Tuesday, June 25, 2019

PICTURE, QUOTE, MOVIE


1.  What movie is the picture from?

2.  What movie is this quote from?

My robe, Antoninus. My taste includes both snails and oysters.

3.  What movie is this? 


It was the first significant WWII movie to come out after the war and it proved there was still an audience for war films provided they were excellent and realistic.  The film wisely avoided the flag-waving of pictures made during the war.  Because of the timing and the grittiness, the studio was skeptical about its potential and it almost was not made.  The suits proved wrong as the movie was a huge hit and is now considered a classic.  It was released in 1949 and directed by William Wellman (“Wings”, “The Story of G.I. Joe”).  Robert Pirosh based the script on his own experiences in the Battle of the Bulge.  Twenty members of the 101st Airborne were used as extras.  They were put through acting boot camp.  The movie won Academy Awards for Cinematography and Screenplay (Pirosh).  It was nominated for Picture, Director, Editing, and Supporting Actor (James Whitmore).  Gen. Anthony McAuliffe vetted the script and joined Pres. Truman for a private showing. 

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  2. I agree with Sgt Steiner.

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  3. Picture didn't load here at work. But Sgt Steiner got the last two right, I believe.

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  4. Can you do a review of "The Cockpit" or "Zipang" (Japanese war animes)?

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