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amazing film,either remake it or make a film of SS-GB


I saw this film first at a film society screening 252 years ago.
I still remember it.
Anyone with an interest in British history or society should see this film.
Using real fascists to play fascists was very clever,and scary.

I would like to see a big budget remake of this film,or even better a film version of Len Deighton's novel SS-GB.

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Certainly a big budget, in colour remake would be excellent if kept true to detail like this does.

One of SS-GB likewise, maybe during the title credits you see flash clips of the invasion happening then the screen fades into black and when it starts again you have the caption 'November 1941- Seventh Month of Occupation' or something like that.

Either film or the book is open to a movie make but one hopefully with no dominating love story or sterotypical Germans/Nazis.

"I was out saving the galaxy when your grandfather was in diapers."
James T. Kirk

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I meant 25 years ago.

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I saw this film first at a film society screening 252 years ago.



"In the year 2525", Zager & Evans.

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Quote:"Anyone with an interest in British history or society should see this film.
Using real fascists to play fascists was very clever,and scary."

In fact EVERYONE should see this movie, fascism/nazism isn't a typical german thing, it's an international menace, clearly shown by the comments of the British Nazis in this movie. I agree with you, they should do a remake, but leaving the script/story as it is.
Marvelous piece of work! Just watched it yesterday, came across it merely by accident, when pouring through my "Lexicon of Sci-Fi-movies" (yes, it's listed as "Sci-Fi"...).
Here in Germany it's only available on Video/DVD and I wonder why... We get so many good documentaries about the Nazis and WWII, why don't they show this movie as an example of living under occupation (even if "only fictional"). Doing so might give the audience a broader view of what happened back then, instead of concentrating only on the people responsible for that 12 years of terror in Germany and half the world. Hitler couldn't have risen to and maintained his power without many supporting him and many who didn't care and simply looked away, in Germany and the occupied territories as well.

Agreed a remake would be fine, keeping the story/screenplay as it is, but I fear this won't happen, because too many people have become accustomed to the "Technicolor-Hollywood-history-lessons", clear-cut, black&white, good-guy/bad-guy flicks of the past 60 years.
A story that isn't easy to digest and raises inconvenient questions simply wouldn't sell...

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The way politics and society is moving today in the UK, you won't need a remake of this film, you'll just have to look out of your window to see the 21st Century version walking down the street.

It won't be Germans this time, it'll be your brainwashed neighbour SS types who've gobbled up everything they've been given from the media who are simply trotting out the government fear agenda regarding the fake 'War On Terror', itself simply a disguise for an attack on civil rights and liberty leading to an undeclared fascist state.

"People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul" - C.G.Jung

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Squeeth -

Remake?

Nooooooo.

Wouldn't look right. There were still some well dodgy bits of London, courtesy of the Luftwaffe and it was made in black & white.

Also, British faces are different now - that worn-out, pale & drawn look doesn't exist anymore.

A classic but leave well alone.

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We are seeing it happen here in America right now. I remember when I was a child, I would catch flies for fun. You had to move very slowly so that they wouldn't realize they were being trapped.

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