From Pine View Farm

The Enemy Below 10

No, not Dick Cheney.

Just one of the best war movies ever made (and the book was better). And I stumbled on it tonight. (Yes, I have seen Saving Private Ryan. No, I haven’t seen Das Boot.)

The only better WWII movie I ever saw was Beach Red. (And, once again, the book–in this case a poem, was better.)



  1. Karen

    July 1, 2007 at 12:54 pm

    99% of the time, the book is better. “To Kill a Mockingbird” was a fantastic book. My favorite of all time. The screen writers stayed pretty close, & the movie was very well done. Gregory Peck as Atticus was classic. The best choice.

  2. The Plumber!

    July 1, 2007 at 1:26 pm

    You always blog on good stuff frank..

  3. Linda

    July 1, 2007 at 2:44 pm

    I so agree with you. This is so ironic. “To Kill a Mockingbird”, is my favorite book, my favorite movie, I have it on tape, and I even saw a stage version of it, which was great See if you did live closer we would be great friends.

  4. Opie

    July 1, 2007 at 6:04 pm

    The greatest movie of all time was Napoleon Dynamite, and the book would have been better than the movie, if there had been a book.

  5. Frank

    July 1, 2007 at 11:13 pm

    The 1% not embraced by Karen’s statement was M*A*S*H. The movie was better than the book, and the TV show was better than the movie.

  6. Karen

    July 2, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    I liked the book better than the movie, but the show was the best.

    What was the other one that was floating around at the same time? Something along the same lines, but the more I try to remember it, the further away the title gets.

  7. Bill

    July 3, 2007 at 4:14 pm

    As I recall, Catch 22 and M*A*S*H were both released in 1970.

  8. Bill

    July 3, 2007 at 5:05 pm

    Frank, if you haven’t seen Das Boot, you should. It’s so good you may find yourself rooting for the Germans.

  9. Karen

    July 3, 2007 at 6:14 pm

    Catch 22 was it! Thank you

  10. Frank

    July 4, 2007 at 3:30 pm

    I watched part of Das Boot the other night, but at 11:00 p. m. I ran out of gas.

    I remember many years ago seeing a hokie Spanish pirate movie dubbed into English. (It was just as hokie as most U. S. pirate movies.) I found myself rooting for the Spaniards.