History Film / NineteenFortyOne

15th Nov '16 5:40:30 PM Mdumas43073
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Spielberg, with the combined backing of ''two'' major studios (Creator/{{Universal}} and [[Creator/ColumbiaPictures Columbia]]), spared no expense on this film. It has special effects rivaling those of "serious" UsefulNotes/WorldWarII epics and the AllStarCast reads like a who's who of movie comedy in the [[TheSeventies 1970s]]. All in the service of {{Slapstick}}. Unfortunately, it was a critical bomb and received disappointing box office numbers (though it wasn't the complete flop it's usually remembered as), and stands as the one black mark in Spielberg's otherwise-outstanding run of blockbusters between 1975 and 1982. It has defenders, but they are small in number and most of them ''still'' agree it isn't as good as the other movies from this period.

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Spielberg, with the combined backing of ''two'' major studios (Creator/{{Universal}} and [[Creator/ColumbiaPictures Columbia]]), spared no expense on this film. It has special effects rivaling those of "serious" UsefulNotes/WorldWarII epics and the AllStarCast reads like a who's who of movie comedy in the [[TheSeventies 1970s]]. All in the service of {{Slapstick}}. Unfortunately, it was a critical bomb and received disappointing box office numbers (though it wasn't the complete flop it's usually remembered as), and stands as the one black mark in Spielberg's otherwise-outstanding run of blockbusters between 1975 and 1982. It has defenders, but they are small in number and most of them ''still'' agree it isn't nearly as good as the other movies from this period.
19th Sep '16 3:04:12 PM AHGrayLensman
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* TranslationConvention: Inverted -- the Japanese sub crew and their German liaison each speak their own languages but have no trouble understanding each other. This sets up a hilarious argument between [[ChristopherLee Captain Von Kleinschmidt]] and [[ToshiroMifune Captain Mitamura]] where neither will deign to speak to the other in his native language.

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* TranslationConvention: Inverted -- the Japanese sub crew and their German liaison each speak their own languages but have no trouble understanding each other. This sets up a hilarious argument between [[ChristopherLee [[Creator/ChristopherLee Captain Von Kleinschmidt]] and [[ToshiroMifune [[Creator/ToshiroMifune Captain Mitamura]] where neither will deign to speak to the other in his native language.
19th Sep '16 2:59:33 PM AHGrayLensman
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* TranslationConvention: Bizarrely inverted; the Japanese sub crew and Captain Von Kleinschmidt each speak their own languages but have no trouble understanding each other.

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* TranslationConvention: Bizarrely inverted; Inverted -- the Japanese sub crew and Captain Von Kleinschmidt their German liaison each speak their own languages but have no trouble understanding each other.other. This sets up a hilarious argument between [[ChristopherLee Captain Von Kleinschmidt]] and [[ToshiroMifune Captain Mitamura]] where neither will deign to speak to the other in his native language.
5th Jun '16 2:39:43 AM mavacca
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* CrazyAwesome: How Wild Bill Kelso behaves, although he might just be crazy
5th Jun '16 2:36:03 AM mavacca
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4th Jun '16 5:33:27 AM Taskmaster123
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** Creator/JohnLandis plays the dust-covered soldier who delivers a message to Stilwell.
** Creator/JamesCaan can be glimpsed as one of the participants in the USO brawl.
** A deleted scene has John Milius as a man dressed as Santa, doing an impression of "Bigfoot caught in your headlights" that he often amused the rest of the crew with. After filming it they came to their senses, realizing (in those pre-Internet days) that absolutely no one besides the people who worked on the movie would get the joke.



** Creator/JohnLandis plays the dust-covered soldier who delivers a message to Stilwell.
** Creator/JamesCaan can be glimpsed as one of the participants in the USO brawl.
** A deleted scene has John Milius as a man dressed as Santa, doing an impression of "Bigfoot caught in your headlights" that he often amused the rest of the crew with. After filming it they came to their senses, realizing (in those pre-Internet days) that absolutely no one besides the people who worked on the movie would get the joke.
4th Jun '16 5:31:50 AM Taskmaster123
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* CaptainObvious: General Stillwell gets off a ''blistering'' one after walking out of a movie theater with his men and seeing the chaos caused by panicking civilians who think the Japanese are invading.
-->'''Stillwell:''' Sergeant, secure this area. I want a one-block perimeter.
-->'''Sergeant:''' Yes sir! What's the plan of action, sir?
-->'''Stillwell:''' Hold the block. You can hold ''one block'', can't you?
21st May '16 7:13:03 PM Taskmaster123
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* HiddenDepths: General Stillwell is tougher than leather, coldly competent, and takes charge of every situation...but he gets misty-eyed while watching Dumbo. Robert Stack's performance is one of the highlights of the film.
14th May '16 4:21:09 AM Arivne
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* GroinAttack: When Wally confronts Stretch near the end of the movie, he kicks Stretch in the crotch before hitting him with a belt of ammunition.
20th Apr '16 7:15:05 PM WJTaylor4
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* ReluctantFanserviceGirl: Again, the Polar Bear Club Woman.
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