Thursday, 24 March 2011

Movie Moxie Podcast 30: Cinéfranco, Jane Eyre, Battle Los Angeles & War Films

On this weeks episode of the Movie Moxie Podcast Shannon talks about Cinéfranco Film Festival, recent releases of Jane Eyre and Battle Los Angeles and takes on War films as a genre.



Time Line
0:00 – 1:00 - Introduction
1:00 – 3:00 – News
3:00 – 8:20 – Cinefranco Preview
8:20 – 18:10 – Jane Eyre Review
18:10 – 24:00 – Battle Los Angeles Review
25:00 – 35:15 – War Films as a Genre
35:15 – 42:00 – DVD releases
42:00 – 45:00 – Upcoming up Next Week
45:00 – 46:26 – Outro

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Show Notes:

War Films Show Notes:
  • War Film as definition per Wikipedia: War films are a film genre concerned with warfare, usually about naval, air or land battles, sometimes focusing instead on prisoners of war, covert operations, military training or other related subjects. At times war films focus on daily military or civilian life in wartime without depicting battles. Their stories may be fiction, based on history, docudrama, biographical, or even alternate history fiction. The term anti-war film is sometimes used to describe films which bring to the viewer the pain and horror of war, often from a political or ideological perspective.
  • Shannon's (small) list of enjoyed or recommended war films: The Hurt Locker, The Messenger, GI Jane, Memphis Belle, Black Hawk Down, Shake Hands with the Devil and Stripes
Top 50 War on IMDb (as of March 24, 2011)
1. Schindler's List (1993)
2. Apocalypse Now (1979)
3. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959/I)
4. Paths of Glory (1957)
5. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
6. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
7. The Pianist (2002)
8. Das Boot (1981)
9. The Great Dictator (1940)
10. The Big Parade (1925)
11. Life is Beautiful (1997)
12. The General (1926)
13. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
14. The Great War (1959)
15. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
16. Downfall (2004)
17. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
18. Braveheart (1995)
19. The Great Escape (1963)
20. Ran (1985)
21. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
22. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
23. Hotel Rwanda (2004)
24. The Battle of Algiers (1966)
25. Devils on the Doorstep (2000)
26. The Deer Hunter (1978)
27. Andrei Rublev (1966)
28. La grande illusion (1937)
29. Platoon (1986)
30. Rome, Open City (1945)
31. Gone with the Wind (1939)
32. Michael the Brave (1971)
33. Come and See (1985)
34. Stalag 17 (1953)
35. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
36. Barefoot Gen (1983)
37. To Be or Not to Be (1942)
38. The War Game (1965)
39. Army of Shadows (1969)
40. Brotherhood (2004)
41. Ivan's Childhood (1962)
42. Battleship Potemkin (1925)
43. Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)
44. Ballad of a Soldier (1959)
45. A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
46. The Shop on Main Street (1965)
47. To Live (1994)
48. Fires on the Plain (1959)
49. The Cranes are Flying (1957)
50. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

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