Thursday, February 26, 2009

Why did you just shoot that guy in line Mr?

Miracle at St Anna begins with sort of a perplexing scene.. and older black postal worker named Hector all of a sudden freaks out and shoots an Italian man in line with an antique German pistol. You can't help to think to yourself, what on earth just happened, and is it just me or was the first question you think of : Why an antique German pistol? Not to mention back at this guy's house he has the head of a very valuable statue in his closet worth millions of dollars, just tucked away for no apparent reason, and this guy is not wealthy.

A reporter starts asking these very questions and the story he gets is not at all what he expects. Very few people know that there was an all black regiment in World War II and it just so happens that Hector, the postal worker that shot the Italian man was one of them. The movie follows the story of these men as they travel through Italy. The head in the closet, well that was considered a good luck charm to the platoon, though seeing as its now buried in a closet it may not have been the best good luck charm ever? Really most of the story focuses on the platoon itself and this small boy they find orphaned and injured. Though its a good story for a war movie it really shows very little action. The most action in the movie is the opening scene where the guy gets shot.

It's a bit slow building but it tells a very important story. For those of you who are world war two buffs, love war stories not just the fighting, or who just love Spike Lee will be in heaven. I am only just slightly dissapointed as I wish there was some more excitement.

Miracle at St Anna is available right now on dvd and you can get your copy on Amazon!

I have three copies of Miracle at St Anna to give away to my readers!

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out Miracle at St Anna and tell me about your favorite war movie.
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
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    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end March 31th at midnight!

143 Comments:

mar said...

My favorite war movie is Pearl Harbor. I have the DVD and have watched it several times.

Harry J. Weil said...

My favorite war movie would have to Letter from Iwo Jima - Clint eastwood is the best!

Naomi said...

I don't get out enough... I never even heard of this movie and I like Spike Lee. I think the WWII movie Go For Broke was pretty awesome, since it was about the all Japanese regiment in WWII. There are a ton of great ones, though.

mom2anutball said...

I really like Pearl Harbor!

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Ellen C. said...

My favorite would have to be Full Metal Jacket. Thanks for the chance.

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texasheartland said...

My favorite war movie would have to be "We Were Soldiers"...


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mverno said...

loved platoon with charlie sheen

Kristie said...

It wasn't really a war movie, but took place during WWII, "Life is Beautiful".

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jen said...

I would have to say Full Metal Jacket was my all time fav.
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VickeC said...

Saving Private Ryan would be my favorite


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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

coming home

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KLM39 said...

I don't have a favorite war movie.

CiCi said...

Full Metal Jacket.

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Tara said...

Saving Private Ryan is the one that comes to mind!


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Fangirl Jen said...

My favorite war movie is The Longest Day.

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Shannon said...

Saving Private Ryan.

Tanya Wilson said...

My favorite war movie is Black Hawk Down.

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dwhogan said...

Platoon

agordon10 said...

Full Metal Jacket

Anonymous said...

The Longest Day

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dave c said...

My favorite war movie would have to be "Saving Private Ryan"

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janehixon said...

My favorites areFrom Here to Eternity and Saving Private Ryan......Spike Lee makes wonderful movies....!

peg42 said...

My favorite is Platoon. This movie sounds really great. Thanks for offering this giveaway.

abfantom said...

Saving Private Ryan was a great war movie.

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lisagee said...

~Braveheart was a good war movie~

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Andria said...

I love Full Metal Jacket

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elkaye said...

I really enjoyed watching the movie Glory, which was based on the Civil War.


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Ed said...

Full Metal Jacket

Think about it said...

My favorite war movie is Pearl Harbor.
i have watched it 3 times

george ferris said...

My favorite war movie is any one with Audie Murphy in it.

bleatham said...

My favorite war movie is Pearl Harbor. It is a great movie!
Thanks

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I'm a subscriber!! Thanks again

Carolsue said...

I liked Born on the Fourth of July. That's back when I actually liked Tom Cruise.
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chromiumman said...

the dirty dozen

saxoman said...

Looks like a good movie...please count me in!

Erica C. said...

Full Metal Jacket is great...thanks for this chance!

Thomas Semesky said...

SAVING PRIVATE RYAN. The acting, the story and the music all came together to make this one classic war movie.
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kelvin said...

My favorite war movie was Platoon,and I would love to win this dvd!

Firestorm said...

The longest Day was my fav war movie.

Anonymous said...

Mine is Saving Pvt. Ryan

Carol Lawrence said...

Saving Private Ryan and Full Metal Jacket are 2 of my favorites. jelly15301@gmail.com

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SomebodyFamousJr said...

My favorite war movie is Sink the Bismark.

clynsg said...

Gettysburg is my favorite war movie.

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Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

Pearl harbor for sure. it was so cool in the theatre!
Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

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susan1215 said...

My favorite war movie would have to be "Saving Private Ryan"

Sunnyvale said...

From Here to Eternity

banquetbabe said...

we liked saving private ryan

TXsunlover said...

My favorite war movie is Apocalypse Now. I love the smell of napalm in the morning!
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I subscribe!
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Reynda said...

Saving Private Ryan

Hues262 said...

I'd go with Saving Private Ryan

Deedles said...

Saving Private Ryan is my favorite.

LIDARKSIDE said...

"The Bridge on the River Kwai". My "OpenID" is my contact email.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

Saving Private Ryan is brilliant. Thank you!

Tes283 said...

Tora Tora Tora
I know how it ends but enjoy it every time.

bohemiangypsy...Leslie said...

I just watched on AMC, "The Great Raid" starring Benjamin Bratt. It is about our WWII POWs who were held at the Cabanatuan Prison Camp and there rescue. Great movie. Thanks for the giveaway.

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tarahsfoodreviews said...

Blackhawk Down

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Kari said...

Patton

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Im a subscriber

rosidentevil said...

thank you for the great contest
enter me please
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judybrittle said...

My favorite war movie is Hanoi Hilton
It was so good and very sad. Thank you!

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Nickolay said...

My favorite war movie is either "We were Soliders", or "Saving Private Ryan"

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Contest Man said...

Saving Private Ryan was great but the greatest War Movie/Series ever is Band of Brothers. This is one of the best movies of all time. Hope I win!

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wigget said...

my all-time favorite is saving private ryan

Dave said...

Tropic Thunder. The film had some surprisingly realistic war scenes, but was also very funny. Thank you for the chance to win.

Melissa said...

Saving Private Ryan

Karen said...

Pearl Harbor was my fav.

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amweeks said...

My favorite is probably Patton. George C Scott did such a great job portraying him, you really got a feeling that you knew him!

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Beth said...

My favorite is Pearl Harbor and I also like Patton. Thanks!

Robert said...

My favorite was The Bridge on the River Kwai.

bison61 said...

my favorite would be Full Metal Jacket

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mindy said...

platoon thanks for the giveaway

Erica said...

I like Patton.

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twbellamy said...

good prize

JamericanSpice said...

I like Black Hawk Dawn

cdrury said...

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I am absolutely drawing a blank on the name but it is the Vietnam War movie where the helocopters are flying over - came out years ago - wow - brain freeze!!!

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cpullum said...

Saving Private Ryan made me cry and think what our soldiers go through.
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ms-texas said...

Schindler's List

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I'm a subscriber

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Jim W. said...

The Longest Day is my favorite was movie, it's all about the Allied invasion of Europe on D-Day.

Becky said...

Saving Private Ryan is my all time favorite. My husband would love this movie. He will watch any and all war movies and most of the time is watching the history channel.

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Becky said...

I am an email subscriber.

Jessilyn82 said...

I loved A Bridge Too Far, it used to be one of my father's favorite movies

Kelly said...

Pearl Harbor is my favorite that I can think of right now.

RodsAngel said...

I have 2 favorite war movies...Full Metal Jacket and Pearl Harbor

Bob D. said...

I haven't been able to think of one I didn't like.

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vboackle said...

i liked pearl harbor.

deedleweedle said...

Saving Private Ryan

Traci said...

Pearl Harbor

denyse said...

I loved Saving Private Ryan

Marianna said...

My favorite war movie is an old one - Memphis Belle.

Tig said...

Wooo Hooo Make me a winner!

Jayfr said...

I've read Miracle at Santa Ana and look forward to seeing the movie. My favorite war movie was the first war movie I saw at the theater (also the first PG movie I saw) -- A Bridge too Far. That one was also a great book. We Were Soldiers Once and Young was also a great movie.

Ken said...

My favorite war movie was The Longest Day. I remember sitting in the movie theater from 1pm to 11pm watching it over again and again. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Patton has always been a favorite movie of mine.
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ky2here said...

Johnny Get Your Gun

booklover said...

Sargeant York

yellowlabs said...

I always loved "Glory".

leandrew said...

My favorite war movie is Oliver Stone's 'Platoon'!

A great movie!

Please, include me in your giveaway drawing!

Thanks and good luck to all!

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I'm a subscriber via Google Reader!


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Anonymous said...

My favorite war movie is the Green Berets. John Wayne was the ultimate actor playing the ultimate soldier.

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Betty C said...

My favorite war movie is a very old one "Red Badge of Courage"

ellie said...

Though technically a series, it doesn't get any better than Band of Brothers. If I had to pick a movie I guess I'd pick Saving Private Ryan.

Pam said...

"The Bridge Over the River Kwai" Thanks!!

Jinxy and Me said...

Has to be Saving Private Ryan.

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I like Saving Private Ryan and Full Metal Jacket!

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I am a subscriber!

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guettel78 said...

Saw the trailer for this film and thought it looked really intriguing (and a really different take on the genre from Spike Lee). I think my favorite war movie would have to be "Full Metal Jacket," which really takes you into the mind and the experience of soldiers from their first days of basic training to their time in a combat zone. Thanks for the giveaway!

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I'm a subscriber - thanks!

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Landy H said...

Saving Private Ryan was my favorite.

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azrosebud said...

my favorite war movie is Saving Private Ryan

Carolyn said...

My favorite War movie is the old All Quiet On The Western Front.

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I subscribe

mom2anutball said...

I like Full Metal Jacket, thanks for the chance! hawkgirl_16 {at} hotmail {dot} com

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Ardy22 said...

I liked the last Pearl Harbor movie that was on tv

Amy said...

Hate to be like so many others but Pearl Harbor - didn't even get to the second part yet but I know that!

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oona. said...

I've been wanting to see this Spike Lee Movie since I saw a preview a few months ago. My favorite war movie is Apacolypse Now

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MAC Mom said...

Most recently I saw Flags of Our Fathers and I really enjoyed it. It was written so well. It was very touching as my husband is in the military. It was very sad to see all the young men fighting for our freedom.
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morethananumber said...

I like Black Hawk Down!

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Gianna said...

From Here to Eternity..

Ally said...

My favorite war movie is Saving Private Ryan.

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