Best Scene from a War Movie or TV show

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  1. comiso90

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    Two scenes stand out for me...

    Of course the beach landing in "Saving Private Ryan" but I think the aerial insertion scene in episode two of Band of Brothers was even better. The sound engineers did a great job of mixing the audio so you had to strain to hear dialouge over the C-47 engines and Flak burstes.

    Another out of Saving Private was when the bayonette was slowly pressed into the yank as beads of sweat dropped to soothing "SSSSHHHHH... SSSSSHHHHHH...
     
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    I would have to say for me would be the mogadishu mile run in Black Hawk Down, which was based off the real thing.
     
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    very good one..

    others are:

    apocolypse now.. surfing scene, rockets at the blackwater boat
    Full metal Jacket... woman sniper scene
    Patton.. shooting .45 at He 111
     
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    Ice Cold In Alex - the scene when they finally get the beer (by then even I was gagging for a cold drink)

    A Bridge Too Far - the para drop (just seeing the hundreds of chutes was brilliant)

    Battle of Britain (the big aerial scene with only the original score playing)
     
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    The lighthorsemen - The final charge to take Beersheba :cool:
    Midway - When Torpedo 8 is blown out of the sky
    Tora Tora Tora - the scenes where the P-40's try to get off the ground
     
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    Band of Brothers - The D-day Drop/Holland Drop/Bastogne
    Saving Private Ryan - Omaha Beach
    Battle of Britain - Big Dogfight

    And I would agree with most of the others mentioned as well.
     
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    The Big Dogfight scene in the 'Battle of Britain' for me aswell.........
     
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    Most of the best WWII scenes taken but the one scene from a war movie that impressed me was from "Zulu" when the last major attack against the mealie bag wall with three rows of soldiers firing in steps. awesome!!
     
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    Stalag 17

    In the barracks when the German spy is caught, a pail tied to his leg and he is thrown outside to be shot down by the guards.
     
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    "BROKEN ARROW" scene in the movie "We Were Soldiers"
     
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    awesome !
     
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    The movie scenes that get my vote are both from the Battle Of Britain. the first is where Dowding is asked what would he do if war came. Pray to god , and trust in radar? To which he replied "I would rather pray for radar, and trust in God." The look on Lawerence Oliviers face told the whole story of Dowdings plight. He was tired, frustrated, angry and near wits end. The second scene I liked is where Galland answers Gorings question "What do you need to win?" (or words to that effect) Galland says "Give me a squadron of Spitfires. You got to admit, Galland had guts. To say that to the Reichsmarschall in that time and place was unbelievable! Galland was pure class!!!!
     
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    The bit in Band of Brothers where Sgt. Randleman goes bayonet-to-bayonet with a German, in the middle of a bombing raid.


    Eighth
     
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    Best scene too many just to single out one. But here is mine
    1 Use of Lancasters Dam Busters and seeing Michael Redgraves trying to contain his enthusiasm as Barnes Wallace on the success of Bombing raid on the dams


    And guess what managed at last to see Band of Brothers. Bought the complete box set of DVDs at KMart for $70 last week of Band of Brothers. Brilliantly done Band of Brothers. I especially liked the part where they interviewed the Veterans before each chapter of the series. Thought that was an excellant touch by the producers of the Series
     
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    #15 Cyrano, Apr 26, 2007
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    Yeah, that was a classic.
     
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    Good movie. Like most of the high budget flicks of that time, strove more for accuracy than for Hollywood (See "Pearl Harbor", one of the worst movies ever made, man does it suck).

    Does anyone think it will ever be redone? "The Battle of Britian" I mean. Given the way CGI has advanced, such a big scene movie has real possibilities.
     
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    At the risk of contridicting myself in a previous post, the scene where the USS Arizona gets the chop in an otherwise incredible bad movie ("Pearl Harbor") was a great scene. Seeing the mags go was amazing.

    The rest of the movie should've been left on the cutting room floor.
     
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    JUST A LITTLE SIDE NOTE Remember in the early post WW2 movies where you see a ship in a convoy smack into a mine and this big plume of water would shoot fifty to seventy-five feet up into the air? You could see that the ship was a model in a big tank of water. I always thought the studios could do better than that. Wellll I got surprised! In 1987 I was in the U.S. Navy's only seagoing airborne minesweeping helicopter squadron, HM-14 (HM-15 was standing down to refit with the MH-53E) and we went to the Persian Gulf to sweep mines and do convoy escort duty. So anyhow.. when we located our first contact mine (the type like in the movies) Our ship ,USS Guadalcanal, pulled up to within about 3/4 of a mile from it and our Seal team went over and set a charge and blew the puppy up and you know what? It blew just like in the old movies! I couldn't believe it!! Oh well, just a little color commentary there.
     
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    Here is a little entertainment news. Sequel to Band of Brothers is being shot in Melbourne Australia. Jungle Scenes will be done in North Queensland and Interior scenes filmed in Melbourne Sound Stages. It will be called to my understanding The Pacific
     
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