Battle Of Britain During World War Ii Battle of Britain Director: Guy Hamilton Screenwriter: Wilfred Greatorex and James Kennaway Film Genre: War Cast: Harry Andrews, Michael Caine, Trevor Howard This film is about the Battle of Britain during World War II. It happened in 1940. This movie was made 29 years later in 1969. The Nazis tried to invade Britain. The Royal Air Force of Britain fought a grave battle against the Nazis to prevent the invasion.
Most of the fighting was in the air. There were lots of fighting scenes between the German planes and the RAF and their allies. This film is pretty realistic. I thought that the air battles were pretty realistic. For a film that was made in 1969, the special effects of the planes and the fight scenes were pretty fast-paced and accurate.
The fight scenes seem more modern as far as special effects than what I would expect from a movie made in 1969. The planes were just like the ones that were actually used. As far as I know, this film accurately portrays the Battle of Britain. It was historically accurate in the story that it told. It portrayed the Battle as a very important one. It was one of life and death.
It was one that could have changed the outcome of the war and possibly altered history as we know it. The film showed how the RAF and its allies fought bravely and gallantly. I liked how it portrayed the pilots as weary and tired from all the fighting. Hitler was very close to victory. The RAF was drained and worn out.
They had been fighting for a while with little rest. They were constantly in battle. It was not looking good for the British. All Hitler would have had to do was to keep pounding on them. The Germans had more pilots. The RAF was running out of pilots. The Germans should have bombed the radars and airfields.
At first the Germans stayed away from bombing the big cities. Hitler still wanted to bring Churchill to the conference table. He also wanted to avert retaliation against cities in Germany. In the movie, one of the German leaders said that they would attack London because the British had attacked Berlin. I am not sure whether that is a true reason or not.
The viewers’ opinions that were included in a handout from a web page were all pretty similar. Most of them liked the fighting scenes with the planes. They liked the authenticity of the planes. But most of them also found the non-battle scenes to be dull and uninteresting. I agree with this view.
I thought that the movie was hard to follow. I could not tell the difference between the planes and I did not know who was getting killed. I did not know any of the characters. I liked the fight scenes, but otherwise I did not enjoy this movie. Mrs. Miniver Director: William Wyler Screenwriter: George Froeschel and James Hilton Film Genre: Drama/War Cast: Greer Carson, Richard Ney, Teresa Wright, Walter Pidgeon This was another movie that dealt with the Battle of Britain.
It followed the life of the Miniver family during the days leading up to and after the Battle of Britain during World War II. This family was a pretty well off English family. They had a son that had just graduated from Oxford and two other kids. The son joins the RAF. He then gets married to Carol Beldon.
Carol was worried about how long she would get to spend with her new husband. She braced herself for his death. In the end, though, she was the one who was shot. I thought that some parts of the film were realistic and others were not. I did not think that the Miniver family was a typical family.
They were kind of like a “Leave it to Beaver” family in that they seemed to all be saints and always did the right thing. That part of the movie was unrealistic. I think that another unrealistic part was the ages between the mother and the son. Greer Carson was 34 when the film was made and her son, Richard Ney, was 24. She looked much too young to be his mother.
The part where the father (Clem Miniver) went by boat to battle of Dunkirk was pretty unrealistic, also. Otherwise, this film probably portrayed some of the feelings of the people of the time. It probably exaggerated what they felt a little bit. It made it seem like every single person was just excited to go fight for his or her country. Even though some were excited to go fight, I am sure that they had fears and doubts that this film did not really portray very much. This film does not portray the British position as well as Battle of Britain did.
That film really showed how close to defeat the British were. This film showed a little how hard the British had to fight. This film really portrayed Nazis and Germans as crazy. The best example of this is the German flyer who broke into Mrs. Miniver’s house. He was made to look like a madman.
He said that they would keep bombing until they won. Mrs. Miniver was a propaganda film. It was made to try to get America to join fully into the fight against the Nazis. It shows the Brits as heroic and as doing anything they could for freedom. It showed the Nazis as evil and wanting to take over the world.
It made Americans feel like fighting the Nazis would be the good and moral thing to do. It tried to show them that sacrifice for freedom was what they needed to do. Viewers of this film generally liked it. They enjoyed the human aspect of the war and the romance part of the story. I also liked this film. I liked the characters and cared whether they lived or died.
All of the British characters were so nice (a little more propaganda) that it made you root for them. I liked the part where the family was in the bomb shelter. It might have been a little unrealistic how the parents were so calm, but it was neat to see what it might have been like. Overall, I thought it was a good film and it helped me understand the Battle of Britain a little more. Casablanca Director: Michael Curtiz Screenwriter: Murray Butler (Play), Joan Alison, Howard Koch, Philip and Julius Epstein Film Genre: Drama/Romance Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid The setting of this movie is in Casablanca. Casablanca is located in Morocco. It was set during the beginnings of World War II. Casablanca was a place where people went to try to get to Lisbon.
From Lisbon, they would go to the United States and to freedom. Essentially, the people in Casablanca were refugees. The main characters in the movie were Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), Ilsa Laszlo (Ingrid Bergman), and Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Rick runs a club/saloon in Casablanca. Life is going fine for Rick until his old love, Ilsa shows up in his nightclub.
She is married to Victor, who is a political refugee. Ilsa and Rick were going to leave together on a train but she stood him up. Later in the movie it is revealed that the reason she stood him up was she was married to Victor. She had thought that he was dead when she fell in love with Rick. So she basically is in love with two men. Rick has two visas to Lisbon.
The only problem is who gets to use them. Rick has to decide who uses them. To compound the problem, the Third Reich is exerting their influence in Casablanca. They are after Laszlo and do not want him out of the country. Rick ends up giving the visas to Victor and Ilsa, while he stays behind in Casablanca. He walks off with Captain Renault saying, “This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” This film is not terribly realistic.
It is a story that could have happened, but it probably would not have been this dramatic in real life. It was more of a drama and love story than a realistic look at what was going on. I think that it gives the viewer a different side of the war. This is certainly not a situation that I think of when I think of the Second World War. I think that it portrays the situation in Europe as one of fright.
I think that people thought that the Germans were very tough and that it would be very hard to beat them. It is a frantic feeling, almost one of hopelessness. The people in the film are portrayed as somewhat desperate. They are desperate to get out of Europe and into the United States where things are safer and more certain. Rick Blaine really did not like either the Vichy French or the Germans.
He was kind of a loner and did not cater to either one. He played it pretty neutral. They both had given him more business. He was more interested in the business part of it all, especially at the beginning of the film. It said numerous times by different people in the film that Blaine “fights on the side of the underdogs.” So this would lead one to assume that he was a little bit partial to the enemies of the Germans. Rick Blaine was a man who told it like it was.
He was honest and was not afraid to hurt people’s feelings with his honesty. He wanted things done his way. He had power in Casablanca. He wanted people to have a good time at his club. He really did not play favorites. He tried to be neutral.
He was a very cynical man. The reason for his cynicism was that Ilsa stood him up. He was stood up at the train when they were to leave. Ever since that day, he was cynical and sort of acted like he did not care. I think that he used cynicism as a way to cover up the hurt and pain that Ilsa inflicted on him. This film tried to awaken America to the evils of the Nazis.
It showed the Nazis as wicked. It was a propaganda film that showed Americans that the people in Europe wanted out and wanted to get away from the Nazis. The film portrayed the message to American moviegoers that something needed to be done to stop Germany. It let them know that Germany was doing something wrong and we needed to help the rest of the world stop them. Reviewers call this film a classic.
They loved it. They gave it a rating of 9 out of 10. I would agree with them. I enjoyed the movie very much. It was a classic and had many classic lines and scenes.
I had always heard lines like “Here’s looking at you kid,” and “This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” It was neat to hear these lines in the context of the film. It was a great film and one that I am glad I got the chance to watch. I cared about the characters. I did not really like Ilsa because I think she should have made up her mind, but it was still a touching and suspenseful movie. I recommend it to anyone.
From Here to Eternity Director: Fred Zinnemann Screenwriter: James Jones and Daniel Taradash Film Genre: Drama/Romance/War Cast: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Donna Reed, Frank Sinatra This film gives the viewer an idea about the mood in Hawaii before the attack on Pearl Harbor. It takes place in 1941. The main character, Robert E. Lee Prewitt, has just been transferred to a base in Hawaii. At his old base, he was a boxer and quite a good one at that.
In fact, he accidentally hurt a man boxing once. He requests to leave his old base and come to Hawaii. In Hawaii, he is pressured into fighting on his unit’s team. He resists and is punished for it. Meanwhile, his captain’s wife and second in command had fallen in love.
The film is somewhat realistic. It was made in the 1950s so it is has that kind of idealistic, romantic feel about the military and war. I think that it gives the viewer a good idea of the mood immediately before the Pearl Harbor bombing. It also does a good job of showing the disorganization and surprise of the men on the base when they were getting attacked. It even showed the supply sergeant not issuing ammunition because he did not have orders to do it.
I thought it was a good learning experience to see the disorganization and terror at the bombing. I think that the film does not show the military as being very ready. Instead, it shows them disorganized. They are shown as being more worried about boxing matches and punishing a guy who will not box than getting ready for combat. There was also the fight between Prewitt and one of his commanders. It showed Warden just stand and watch it instead of breaking it up.
All of this leads me to conclude that the moviemaker thought that they were somewhat disorganized. The message that it portrayed, like many of the others that we have watched, is that the Japanese were bad and we were good. It was a form of propaganda, although not as strong as some of the other films (The Purple Heart was especially full of propaganda) we have watched in class. I think that the other message might have been that we were taken by surprise and we were not ready at Pearl Harbor. The men there were not concentrating on war like they should have.
They were fighting amongst each other and they had problems in their love life. Most of the reviewers gave this film a good review. They liked how the movie showed American ethics and the human side of things. I also liked the film. It was an enjoyable one to watch.
The subplots were interesting. I kept thinking how hard it would have been for Prewitt not to box when he was getting treated the way he was for refusing. I think that this film would get Americans’ blood boiling against the Japanese. The film had several subplots where men were in love with women. This also makes for the movie being interesting.
I liked it and thought it was worth watching. The Purple Heart Director: Lewis Milestone Screenwriter: Jerome Cady, Darryl F. Zanuck Film Genre: Drama Cast: Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, Farley Granger, Kevin O’Shea, Don Barry, Trudy Marshall, Sam Levene, Charles Russell, etc. This movie was about eight Americans who were in a bomber in World War II. Their plane went down and a Chinese man tricked them.
The Japanese took them as prisoners of war. They then found themselves in a Japanese court being tried for murder. This Court was not one of due process and liberty like the courts in the United States were. They were appointed counsel by the Court instead of one that they wanted and could not cross-examine the witnesses. The Japanese wanted the POW’s to give information about where they came from. Specifically, they wanted to know if they came from a carrier.
The men would not tell. They were tortured one by one in an attempt to get information from them. They still resisted. Finally, the Japanese said that if they gave information they would not be executed and could go to a prison camp and live. They refused this also, so the last scene showed them marching out full of pride after being sentenced to death. I think that the film as a degree of realism to it. The guys are very pro-America.
They would do anything for the military. They ultimately meet their death because of this loyalty. I believe that there were probably men like this in World War II. I also believe that torture was used to extract information. So I think that it is pretty realistic.
This film definitely portrays the Japanese as evil. It shows them as heinous and wicked. It shows that they did not have the same freedoms as Americans did. Their court was conducted much differently than one in the United States would have been conducted. They were shown as being immoral in the way that they tortured the Americans.
This was one of the best cases of propaganda film that we have seen so far this semester. The last scene where the men all refuse to give information and instead choose to die said that Americans were strong and were loyal to their country. It gave Americans the idea that they would not compromise their beliefs or loyalty for anything, not even their life. This film could have been intended to stir up patriotism in America. It made Americans feel good about themselves.
It gave them pride in their country and their military. Reviewers thought favorably about this film. They gave it a 7.7 out of 10 (22 votes). Most of the reviewers liked the movie and its pro-American message. I enjoyed the film.
I could see through all of the propaganda, but I still thought that it was entertaining. It made me feel a bit of pride to be an American. It was a good story. It kept me interested. I liked the fact that the men gave their life for their country in order to protect the military.
It was sad that they were being sent to die, yet at the same time it made you proud to be an American. Sahara Director: Zoltan Korda Screenwriter: Zoltan Korda & John Howard Lawson Film Genre: War Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lloyd Bridges, Bruce Bennett This film is about some allied soldiers that were in the desert of North Africa. The crew consisted of Americans, British, a Sudanese man, and an Italian and German prisoner. Their only mode of transportation was a tank. They …