What film have you just watched?

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Sachsenhause near Berlin, about 45 minutes on the S Bahn from the Brandenberger Tor into Orienburg and a ten minute walk through the town. You walk down a road flanked by houses that are still lived in which were built for the camp staff. Just opposite still standing is the T Building which was built to house the concentration camp system management and inspectorate which now houses the local tax office.. The camp itself was occupied following WW2 like Buchenwald by the Russians as a special camp. A very strangely silent place, sinister as you wlk through the A building gate onto the appelplatz. The other place is the Stasi prison, in Berlin that is sinister in the extreme is Hohenschönhausen in the Lictenberg district.
A lot of Ravensbruck is also extant and preserved - including nearly all the SS accommodation. Parts of what was the DAW armaments factory attached to the camp are still in use as industrial units, from what I can tell from Google Earth.

Drove through Furstenberg in 2013 and saw the signs to the camp (it's another holocaust memorial) but didn't realise it was so close. Ditto Oranianberg/Sachsenhausen.
 
I have the DVD but my spies tell me that it is available on those naughty torrent sites, not that I would advise using them of course.
I take it that you haven't seen this film?
If so you are in for a treat on so many levels.
Seen it ages ago, wouldn't mind seeing it again though. There's clips on YouTube

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BlackDyke

War Hero
Nebe ended on the end of a German noose following being implicated in the 20th July Plot and Karltenbrunner on an American one.

I have just watched the 'Lives of others' about life in East Germany under the communists about people be watched by the Stasi, chilling.
Yeah, incredible movie that tells us the Gestapo never really went away.

Incidentally, looks like I got it wrong about the Wannsee villa being the HQ of Interpol.
Interpol HQ was in the Wannsee district but another building entirely.
I have been checking to see if I could find any reference to the post war blind school but have found out loads of other stuff about the building but not what I wanted to find out.
Seems like it was purchased by the RSHA as a place to holiday, socialise etc and rumour has it that Heydrich intended living there after the war.
 

diverman

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Yeah, incredible movie that tells us the Gestapo never really went away.

Incidentally, looks like I got it wrong about the Wannsee villa being the HQ of Interpol.
Interpol HQ was in the Wannsee district but another building entirely.
I have been checking to see if I could find any reference to the post war blind school but have found out loads of other stuff about the building but not what I wanted to find out.
Seems like it was purchased by the RSHA as a place to holiday, socialise etc and rumour has it that Heydrich intended living there after the war.
That's one of Heydrich's (Brannagh) first coments on entering the mansion, that he was going to live there after the war.
 
The Raven

with Vincent Price -


In fact, I'd been finding it harder and hard to torrent stuff to the point where I just gave up. I don't really like watching films anyway.

Then someone sent me a link. Unsolicited. And it's like a netflix kind of free for all. I spent about 2 hours the other night trying to find something to watch. After you've watched Narcos and Vikings and LOTR and god knows what else (not much), then it's all a bit of a let down. Kid in the candy store but nothing takes your fancy.

Then I found the old Vincent Price filums.

Pit and the Pendulum et al. You know the ones. God some of them are really bad. But all really well shot and a beautiful example of the time.

I scratched my head as I watched them: did I watch this in black 'n' white or full colour? I think I must have watched them in Black 'n' White.

Brings back strange memories of being a young boy. Tired at night.

Next up:

The Quatermass Experiment!




I think that might have been the first time I learned to respect authority!


Better them than me, going down that dark deep pit!

And it never ended well for them.



It was a cheering night's entertainment drifting back down memory lane I can tell you!



I never realised what a truly great actor Vincent Price was before.

Could do very sinister, or very camp, or very innocent, or very sexy!

And could be very funny too.

I tried to watch some other of his films like 'House of 1000 Dolls', but they didn't show up in the feed.

Not sure how much longer this Netflix rip-off will work, but it's an interesting proposition having all the world's media at your fingertips, and the best you can come up with is old Vincent Price Movies.

Oh, I watched Joker too. Meh. Was Ok.

I have no interest at all in any modern 'cinema'.

Jack Warner (Inspector Lomax ) in Quatermass!

Now we're talking.


Got to be up there with little Alex getting snot flobbed in his face by that hard bastard copper:



The lamb-chop sideboards are still a nice touch to this day.
 

Arte_et_Marte

ADC
Moderator
I thought Hotel Mumbai was a great film, kept up the tension from the 1st minute to the last minute.
Watched last night.

Jeezus. Over 160 dead. AK47, hand gun and grenade. Absolutely no emotion, no reasoning, just a casual 'bam!' 7.62 to the face and walk on.

Appalling, extraordinary and gripping.
 
Watched last night.

Jeezus. Over 160 dead. AK47, hand gun and grenade. Absolutely no emotion, no reasoning, just a casual 'bam!' 7.62 to the face and walk on.

Appalling, extraordinary and gripping.
The trailer looks good, unfortunately not on Amazon Prime yet.


The whole incident certainly took the Indians by surprise.
 
The trailer looks good, unfortunately not on Amazon Prime yet.


The whole incident certainly took the Indians by surprise.
I haven't seen the film, but I do remember the incident. The one thing that sticks in my mind, and it is rather silly and pointless in the grand scheme of things, was the Indian security chief being interviewed on the television who kept referring to "Mumbai" as "Bombay". He obviously didn't get the memo.
 
I haven't seen the film, but I do remember the incident. The one thing that sticks in my mind, and it is rather silly and pointless in the grand scheme of things, was the Indian security chief being interviewed on the television who kept referring to "Mumbai" as "Bombay". He obviously didn't get the memo.
I guess you revert back to what you've been used to for a long time, especially under stress. After all it was Bombay for so long, and the old boy probably had that ingrained in him for most of his career.
 
The trailer looks good, unfortunately not on Amazon Prime yet.
The whole incident certainly took the Indians by surprise.
You Tube $4.99 (Full Film Hotel Mumbai).
Curious - what do they charge in GB Pounds?

Googly does say that the film is on Amazon Prime.
 
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And bloody hell, did I just see .303 Lee–Enfield rifles being used by the cops in that trailer , now that I watched it again? In 2008?
 
Watched last night.

Jeezus. Over 160 dead. AK47, hand gun and grenade. Absolutely no emotion, no reasoning, just a casual 'bam!' 7.62 to the face and walk on.

Appalling, extraordinary and gripping.
The bit I don't get is the lack of preparedness of the Indian authorities, with Kashmir simmering for so long I'd have expected them to have contingency plans in place and be ready for this sort of thing to happen
 
The bit I don't get is the lack of preparedness of the Indian authorities, with Kashmir simmering for so long I'd have expected them to have contingency plans in place and be ready for this sort of thing to happen
I maybe wrong, but I didn't think they planned for an attack to come from the sea side in a major city on a popular beach front using a low key dinghy - that's like having someone come over on the Thames with a boat and start shooting. There are only so many resources and so many scenarios you can plan for.

The same reason 7/7 happened in London. And 9/11. And others.
 
The same reason 7/7 happened in London. And 9/11. And others.
9/11 happened because nobody listened to Donald Trump and you know it!
He said so himself so it must be true!
 
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You Tube $4.99 (Full Film Hotel Mumbai).
Curious - what do they charge in GB Pounds?

Googly does say that the film is on Amazon Prime.
I funnily enough found the film just earlier on an Arabic (of all places) streaming site - so watching it in drips between work. Brutal so far.

Yes, I am . cheap skate, but know how to use Google.


For anybody interested, the link:



And don't worry, no malware or anything in the link. Just have to put with some Arabic subtitles.
 

SUU23

LE
Just watched Dr Strangelove on my new big telly, still a classic. With a Schmeisser being used and the shadow of a B17 under the B52
 

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