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Tue Dec 13, 2005 12:09 pm
Jojo says...



Any names of war films based on war literature would be warmly received :) . It's for our School Exhibition.
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Sat Dec 17, 2005 2:25 pm
Caligula's Launderette says...



As in? Are there any sort of guidelines such as time periods? Narrow down your subject matter, it will be much easier that way.

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Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:09 am
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There is no specified time period. But now, this'll only mean researching for fun because School Exhibition was yesterday and I gave in Ben Hur, War of the Worlds and Gone with the Wind. I also considered Guns of Navarone but couldn't collect any material on that. Thanx anyway. :)
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Sun Dec 18, 2005 11:22 am
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That seems like a great start. Also there is Apocalyse Now based on Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad but I'm not sure it would qualify.

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Sun Dec 18, 2005 9:07 pm
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Apocalypse now was based on the Heart of Darkness, but the Heart of Darkness had nothing to do with Vietnam. He was travelling up a river in Africa in the book. I dont think it qualifies.

Jarhead was based on a book by the same name.
Saving Private Ryan I believe was based on a piece of literature by the same name
Footsteps in the Sand was about the invasion of Normandy Beach.
The Patriot was based on letters home from civil war solders.
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All Quiet on the Western Front. I can't remember the author, but the movie has the same name. It is a brilliant, and horribly sad film. I've not had a chance to read much of the book.




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The Silent Aviator says...



Jarhead is a very good book.[ I reccomend it to anybody who reads nonfiction]
The movie recently came out, as you probably know.

Here's some other books/movies I can think of.
-Black Hawk Down
-All Quiet on the Western Front
-We Were Soldiers Once...And Young *the movie title is shotened to "We Were Soldiers"

That's all I can think of for now.




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Niamh says...



Also, The Last of the Mohicans. I really want to read this.




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Hmm. Does it count if it takes place during a war? Because Schindler's List = amazing. Plus it has Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson, which is always an added bonus. :)

I also considered Guns of Navarone but couldn't collect any material on that.


What kind of material were you looking for?
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Sat Jan 28, 2006 7:16 pm
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War and Peace is one.
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Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:18 am
Jojo says...



smaur, Is Schindler's List a book? I didn't know. Who's it written by. Well, the book sure didn't get as much recognitionas the movie did.
All Quiet on the Western Front was written by Erich Maria Remarque. I remember because that's a name I find easy to remember, I don't know why.
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