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#26 Hufflepuff

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 04:59 PM

accroding to Spielburg the MPAAA made him cut over five minutes of violence out to avoid a NC-17 rating, that footage is still somewhere.


I get that, I just said that its never been released to the public.

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 05:08 PM

right but they could put the footage back in there and give the public the NC-17 version.
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Posted 28 February 2008 - 11:14 PM

I wish they would add in that footage for a Saving Private Ryan unrated or something like that. The way they filmed that landing it was great but I just wonder how it would look with that additional footage. On another note if I'm not mistaken they made a mistake with the landing in the fact that men were hit by bullets underwater. I saw a Mythbuster episode were they shoved if a bullet is fired into the water it will generally come apart upon or shortly after impact with the water. Then again they didn't fire the type of machine guns the Germans were firing, so I could be mistaken.

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 01:10 AM

Omaha Beach was actually an 'X' setting," says Spielberg. "Even worse than 'NC-17,' and I just kind of feel that (I had) to tell the truth about this war at the end of the century, 54 years later. I wasn't going to add my film to a long list of pictures that make World War II 'the glamorous war,' 'the romantic war.'"
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I like the view of the Germans in the bunkers with the MG42's.
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Posted 10 March 2008 - 11:32 PM

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 03:14 AM

I: Many of the extras used in the film are Irish Army reservists. Over 4,000 participated in the production, many of whom were veterans of "Braveheart."

II: The Omaha Beach sequences were shot on the coast of Ireland.



(I know this is an old thread,)......but I taught I'd just let you guys know that I knew loads of those lads who were extras - ya they were mostly FCA lads - they told me it was great fun and they were treated really well - a bit of craic ! - I myself was to young at the time (by 1 year) to be an extra :( .... would have loved it !!!
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Posted 05 March 2009 - 03:35 AM

Interesting - I didn't know that.
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Posted 05 March 2009 - 03:42 AM

actually out of interest - does anyone now if this "so - called" extra 5mins of the landing on the beach actualy exist? if so, do you know where it can be seen?
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Posted 05 March 2009 - 01:48 PM

I heard about that and I have yet to see it. Not sure if it's for real or not. I have the special edition DVD set and there's nothing on there about it either.
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Posted 05 March 2009 - 02:26 PM

ya that's weird, I got the special edition "Tape set" years ago......not a mention of it on the specials :confused:

I wonder is it just made-up to get us all thinking for nothing! :)
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Posted 05 March 2009 - 02:26 PM

Talk about digging up a year old thread....

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 02:35 PM

Talk about digging up a year old thread....


sometimes it's good to dig deep ;)
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Posted 05 March 2009 - 02:40 PM

(I know this is an old thread,)......but I taught I'd just let you guys know that I knew loads of those lads who were extras - ya they were mostly FCA lads - they told me it was great fun and they were treated really well - a bit of craic ! - I myself was to young at the time (by 1 year) to be an extra :( .... would have loved it !!!


I would have, also, Andy

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 05:33 PM

During the beach assault scenes, it can be seen that some of the German obstacles are incorrectly positioned.

The angled telegraph poles, that are circled in the photo below, should be ramped up towards the shore.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 05:50 PM

Unlike the film, many nations other than the US were involved in the D-Day landings.

Not a lot of people know that. ;)

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 06:00 PM

The film focuses on an American unit - through out the entire film - and it wasn;t meant as a General D-Day landing scene. It focuses on the specific units landing on the beach. General ignorance of the other landings during D-Day has nothing to do with the movie! :)

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 11:45 AM

I wasn 't in it. Having turned down a role in Braveheart - 3rd woad-painted warrior on the left - I had left Ireland for Oz so had to reject Mr Spielberg's offer. There are always going to be goofs/inaccuracies in films but once they are not glaring we can live with them.
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