- Jul 23, 2011
Jarhead 8: The Last Boot
This is a fundamental truism that the radical left is either to stupid or too arrogant to understand.That said, if they actually do make a movie on the life of this remarkable man, it will be a lesson in "self fulfilling prophecies". You want a killing machine? Keep pushing an innocent man until he has nothing left to lose. That is how you get a killing machine.
Honestly, being a bit of a SciFi fan, I wish they'd make a rendition of the Honor Harrington Novels. It's been talked about, and planned, but keeps getting scrapped. I think it'd make an interesting SciFi option over Star Wars, and since it's largely a "Horatio Hornblower set in space", it would (IMO) have a better plot (assuming they don't go all SJW on it like BSG did).
David Weber's knack for taking historical battles, and portraying them in space, with the added nuance of 3 dimensional space, speed of light issues, gravitational effects, etc., makes for some very interesting discussions on tactics (fire and maneuver) in a space environment.
Anyways, with 13+ books, there's be a lot of material for a truly epic series of movies based on Honor Harrington.
Nope, it's about a fresh faced butter bar right out of West Point and how he deals with his homosexual proclivities involving one of his privates once he gets to his duty station. The kicker is the private is also his RATELO (no surprise there) and his callsign of course happens to be "Rainbow Six Romeo" --so no surprise it's a formulaic homosexual "Romeo and Juliet(o)" with a bit of a modern update and plenty of social justice, like the big scene where they jack off in the shower but blow their loads towards the big bad company CO, who is the antagonist of the story and who catches them in the act.I hope Rainbow Six is not about a team of Gays. Probably not because it would already have been produced as a movie.
White Feather would be a good one done properly. Carlos Hathcock is a legend . MACK V SOG in Laos and Cambodia . Coming from Marine Recon community the missions these guys ran are unbelievable, contact with overwhelming force over 80 to 90 percent of the time. Truly jaw dropping valor.A really good accurate WWI movie from the western front. I don't care which battle.. Somme, Vimy Ridge, Ypes.... The insanity of the British Command, waste of honorable soldiers, wretched conditions. On par with Band of Brothers, The Pacific....
They could make a couple of movies about Carlos Hathcock.Starting with him going after the General.He was one great marine,God bless his soul.White Feather would be a good one done properly. Carlos Hathcock is a legend . MACK V SOG in Laos and Cambodia . Coming from Marine Recon community the missions these guys ran are unbelievable, contact with overwhelming force over 80 to 90 percent of the time. Truly jaw dropping valor.
Methinks a lot of the reason is simply because the most of us knows that "it goes without saying....." except to the newbies to which "they found something new and different". That and we definitely DON'T need tom berenger involved in the process, at all. Except maybe in the audience so that he could see how it was ACTUALLY and SUPPOSED to be done.This is snipershide and took to the 2nd page before Carlos Hathcock book was mentioned!?!?!?! Would make a great movie every sniper you have seen in a movie is based on Hathcock!
Biggest issue with some of the movies we would like is the time limit.Here's a concept with a bit of a historical twist.
No idea what to call it, but something to do with the Spanish advance on North America.
As has been said many times, in many threads, on many 'Hides (one location or another) that an actual, factual, respectful, truthful, NON tom berenger-esque BIOGRAPHY of Carlos Hathcock would be greatly appreciated by practically everyone here. The problem though, for the cheque-signers and the snap-board-clackers in front of the cameras is the fact that 'our' numbers are few, whereas "feed to the masses" numbers are huge. We'd pretty much have to take up a collection and have an Indie type thing done. And ya'll know how that would turn out. Ammo'd be shot-up before noon, firearms would be missing by 4:00 pm, and the whole cast and crew would be plastered by 5:00 pm.
Somebody call an Uber!
You're right, but there are movies out there that are 'epic' and long. 3 hours'ish long. If the movie IS done well, then it is worth it and it will be popular and profitable. Pearl Harbor. Saving Private Ryan. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly....Biggest issue with some of the movies we would like is the time limit.
Take Carlos, for the common history buff he is known for shooting a guy through a scope...done a thousand times so far.
And his epic stalk.
To get the realism needed to portray it you need 2 hrs just on that.
Showing a few ants and 20 seconds of crawling will piss “us” off more than making us happy.
--this is what I was attempting to start building here, in the Sniper's Hide Fieldcraft Room. I had listed a number of individual (recorded) snipers there, with the hopes of people HERE adding to those threads. Additions such as actual, specific interactions they may have had in one venue or another. I have read so many different comments and short-stories over the years, by so many other members (here and 'sites gone past') that I was wanting to amalgamate it all here.A film/ documentary detailing the longest recorded sniper kills and an interview with the snipers (if possible)