What film have you just watched?

‘A Prize of Arms’ 1962 BW currently on Sky. A gang masquerading as RMP have just turned over the pay office and nicked £100 grand. I’ll let you know if they get away with it.
As truck porn goes, it shows the army when it had capability...
 

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Children of Men. Paid more attention this time. Apparently in 2027 the British Army will a) be very anti-immigrant, b) be the tool of a fascist state and c) still be using L85A1, CVR(T), Stalwart, Chieftain and apparently at least one T-72...
 

Euclid

War Hero
Children of Men. Paid more attention this time. Apparently in 2027 the British Army will a) be very anti-immigrant, b) be the tool of a fascist state and c) still be using L85A1, CVR(T), Stalwart, Chieftain and apparently at least one T-72...
I predict 432 hulls somewhere in that orbat. And ammo boots.
 
Children of Men. Paid more attention this time. Apparently in 2027 the British Army will a) be very anti-immigrant, b) be the tool of a fascist state and c) still be using L85A1, CVR(T), Stalwart, Chieftain and apparently at least one T-72...
With the unloaded rifle scene showing even mag changes stop for newborn babies
 

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I predict 432 hulls somewhere in that orbat. And ammo boots.
Strangely that was the one hull I'd expected but didn;t see. I thought I clocked one at one point but it turned out on playback to be a Warrior wreathed in smoke.
 
Seven Days in May (1964)
Burt Lancaster
Kirk Douglas
Fredric March
Edmund O'Brien
Martin Balsam
George Macready (Frog general from Paths of Glory)

Coup attempt against President March by USAF general and Chairman Joint Chief Lancaster

Very good plot only niggle was Lancaster wearing the Medal of Honor Ribbon on the right breast Rod Serling wrote the screenplay

 

TamH70

MIA
Seven Days in May (1964)
Burt Lancaster
Kirk Douglas
Fredric March
Edmund O'Brien
Martin Balsam
George Macready (Frog general from Paths of Glory)

Coup attempt against President March by USAF general and Chairman Joint Chief Lancaster

Very good plot only niggle was Lancaster wearing the Medal of Honor Ribbon on the right breast Rod Serling wrote the screenplay

Wasn't the convention in Hollywood movies of the time not to wear the Medal of Honor Ribbon on the correct side out of respect for the decoration and the men who had it?
 
‘A Prize of Arms’ 1962 BW currently on Sky. A gang masquerading as RMP have just turned over the pay office and nicked £100 grand. I’ll let you know if they get away with it.
I stumbled onto it as well. Never heard of it before. Quite a plausible plot.
 

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LE
Berets like helicopter landing pads?
According to that script, in 2027 the British Army wears US-style "Fritz" helmets.

And blocky digital-like camo kit.
 

TamH70

MIA
Two Pam Grier-starring "women in prisons" films, "The Big Doll House" and "Women in Cages", helmed by Roger Corman's New World Pictures production company. Exotic setting - Phillippines, and some fairly exotic looking girls/women in both films. They are well worth watching and both films are available for free at the moment on YouTube.

Makes a change from getting my arse bitten off in Pripyat and its environs in the current video game I'm playing at the moment.
 

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LE
Netflix "recommended" the King Kong remake. Why did I bother...?

Jack Black is an ocean-going cuntbubble whom I can't stand but I forgot he was in it.
 
Seven Days in May (1964)
Burt Lancaster
Kirk Douglas
Fredric March
Edmund O'Brien
Martin Balsam
George Macready (Frog general from Paths of Glory)

Coup attempt against President March by USAF general and Chairman Joint Chief Lancaster

Very good plot only niggle was Lancaster wearing the Medal of Honor Ribbon on the right breast Rod Serling wrote the screenplay

You know, I'd never noticed that, but you are apparently correct; Burt's character is wearing the Medal of Honor ribbon on the right breast of his uniform. I took the trouble to blow up a picture of him in his costume, and that really does look like the MoH ribbon. No idea why it is in the wrong place though as even the Air Force knows better and wears it on the left side in the ribbon rack as the first ribbon in order of precedence as the other services.

It could be that, as someone suggested, at the time, Hollywood respected the Medal of Honor so much that when a character in a movie was meant to be a recipient, Hollywood intentionally showed the ribbon being worn in an unauthorized place of the uniform so that it would not make it seem as if the actor was a bone-fide recipient. If that was the custom, then by 1986 it was no longer being observed as Clint Eastwood is wearing his Medal of Honor ribbon in the correct spot on his Marine Corps uniform as he played the role of Gunnery Sergeant Highway in that mighty training film, "Heartbreak Ridge". :p8):mrgreen:
Clint Eastwood In Heartbreak Ridge.jpg
Heartbreak Ridge Ribbon Rack.JPG
 
You know, I'd never noticed that, but you are apparently correct; Burt's character is wearing the Medal of Honor ribbon on the right breast of his uniform. I took the trouble to blow up a picture of him in his costume, and that really does look like the MoH ribbon. No idea why it is in the wrong place though as even the Air Force knows better and wears it on the left side in the ribbon rack as the first ribbon in order of precedence as the other services.

It could be that, as someone suggested, at the time, Hollywood respected the Medal of Honor so much that when a character in a movie was meant to be a recipient, Hollywood intentionally showed the ribbon being worn in an unauthorized place of the uniform so that it would not make it seem as if the actor was a bone-fide recipient. If that was the custom, then by 1986 it was no longer being observed as Clint Eastwood is wearing his Medal of Honor ribbon in the correct spot on his Marine Corps uniform as he played the role of Gunnery Sergeant Highway in that mighty training film, "Heartbreak Ridge". :p8):mrgreen:
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Only one shake of those wang's ladies, anymore than that constitutes pleasure and we're not in that business.
 

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