Siege of Jadotville

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Re: Siege of Jadotville

Post by MartinR » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:26 pm

Ah right, I just read the IMDB review. Yes it is the film of the book, I must look that one out. David Hemmings and Tom Bell, yay!

Re: Siege of Jadotville

Post by Bronshtein » Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:45 pm

Yes I think it was, but the screenplay was not by the novel's author.

The screenplay writer handed in a first draft supposedly and they shot that without asking him for the rewrites he expected to have to do. Given that, it makes you wonder whether all the rewriting that gets done is really worth it half the time.

I suppose it might have been more of a box office hit with the rewrites but possibly a worse film (although I see a lot of critics didn't like it at the time).

Re: Siege of Jadotville

Post by MartinR » Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:21 am

Is it based on the book of the same name? I always rather enjoyed that, it felt very personal.

I never realised A Walk in the Sun was a novel either until I came across a dog eared copy in a second hand shop.

Re: Siege of Jadotville

Post by Bronshtein » Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:44 pm

I think 'The Long Day's Dying' is certainly worth a look - not your traditional action movie. If you hated the internal voice over style of Thin Red Line, you won't like this. Hardly any dialogue - nearly all internal monologue. The violence is swift and nasty when it happens but there is much more to this than a shoot em up big bangs war movie.
Don't think it is on DVD - it's on Amazon Video.

Re: Siege of Jadotville

Post by MartinR » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:07 am

There is the odd war film (generally the more literary based ones) which manage to avoid at least some of the appalling cliches, such as Birdsong or The Red Badge of Courage, but in the main they explore the same tired old themes in the same tired old way. I don't think anything has moved on much from 'All Quiet on the Western Front'.

Re: Siege of Jadotville

Post by clayface still not logged in » Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:07 am

Altius wrote:Name a war movie that's not.


Fury. The ending was nothing I expected. In fact it was like nothing on earth, or anything in the saddest imaginations of the saddest soldier-wannabe.

Re: Siege of Jadotville

Post by The Jim Jones Cocktail Hour » Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:25 pm

Altius wrote:Name a war movie that's not. They all seem to follow the same, tired formulae, which was the comedic point of Tropic Thunder. But, hey, its escapism. Otherwise, we'd only watch documentaries.


The Battle of Algiers.

Re: Siege of Jadotville

Post by Altius » Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:13 pm

Name a war movie that's not. They all seem to follow the same, tired formulae, which was the comedic point of Tropic Thunder. But, hey, its escapism. Otherwise, we'd only watch documentaries.

Re: Siege of Jadotville

Post by JJCH nli » Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:49 pm

An enormous steaming pile of shite. Comical, albeit unintentionally so.

Re: Siege of Jadotville

Post by Hastati » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:10 am

Everybody dies.

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