There Will Never Be Another War Movie Like 'Apocalypse Now

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Re: There Will Never Be Another War Movie Like 'Apocalypse Now

Post by clutchcargo » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:21 pm

IraHayes wrote:
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The Deer Hunter was another oft over looked classic war movie. Downloading Hamburger Hill as I type since it doesn’t appear to be in my collection. I watched it when it came out... time to revisit methinks. Thanks for reminding me of this movie.
Dunno about over looked..but yeah, that was a classic too. Same Platoon imo.
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Re: There Will Never Be Another War Movie Like 'Apocalypse Now

Post by phuketrichard » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:22 pm

Yep, they say Poe was the inspiration for the Kurtz but it wasn't true, (he deny's it) . He set himself up and trained the Hmong hill tribes ( with cia backing) in the southwest of laos in the early '60 to fight the Pathet Laos and Vietnamese. Used to pay for ears and heads of the Pathet laos, He was stationed at Long tieng before that.

I just finished ,"A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA"

Interesting read ; https://cslegion.com/vietnam/tony-poes- ... a-in-laod/
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War movies; other than those mentioned
The sniper
The thin red line
Platoon
Hacksaw Ridge
The big red one
Full metal jacket
All Quiet on the Western Front
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Re: There Will Never Be Another War Movie Like 'Apocalypse Now

Post by IraHayes » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:28 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:22 pm
Yep, they say Poe was the inspiration for the Kurtz but it wasn't true, (he deny's it) . He set himself up and trained the Hmong hill tribes ( with cia backing) in the southwest of laos in the early '60 to fight the Pathet Laos and Vietnamese. Used to pay for ears and heads of the Pathet laos, He was stationed at Long tieng before that.

I just finished ,"A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA"

Interesting read ; https://cslegion.com/vietnam/tony-poes- ... a-in-laod/


War movies; other than those mentioned
The sniper
The thin red line
Platoon
Hacksaw Ridge
The big red one
Full metal jacket
All Quiet on the Western Front
Without googling I am assuming “The Thin Red Line” is an account of the Crimean war battle... the one famous for the charge of the light brigade? The charge, btw, which would have been successful had the heavy brigade assisted.
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Re: There Will Never Be Another War Movie Like 'Apocalypse Now

Post by phuketrichard » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:30 pm

nope;
Adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War.

BUT:
The film's title comes from the novel, which alludes to a line from Rudyard Kipling's poem "Tommy", from Barrack-Room Ballads, in which he calls foot soldiers "the thin red line of heroes",[3] referring to the stand of the 93rd Regiment in the Battle of Balaclava of the Crimean War.
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Re: There Will Never Be Another War Movie Like 'Apocalypse Now

Post by willyhilly » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:57 pm

You haven’t been to Long Tien Richard, I believe one can go there now. When a couple of journos finally stumbled on it the CIA thought maybe they should kill them. But they realised the cat was out if the bag already.
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My favourite war movie is Cross of Iron but I do like the old ones. Guns of Navarone and Bridge Over The River Kwai are still watchable. Das Boot would have to be up there too.
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Re: There Will Never Be Another War Movie Like 'Apocalypse Now

Post by phuketrichard » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:03 pm

easy to go now, lots of bikers have been, https://www.gt-rider.com/se-asia-motorc ... 20a.10921/
I tried to go back in 2013 from Phonsavan but the roads were to rough for my car. Meet some de-miners on the way thou
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