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    There's been a lot of recent interest in the
    Second World War, but not as much in
    the First World War. I think it had a greater
    impact on the course of history than we
    realize.
    And when will someone make a really
    big "blockbuster" film about it?
    I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.

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    Thumbs up The Great War

    There's been a lot of recent interest in the
    Second World War, but not as much in
    the First World War. I think it had a greater
    impact on the course of history than we
    realize.
    And when will someone make a really
    big "blockbuster" film about it?
    I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.

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    All quiet on the western front was a blockbuster film.

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    All quiet on the western front was a blockbuster film.

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    Originally posted by oblio
    All quiet on the western front was a blockbuster film.
    um, uh...I knew that. sheepish grin.
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    Originally posted by oblio
    All quiet on the western front was a blockbuster film.
    um, uh...I knew that. sheepish grin.
    I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.

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    rcgreen:

    Well, the fact that World War 1 was escentially thousands of soldiers running out of their trench towards the enemy's and getting shot by a gattling gun, or a canister of mustard gas being thrown into a trench. You'll notice there were no "real" fabled battles (ala Battle of the Bulge, Invasion of Normandy) in WWI. You need to realize that hollywood is not out to make movies that have historical relevance, they are out to make money, and now-a-days watching guys live in their own filth in a trench, only to run out of the trench and die would not make money.

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    Originally posted by Wizeman
    rcgreen:

    You need to realize that hollywood is not out to make movies that have historical relevance, they are out to make money, and now-a-days watching guys live in their own filth in a trench, only to run out of the trench and die would not make money.

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    It's too bad that this generation cannot find a way to emotionally
    "connect" with the tragedy of it. A generation swept away, for what?
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    Its an amazing subject and I was studying a few minutes ago the ol staídear (history as Gaeilge) I realised it had a short little chapter yet the Second World War took up three chapters and its a big book.

    Who knows why we have such a mundane approach to WW1 on the big screen but money talks and maybe the interest is just not there...!


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    You'll notice there were no "real" fabled battles (ala Battle of the Bulge, Invasion of Normandy) in WWI.
    you are kidding, right? the battle @ Argonne Forrest was not a major battle? dude, the germans surrendered there like 2 days later. the battle @ Ypres was the 1st time the germans used chlorine gas. the battle of Cabrai is where the British first the tank as a mjor component in a war. man you can go on and on about WWI. some schools have an enitre semester devoted to WWI and the ramifications of it.
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