the big red one

Discussion in 'Films, Music and All Things Artsy' started by growler, Jul 30, 2007.

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  1. on tonight @ 2315! bbc1 Lee marvin apparantly actually served with them! Great film
     
  2. Cheers ears
     
  3. Nope, Lee Marvin was in the US Marines, and got his arrse shot on some rock or other in the Pacific. He's now buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
     
  4. Shot in the arrse, severed his sciatic nerve.
     
  5. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    The film is based on director Sam Fullers experiances in 1st Infantry Div in WW2
    Marvin served in the US Marines and later made a number of recruiting and promotional videos for them
     
  6. Saw it yonks ago, watched yesterday, could now see why not memerable. Still, at least they referred to 'the Hurtgen forest' and not 'the Hurgenwald forest'. :sleepy:

    No.9
     
  7. It would have been great if Sam Fuller had had anything like Spielbergs` budget.
     
  8. Trip_Wire

    Trip_Wire RIP

    Indeed! The little 'rock' you refer to was Saipan and it occured in June 1944.

    http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/lmarvin.htm

    I always liked his pictures! I loved 'Paint your wagons,' and of course the 'Dirty Dozen,' as well as the 'Big Red One.'
     
  9. No disrespect to Lee Marvin or the rest of the USMC, just couldn't the particular "rock". You've got to admit there were an awful lot of amphib ops in the Pacific 41-45.