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Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2017 2:45 p.m. PST

'The Wind and the Lion' will be on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Saturday at 2:00 Eastern standard time. Despite owning it on DVD I have it set to record on the DVR. I recently recorded 'Gunga Din' from TCM and hope to record some other Colonial-era movies regularly shown on TCM, like Alexander Korda's 'The Four Feathers.'

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2017 2:59 p.m. PST

Just searched the TCM site and discovered that the Korda version of 'The Four Feathers' will be shown on 11 March at 6:30AM.

FlyXwire04 Jan 2017 3:44 p.m. PST

Ragbones, thanks for the headsup here!!!

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2017 4:26 p.m. PST

..best scene of cannister ever..

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2017 9:18 p.m. PST

I like the Marines being shown with shotguns. The movie inspired me to make a Colt machine gun on pneumatic tires and the Navy band

Personal logo Chuckaroobob Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2017 10:14 p.m. PST

That movie is the second best ever made!

Kevin C Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2017 7:43 a.m. PST

I showed it to my kids for the first time over Christmas break. Both of them watched the entire movie and loved it (and one is only 3 and the other 5 years old).

Gone Fishing Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2017 8:00 a.m. PST

My favourite scene was seeing the Marines go at a jog-trot through the city. That about sums up my romantic view of the Corps.

Terrement Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse05 Jan 2017 8:47 a.m. PST

"Walk quietly and carry a big stick"

and occasionally use that big stick.

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Jan 2017 11:42 a.m. PST

Okay, at the risk of proving me greedy opportunist, allow me to call attention to the Subscription deal for the new 15mm miniatures range for this particular film!

From "Mrs. Pedicaris" and her children, to the Raisuli, that great Hun Officer and Lt. Jerome, to the Gerry Infantry, French Cavalry, Artillery, US Marines & Sailors--right down to their Colt MG's on wheeled carriages, and All The Berbers In The World, and more, they're all in the range.

You can see the lot via this link
and get the full terms of the Instant 25% Rebate for purchasing $50.00 USD or more of these figures--plus the complementary "Rough Riders!" 15mm range--through this link to TVAG's Home Page.

"I wouldn't shoot anybody. I need their vote!"

TVAG

Tom D106 Jan 2017 9:07 a.m. PST

Patrick, you can count on an order from me very soon. Thanks for this great line!

Nick Pasha07 Jan 2017 8:03 p.m. PST

There was a discussion between me and a buddy over the nationality of the cavalry in the climatic battle scene. He thought French, I maintained they were German Hussars. After years of trying to figure it out I recently contacted the costume designer for the movie Richard LaMotte. He confirmed that they are indeed German Hussars, some in dark blue and some in a lighter blue out of necessity. I found WWI Austrian Hussars who look like the movie cavalry, except they are wearing pelisses. I have painted them for the game we play. The reason I doubted that they were French is that I found it very hard to believe that the French would fight with the Germans instead of against them. Also in the movie the Bashaw says he has French infantry and German cavalry. And they look like hussars, breeches have hungarian thigh knots.

Richard was kind enough to send me copies of two costume sketches he made prior to filming. One of Raisuli he made for Sean Connery, and one of Mrs. Pedicaris.
He also told me that in California there is a reenactment group based on the movie.

chriscoz15 Apr 2017 7:09 p.m. PST

Suggestions for 28mm figures if you wanted to recreate the American-German-Berber battle at the end?

Early morning writer15 Apr 2017 10:58 p.m. PST

Well, hell, TVAG, you forgot the band from the movie! How can I do the movie as a game without the band!? Of, for shame, for shame!

Otherwise, nice range (though apparently the cavalry should be German versus French – but its only a game).

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