1:28:23)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4n48bVGom8

    Desert Victory (1943) (1:10:29)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBuqXs7pU7k

    Life is Beautiful (IT: Vita è bella, La) (1997) (2:19:33)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDQ3YjX4j4o

    Tunisian Victory (1944) (1:15:35)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioS7JQWqrjw
     
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  13. mvagusta

    mvagusta Did a skid that went for two weeks.

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    Battle of the buldge is an old one, mainly shermans and panzers iirc It's a fairly old movie so it's not as realistic as more modern movies, such as blackhawk down, saving private ryan, etc but you'll probably like it if you want some tank action.
     
  14. johnnyboy700

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    I don't think there are any films that focus on tank battles that are on a par with Band of Brothers, the difficulty is that there are so few German tanks that are still operational. This means that film makers are forced to either use other tanks as the German armour such as Battle of the Bulge where they used M47 tanks as King Tigers (not very convincing), Kelly's Heros where they redressed a T-34 as the Tiger (quite convincing until you looked at the tracks and the running gear) or A Bridge to Far where they used the then current German MBT (Leopard 1's) with a different paint job.

    I recall that in Band of Brothers they also used old current era tanks with some expert welding alterations and they were shot from flattering angles to hide the obvious differences.
     
  15. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I'm surprised no-one has taken up making pattern-copies of them tbh.
     
  16. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Battle of the bulge used a hell of a lot of Models too. :(
    I'd like to reserve an order for one Tiger replica, Please. It would look great in the driveway. (IN the driveway because it would likely CRUSH the driveway.)
     
  17. fathazza

    fathazza Freed on Probation

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    there's some pretty good tank scenes in patton: lust for glory
     
  18. Gooey_GUI

    Gooey_GUI Wanted: Red Shirts

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    Saving Private Ryan (German):idea:

    This video link below (2,500,000+ views) investigates whether the Army Chief of Staff would have ever spent as much effort as depicted in the movie "Saving Private Ryan" to save a lone surviving son of a family.

    It is very well done and interesting to know in order to understand the Tom Hanks version.

    Saving Private Ryan The True Story -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L29Wuo7NNoQ&index=20&list=PL44CBB7AD655275B6

    :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock:
     
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  19. CrapBag

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    Fury

    I liked it, thought it was a good film.
     
  20. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Fury?

    Really enjoyed it myself.
     
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