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Re: The Longest Day. ....Good Call
I remember when it came out. They tried to be as accurate as possible. They even looked at combat photos to see where men fell and recreated some of them. I don't exactly remember when it came out the 60's or 70's comes to mind. Did you recognize the gun in the troop ship who was running around looking for a game to gamble? His initials are J.P..
It has been a long time since I last saw this film. I recall that when Darryl Zanuck assembled his ships for the landing sequences, 20th Century Fox studio had the 5th largest Navy in the world. No CGI, just steel men in steel ships.
TCM is screening 'The Longest Day' at 8PM tonight followed immediately by 'Tora Tora Tora.'
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