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Re: 14 - Diaries of the Great War > Netflix recommendation

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"....Frances, I could not find this on Netflix.  Is it part of their streaming service?...".

 

   It's called "The Great War Diary" and is streaming.  I don't understand it, but it has different titles. If you go into Netflix, streaming, you'll find this name. But then, they show a pic of the DVD and it has "Diaries of the Great War". Then, if you search, you'll find the original title with the "14" in it, on IMDB.  I don't get it, but there it is............... 


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Re: 14 - Diaries of the Great War > Netflix recommendation

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Sparkel18 wrote:

I recently watched an interesting documentary on NetFlix called 14 - Diaries of the Great War.

It was originally shown on BBC in 2014 in 8 segments. The individual episodes tell the story of the first World War as seen through the eyes of soldiers, children, housewives, factory workers, and volunteers—with fourteen main characters who speak through their diaries. This is a crazy quilt of enacted stories based on these diaries, woven together with pieces of actual war footage and animation. I found it to be a very emotional depiction of this historical era as well as very informative.

Frances

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Frances, I could not find this on Netflix.  Is it part of their streaming service? 

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Re: What Should I Add to My Netflix Queue? $5 a day

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An Indie film from 2008 with Christopher Walken.  It really made me laugh and the acting was great.  I found myself really liking all the characters in this movie.

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14 - Diaries of the Great War > Netflix recommendation

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I recently watched an interesting documentary on NetFlix called 14 - Diaries of the Great War.

It was originally shown on BBC in 2014 in 8 segments. The individual episodes tell the story of the first World War as seen through the eyes of soldiers, children, housewives, factory workers, and volunteers—with fourteen main characters who speak through their diaries. This is a crazy quilt of enacted stories based on these diaries, woven together with pieces of actual war footage and animation. I found it to be a very emotional depiction of this historical era as well as very informative.

Graphically it was well done. A photo was shown of the actual diary’s author, which dissolved into a photo of the actor who was portraying this person in the documentary. You had a real sense of walking into the personal lives of these people, many of whom became the lone survivors of battles, illness, or other catastrophes.

One young girl, the daughter of a Cossack colonel, decided to follow her father into the war and became a child soldier at the age of 14. She was wounded in battle and narrowly escaped having her leg amputated. A year later she awoke from a horrific battle to find herself partially buried in rubble with only her head and right arm above ground. Another time she narrowly avoided being executed when her troop was captured. She was given the number 54 and all soldiers through 53 had been shot by a firing squad when fighting engulfed the camp, leaving her the only person alive. After the war she spent time in a mental hospital, was released and emigrated to the U.S. where she lived to age 84.

Well worth watching.

 

Frances

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Re: What Should I Add to My Netflix Queue?

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Happy New Year film friends!  Some Netflix suggestions are on this list:

http://www.timeout.com/chicago/film/the-100-best-movies-now-on-netflix

 

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Re: What Should I Add to My Netflix Queue?

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So many movies, so little time! :-)
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Re: What Should I Add to My Netflix Queue? Gone Baby Gone

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Most of you movie lovers probably have already seen the above movie made in 2007.    I am a bit late to the party.  A long crime movie  with all kinds of twists and turns.  I gave it 4 stars in myr Netflix review. 

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Re: What Should I Add to My Netflix Queue?

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FilmNoter wrote:
Don't know what this means, but the other day I logged onto Netflix and it said a lot of the movies I had as Saved (aka dvds not stocked currently by Netflix) were no longer available. Maybe this is to encourage more users to move to streaming? Has anyone else had this experience?

Yes, I was aggravated to find many movies have disappeard from my list. I am keeping a list of what they removed, hoping I will find another way to see the movies.

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Re: What Should I Add to My Netflix Queue?

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Revenge is well worth watching.
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Re: What Should I Add to My Netflix Queue?

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I like SyFy movies and horror movies like mummies, not so much Zombie too gross.  I love Romantic movies and Adventure movies, like Treasure Hunting,,,,