Monday, January 1, 2018


1.  What movie is the picture from?
2.  What movie is this quote from?
"Bob, I got a bad feeling on this one, all right? I mean I got a bad feeling! I don't think I'm gonna make it outta here!"
3.  What movie is this?
It is the rare war movie made during a war that is not laughably propagandistic and unrealistic. In fact, it was probably the first American-made realistic war movie to come out during WWII. It helps that it was true to its source. The film is based on the famous book by war correspondent Richard Tregaskis. The producers expressed their appreciation for the Marines, Army, Navy, and Coast Guard, but the movie is dominated by the Marines. The credits are backed by the Marine Corps Hymn. The movie stars many recognizable faces including Richard Jaeckel in his first role


  1. I think I know the picture, and I looked the other two up. I'll wait a day or so to see if others get them.

  2. The picture is from Gallipoli, that’s all I can contribute

  3. 1. Gallipoli
    2. Platoon
    3. Guadalcanal Diary

  4. yup, that's what I had. I haven't seen Guadalcanal Diary in years and years. Gonna have to find it somewhere, watch it again. As an aside, the book was in the Library at my elementary school. I think I read it when I was in the 4th grade. Could you imagine that now!

    1. That sounds similar to my memory of the book. BTW not a big fan of the book. Or the movie.

    2. Guadalcanal Diary was in my elementary school library also, more years ago than I care to admit. I think I too read it when in the fourth grade.

    3. I have very little memory of the book. That was 50 years ago. There are some awesome books out there about the Pacific battles. Helmet For My Pillow is one. Do a google search on the books The Pacific mini-series was based on. There are 3 or 4 books written by Marines who were there, and parts of each book made it in to the series. I think that's why The Pacific was kind of hard to follow...too many characters spread out over theater. Was hard to keep up with who was who.

    4. The Pacific was based on three soldiers. Eugene Sledge wrote With the Old Breed and Robert Leckie wrote Helmet for My Pillow. John Basilone was based on his biography.

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