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The Definitive War Movies: 40-31

10 June 2014 11:20 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

I promise – it wasn’t my plan to have seven of the ten films on this portion of the list focus on World War II. But, if we look back at the biggest international conflicts of all time, World War II is the one that provides the most opportunity. It’s a chance for a number of different countries to look at the same war from different perspectives. In this portion alone, there’s a French film, a German film, a Hungarian film, a couple British/American films, and a few American films – all about varied aspects of World War II.

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40. The Killing Fields (1984)

Directed by: Roland Joffé

Conflict: Cambodian Civil War

For all the films made about World War II and larger scale conflicts, the few that depict smaller, more concentrated ones are sometimes more effective. Roland Joffé’s 1984 drama The Killing Fields hones in on Cambodia, »

- Joshua Gaul

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Check out the trailer for the unwarranted sequel Jarhead 2: Field of Fire

8 May 2014 8:19 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

In 2005, Sam Mendes directed a moderately received military film called Jarhead starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, and Peter Sarsgaard. Based on the memoir by Anthony Swofford, Jarhead had excellent visuals thanks to cinematographer Roger Deakins and a muddled screenplay. Some remember it fondly while others just recognize the title. Fast forward nine years and we are about to receive a direct to Blu-ray sequel to Jarhead that shares nothing in common with the Mendes film aside from the »

- Alex Maidy

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HBO Casts Melonie Diaz As Lead In Drama Project ‘Laughs Unlimited’

17 March 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Fruitvale Station’s Melonie Diaz has been cast as the lead in Laughs Unlimited (working title), a drama series project about a war vet’s struggles with post traumatic stress disorder, which has been on the works at HBO for the past year and a half. It has not been picked up to pilot yet, with HBO doing preliminary casting and working on the budget as it does on most scripts it is high on before making a formal pilot order. Laughs Unlimited hails from Oren Moverman, who has directed Rampart and The Messenger, and Anthony Swofford, best known for writing the book Jarhead. It centers on Army Reserve medic Billie Crown (Diaz) who, after fifteen months as a combat medic in Afghanistan, discovers that “real life” is just as perilous as war. Duty as a Sacramento cop offers the same dangers and thrills as combat, and repairing relationships with »


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