Movie - A Bridge Too Far

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  1. Thorlifter

    Thorlifter Well-Known Member

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    This movie came on this morning and it's been years since I've seen it. I am impressed by the number of A-list actors in that movie.

    Michael Caine
    James Caan
    Sean Connery
    Elliott Gould
    Gene Hackman
    Anthony Hopkins
    Ryan ONeil
    Lawrence Olivier
    Robert Redford

    One of those all star war movies like Midway and Battle of the Bulge.
     
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    It's one of the greats, and in my DVD collection. :thumbleft:
     
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    I have seen the movie a couple of times and always enjoy it.
     
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    great film i love Gene Hackman's polish accent :lol:
     
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    Yeah, that was funny listening to his "accent" go in and out as he is talking. :lol:
     
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    on a similar theme i picked up the longest day on dvd the other week and wonder who wasnt in that movie ?
     
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    Sean Penn? :D

    On a different note, A Bridge Too Far is probably one of my favorites war movies, next to Saving Private Ryan of course.
     
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    Agreed, Rochie. That one is an all star cast. Another one in my DVD collection. I finally found Command Decision the other day and was pretty happy to find that one.
     
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    Yeah, A Bridge Too Far and the Longest Day are some of my favorite war movies. Got them both on DVD.
     
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    Have you ever heard the Polish accent Karl? :lol:
     
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    i have master Wojtec we hade a guy called Mareck and his wife Dorota working in our kitchen last year.
    lovely couple and very hard working, i wish i could of sacked some english people and made them stay :lol:
     
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    I didn't like "A bridge too far". As far as I'm concerned, it should be called "A star too many". I hate the picture made of the Dutch people singing the same silly song over and over (and an irrelevant one, too). It seems like it didn't matter to the movie makers as long as it was Dutch.
    I thought the movie didn't justice to the real effort made by Allied soldiers on our soil in market garden.
     
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    Got both (Bridge to Far and Longest Day) on DVD somewhere at home. Liked them both, of course there are some points where they are off but it is only a film and both are enjoyable.
     
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    What movie ever did do justice to the efforts made by the soldiers involved? The directors weren't there, and typically by the time a movie comes out its so far past the actual events that the memories of those involved have faded a bit. Besides....the era of movies that those came out in weren't going for blood and gore and realism. Not by today's standards, of course. Great movies, otherwise.
     
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    A Bridge too Far was a very good movie, especially for the time it was made. Attenborough took on a very difficult task in trying to portray the battle, and the major **** up, in the relatively short space of the movie, even though it was a long programme.
    I was fortunate enough to be one of the 'extras', one of the hundreds of British Paras, parachuting somewhere way off in the background. Unfortunately, I didn't get to 'jump' one of the C47's, being in one of the C130's, above, and out of shot, of the Dak's as they flew over the DZ. Still a great experience though, even though we were given wooden mock-ups of Lee enfield No.4 rifles, in case we would be 'in shot' when leaving the DZ.
     
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    Was in Tesco today, picked up a 3 DVD set, A Bridge Too Far, The Longest Day and Battle of Britain. Planning to have a WW2 movie day on Sunday! :)

    I'll keep an eye out for you Terry! ;)
     
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    Terry, you were in the movie???? How cool is that!!!!!!
     
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    Pretty cool Airframes.
     
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    Sounds cool, but nothing special, just another jump. The only real difference was, that instead of just the Company Sergeant Major shouting at us, we had some bl**dy 'luvvy' doing the same!
    But it was special inasmuch as we were dropping onto those DZ's.....
     
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