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  1. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr Patron  

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    As with the recent passing of Lou Reed, one had to say 'he had quite a life' lived to the full.

    Even so, I was sad to read of his passing - naturally, most will immediately think of his mesemerizing performance as T E Lawrence. But somehow, I also 'liked' his portrayal of the near-demented German officer in 'Night Of The Generals'.

    Certainly - a legendary actor.
     
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    RIP Lawrence :poppy:
     
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    One of the greats, absolutely. Nobody will ever make another film like Lawrence of Arabia, and if they did, what actor could pull that off?

    I'm very fond of a small film he did called Murphy's War. An angry Irishman vs a Uboat.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mxRvQrPOvk
     
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    R.I.P. Peter! :(
     
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    Ha. I thought I was the only one who had ever seen that clanker! :)

    Here's one of my favorites

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVe-R7pwn8I&list=TL4zriVi2IuUc
     
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    Murphy's war....an absolute epic...Agreed.
     
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    "Power Play" 1978
    Not a world war two movie, but interesting. A group of high ranking soldiers in a fictional third world country decide to launch a coup d'état (the original title) and install a military regime.
    also stars David Hemmings and Donald Pleasance. It was one of those Canadian tax break quickies, but had some interesting things to say.
     
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    First time on any forum... Not savvy to your protocol, but I am watching Murphy's war and wondering if anyone can tell me if that scenario (plot) could at all have been possible? Doesn't seem so to me, but all I know of World War II submarines is from watching the old movies.
     
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    Welcome aboard Riker. Just jump in and respond to anything you find interesting. Think less of protocol and more of a group of people at a pub.

    I did see the film but it was over 15 years ago now, so somewhat foggy on details, but I imagine the plot a bit far fetched. There are a few ex-navy people here who could speak to specifics better than I.
     
  10. Martin Bull

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    'Murphy's War' seems very far-fetched, but a fun idea for a movie. To me, it has parallels with the earlier John Mills film, 'Brown On Resolution' which is based on a novel, set in WW1, by C S Forester.
     
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    I believe the film 'Brown On Resolution' is also called 'Born for Glory'.
     
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    Speaking of great, now deceased actors, have any of you seen "The Mckenzie Break" starring the late Brian Keith? It was loosely (very) based on a real event. Best line: "Willie, me boy, we're both in the shithouse now!"
     

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