A true army film

#1
Is there a film or docu out there that gives a true reflection on todays British Army? The reason I ask is that the Septics seem hell bent on changing history and details in Hollywood (U-571 for example. I was always taught it was the Brits who got the Enigma). Is there a film that anyone could recommend?
 
#2
You would be right in thnking that and it also says in the end credits that the Royal Navy achieved this feat. I wouldnt get too wound up over the American views on the second world war, apparently the war started in 1941 and in the east.
 
#3
"Dog Soldiers"

ok its about some lads on excercise who are up against werwolves but its spot on with the humour, lack of working kit and duff comms.

Fantastic film though.

:)

Rincewind
 
#4
I have to agree with you. Dog Soldiers is a great film. And far closer to the truth than anything Hollywood has produced recently!
 
#5
I actually sat and watched "The longest day" last night, it was in b&w and a WW2 film but it was excellent. Showed the planning and from both the Germans and the Allies, and gave a view of both parties. The film focused on the Brits just as much as the Americans but I felt that they took the urine a bit with the local dialogue as there was a lot of "Stone the Crows" lol.
 
#6
stabandswat - you said "todays" british army.

:)

you could always rent out the back catalogue of "soldier soldier" it was like it in my day except we sang less and our songs had naughty words in them

Rincewind

Edited cos i am a mong (today)
 
#7
Ian Mcewan's book "Dunkirk" is being made into a film this year.

Being filmed in Skegness or something, Kiera Knightley is in it!
Could be good, I think its being directed by Sam Mendes, who seems to have his head screwed on.
 
#8
Rincewind said:
stabandswat - you said "todays" british army.

:)

you could always rent out the back catalogue of "soldier soldier" it was like it in my day except we sang less and our songs had naughty words in them

Rincewind

Edited cos i am a mong (today)
Thanks for reminding me! I was just looking through my DVD's last night and came across it. Never seen it before and to be honest have no idea how I came to have it! The reason I mentioned it was due to my earlier post re: hollywood making out the war was won by the Americans etc. I usually spend my evening reading Terry Pratchett Discworld novels but I have ran out :cry:
 
#9
Pillager said:
Ian Mcewan's book "Dunkirk" is being made into a film this year.

Being filmed in Skegness or something, Kiera Knightley is in it!
Could be good, I think its being directed by Sam Mendes, who seems to have his head screwed on.
Could be good - plenty of CGI so the "channel" could actually be teaming with boats instead of just getting a few...

rincewind
 
#10
Pillager said:
Ian Mcewan's book "Dunkirk" is being made into a film this year.

Being filmed in Skegness or something, Kiera Knightley is in it!
Could be good, I think its being directed by Sam Mendes, who seems to have his head screwed on.
The film concerned is not a remake of Dunkirk but called 'Attonement' and filming for the Dunkirk scenes is starting very shortly. They are crying out for up to 1000 extras and must be available from 21st - 24th August. These scenes will be shot in Redcar, North Yorkshire - 8 miles east of Middlesbrough, not Skegness as previously stated.

Email dunkirkextras@gmail.com with a photo and your uniform measurements.

Good luck and as an ex resident of Redcar I promise you'll have a good couple of days!!

Cutsy
 
#12
Cutsy said:
The film concerned is not a remake of Dunkirk but called 'Attonement' and filming for the Dunkirk scenes is starting very shortly.

Cutsy
I hate this bloody book they should burn every copy. had to do it for my A Levels. mabe the film will be better??

Dont see how it will work on film though
 
#13
When you go to Redcar you really have to pay a visit to one of the ice cream shops on the front. They do an ice cream called Lemon Top and they are the best ice-creams ever. Be warned though, no matter how slowly you eat the lemon it WILL give you brain freeze.
 
#14
stabandswat said:
When you go to Redcar you really have to pay a visit to one of the ice cream shops on the front. They do an ice cream called Lemon Top and they are the best ice-creams ever. Be warned though, no matter how slowly you eat the lemon it WILL give you brain freeze.
Totally StabandSwat they really do freeze your brain!!

Redcar, for it's size has a good array of pubs including Weatherspoons, Yate's and loads of others with late licences and plenty of night clubs and good takeaways. Middlesbrough is a 10 minute train ride away and offers a very vibrant night scene indeed - apparently the rate of pay for extras is £100 per day cash!!

Here is the Wiki link for Redcar - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redcar
 
#15
Will they take females on as 'extras' or is it only males they want? I could do with some extra cash.
 
#16
Y'see, you try and be nice about someones place of birth and all they do is insult yours. Sheesh, what the world coming to?
 
#17
stabandswat said:
Is there a film or docu out there that gives a true reflection on todays British Army? The reason I ask is that the Septics seem hell bent on changing history and details in Hollywood (U-571 for example. I was always taught it was the Brits who got the Enigma). Is there a film that anyone could recommend?
Rambahadur Limbu (VC, MVO)


He was approx. 26 years old, and a Lance-Corporal in the 2nd Bn., 10th Princess Mary's Own Gurkha Rifles, British Army during the Indonesian Confrontation when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.
On 21 November 1965 in Sarawak, Borneo, Lance-Corporal Rambahadur Limbu was in an advance party of 16 Gurkhas when they encountered about 30 Indonesians holding a position on the top of a jungle-covered hill. The lance-corporal went forward with two men, but when they were only 10 yards from the machine-gun, the sentry opened fire, whereupon the NCO rushed forward and killed him with a grenade. The enemy then opened fire on the small party wounding the two men with the lance-corporal who, under heavy fire, made two journeys into the open to drag his comrades to safety.
They made a film of his exploits not too long after the event. I remember seeing it as a “B” film. If you are old enough, in those days (the 60’s) you could actually watch two films for the price of one! It was a very well made film. I think that I have posted this before on another link?

I have done the more usual searches, but have not got a result. It must be out there somewhere!
 
#18
Sounds like a good one. I'd love to see that one
 
#19
stabandswat said:
Is there a film or docu out there that gives a true reflection on todays British Army?
Not British and not Todays, but the only war film I'd watch twice was an Australian one called "The Odd Angry Shot" about the Oz in Vietnam.
Well observed, very well put together and without the massed hordes of bulletproof yanks you see in every Hollywood offering.
It was around on video, but I don't know if it came out on dvd.
Cheers
Scratch
 
#20
Umm...hi. (My second posting ever here...) Well, going back to the comments about "Dog Soldiers" (Two words sum up my opinion: "Love it.") - it's not a film, but it does focus quite a bit on the British Army (all right, it starts mainly on the SAS and there's aliens, vampires and all sorts in it, but what the hell - it will focus at times on the Black Watch and 'regular' Army units, flashbacks to the pasts of the SAS troopers' times in the Paras, Green Jackets and various other regiments) - I'm writing a piece of fanfiction called "Stargate: XT-1", in which the MOD got hold of the Stargate instead of the Americans. Link is here for anyone interested: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2959948/1/ I know, it's not much, but it's all I can offer. Sorry if this post has been a waste of time. (Yeah, I know...that's twenty-odd seconds of your life you're never going to get back...sorry!)
 

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