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Re: Best charges in film history
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2008, 03:39:49 pm »
Sometimes it's the defenders that make for a fantistic charge...Zulu, Zulu Dawn, and both versions of The Alamo come to mind.  And Geronimo An American Legend has a great charge in it.
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Re: Best charges in film history
« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2008, 04:35:19 pm »
Sometimes it's the defenders that make for a fantistic charge...Zulu, Zulu Dawn, and both versions of The Alamo come to mind.  And Geronimo An American Legend has a great charge in it.
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Re: Best charges in film history
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2008, 03:49:46 pm »
Some stirring charges mentioned.

I'm particularly fond of the final charge on the fort in "Glory" though I can fully understand the pucker factor when they met the loaded cannon.

The Wind and the Lion is a big favorite of mine as well, though I must admit that the charge by the Raisuli to free Mrs. Pedecaris from the outlaws, and his charge against the German colonel rank among my favorites, as does the final charge of the Berbers to free the Raisuli (heck, the movie is full of great charges!).

While not "period" for us (nor were quite a few of those first mentioned), I find the several charges in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy to be quite stirring, especially that of the Rohirrim on more than one occasion - once when led by Gandolf and the other by Theodan.  The charge of the elves was to repel the Uruk-hai at Deep Helm is pretty stirring as well.

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Re: Best charges in film history
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2008, 03:54:26 pm »
I didn't realize Brian Pohanka had died. When & how?


Brian died not quite 3 years ago of cancer.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/16/AR2005061601571.html

I can't claim to have been a friend of his, but I met him several times and found him not only very informed and an interesting speaker, but a true gentleman. 

His family owns a car dealership (one of many in the area) just down the road from me which I pass quite frequently.  Every time I pass it I think of Brian, though I understood that he wanted nothing to do with the family business.

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Re: Best charges in film history
« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2008, 04:29:50 pm »
I'd have to say I liked Rooster Cogburn's one-man charge in True Grit.  Course I've always been partial to the Duke.

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« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2008, 05:27:11 pm »
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Re: Best charges in film history
« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2008, 06:46:57 pm »
Howz about the cadets from Jefferson Military School, putting Duke and them damm yankees to flight  in the Horse Soldiers?  Of course there was a price paid by one of the drummer boys................getting spanked by Ken Curtis.  :o
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Re: Best charges in film history
« Reply #27 on: April 30, 2008, 07:11:26 pm »
I'd have to say I liked Rooster Cogburn's one-man charge in True Grit.  Course I've always been partial to the Duke.


I'll agree to that one, too!

I just remembered the charge in "Young Winston" which I thought was pretty good.

I once used the final dash in "Gallipoli" for a military history presentation.  The charge perhaps is not so memorable as the period leading up to it.

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Re: Best charges in film history
« Reply #28 on: April 30, 2008, 09:13:42 pm »
I am just shocked that no one as of yet has mentioned the American Bayonet Charge at the end of "We Were Soldiers."  The true story of the foght for LZ X-Ray in Vietnam....

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« Reply #29 on: April 30, 2008, 09:28:44 pm »
Gibson' s charge at the head of the Scot army in "Braveheart" was grand!
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« Reply #30 on: April 30, 2008, 11:42:07 pm »
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« Reply #31 on: May 05, 2008, 08:40:33 pm »
Not sure if you guys would count the Charge out of the burning house in Young Guns I.

I was always fond of it.....when they put Billy trunk and the rest came out shootin.
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