History Film / ABridgeTooFar

7th Jul '17 12:52:14 AM LtFedora
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** The look on General Sosabowski's face when he's finally getting ready to jump out of a plane in Arnhem, with fully alert German troops waiting for them on the ground.

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** The look on General Sosabowski's face when he's finally getting ready to jump out of a plane in into Arnhem, with fully alert German troops waiting for them on the ground.


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** Later, when SS-General Ludwig presents him with captured plans for Operation Market Garden, Model dismisses this as another Allied misinformation attempt, such as the ones that caused their defeats in Sicily and Normandy.
7th Jul '17 12:38:45 AM LtFedora
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It tells the story of Operation Market Garden (Sept. 17-25, 1944), an audacious, but flawed -- and ultimately unsuccessful -- plan to to use British, American and Polish paratroops and British armoured divisions to capture four bridges in the Netherlands. UsefulNotes/BernardLawMontgomery hoped that these could be used by the British quarter of the Western Allied force in France to invade northern Germany, forcing the Germans to reinforce that sector with forces pulled from less vital fronts such as Hungary or Italy and perhaps ultimately enabling Germany's defeat within the next six months.

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It tells the story of Operation Market Garden (Sept. 17-25, 1944), an audacious, but flawed -- and ultimately unsuccessful -- plan to to use British, American and Polish paratroops and British armoured divisions to capture four bridges in the Netherlands. UsefulNotes/BernardLawMontgomery hoped that these could be used by the British quarter of the Western Allied force in France to invade northern Germany, forcing the Germans to reinforce that sector with forces pulled from less vital fronts such as Hungary or Italy and perhaps ultimately enabling Germany's defeat within the next six months.
4th Jul '17 11:26:30 AM LtFedora
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* TheBigBoard

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* TheBigBoardTheBigBoard: General Horrocks gives the outline of Market Garden with one of these.
23rd Jun '17 4:19:10 PM Mdumas43073
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''A Bridge Too Far'' is a 1977 UsefulNotes/WorldWarII film based on the best-selling 1974 book of the same name by Cornelius Ryan (''Literature/TheLongestDay'').

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''A Bridge Too Far'' is a 1977 UsefulNotes/WorldWarII film based on directed by Creator/RichardAttenborough, adapted by Creator/WilliamGoldman from the best-selling 1974 book of the same name by Cornelius Ryan (''Literature/TheLongestDay'').
(''Literature/TheLongestDay''). It boasts an AllStarCast that includes Creator/JamesCaan, Creator/MichaelCaine, Creator/SeanConnery, Creator/ElliottGould, Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/AnthonyHopkins, Creator/LaurenceOlivier, Creator/RobertRedford, and the biggest star of all, [[Series/{{Cheers}} John Ratzenberger]].



''A Bridge Too Far'' was written by Creator/WilliamGoldman and directed by Creator/RichardAttenborough. It boasted an AllStarCast that included Creator/MichaelCaine, Creator/SeanConnery, Creator/ElliottGould, Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/AnthonyHopkins, Creator/LaurenceOlivier, Creator/RobertRedford, and the biggest star of all, [[Series/{{Cheers}} John Ratzenberger]].
23rd Jun '17 4:10:34 PM Mdumas43073
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23rd Jun '17 3:55:07 PM Mdumas43073
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''A Bridge Too Far'' is a 1977 UsefulNotes/WorldWarII film based on the best-selling book of the same name by Cornelius Ryan (''Literature/TheLongestDay'').

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''A Bridge Too Far'' is a 1977 UsefulNotes/WorldWarII film based on the best-selling 1974 book of the same name by Cornelius Ryan (''Literature/TheLongestDay'').
23rd Jun '17 3:53:40 PM Mdumas43073
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-> Doesn't matter what it was. When one man says to another, "I know what let's do today, let's play the war game."... everybody dies.

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-> Doesn't ->''"Doesn't matter what it was. When one man says to another, "I 'I know what let's do today, let's play the war game."...'... everybody dies."''
23rd Jun '17 3:53:08 PM Mdumas43073
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''A Bridge Too Far'' is a 1977 UsefulNotes/WorldWarII war film based on Cornelius Ryan's best-selling book. It tells the story of Operation Market Garden (Sept. 17-25, 1944), an audacious, but flawed -- and ultimately unsuccessful -- plan to to use British, American and Polish paratroops and British armoured divisions to capture four bridges in the Netherlands. UsefulNotes/BernardLawMontgomery hoped that these could be used by the British quarter of the Western Allied force in France to invade northern Germany, forcing the Germans to reinforce that sector with forces pulled from less vital fronts such as Hungary or Italy and perhaps ultimately enabling Germany's defeat within the next six months.

In addition to the all-star cast, it also might qualify as the biggest all-realism movie, as the producers went to great lengths (and money) to gather old vehicles and equipment, including 11 Douglas C-47 Skytrain (Dakota) WWII aircraft, along with getting NATO troops with the old fashioned parachutes jumping out of them for the film. It was also the first war film in which actors were put through boot camp prior to filming. The film cost $22 million in 1977. Compare that with ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' which also came out in 1977 and cost $10 million.

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''A Bridge Too Far'' is a 1977 UsefulNotes/WorldWarII war film based on Cornelius Ryan's the best-selling book. book of the same name by Cornelius Ryan (''Literature/TheLongestDay'').

It tells the story of Operation Market Garden (Sept. 17-25, 1944), an audacious, but flawed -- and ultimately unsuccessful -- plan to to use British, American and Polish paratroops and British armoured divisions to capture four bridges in the Netherlands. UsefulNotes/BernardLawMontgomery hoped that these could be used by the British quarter of the Western Allied force in France to invade northern Germany, forcing the Germans to reinforce that sector with forces pulled from less vital fronts such as Hungary or Italy and perhaps ultimately enabling Germany's defeat within the next six months.

In addition to the all-star cast, AllStarCast, it also might qualify as the biggest all-realism movie, as the producers went to great lengths (and money) to gather old vehicles and equipment, including 11 Douglas C-47 Skytrain (Dakota) WWII aircraft, along with getting NATO troops with the old fashioned parachutes jumping out of them for the film. It was also the first war film in which actors were put through boot camp prior to filming. The film cost $22 million in 1977. Compare that with ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' which also came out in 1977 and cost $10 million.
15th Jun '17 1:03:40 AM LtFedora
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** The look on General Sosabowski'a face when he's finally getting ready to jump out of a plane in Arnhem, with fully alert German troops waiting for them on the ground.

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** The look on General Sosabowski'a Sosabowski's face when he's finally getting ready to jump out of a plane in Arnhem, with fully alert German troops waiting for them on the ground.
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