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Fighting On Film - The War Movie Podcast. Join hosts Robbie McGuire (of RM Military History) and Matthew Moss (of Historical Firearms & The Armourer's Bench) as they uncover forgotten gems and diamonds in the rough! Check out our website www.fightingonfilm.com Find us on twitter @FightingOnFilm

Fighting On Film - The War Movie Podcast. Join hosts Robbie McGuire (of RM Military History) and Matthew Moss (of Historical Firearms & The Armourer's Bench) as they uncover forgotten gems and diamonds in the rough! Check out our website www.fightingonfilm.com Find us on twitter @FightingOnFilm

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Fighting On Film - The War Movie Podcast. Join hosts Robbie McGuire (of RM Military History) and Matthew Moss (of Historical Firearms & The Armourer's Bench) as they uncover forgotten gems and diamonds in the rough! Check out our website www.fightingonfilm.com Find us on twitter @FightingOnFilm

Language:

English


Episodes

World War Four (2019)

12/6/2022
This week we examine a war film with a difference. 2019's 'World War Four' is an independent film from New Zealand which uses a vast amount of public domain military footage and scenes filmed with a small cast to craft a narrative that explores how World War Four begins. With nods to real world conflict and hot spots filmmaker AK Strom crafts a film which has an interesting place in the war film genre. Follow us on Twitter @FightingOnFilm and on Facebook. For more check out our website...

Duration:00:54:24

Attack! (1956)

11/30/2022
This week we discuss Robert Aldrich's 1956 war drama 'Attack!'. With powerful performances from Jack Palace, Eddie Albert, and Lee Marvin, Attack! Is a masterful character piece exploring cowardice, corruption, and hatred against the backdrop of the Battle of the Bulge. Our Patreon supporters voted for 1956's Attack! on this month's 'Patreon Pick' vote! Follow us on Twitter @FightingOnFilm and on Facebook. For more check out our website www.fightingonfilm.com Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:59:03

Interview with Filmmaker Toby Kearton

11/22/2022
This week we had the pleasure of speaking to a young independent filmmaker - Toby Kearton. Toby has written, directed and produced a number of short films often exploring complex themes. Some of his most interesting work explores the war movie genre, The Little Picture, The Dust Child, Hidden Wounds and his upcoming short Kamerad. We discussed his films, the challenges of independent filmmaking and his future projects. Follow us on Twitter @FightingOnFilm and on Facebook. For more check...

Duration:00:40:52

SAS: Rogue Heroes - Series Review (2022)

11/16/2022
Lace up your desert boots, load that Vickers K magazine and start up the jeep this week we review the entire first series of the BBC's 'SAS: Rogue Heroes'. Charting the formative operations of the world famous SAS, the new series written by Steven Knight, directed by Tom Shankland and staring Connor Swindells, Jack O'Connell, Alfie Allen, Sofia Boutella and Dominic West, gives us a rip-roaring, stylish take on the unit's creation. Follow us on Twitter @FightingOnFilm and on Facebook. For...

Duration:01:00:38

100th Episode - Ask Us Anything!

11/8/2022
To help celebrate hitting the 100 episode milestone we called on you - our amazing listeners - to ‘Ask Us Anything’ and you didn't disappoint! In this very special episode we chat about the future, our favourite episodes and answer questions about everything from our favourite non-war films to why Chewy didn't get a medal at the end of Star Wars: A New Hope... Thank you for supporting Fighting On Film, here's to the next 100 episodes! - Robbie, Matt & Katie Follow us on Twitter...

Duration:01:12:20

All Quiet On The Western Front (2022)

11/1/2022
Join us this week as we discuss the brand new adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque's seminal anti-war novel - All Quiet on the Western Front. We discuss the bold changes and stark approach this new adaptation takes. Directed by Edward Berger the film gives a visceral and utilitarian take on Remarque's novel sacrificing character development to convey the same anti-war message. Follow us on Twitter @FightingOnFilm and on Facebook. For more check out our website www.fightingonfilm.com Thanks...

Duration:01:14:18

First Look: SAS Rogue Heroes (2022)

10/26/2022
This week we are very excited to bring you our first thoughts on the BBC's brand new series from Steven Knight charting the formation of the Special Air Service - SAS Rogue Heroes. We were kindly invited down to a press screening to see the first episode of the series and to speak to members of the cast and production team. We bring you our first thoughts on the new show! Follow us on Twitter @FightingOnFilm and on Facebook. For more check out our website www.fightingonfilm.com Thanks...

Duration:00:20:23

Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)

10/18/2022
This week we cover our first Disney film with 1971's Bedknobs and Broomsticks. The late Angela Lansbury stars in this fantasy-war film set in the August of 1940. Three cockney evacuees are transported into a world of magic by Egalentine Price, an apprentice witch who wants to use her magic to aid the war effort. This film has possibly the best depiction of the make up of the British and Commonwealth military during the war in the Portobello Road sequence and its representation of the Home...

Duration:00:53:05

Show and Tell #8 - The Undeclared War & Tour of Duty

10/11/2022
Our show-and-tell format is back, and this week we talk TV with Channel 4's recent cyber-warfare drama 'The Undeclared War' and 'Tour of Duty' from CBS in 1987. Matt talks through the highlights of Peter Kominsky's drama that pits Simon Pegg as the head of GCHQ as they attempt to stop a cyber attack on the UK. Robbie gives his view on the first few episodes of the Vietnam war series 'Tour of Duty' which stars Terrance Knox as Staff Sgt 'Zeke' Anderson as he turns his raw recruits into a...

Duration:00:28:48

The Bridge at Remagen (1969) with Peter Caddick-Adams

10/4/2022
We welcome back Historian Peter Caddick-Adams back to show to cover 1969s 'The Bridge at Remagen' that pits George Segal against Robert Vaughn as they battle for the bridge! Directed by John Guillermin and produced by David L. Wolper, the production of the film is just as eventful as the action on screen as the filming was interrupted by the Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia in August 1968. A war movie in the vein of Kelly's Heroes and other late 60s American war films, Bridge at Remagen...

Duration:01:14:11

Pork Chop Hill (1959)

9/27/2022
This week we examine the 1959 Korean War movie 'Pork Chop Hill', it was chosen by our fantastic Patreon supporters in this month's Patreon Pick, you can join the supporting cast for as little as £2.50 and have your say each month (just one of the perks we have on offer)! Pork Chop Hill sees Gregory Peck lead a company of US soldiers in one of the final battles of the Korean War. Directed by Oscar winner Lewis Milestone the film is one of the classic American combat films with strong casting...

Duration:00:57:19

Windtalkers (2002)

9/20/2022
This week we cover John Woo's 'Windtalkers' the big budget MGM-backed blockbuster that famously flopped at the box office being panned by critics at the time of release in 2002. Starring Nic Cage and Christian Slater as USMC sergeants tasked with looking after Navajo Codetalkers played by Adam Beach and Roger Willie, during the battle of Saipan in 1944. Despite its huge scale and attention to detail, the film fails to successfully tell the story of the bravery and sacrifice of the Navajo...

Duration:01:19:40

Wolves of War (2022)

9/13/2022
This week we take a look at 'Wolves of War' a new British war film starring Ed Westwick, Matt Willis & Rupert Graves. The plot sees a crack Commando team sent behind German lines in 1945 to rescue a nuclear scientist from captivity. Featuring impressive set pieces for a film of its size and some great performances from the cast. The film harkens back to the Commando bookesque B-Movies of the 1950s/60s. We were lucky enough to receive an early copy of the film from Signature Entertainment so...

Duration:00:43:52

The Steel Bayonet (1957)

9/6/2022
This week we return to the works of Hammer Films with their first foray into the war movie genre with 'The Steel Bayonet'. Leo Genn leads a Company of battle-weary troops as they are ordered to defend an artillery observation post in Tunisia in 1943. The film features many top British actors of the period along with some good depictions of the PIAT and Bren Guns. Join us as we take a look at this often overlooked classic. Follow us on Twitter @FightingOnFilm and on Facebook. For more...

Duration:00:59:48

The Rebels of PT-218 (2021)

8/30/2022
This week we cover 'The Rebels of PT-218' from the infamous 'Asylum' Film studio known for their mockbusters and cult b-movies. The film charts the tale of a US Liberty ship tasked with taking on a German gun battery holding up the allied invasion of Italy in 1943, yes you read that right. Pulling from recent hits such as 'Greyhound' and other memorable naval films such as 'The Caine Mutiny' PT-218 attempts to hit the same highs as its peers but just seem so to fall flat on every...

Duration:01:04:05

SSVC Special

8/23/2022
We turn to the archives of the SSVC this week as we talk about 3 of our favorite British Army training films and Documentaries from the 'Services Sound and Vision Corporation' who produced thousands of these films for the armed forces from the early 80s into the 90s. We talk through 'Operation Biting', 'Fighting Patrol', and 'SBS Oil Safe'. Later in the episode, we read out replies from one of our hypothetical questions from the listeners which leads to Trevor Howard leaving us in...

D-Day On Film With WW2TV

8/16/2022
We hit the beaches and make a dash for the sea wall this week as we talk Normandy on Film with Paul Woodadge of WW2TV. Paul is a historian and battlefield guide who lives and works in Normandy and is the perfect guest for this run through some cinematic depictions of D-Day on screen. We cover early attempts such as 1956's Screaming Eagles right through to 1998's Saving Private Ryan. Do these films create a stable beach head or do they end up floundering in the channel? Join us to find...

Duration:00:54:51

The Unbroken Line (1985)

8/9/2022
We delve into the FoF vault this week and talk to David Carson MBE about his role as military advisor on 'The Unbroken line'. A British Army promotional film that charts the Army from the Battle of Blenheim to the BAOR era. The episode was originally hosted on Robbie's YouTube Channel and can also be found there for viewing. Follow us on Twitter @FightingOnFilm and on Facebook. For more check out our website www.fightingonfilm.com Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:52:36

Merrill’s Marauders (1962)

8/2/2022
On this weeks episode we look back at Samuel Fuller's 'Merrill's Marauders' which shows the often gruelling conditions that the men of the 5307th Composite Unit went though in the Jungles of Burma in World War Two. We are joined by historian Gavin Mortimer who has extensively researched the Marauders and was even able to speak to veterans of the unit and shared with us how they felt about the film. Does this film do the men justice or does it fall short? Listen to find out! Follow us on...

Duration:01:11:16

We Have Ways Fest Wind-down 2022

7/26/2022
We we're thrilled to be invited back to We Have Ways of Making You Talk's festival to put on our FoF War Movie Quiz. It was great to see old friends and new faces and speak to lots of FoF listeners. The festival had some amazing speakers and some exceptionally cool kit on display - everything from a Matilda I to an early M3 Lee tank which had been used as a range target! In this episode we not only recap some of our favourite parts of the weekend but also hear from historians and some FoF...

Duration:00:35:14