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Lightning
Glasgow  UK
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Spanish-Filipino-American War films
9/3/2020 10:46:30 AM
Hi all,

I've been reading about the 'Splendid Little War' recently and took some time to watch a couple of pieces regarding this period.

'Rough Riders' - with Tom Berenger, Sam Elliot, Gary Busey et al. Actually a great fun watch, if a bit loose with the actual history (think Gettybsurg in Cuba, and at a similar level of quality, IMO). I've long thought that Tom Berenger is a highly underrated actor and this performance here only confirms my view. He was sensational as Theodore Roosevelt. The battle scenes are well done and I appreciate they made a reasonable stab at historically accurate uniforms and weaponary. I'll watch it again, some time. The only quibble is the amount of screen time given to Lt John Pershing - you'd walk away from this film thinking he commanded the entire 10th Cavalry!

'1898, Los Ășltimos de Filipinas' - a Spanish language film, telling the story of the Siege of Baler, that was lasted nearly a full year from 1898-1899. It doesn't include any scenes with the American forces (the film starts in the middle of the Philipine Revolution) , but does mention events elsewhere. The film is superbly shot, with intense performances from some of Spain's most established character actors, as well as some powerful Filipino performances. Well worth your time if you haven't caught it already.

Anyone know of anything else worth taking a look at? Or any books I should be checking out?

Cheers,

Colin

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"There is no course open to us but to fight it out. Every position must be held to the last man: there must be no retirement. With our backs to the wall and believing in the justice of our cause, each one of us must fight to the end."
MPReed
 
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Spanish-Filipino-American War films
3/27/2021 12:39:57 AM
Look up "Amigo." It is modern, and pretty good, and captures the guerilla aspect of the war quite well.

Lightning
Glasgow  UK
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Spanish-Filipino-American War films
3/27/2021 4:56:01 PM
Will do, cheers.
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"There is no course open to us but to fight it out. Every position must be held to the last man: there must be no retirement. With our backs to the wall and believing in the justice of our cause, each one of us must fight to the end."
Wazza
Sydney  Australia
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Spanish-Filipino-American War films
3/28/2021 1:44:24 AM
Goyo: The Boy General is a Philipines one
Lightning
Glasgow  UK
Posts: 692
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Spanish-Filipino-American War films
3/29/2021 10:49:52 AM
I've just seen that one appear on Netflix, will check that out too.

Cheers,

Colin
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"There is no course open to us but to fight it out. Every position must be held to the last man: there must be no retirement. With our backs to the wall and believing in the justice of our cause, each one of us must fight to the end."
ralfy
Secaucus NJ USA
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Spanish-Filipino-American War films
4/19/2021 5:28:57 AM
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