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The Red Badge of Courage
Amazon.ca can be your friend.ace1125 said:Does anyone have a suggestion where I can find Johnny Got His Gun? The movie/book that inspired the song "One" by Metallica? It's about a WW1 soldier that loses all his senses and limbs and the struggle he has afterwards. I have looked online, in stores and in my local library but with no luck. Just to clarify I'm looking for the film not the book. Thanks for any tips.
You had me a "He falls for the daughter of the Regimental Sergeant Major" ;D Sounds interesting.Colin P said:No but your link helped me find it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Virgin_Soldiers_%28film%29
Apparently David Bowie was in it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzfrkmFigZs
review: Though the writers have concentrated mainly on making the film ruefully funny, the serious side has not been neglected. The smell of death is often just around the corner and violence in the jungle and streets of terrorist-infested Malaya is in striking, effective contrast to the boisterous, bawdy, barrack-room atmosphere.
Acting all around is first rate, though only a few characters are allowed to develop.
Redgrave as the sulky heroine has her moments but creates no sympathy and, in fact, is mainly dull, but Tsai Chin makes joyful capital out of her small but lively role as the local prostie.
Thanks for this - any other good military flicks (fiction, as well as non-fiction) to recommend from The Troubles? That era's a bit thin in my DVD collection.daftandbarmy said:Contact: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR3Bf2zN_JY
A bit dated but fairly accurate, except for summary executions and complete absence of humour of course :nod:
jollyjacktar said:Look for '71. A young and disoriented British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2614684/?ref_=nv_sr_1
It's just coming out in theatres or if you're a pirate, copies exist on line already.