Your War Movie Script

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  1. Njaco

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    In another thread it was discussed about directors and actors for the movie "THe Red Tails". But what would you do?

    You're exec producer and you want to make a war movie. How and what would you do?

    What event of WWII - that hasn't been previously done) would you want to film?

    What director would you use and why?

    What actor would you place in the title role or even supporting roles?

    I myself would maybe do a film on the "Lost Squadron" - VMF-422 on 25 January 1944.
     
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    Battle of Tarawa would be my movie. I read a description of the battle in a book many years ago and it went something like this.....

    "Not since Pickett's charge at the battle of Gettyburg during the American Civil War, had American recruits been so willing to make the ultimate sacrifice. It was this unflinching heroism and a willingness to die, against an enemy who would submit only in total annhiliation, that would ensure the final victory."

    Rather than opening credits, the above words would be flashed across the screen.

    Spielberg or Eastwood would be my director/producer.

    No famous actors would be used. I would cover all aspects of the battle, but the main focus of the film would be the individual marines coming ashore.

    TO
     
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    I'd love to make a movie like "one of the crew" on WWII tank...Part 1 and 2, allied and axis, where you are the camera, experience up and downs, joy and horror! Like the something-something project.... Would that work? Same as TO, NO famous actors!

    Maybe a triology? Coral Sea, Midway and Guadalcanal....
     
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    That would be good

    I was thinking the American Civil War about the Ironclad ship would be good..One of the battles that no one wins..

    A movie about the Japanese trying to stop the B-29 would be good too...

    Yamamoto's shot down would be a good one to ...Theres still some P-38's around flying
     
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    Any news on when the Tom Cruise movie about WW2 will be out ... Hope its not a mess
     
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    Faith Hope and Charity the 3 Gladiators defending Malta alone for 17 days against the Italian Air Force and the efforts to improve and maintain them in this unequal fight
     
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    a movie about the battle of kursk, made by russians and germans would be fine.
     
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    Pb, thats a good one! Would love to see that made.
     
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    The movie about the Kursk Battle was made by Russians many years ago as memory serves.But I agree with Njaco, Pbfood's idea sounds very very interesting.:D
    However, there hasn't been made a good film about Polish Campaign in 1939 so far.
     
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    I wouldn't mind to do a aviation flick, from the groundcrews point of view, early mornings, late nights, hot, cold, wet and dusty weather, few tools to no tools, some spare parts to string and chewing gum etc.... One again maybe 1 2....allied v axis!
     
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    i wish to watch that movie
     
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    We all know that the Battle of Midway was the turning point of the
    war, but that movie's been made. How about an "epic" just like that, or
    like "The Longest Day" ?? ..... this one about The Battle of The Phillipine Sea ?? Ozawa vs Spruance.

    Charles
     
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    I know one has already been made ("When Trumpets Fade"), but I'd like to see another on the Hurtgen Forest. Those men don't deserve to have their struggles swept under the rug.

    Has there been one made about Dieppe? Or one focused solely on Dunkirk (I don't consider "Atonement" to be *about* Dunkirk)?

    For actors, you'll probably need one or two big names to draw the non-WW2 buffs to the theaters, but in more or less cameo rolls, ie put them in one or two scenes as Eisenhower or Patton or Doolittle. A shot or two of them issuing orders and then looking miserable about sending men into that sort of hell. Then a bunch of good, no-name, just-out-of-acting-school-or-Highschool-drama-club kids. They'd be the right age, and people would be more inclined to watch the movie than to drool over Vin Diesel in uniform. For director, someone proven, someone who KNOWS his history, and what he doesnt' know, he researches the living crap outta until he gets it right, like Spielberg or Eastwood.

    Hmmmm....maybe do a docudrama biography about Maj Thomas McGuire or Richard Bong? I'd see either of those more than once!
     
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    I'd like to see some movies from an Australian point of view. Namely 75 sqn's defence of Port Moresby in early 42 when they were the only Allied fighter squadron in the New Guinea area against the might of the IJNAF.
    Or how about a movie about the historically important but relatively unknown Battle of Milne Bay? Failing that, what about a joint US-Australian movie about the Battle of the Bismarck Sea. Airplane porn for sure!
     
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    There was a 4 hour drama about Dieppe made in the mid 90's it was only played on the networks here as far as I know
     
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    And a British movie made in the 50s that wasn't too bad. Can't remember the name.
     
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    How about a flick about Carlson's Raiders and their month long patrol on Guadalcanal? Of course one about the Cactus Air Force would follow....
    Maybe one or two about the USN's build up and attacks prior to Coral Sea and Midway, some pure naval aviation...loads of Dauntless', Wildcats and Devastator's....
     
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    How about a flick about Carlson's Raiders and their month long patrol on Guadalcanal? Of course one about the Cactus Air Force would follow....
    Maybe one or two about the USN's build up and attacks prior to Coral Sea and Midway, some pure naval aviation...loads of Dauntless', Wildcat's and Devastator's....
     
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    I think that the Wildcat'S idea is interesting as well.There is not a big number of the movies about the Australian WW2 efford.
     
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    I'd also love to make a movie about the RN attack on Taranto....that should be interesting, since the Japs copied it...:lol: Imagine all the stringbags!
     
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