Discussion in 'Films, Music and All Things Artsy' started by BFBS, Feb 5, 2008.

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  1. As you may know, Zulu came top in the 'Forces Favourite War Films' poll by BFBS TV, and so we contacted Michael Caine's agent to let them know.

    Sir Michael came back with this:

    "My thanks to the British Forces. My thoughts and best wishes are always
    with them because I used to be, and always will be, one of them."

    BFBS2 will be showing the Top 3 films this weekend, culminating in Zulu at 2100CET on Sunday 10th Feb.

    (Sir Michael Caine did National Service from 1951-1953 and served in Germany and Korea.)

  2. Have you got the full results list for the poll?
  3. Indeed I do:

    1. Zulu (1964)
    2. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
    3. A Bridge Too Far (1977)
    4. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
    5. The Great Escape (1963)
    6. Platoon (1986)
    7. The Cruel Sea (1953)
    8. The Longest day (1962)
    9. Enemy At The Gates (2001)
    10. Ice Cold In Alex (1958)
    11. We Were Soldiers (2002)
    12. Black Hawk Down (2001)
    13. Apocalypse Now (1979)
    14. Das Boot (1981)
    15. Kelly’s Heroes (1970)
    16. Schindler’s List (1993)
    17. Cross of Iron (1977)
    18. The Dam Busters (1954)
    19. Where Eagles Dare (1968)
    20. Battle of Britain (1969)

    Full thread here

  4. Ta. My vote came in at 14th.
  5. Saving Private Ryan is crap. Other than the initial battle scenes, the remainder is typical Spielberg schmalz. ET with Shermans.
  6. That's democracy for you!

  7. To quote Gene Hackman in a submarine film I can't remember the name of:

    "We're here to preserve democracy, not practise it".
  8. I saw the philosophical remake Shaving Ryans Privates, apparantly there are a few versions
  9. I think you should now run a vote on the Top 20 Porn films! You'll get suggestions flooding in I reckon!
  10. Crimson Tide?

  11. Oooh, 'porn in communal areas' guidelines....

  12. That's the one.
  13. I can't believe Lawrence of Arabia and The Wild Geese didn't make the top 20 :?

  14. Funny ain't it, how the National Service Men are always proud of their service. At the time they all professed to hate it, but I have spoken to many of them since and they are all glad that they did it
    I was in during their time and we regulars were always known as "thick regulars" and not always completely in jest. In my view, not enough has been written about the services during this period as it was a complete citizen army, with everyone represented from all walks of life.
    By the way, does anyone know which mob Sir Michael Caine was in?
    Always enjoy his movies.
    Apologise if this is the wrong place to be asking this.
  15. He was in the Fusiliers. There is a good book out about the National Service era called 'The Call Up', very amusing, got copies for all my uncles who did National Service and they loved it.