Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day (And 300 Followers)

Memorial Day is dedicated to the men and women who gave their lives for this country. My respect and gratitude is beyond comprehensible and there are some great stories and video games spawned from what they have done in the past. It's going to be a beautiful day and I will be spending it with some family and friends and hope you guys will be doing the same. It's a good time to relax enjoy good food and the company around you to remember what has happened before your time. Here are two of my favorite war movies.

The film is based on the book Heart of Darkness and is just a brilliant piece of film. If you get some free time read up on the filming of this movie and how it was "cursed". There is actually a documentary made on it in 1991 entitled' 'Heart of Darkness: A Filmmakers Apocalypse'. Everything that could have gone wrong basically did. First off there were several times that they went over their budget. Then Marlon Brando showed up severely obese causing them to shoot the scenes with him in the dark. It was shot during monsoon season which caused their sets to be destroyed several times. Martin Sheen had a heart-attack due to the fact that he was drinking heavily.  But despite all of this somehow the film worked out in favor of  Francis Ford Coppola.

If you have seen this film or know anything about it your mind will probably be drawn to the iconic opening scene. The gruesome depiction of D-Day would have been enough for everyone to remember it if the film had ended right there. This story is very different than Apocalypse Now. It tells more of a story about the bond that men form when they are fighting for the same cause. It's something that those who have not served really can't comprehend but I think it's a feeling stronger than love. All of the supporting cast around Hanks does a superb job as well. The raw emotion in this film is the best depiction of a war that I have ever seen and just the raw effect on the human psyche. If you have not seen this film yet please take the time to watch it. It reminds me of Apocalypse Now only because of the amount of high brow actors in it.

I want to thank everyone who follows my blog, sorry I don't have time for a longer post but I hope you enjoy your holiday and on top of the movies I hope you guys take the time to enjoy a few video games inspired from the wars of our past. I want you to explore the world outside of CoD because there are some really good shooters available on all platforms. I am predominantly an RPG gamer but I love a good FPS. Oh and here's a little present for all of you that have followed me.

40 comments:

  1. Apocalypse Now, on of the BEST movies EVER!!

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  2. love both those movies, congratz on the followers!

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  3. Outstanding. I love Kirby, and I love cake.

    you're welcome :p

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  4. congrats on 300! and happy memorial day also

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  5. Apocalypse now was great but little too long, check Full Metal Jacket too!

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  6. Apocalypse Now is an awesome movie, and grats to the 300 followers.

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  7. Saving Private Ryan is amazing..might watch it today.

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  8. I like a bit of patriotism. Good post!

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  9. Saving private Ryan is a great movie

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  10. Congrats! and happy memorial day to you too

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  11. Congratz, and thanks for the cake

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  12. good work waffles and both those films are great

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  13. " sorry I don't have time for a longer post "

    Hey, at least you got us a cake! :)

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  14. You Americans and your veteran days! Congrats on all the followers, keep up the good work ^^

    And thank you for the Kirby cake.

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  15. i really like the way you move mmm

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  16. Yummy Yummy cake! Thank you!

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  17. 300 on the 30th. very nice haha

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  18. Great movies indeed, i agree on Private Ryan, of how the men are affected by war seeing them break down, each in their own way.

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  19. grats on the milestone, and happy memorial day!

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  20. Happy Memorial day, congrats on the followers. I'm just about to add to the collection :)

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  21. congrats on 300 followers man!
    And happy memorial day to all

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  22. 1 apocalypse now was a great movie

    2 This Kirby cake is the most beautiful kirby cake I ever saw

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  23. Apocalypse Now, one of my favorites

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  24. Hahaha, thanks for the cake, but I ate enough today thank you.

    But yes, it is definitely an important holiday. At least to me. I have many friends and family in the armed forces, and I appreciate everything they did and do. I am just blessed enough to not have lost any of them. I hope it remains that way.

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  25. Thanks for treating the subject with respect.

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  26. gratz on breaking the big 300

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  27. I've seen SPR but it was at someone elses house so I didn't really pay much attention, I have apocalypse now somewhere though, I should really watch it.

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  28. happy memorial day, and gratz on 300 followers

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  29. check out the Apocalypse Now Redux. 90 min of deleted scenes. Like a new movie.

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