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« on: May 23, 2008, 09:44:45 AM »


Director Peter Weir's powerful story about two Australian sprinters (Mark Lee, Mel Gibson) who face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.

This is one of Mel Gibson's earliest and absolute best roles. I remember the first time I seen it; the ending stayed with me for days. It's powerful, heart-wrenching and is told is realistic fashion.


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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2008, 11:25:20 AM »

  I watched this on History Channel awhile back.  I remember it taking a little while to get going as the two characters are introduced, but it picks up speed.  Like ya said TB, the ending is pretty powerful, Gibson running to the front to bring the orders not to attack and Lee and the other soldiers preparing themselves.  Excellent use of a freeze frame. Afro

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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2008, 04:42:41 PM »

  I watched this on History Channel awhile back.  I remember it taking a little while to get going as the two characters are introduced, but it picks up speed.  Like ya said TB, the ending is pretty powerful, Gibson running to the front to bring the orders not to attack and Lee and the other soldiers preparing themselves.  Excellent use of a freeze frame. Afro

I remember the fist time I seen this, I was on the edge of my seat not wondering what was going to happen next. The final moments are INTENSE.

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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2008, 10:10:33 PM »

I would have to agree with Ben, it's a bit slow for my taste.

Peter Weir is a strange director, although his movies are basically all very good, he never made a true masterpiece.

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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2008, 06:39:19 AM »

Peter Weir is a strange director, although his movies are basically all very good, he never made a true masterpiece.
Very true.

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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2008, 07:30:28 AM »

Very true.

Peter Weird. Cheesy

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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2008, 07:38:20 AM »

Peter Weird. Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2017, 09:31:29 PM »

Ugh I just saw this (DVD) it is a buddy movie, not a war movie. Two boys who smile big smiles every time they see each other. Blah blah blah 6.5/10

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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2017, 02:37:58 AM »

I guess you don't believe in same sex friendships.

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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2017, 08:04:11 AM »

I guess you don't believe in same sex friendships.

I get it, it is a buddy movie. (Or a "mate movie" in this case  Wink ) Nothing wrong with that. But this is not a very good one. 110 minutes of the boys smiling at each other. No, I do not mean to imply homosexuality at all. I'm just saying, it feels like endless shots of the boys smiling at each other and not all that much exciting otherwise. Not a very enjoyable watch

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