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Das Boot

#9
Bone useless factoid, but the actors came back and dubbed them selves in English later when the film became popular in the English speaking world a few years later.

Agreed it's a classic, OK off to get the DVD out and watch it again :D
 
#11
I must say I'm a purist who has to watch it in German but if it's double dutch to you subtitles are better than dubbing. Hearing a British voice inside a dank German sub sends me back to We Dive at Dawn and brightens the place up far too much.
 
#12
I'd already read the book (in German) before I saw the filum (again in German, and I've never seen the English language version). Watching the filum was a bit of a readjustment for me, since the book is written in the first person from the point of view of Leutnant Werner (Herbert Grönemeyer). All in all, I prefer the book, as it's much more evocative and really captures the suppressed panic of Werner and the rest of the crew.

I can't really comment either on the English language version of the filum or the book, so I find any remarks made about both of them very enlightening.

MsG
 
#14
Bugsy wrote
(Herbert Grönemeyer)
Herbert Grönemeyer? As in ; Mensch is Mensch? I thought it was only Brit pop stars who fancied themselves as actors, or did he act first?

Das Boot is the dog's. A classic war film, very little (on the same budget and scale) comes close. Liked it so much, I use the old man's avatar.

ALLAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRMMMMMMMM!
 

the_boy_syrup

LE
Book Reviewer
#18
General Melchett said:
Wasn't the sub borrowed for the Indiana Jones films?
Correct and more fils since I believe U -571 etc
They built three replicas one full size with and engine for chugging about in calm seas and then two scale models
The intereior shots are to proper scale and the filmmakers insisted in everyone craming into the interior to film
The bit with the bombers attacking at the end is from the Battle of Britain
 
#19
Seadog said:
Bugsy wrote
(Herbert Grönemeyer)
Herbert Grönemeyer? As in ; Mensch is Mensch? I thought it was only Brit pop stars who fancied themselves as actors, or did he act first?

Das Boot is the dog's. A classic war film, very little (on the same budget and scale) comes close. Liked it so much, I use the old man's avatar.

ALLAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRMMMMMMMM!
Actually, Seadog, "Gröni" or "Herbie" was a singer long before he became an actor, and now he concentrates almost exclusively on music. The song you mentioned is from his album "Mensch", written after both his brother and his wife died of cancer.

By the way, I love that song. :D :D :D

MsG
 
#20
Where the U-Boat is moving through the Gibraltar bit and the Captain is shouting, SCHNELL SCHNELL that bit was good.Must of been terrible being in a U-boat getting Depth charged.
 

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