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    Tanks in the movies

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    Tanks in the movies

    Post by lockie on Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:04 pm

    "Fury"

    Tank Sherman M4A3-76
    Fury Official Trailer #1 (2014) starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf and directed by David Ayer
    April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.
    Release Date: 14 November 2014 (USA)


    Here's a screenshot from the teaser:


    I think this table with notes will be good for the Western Front!


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    Re: Tanks in the movies

    Post by 33lima on Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:06 pm

    The acting and the plot look like melodramatic BS. I suppose I'll watch it for the tanks; especially as Tiger 131 has a supporting role, even tho we just KNOW already that the gutsy Yanks will triumph, even against superior numbers, better tanks etc, in between making deep, meaningful statements which encapsulate the essence of the true warrior (yawn).

    This one's still my favourite, I'll take weirdness over melodrama, any day.



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    Re: Tanks in the movies

    Post by frinik on Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:06 am

    Watched it and I must say I enjoyed it. A tank version of the Der Fliegende Hollaender. It was interesting also to hear the sounds of the engines, tracks and guns/MGs in the film. For once a Soviet film that doesn't portray its soldiers as tireless, party-faithful ,socialist heroes defenders of the toiling masses...


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    Re: Tanks in the movies

    Post by woofiedog on Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:53 am

    Will be looking forward to seeing "Fury".

    A few screens I made from the 1950 movie "They Were Not Divided"... that had used a real Tiger & Panther tank in making the film.

    Tiger tank in the film.

         

    Panther tank.



    British Armored Car.

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    Re: Tanks in the movies

    Post by lockie on Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:54 pm

    Movie "Defiance". This is a very interesting film abt Jewish squad who fought against occupants.
    Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and about 1,000 Jewish non-combatants.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1034303/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2


    Suppose, this is Pz.III

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    Re: Tanks in the movies

    Post by Tanker on Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:09 am

    33lima wrote:The acting and the plot look like melodramatic BS. I suppose I'll watch it for the tanks; especially as Tiger 131 has a supporting role, even tho we just KNOW already that the gutsy Yanks will triumph, even against superior numbers, better tanks etc, in between making deep, meaningful statements which encapsulate the essence of the true warrior (yawn).

    This one's still my favourite, I'll take weirdness over melodrama, any day.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVOQK9CIyW0

    LOL, why don't you Brits make some movies the way you want them to come out? Then we Yanks could whinge on about how the "keep calm and carry on", stiff upper lipped Brits stop to brew tea at every opportunity in the middle of a battle. Why should you Brits get do all the whining?
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    Re: Tanks in the movies

    Post by 33lima on Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:01 am

    War movie-making without excess Holywood melodrama (that appears to dominate 'Fury') can be done, and has been, with reasonable success. To illustrate a few of the tank-featuring examples:
    A Bridge Too Far


    The Bridge at Remagen


    In the second example, it's significant that the US soldiers are not Hollywood stereotypes who are primarily vehicles for stars to strut their stuff. And the Germans are not just annonymous targets which fall when hit and display the tactical finesse of Space Invaders.


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    Re: Tanks in the movies

    Post by lockie on Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:31 am

    I've found two trailers of the movies:
    Tobruk

    El Alamein 1942

    There are no tanks, but it`s a very dramatic story abt life of soldiers.
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    Re: Tanks in the movies

    Post by 33lima on Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:31 pm

    Help!



    Same song, same tanks, some different scenes:

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    Re: Tanks in the movies

    Post by 33lima on Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:38 pm

    Worth watching:



    No prizes for correctly identifying the 'T-62'.
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    Re: Tanks in the movies

    Post by lockie on Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:45 pm

    Kelly's Heroes, 1970

    I think it's possible to place such sandbags on the M4A2 in SF.



    BTW
    What does: Up yours baby?


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    Re: Tanks in the movies

    Post by frinik on Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:41 am

    Up yours is the oral equivalent of giving somebody the middle  finger ( or 2 fingers as the British do)...  Shocked 


    Personally I found Kelly's Heroes to be a turkey but it's my opinion... The Beast of War on the other hand I really liked...
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    Re: Tanks in the movies

    Post by lockie on Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:10 am

    He-he, I expected smth. of that sense Smile

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    Re: Tanks in the movies

    Post by Tanker on Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:59 pm

    Even more crudely, it means shove it up your a..

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    Re: Tanks in the movies

    Post by Tanker on Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:03 am

    frinik wrote:Up yours is the oral equivalent of giving somebody the middle  finger ( or 2 fingers as the British do)...  Shocked 


    Personally I found Kelly's Heroes to be a turkey but it's my opinion... The Beast of War on the other hand I really liked...

    I've seen Kelly's Heroes and I agree with you. I've not seen The Beast of War but the trailer makes it seem a bit overheated like Oliver Stone's Apocalypse Now.
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    Re: Tanks in the movies

    Post by frinik on Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:49 am

    Beast of War let's face it is an anti Soviet film. It was made obviously during the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan and Hollywood being Hollywood the ideology permeates the film including portraying the Afghani mujahedeen in a favourable light( that was before 9/11) while the Soviets are just ruthless and inhumane ( which they often were). I liked the plot but disliked the idea of the young Soviet prisoner becoming pro mujahedeen and turning against his compatriots. I may be viscerally anti communist but I dislike the so-called religion of peace even more.... The acting is not bad with Jason Patric and George Dzundza, the tank is interesting( T-62) and what the scenery is spectacular( it was shot in Israel).... Regretfully very few films were made about the Korean war although it would have given interesting tank battle scenarios...
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    Re: Tanks in the movies

    Post by lockie on Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:26 pm

    These screens from movie `The Manchurian Candidate` 2004.
    I've to say that smoke and fire looks a very familiar as it is in SF.

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    Re: Tanks in the movies

    Post by frinik on Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:50 am

    These screens from movie `The Manchurian Candidate` 2004.
    I've to say that smoke and fire looks a very familiar as it is in SF.


    What???They copied my smoke and fire effects without paying any royalties???I am going to sue them!!!! What a Face
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    Re: Tanks in the movies

    Post by lockie on Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:14 pm

    frinik wrote:They copied my smoke and fire effects without paying any royalties???
    AFAIK, in 2004 nobody paid royalties.
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    Re: Tanks in the movies

    Post by lockie on Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:38 pm

    Another teaser FURY. In the final scene we'll see that Sherman of Bred Pitt is better than Tiger I! bom
    Go Inside the Tanks of FURY
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    Re: Tanks in the movies

    Post by lockie on Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:26 am

    Chinese movie Jin líng shí san chai (2011)/The Flowers of War.
    This is Japanese tank and it looks a very similar to T-26.




    PS
    It's a very cruel movie with a fountains of blood.

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    Re: Tanks in the movies

    Post by Tanker on Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:51 pm

    lockie wrote:Another teaser FURY. In the final scene we'll see that Sherman of Bred Pitt is better than Tiger I! bom
    Go Inside the Tanks of FURY

    Is Pitt's tank a 17 pdr Firefly? I don't think the Americans equipped their tanks with 17 pdrs. Only 1 in 4 British tanks had it by war's end.
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    Re: Tanks in the movies

    Post by Tanker on Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:52 am

    Ok, thank you.

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    Re: Tanks in the movies

    Post by Tanker on Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:18 pm

    I watched Fury last evening. Pretty good movie except for the idea that a German infantry battalion would continue to suicidally attack a disabled tank instead of bypassing it, or attacking from the rear when the turret was turned away.

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