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What Movies / TV Series / Documentary Inspires You

Posted by armpcm on 22 Aug 2013, 15:07

Hi all,

Have been recently updating my films data base and came up with the idea of a poll of movies that inspired me, so I thought of sharing it with you and asking also creating a poll to see if there are similarities between us.
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Posted by Peter on 22 Aug 2013, 18:43

Hey Pedro,

I could have picked a couple more movies, and a lot more that aren't in the list. Zulu Dawn for example is one of them. I like those movies with a historical background. ;-)
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Posted by zzed on 22 Aug 2013, 22:51

hi,

I opted for the 'Apocalypse..' and would like to add some -
Der Untergang - Downfall eng. title
The Last of the Mohicans, 1994
Talvisota - The Winter War eng. title
The Charge of the Light Brigade, 1968

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Posted by armpcm on 23 Aug 2013, 00:26

Hi,

Peter and zzed thanks for the votes and for your input.

What do you guys think I discharge the pool and we keep replying and give 10 movie options each, that way we can have more areas/ages covered since the pool only allows 30, that way we create a must see movie list for inspiration.
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Posted by KGV on 23 Aug 2013, 07:31

Well I picked mine, could have had more. Cross of Iron, All Quite on the Western Front, Passchendaele and Paths of Glory spring to mind.

But you can't list them All :-)
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Posted by mickey mouse on 23 Aug 2013, 16:32

One movie also inspired me, is THEIRS IS THE GLORY.
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Posted by Gowan on 29 Aug 2013, 20:52

well I only chose 2 as I have only watched those two films (whoops) actually is hurt locker up there... no... hmm. ok perhaps not inspirational but certainly a very good film. as for inspiration bond for me... my middle name is James and therefore I cannot help but get inspired by another james doing awesome stuff.

Kingdom of Heaven and The Last Samurai for me...
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Posted by Paul on 30 Aug 2013, 10:20

KOH
Black death
Iron clad
Robin Hood....any Version
Ivanhoe
El Cid
Alexander Nevsky
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Mohammad, Messenger of God
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
Arn – The Kingdom at Road's End
Arn – The Knight Templar
Valhalla Rising
1066 The Battle for Middle Earth
Iron Lord
Knights of the Teutonic Order
12 Paces Without a Head
Henry V
Jan Zizka
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Posted by west1871 on 05 Sep 2013, 20:35

1066 Paul is a cracking watch, didn't I put you on to that one lol
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Posted by Bourbaki on 06 Sep 2013, 11:13

Nobody says Gettysburg, Gods and generals, stalingrad, Ran, Cold mountain (not a good movie but they recreated a rare battle) Napoleon ( 2002) , Waterloo, Austerlitz, Gallipoli, the lost batallion ( well this one is a real crap movie but the whole movie is full of action) Ride with the devil...

These great movies too, also Cross of Iron as somebody said must be the first in that list :b
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Posted by Token Girl on 08 Sep 2013, 09:14

There are a few films on the poll that I would choose though I chose Master and Commander. Choices are so hard as it depends on my mood at any given time.
I love The Battle Of The River Plate and Master and Commander and tons besides Though to be honest Soundtracks inspire me even more and right now on my playlist are Iron Sky, Sucker Punch and Kick Ass. If I'm doing ships I turn more to Master and Commander and Sea Shanties and other boaty film music.

For painting my Napoleonics any Sharpe episode or Waterloo will cover it for me.

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Posted by west1871 on 08 Sep 2013, 12:16

Hey Fiona you forgot about Hornblower,basically Sharpe on a boat, I think it was produced by the same people but still worth watching for a bit of inspiration :-D
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Posted by MABO on 08 Sep 2013, 13:08

For me Gettysburg is missing, like for Bourbaki. This is really inspiring for me.
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Posted by armpcm on 09 Sep 2013, 08:09

Good morning all,

I predicted the 30 options from the poll wouldn't suffice for all of the inspiration from each and every one of us, so for I decided to terminate the pool and just keep track of inspirational movies and open the gates for TV Series and Documentary's.

So sorry to everyone who voted, and let´s see If I don't forget no suggestions so far.

Some of my own
The Longest Day
Full Metal Jacket
Black Hawk Down
Band Of Brothers
The Pacific
Bravo Company 1/6 Marines in Helmand
Inside Combat Rescue
Vietnam in HD

Peter
Zulu Dawn

zzed
Der Untergang - Downfall eng. title
The Last of the Mohicans, 1994
Talvisota - The Winter War eng. title
The Charge of the Light Brigade, 1968

KGV
Cross of Iron
All Quite on the Western Front
Passchendaele and Paths of Glory

mickey mouse
Theirs Is The Glory

Gowan
Kingdom of Heaven
The Last Samurai

Paul
KOH
Black death
Iron clad
Robin Hood....any Version
Ivanhoe
El Cid
Alexander Nevsky
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Mohammad, Messenger of God
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
Arn – The Kingdom at Road's End
Arn – The Knight Templar
Valhalla Rising
1066 The Battle for Middle Earth
Iron Lord
Knights of the Teutonic Order
12 Paces Without a Head
Henry V
Jan Zizka

Bourbaki
Gettysburg
Gods and generals
Stalingrad
Ran
Cold mountain
Napoleon
Waterloo
Austerlitz
Gallipoli
The Lost Batallion
Ride with the Devil

Token Girl
Master and Commander
The Battle Of The River Plate
Sea Shanties

west1871
Hornblower
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Posted by SamSagace on 10 Sep 2013, 20:54

Interesting poll !

1-Dead Man ! :love: :love: :love:
2-Kingdom of Heaven :love: :love:
3-Lord of the Rings :love: :love: :love:
4-Into the Wild :love: :love: :love:
5-Screamers :love: :love:
6-Arn the templar :love: (didn't see the other one)
7-Gran Torino :love:
8- Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima :love: :love:
9-Cadfaël (tv serie) :love: :love:
10-Dr Who (Tv serie) :love: :love: :love:
11-Torchwood (Tv Serie) :love: :love:
12-District 9 :love: :love:
13-Jeremiah Johnson :love:
etc...
.... I will update this list !! :evil:

etc...
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Posted by Token Girl on 14 Sep 2013, 10:24

west1871 wrote:Hey Fiona you forgot about Hornblower,basically Sharpe on a boat, I think it was produced by the same people but still worth watching for a bit of inspiration :-D


Ooh! I forgot that one...considering they are looking at me on the shelf :oops:
A watery Sharpe, I like that!

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Posted by Mário on 15 Sep 2013, 09:51

Good morning
To armpcm
You are a portuguese like me, so do not forget CHAIMITE.
I saw this film for the firs time in 1962, one year after the beginning of the war in Angola, when I was an eight year boy- It was an organised event, all the school went to the cinema (Il was the old Cine Pátria et Beato, in Lisbon).
If you have not seen the film you can find it (at least some parts) on the internet.

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Posted by diomichi on 22 Sep 2013, 14:42

Hey Guys,

what about the movie " Mathilde - eine große Liebe"????
The original title is "Un long dimanche de fiançailles"
For me a favourite film in my collection.

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Posted by Beano Boy on 28 Sep 2013, 15:59

Sharpe And Hornblower on TV, great, but what realy inspired me, was a T V add concerning The Battle of Waterloo! Although I never bought the Item, I was hooked and I began painting model soldiers. That was about 10 years ago, and rest is history.
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Posted by blucher1815red on 28 Sep 2013, 19:34

Oh come on people you have all missed the 2 best movies...... Monty Pythons Holy Grail & Carry on up the Kyber.
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