Skip to comments.Anyone seen the film "The Railway Man"?
Posted on 04/20/2014 8:46:20 PM PDT by mylife
The world needs to see this.
Did that just come out? I saw the previews and wanted to see it. I want to see Draft Day too. Has anyone seen that one?
not yet—but i will... Colin Firth is a fave...
It came out 9/6/2013
Draft day is ok. Costner does sports well. The nfl cooperated and the film looks like it’s really in the actual situation.
Not academy award material but good for the topic.
It is not a feel good movie, but it is a great performance and a true story.
I saw a preview while seeing God’s Not Dead. It looks boring. I am not really a Colin Firth or Nicole Kidman fan either.
It’s a Weinstein Company film.
Read the book instead. It’s probably better anyway.
I just found int redeeming on this Easter.
Isn’t that the movie that chronicles how the Cleveland Browns became the greatest NFL franchise in the history of the NFL?
That would fall under the category of fantasy, would it not?
I saw The Bridge on the River Kwai when I was 8 yrs old
and read the book at least twice. The movie is still among
my favorites. As a WWII paratrooper my dad fought the
Japanese in the mountain jungles of Leyte so I have always
had an interest in this type of film. I will check out this movie.
If it was made in this country, it would be called The Railroad Man.
See post #10 to see the film.
God Bless You and your Father.
My Grandad was in Burma.
If you like that type of film, you would like Three Came Home (1949).
I think it was made in Australia but is a British film.
yes--i know a little about it... can you tell me why it is rated R?
I guess it is for portraying true violence.
Rated R for disturbing prisoner of war violence http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2058107/
thanks... i was wondering if my sons could watch it... well, my younger son...
If you like it, I’m gonna check it out!
“Turn” was interesting tonight.
I looked for Railway Man in my area and it is nowhere. Thanks.
Both “railroad” and “railway” have been used in company names for that form of transportation in the US. IOW, it’s not a cultural absolute in the way of the spelling of “labor” vs. “labour.”
I saw the movie at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts last year.
Some fine acting, although Firth (who is always worth watching) gave a bit of a subdued performance. Still, definitely worth checking it out.
American companies probably use the term “railway” in their names because it is a broader term that covers street cars, subways, monorails, etc. In Britain, I don’t believe the term “railroad” is used at all.
It could happen. Reference the Browns in the late 40s and 50s. You may be too young.
However, these days, you are correct. Should have been animated by Disney with some mushy songs.
I saw Jim Brown play football.
I am old enough to not believe in fairy tales.
He and Otto graham were my heros. We were in the Cleveland tv area. However every Sunday we left to catch the bus to boarding school.
Never saw the second half
Saw “Three Came Home”. Think Claudett Colbert was
in it. Also there was a book I think and I believe I read it. Thanks