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  • #61
    I'd do several of Jean Larteguy's novels into movies, starting with Les Mercenaires (a novel on the Korean and early Indochina Wars), and moving on to The Centurions (of which The Lost Command was but a pale imitation). After that, of course, my own (The Dega), followed by an abridged version of Peter Pinney's Signaller Johnston's Secret War, rewritten to add a Yank or two for the purpose of drawing an American audience. (Say, a few members of a downed C-47 crew that end up with the Aussie commandos for a month or two, due to New Guinea's horrendous terrain, and turn infantrymen.)

    Come on Mel Gibson, you know you want to do this movie. You can even write yourself in as one of those Aussie Brigadiers who gets 'bowler hatted' back to Aussie for leaving the Yanks where they are for a while, much to 'Stoney's" utter dismay.
    dit: Lirelou

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    • #62
      Originally posted by skoblin View Post
      I would want to do something completely original. To that end, I see a combat unit consisting of the following:
      a) a doe-eyed neophyte from the Midwest
      b) a wise-cracking Italian/Jew from New York
      c) a cowardly pacifist intellectual
      d) an educated guy from the Northeast
      e) a uneducated rube from the South
      Also, the hero should manage to stumble out a few edifying words right before he dies.
      Oh, and every German in the film should
      a) be incapable of shooting straight
      b) be arrogant and imperious
      c) untrustworthy and sneaky
      Should also be a few French and British for comic relief.
      Setting - doesn't matter.
      Fantastic idea! Nobody's ever done that before!
      "England expects that every man will do his duty!" (English crew members had better get ready for a tough fight against the combined French and Spanish fleets because that's what England expects! However, Scotland, Wales and Ireland appear to expect nothing so the Scottish, Welsh and Irish crew members can relax below decks if they like!)

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      • #63
        Originally posted by skoblin View Post
        I would want to do something completely original. To that end, I see a combat unit consisting of the following:
        a) a doe-eyed neophyte from the Midwest
        b) a wise-cracking Italian/Jew from New York
        c) a cowardly pacifist intellectual
        d) an educated guy from the Northeast
        e) a uneducated rube from the South
        Also, the hero should manage to stumble out a few edifying words right before he dies.
        Oh, and every German in the film should
        a) be incapable of shooting straight
        b) be arrogant and imperious
        c) untrustworthy and sneaky
        Should also be a few French and British for comic relief.
        Setting - doesn't matter.
        Haha nice touch...
        "I am the Lorax, and I'll yell and I'll shout for the fine things on earth that are on their way out!"

        ~Dr. Seuss, The Lorax


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        • #64
          Indeed...isn't that the sort of standards for quite a few war movies?

          -Matt
          SGT, 210th MP Battalion, 2nd MP BDE, MSSG

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          • #65
            I'd like to see Forgotten Soldier done Spielberg style!!!!!

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