The October 2022 Monthly Debrief Video saw us discussing our favorite war movies. There are so many great war movies out there that have formed my thoughts on war over the years and unfortunately we didn’t list all of them but had a great discussion with many important movies discussed.
Also as usual, we covered the games we played in October and discussed what we are planning to play and cover during November.
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Wow that video was fantastic! Highlights were the Players Aid Variety Show, and Grants “old man” rants… lol
Some Favourite war movies:
Saving Private Ryan – first war film that blew me away and made me want to learn more about WW2.
Thin Red Line is excellent.
1917 – recent release. Not sure if it was the whiskey I was drinking at the time or someone cutting onions nearby, but damn this had some intensely emotional scenes. War is horrific and this captures some of it.
Aliens – James Cameron wrote this as a Vietnam War movie set in space. Being the Ultimate Badass with “…nukes, knives & sharp sticks” does not ensure victory. Mostly.
Enemy at the Gates – WW2 Stalingrad sniper movie. Slightly romanticised but the start was wow.
Band of Brothers – not a movie, but this made a huge impression on me and gave context to some of the famous battles on the western front. Made them come alive.
Downfall – the final days of Hitler. Been a while since I’ve seen this, and it wasn’t uplifting. But wow… educational.
And lastly Apocalypse Now… famous for the like “I love the smell of The Players Aid in the morning!” :p
Terrific video. Thanks TPA.
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Thanks Carter! Maybe we will have to make a few new t-shirts.
“I love the smell of The Players Aid in the morning!”
TPA – Part Variety Show part Old Man Rant