Day 23 – Your favorite war movie
Gosh, I’m not sure. I’ve never seen Apocalypse Now or properly watched The Bridge on the River Kwai but of course I have seen my share of war movies. The ones that I thought were quite excellent are Schindler’s List, The Deer Hunter, The Imitation Game, The Railway Man, Atonement or Good Morning Vietnam and probably more that I can’t think of right now. However, when I saw this question, two war movies did immediately spring to mind and again I can’t decide between two classic movies.
First up is The Guns of Navarone with Gregory Peck (yep, him again), Anthony Quinn and David Niven about a group of men that need to disable strategic German guns on the Greek island of Navarone. Stirring stuff which leaves you on the edge of your seat throughout the movie.
And The African Queen with Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart about a gin-swilling riverboat captain who is perusaded by a prim missionary lady to use his boat to attack an enemy warship at the beginning of World War I in East Africa. Even though I’m not a huge Humphrey Bogart fan I love the interaction between him and Katharine Hepburn in this movie.
It’s been a while since I’ve seen either movie but I would again in a heartbeat.