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 Posted: Mon Jan 26th, 2009 01:14 am
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Hey, thanks, Susan.

I somehow neglected to mention one of my all-time Viet Nam  favorites, Good Morning, Viet Nam.

I also agree so much with the previous mention of Valkyrie, a movie I enjoyed so much I have seen it twice. Recently History Channel showed the actual Germans involved in the plot. Tom Cruise does bear an uncanny resemblance to the actual man he portrayed.

There was a lot of criticism of this movie because Germans didn't play the parts and that Cruise's German "accent" was badly done, but after the first few minutes I soon forgot about all that. One really can get so carried away by the intensity of the action that such details don't even matter.

Hubby did say he wished it wasn't Tom Cruise, but I found him very believable and the other actors as well. Plus, the actor who played Hitler was particularly scarey and menacing.  The man who played Himmler wasn't as frightening as he might have been, but all others were impressive in their parts. The action is fast and edge-of-the-seat suspenseful.

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