Hacksaw Ridge

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by The Hermit, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. GodShifter

    GodShifter Starless and Bible Black Sabbath®

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    The movie wasn't nearly as good as the book (few movies are). The book is quite good but does get bogged down with his later life and struggles with faith & alcoholism.
     
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  2. Monosterio

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    I was going to see Doctor Strange and Ouija, and at the last minute I added Hacksaw Ridge -- and it turned out to be easily the best of the three movies! I loved it.
     
  3. Scott222C

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    And as always how bout them Japanese casualties ? Wiki:

    77,166 Japanese soldiers, excluding those who died from their injuries later. No figures are given for supporting Japanese forces killed. Allied grave registration forces counted 110,071 dead bodies. 42,000 to 150,000 local civilians (including all male citizens over 18, and many drafted male and female students under age 18) were killed, committed suicide or went missing, a significant proportion of the estimated pre-war 300,000 local population

    Think about that for a moment.
     
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  4. EVOLVIST

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    I've had plenty of time to think about that.

    I've written about an incident on northern Okinawa, before the Marines went south, where they came across an open field of dead men, women, children, old people, all native Okinawans who had been machine gunned by US fighter pilots. Whether the pilot(s) had known that they were civilans or not is unclear. Neverthless, they were getting the hell out of dodge and didn't quite make it.

    There was also a lot of prostitution in northern Okinawa, as the locals were corralled into what amounted to barbed wire prisons. Often if the woman wasn't offering her services, a Marine might take it anyway, as I know a Marine who witnessed other Marines taking turns on a reluctant young woman. Even children were offered up for sex by their relatives in order to be set free.

    Yeah, so, in many ways it was the "Greatest Generation;" still, times change, people don't.
     
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  5. winojunko76

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    I need to see this as I love WW2 films. It's being called the best since Saving Private Ryan so I have high hopes.
     
  6. Hightops

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    There's a real sweet love interest as well. Lawd, that girl is gorgeous.
     
  7. Monosterio

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    I kept wondering where I had seen her before, so I looked her up: Her name is Teresa Palmer, and she was in Lights Out from earlier this year and 2015's Mad Max: Fury Road. I'm guessing the latter is where she caught Mel's eye. And she's Australian, btw.
     
  8. tommy-thewho

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    Saw it yesterday and really liked it. Surprised to see Vince Vaughn as drill instructor. He did a very good job.

    Teresa was in that Zombie movie a couple years ago. Lovely woman.
     
  9. mpayan

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    Going to see this Friday. My dad was a WW2 vet. From what Mel said he actually had to leave some of the unbelievable heroic things the man did out of the movie. He didnt think people would actually believe it because it was so over the top. A true hero.
     
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  10. Spitfire

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    How gory are the battle scenes? I won't watch the beginning of Saving Private Ryan again and I heard this one's worse.
     
  11. agentalbert

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    I haven't seen it yet, but I think you should skip it if SPR was too much. Here's a line from a review I read:

     
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  12. Hightops

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    This film is consistent with the brutality seen in the SPR D-day beach scene. I felt Hacksaw had fewer false notes in it than SPR, where (IMO) Spielbergian schmaltz managed to creep in.
    The battle sequences in Hacksaw are white knuckle frightening...and has a surprisingly good rescue climax. This is a great anti-war film.
     
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  13. John54

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    Is that near the Tallahatchee Bridge?
     
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  14. Thievius

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    A minor note, but she wasn't in Fury Road. She dropped out of the project.
     
  15. Monosterio

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    Ah, OK. I thought she might have been one of Joe's wives. Thanks!
     
  16. GodShifter

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    An easy mistake to make; I thought the same.
     
  17. Karnak

    Karnak Formerly Krnak

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    I had a little trouble understanding how Doss wasn't spotted by the enemy in his later heroic efforts, - how large was this battlefield? The battle scenes were very disorienting, but perhaps that is a tribute to the filmmakers. With the noise, the dirt, the smoke, and constant threat to life and limb, it's a wonder any would make it out at all.
     
  18. mpayan

    mpayan Forum Resident

    Grace.
     
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  19. neo123

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    He also used LOS (Line of Sight) when he could by using the big tree he used for the rope, trenches, holes, etc. to block their view.
     
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  20. mpayan

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  21. Same here, love war movies.... :magoo:
     
  22. neo123

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    I'm assuming most of the snipers were taken out during the bombardments and initial charges. I remember seeing Vince Vaughn's character, while injured in the foxhole. picking off one sniper. Then when Doss drug him on the blanket to the tree and rope, Vaughn was shooting at others who were following from behind.
     
  23. mpayan

    mpayan Forum Resident

    Can I ask where and when you served? Not being testy or a smart alleck. Would like you to share if you feel comfortable doing so.
     
  24. RogerB

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    Saw this today with my son and Dad. Loved it! Outstanding movie! Mel Gipson hit it out of the park with this film!!
     
  25. JohnG

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    Saw it today and the battle scenes are brutal. This guy really was a hero. Wow!
     

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