Memorial Day Weekend War/Military/Anti War Lineup

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  1. Brian E

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    With Memorial Day being this weekend I thought I'd share a list of the various war films that will be showing on TV. I was probably a bit generous with my list (Major Payne, ect.), but you get the idea.
    It's been a tradition since I was a kid that my dad and I watch two or three war films on Memorial Day. Anyone else have a tradition like this? All times are Central, check your local listings. [​IMG]
    SATURDAY 5/25
    The Enemy Below - AMC - 1:05am
    Uncommon Valor - TNT - 6am
    Missing in Action - TNT - 8am
    Sgt. Bilko - Encore - 9:30am
    Force 10 from Navarone - AMC - 12:45pm
    Sgt. Bilko - Encore - 5:20pm
    Navy SEALS - Encore - 7pm
    Major Payne - USA - 10pm
    SUNDAY 5/26
    The Final Countdown - ABC - 2:30am
    Courage Under Fire - AMC - 10:15am
    Path to War - HBO - 2:30pm
    Courage Under Fire - AMC - 7pm
    Memphis Belle - Lifetime - 11pm
    MONDAY 5/27 (Memorial Day)
    The Green Berets - TBS - 1am
    The Great Escape - TNT - 1am
    Ambush Bay - TCM - 1:45am
    Men Must Fight - TCM - 3:45am
    The Alamo - TNT - 5am
    All Quiet on the Western Front(1930) - TCM - 5am
    None But the Brave - AMC - 6am
    The Purple Heart - AMC - 7:55am
    The Men - TCM - 7:30am
    Battle of the Bulge - TCM - 9am
    Back to Bataan - AMC - 9:45am
    Midway - AMC - 11:30am
    The Great Escape - TCM - 12pm
    To Hell and Back - AMC - 1:50pm
    Pork Chop Hill - TCM - 3pm
    Flying Leathernecks - AMC - 3:45pm
    Stripes - TBS - 4:45pm
    The Story of GI Joe - TCM - 5pm
    Courage Under Fire - AMC - 5:30pm
    An Officer and a Gentleman - VH1 - 6pm
    Force 10 from Navarone - AMC - 7:35pm
    They Died With Their Boots On - TCM - 9pm
    The Patriot - Cinemax - 9:05pm
    An Officer & A Gentleman - VH1 - 10pm
    Full Metal Jacket - Encore - 10:45pm
    The Guns of Navarone - TCM - 11:30pm
    From the VFW website...
    "This Memorial Day is of special significance. We gather not only as a nation, wholly united in solemn remembrance of the defenders of our republic, but also as a people who have been wounded by war: Even though we mourn for what has been lost, there comes a need to move forward. Although wounded, we shall heal.
    There is no better way to honor those who have done more than you or I-those who did more than any of us-than to capture the essence of what they have given and draw upon it to strengthen our spirit as a nation.
    Many people from across the world stand united in remembrance today. We speak in one voice with shared admiration and respect…and in thanks to America's war dead who fought and sacrificed their lives for the freedoms we all enjoy today."

    I'd also like to offer a personal THANK YOU! to all veterans and current military members.
     
  2. Robert Crawford

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    Just a head's up that one of the most powerful "War" films ever made is getting a rare showing on Turner Classic Movies this coming Tuesday morning. The film is "ATTACK" starring Jack Palance, Lee Marvin, and Eddie Albert. If you haven't seen this film then you're in for a real treat because it's not your typical "War" film.
    • "Attack" showing on TCM, 5-28-02 @ 3:30 a.m. ET
    Crawdaddy
    I will sticky this thread through the Memorial Day Weekend for other "War Film" buffs to crank up their vcrs and video recorders.
     
  3. Brian E

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    I would agree with what Robert said about ATTACK. Hopefully MGM(?) will get this out on DVD soon.

    Also if you get a chance to watch The Story of GI Joe - TCM - 5pm 5/27 do so. It's on DVD now, but before it's release in 2000 had never had a home video release so many folks haven't seen it. It's a great look at what the average "Joe", everyday infantryman, faced in WWII.
     
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    Great job with the schedule, Brian!
    I'd highly recommend Courage Under Fire to those who haven't seen it. I think it's a pretty damn underrated movie.
    P.S. Your sig pic is very cool.
    P.S. 2: Hope all my HTF compatriots have a fun-filled and safe holiday!
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. Got most of my faves on this list on DVD so maybe I'll try and catch a few I haven't seen.

    One of my all-time favorites: The Great Escape (And one of my favorite actors McQueen) Bravery and courage under trying conditions, and looking at things and your actions beyond yourself. Amazing to think that the escape took as many Germans away from the front lines as it did.

    Chris
     
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    Well, I don't know for sure, but since it's playing on AMC, the odds are that it'll be pan & scan. [​IMG]
     
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    What, no "Kelly's Heroes"???
     
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    I read (I think in this week's TV Guide) that the Cartoon Network will be airing the Bugs Bunny war cartoons.
     
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    Not a war movie, but I was hoping the History Channel would show some episodes of China Beach. I really liked this show and was disappointed when HC took off their daily lineup.

    Of the movies Brian mentioned, I will probably watch Battle of the Bulge. If I want to make sure I am watching Courage Under Fire in the proper aspect ratio, I will watch my DVD copy.
     
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    Marty, while there is no China Beach marathon or anything VH1 is showing the pilot tomorrow at 4pm central.
     
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    There was a Wartime Cartoons special on Cartoon Network earlier today. It included Blitz Wolf, Scrap Happy Daffy, Herr Meets Hare, and Russian Rhapsody...along with a myriad of clips from Popeye, Tom & Jerry, Looney Tunes, and Superman cartoons.
     
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    I'm a huge WWII movie fan and this weekend I caught two great ones directed by William Wellman; The Story of GI Joe and one of my new favorites, Battleground.

    I have GI Joe on DVD but I had never even heard of Battleground. I assumed it was going to be another one of those gung-ho, low-budget, 'war is glamorous' flicks (which I don't mind, by the way). Man, was I surprised when this turned out to be a beautifully shot (Best cinematography Oscar, I later learned), very well acted (Best supporting actor for James Whitmore), and historically accurate war film.

    Released in 1950 while the war was still fresh on everyone's mind, Battleground is the story of one company of the 101st Airborne Division during the Battle of the Bulge. Sound familiar?

    Now, I loved Band of Brothers and thought the Bastogne episodes were great but I think Battleground gives you a more complete picture of what it must have been like during those terrible weeks in December of 1944.

    If you like war movies, check this one out. I'd love to hear what you think.

    Now I'm itching to see Darby's Rangers with James Garner (another Wellman WWII film). Anybody seen it?
     
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    Neil,
    As you mentioned, "Battleground" a 1949 film release was nominated for several AA including Best Picture and Best Director. It won three awards including the ones you alluded to and another for Best Story and Screenplay. If you look at the following film classics released that same year then you realized "Battleground" had some serious competition that year.
    • All the King's Men
    • 12 O'Clock High
    • A Letter to Three Wives
    • Champion
    • Sands of Iwo Jima
    • The Heiress
    • She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
    • On the Town
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    Any good war flicks scheduled for 4th of July weekend?
     
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    Here we go from TV Guide.
    Thursday July 4th
    The Purple Heart 6:55am - AMC
    Beachhead 8am - TCM
    Ambush Bay 10am - TCM
    Salute to the Marines 12pm - TCM
    Sands of Iwo Jima 2pm - TCM
    Sniper 7pm - TBS
    Strategic Air Command 11:10pm AMC
    Friday July 5th
    Strategic Air Command 2:20pm - AMC
    An Officer & A Gentleman 8pm - A&E
    Saturday July 6th
    Hell Is For Heroes 5:20am - AMC
    Stripes 1pm - TBS
    She Wore A Yellow Rose 5pm - TCM
    The Presidio 7pm - Bravo
    The Presidio 9pm - Bravo
    First Blood 10:30pm - WGN
    Sunday July 7th
    Rambo: First Blood Pt. II 12:30am - WGN
    Courage Under Fire 1am - USA
    The Brylbream Boys 10am - WE
    Up Periscope 3pm - TCM
    The Presidio 4pm - Bravo
     

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