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THE GUNS OF NAVARONE.
This a classic war film which was released in 1961 and directed by :
J. Lee Thompson
Running time approximately 158 mins
written by Alistair Mclean and Carl Foreman
The cast of the film is good bunch ,Gregory Peck (Mallory),David Niven (Miller),Anthony Quinn (Stavros), Anthony Quayle (Franklyn) and Stanley Baker ("Butcher" Brown)
The basic plot of the film without spoiling it is as follows :
A crack British team is sent to cross occupied Greek territory and their mission is to destroy a massive German gun emplacement that dominates
a key sea channel which if the guns are destroyed ,the allied naval fleets will be able to get through with important supplies and reinforcements.
Basically its a straight cut no nonsence hard true grit and determination
movie with no lets jump totally out of the plot soppy romance side tracks
that appear in most modernwar films nowdays.
The visual effects and sound quality are not great , but this is an iconic
60s war film that will live on forever.
It is the type of film that should help us remember the sacrifices that so
many people made during the second world war, if not for them were would we be now!
A great film i watch it ever time its on .One not to miss.
The film from the creators of star wars and jaws, directed by Steven speilberg.
Released in 1981 by lucas films, the film runs for approximately 115 mins. The film won 4 oscars.
The overall description of the film is as follows ; archeoligist and adventurer Indiana Jones is ordered by the US Goverment to search and retreive the ARK OF THE COVENENT before the Nazis get their hands on it.
The story starts in south america where Indiana is searching for the fertility statue which he manages to find but it is stolen from him by his arch rival Beloq (paul freeman)
He is then sent on a mission by the American government to find the Ark picking up Marion en route in Nepal.
The Ark has great powers and whoever holds the Ark in front of their army will rule the world so it is very important the nazis do not hold it.
The film stars : Harrison ford (Indiana jones) , Karen Allen (Marion) also appears in the film STAR MAN and Denholm Eliot as Indiannas sidekick Marcus Brodie.
This is a great action adventure film that is very unbelievable in parts but is a classic big boys dream.
I remember this being shown every Christmas where it did get to the point that you knew the plot inside out.
Well worth a watch if you havnt seen it for a while a great bit of escapisum.
This is epic war film released in 1977 it was directed by Ritchard Attenborough,Running time 175 mins.
The film is set in WW2 and based on the real allied airbourne opration Market Garden. As well as been an epic movie there is an epic cast, here listed are some of the well known cast, Dirk Bogarde,Micheal Caine, Sean Connery,Robert Redford,Edward Fox,Elliot Gould,Anthony Hopkins,Gene Hackman,James Caan and many more ,too many to list.
The movie itself won 3 BAFTA awards you see what makes the movie so good is the realism.
The operation itself is doomed from the start with problems from broken radios too the fact the paratroops are dropped anywhere but the right locations they are supposed to be in,basically they are miles from where they should be and they still have to capture 7 bridges with all these problems its a disaster waiting to happen.
It is good adaption of a true event in the worlds history,altough the film runs for nearly 3 hours there is something nail biting happening all the way through,so basically if your into war films this is the one to watch.
a long time ago (1977) in a galaxy far far away (hollywood) George lucas created the epic and greatest sci-fi movie of all time. The story of a young boy (luke skywalker) working on his uncles farm who has a dream to become a pilot . But as his adventure begins , his delusions of grandure become reality and then some more.
Allthough the film was made in 1977 the special effects are outstanding for the era it was made , from the spaceships such as the millenium falcon to the death star its just amazing.
the cast of star wars are as follows Mark Hamill (luke skywalker) Harrison Ford (han solo) Carrie Fisher (princess leia organa) the late Sir Alec Guiness (obi-wan-kenobi) .
There are a host of other characters in the movie such as the evil DARTH VADER payed by David Prouse but you dont see his identity due to the costume he is wearing.An interesting fact allthough David played the body not the voice this is the voice of James Earl Jones (actor) who has starred in such films as patriot games .
Two of the best characters in the film are R2-D2 and C3-P0 the protocol droid ie robots they add a slight comedy to the film.
The soundtrack to the film is as brilliant as the film itself it is all the work of the London Philomonic Orchestra.I purposely haven't given the plot away incase you haven't seen the film,it is a classic for everyone young or old.
ENJOY, I DO NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES I HAVE SEEN IT.