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Anyone seen the film "The Railway Man"?
Youtube ^ | 9/6/2013 | Eric Lomax

Posted on 04/20/2014 8:46:20 PM PDT by mylife

The world needs to see this.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; History; Military/Veterans; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: cbi; colinfirth; movies; nicolekidman; ptsd; railwayman; vets; vfw
Haunting but with redemption.


1 posted on 04/20/2014 8:46:20 PM PDT by mylife
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbS_dYEwf2M


2 posted on 04/20/2014 8:49:29 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife

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?


3 posted on 04/20/2014 8:49:42 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: mylife

not yet—but i will... Colin Firth is a fave...


4 posted on 04/20/2014 8:52:00 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: dandiegirl

It came out 9/6/2013


5 posted on 04/20/2014 8:53:01 PM PDT by mylife
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To: dandiegirl

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.


6 posted on 04/20/2014 8:53:46 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: latina4dubya

It is not a feel good movie, but it is a great performance and a true story.


7 posted on 04/20/2014 8:54:42 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife

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.


8 posted on 04/20/2014 8:58:59 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: mylife

It’s a Weinstein Company film.

Read the book instead. It’s probably better anyway.


9 posted on 04/20/2014 8:59:17 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: All
Here is a clean copy of the film. The Railway Man
10 posted on 04/20/2014 8:59:24 PM PDT by mylife
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To: smokingfrog

I just found int redeeming on this Easter.


11 posted on 04/20/2014 9:00:42 PM PDT by mylife
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To: morphing libertarian

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?


12 posted on 04/20/2014 9:01:26 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: mylife

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.


13 posted on 04/20/2014 9:06:35 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red tur)
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To: mylife

If it was made in this country, it would be called The Railroad Man.


14 posted on 04/20/2014 9:07:02 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Sivad

See post #10 to see the film.

God Bless You and your Father.
My Grandad was in Burma.


15 posted on 04/20/2014 9:08:36 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Sivad

If you like that type of film, you would like Three Came Home (1949).


16 posted on 04/20/2014 9:08:42 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

I think it was made in Australia but is a British film.


17 posted on 04/20/2014 9:09:39 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife
It is not a feel good movie, but it is a great performance and a true story.

yes--i know a little about it... can you tell me why it is rated R?

18 posted on 04/20/2014 9:23:29 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: latina4dubya

No idea.
I guess it is for portraying true violence.


19 posted on 04/20/2014 9:27:26 PM PDT by mylife
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To: latina4dubya

Rated R for disturbing prisoner of war violence http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2058107/


20 posted on 04/20/2014 9:34:39 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: Irenic

thanks... i was wondering if my sons could watch it... well, my younger son...


21 posted on 04/20/2014 10:19:48 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: mylife

If you like it, I’m gonna check it out!


22 posted on 04/20/2014 10:24:01 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000

“Turn” was interesting tonight.

Good night.


23 posted on 04/20/2014 10:26:25 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife

Bttt


24 posted on 04/21/2014 12:00:07 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: mylife

I looked for Railway Man in my area and it is nowhere. Thanks.


25 posted on 04/21/2014 1:34:40 AM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Fiji Hill

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.”


26 posted on 04/21/2014 4:06:16 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: mylife

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.


27 posted on 04/21/2014 5:39:36 AM PDT by Larry Milk
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To: T-Bird45

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.


28 posted on 04/21/2014 6:12:14 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Delta Dawn

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.


29 posted on 04/21/2014 8:10:00 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

I saw Jim Brown play football.

I am old enough to not believe in fairy tales.


30 posted on 04/21/2014 8:45:34 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Delta Dawn

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


31 posted on 04/21/2014 9:12:14 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Fiji Hill

Saw “Three Came Home”. Think Claudett Colbert was
in it. Also there was a book I think and I believe I read it. Thanks


32 posted on 04/22/2014 12:20:19 AM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red tur)
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