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Movie: Their Finest

A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them. [more inside]
posted by elgilito on Aug 5, 2017 - 3 comments

Movie: Stalag 17

When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German POW camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 11, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: The Human Condition I: No Greater Love

A Japanese pacifist, unable to face the dire consequences of conscientious objection, is transformed by his attempts to compromise with the demands of war-time Japan. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 4, 2016 - 1 comment

Movie: The Caine Mutiny

When a US Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 2, 2016 - 5 comments

Movie: The Americanization of Emily

An American naval officer's talent for living the good life in wartime is challenged when he falls in love and is sent on a dangerous mission. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 23, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: The Great Escape

Allied P.O.W.s plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 22, 2016 - 7 comments

Movie: The Night of the Generals

In 1942, a Polish prostitute is murdered in Warsaw. Suspicion falls on three generals, and Major Grau of German Intelligence seeks justice despite the ongoing atrocities committed during WWII. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 17, 2016 - 0 comments

Movie: Where Eagles Dare

Allied agents stage a daring raid on a castle where the Nazis are holding an American General prisoner... but that's not all that's really going on. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 7, 2016 - 7 comments

Movie: Cross of Iron

A squad of German soldiers fighting on the Eastern Front during WWII led by a battle-hardened sergeant fight to survive Soviet attacks and dogmatic commanders in a chaotic and lethal environment in this sympathetic portrayal of another side of the war not commonly portrayed in Hollywood film. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 30, 2016 - 4 comments

Movie: A Bridge Too Far

Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. However, mismanagement and poor planning result in its failure. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 6, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: Das Boot

The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 24, 2016 - 10 comments

Movie: The Big Red One

The story of a sergeant and the inner core members of his unit as they try to serve in and survive World War II. A semi-autobiographical account by director Samuel Fuller; the original version was chopped from a 270 minute cut to 113; most reviews below are from the 2004 "Reconstruction" version which, although it post-dated Fuller's death, likely comes closer to realizing his vision. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 19, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: The Thin Red Line

Terrence Malick's adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 20, 2016 - 12 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #28 Shipped to Timbuktu

An email to the wrong address sends us hurtling into the world of professional cookie advisors. [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Jun 18, 2015 - 24 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: U.S.' Poor Work Provisions For New Mothers, Japanese Mascots  Season 2, Ep 13

This week: United Kingdom holds elections and in an upset David Cameron remains Prime Minister. Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen refuses to pay up on a bet that Manny Pacquiao would defeat Floyd Mayweather in the World Heavyweight Boxing championship. Russia holds a parade to celebrate the 70th anniversary of VE Day, but is snubbed by many world leaders protesting Russia's treatment of Ukraine. And Now: The Continuing Adventures Of The Most Patient Man On Television (Steve Scully of C-Span's Washington Journal), this time versus profanity. Main story: Mother's Day, and America's awful leave provisions for new mothers, among the worst in the world (YouTube 12m). LWT provides a helpful commercial illustrating US business' actual opinions towards mothers. And finally, Japan and its weird love affair with cartoon mascots for districts and government agencies. Supposing they may be on to something, LWT presents their own mascots for 11 U.S. government agencies. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on May 11, 2015 - 9 comments

Podcast: Dan Carlin's Hardcore History: Show 42 - (BLITZ) Logical Insanity

After many listener requests, Dan examines the issue of the morality of dropping the Atomic Bombs in the Second World War. As usual, he does so in his own unique, unexpected way. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Jan 5, 2015 - 1 comment

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