Battle Cry has ratings and reviews. Matthew said: This book is for the Marine Corps what Tales of the South Pacific was for the Navy: a great. Battle Cry is the riveting Marine epic by the bestselling author of such classics as Trinity and ExodusOriginally published in , Leon Uris’s Battle Cry is the. It’s terrific: Perhaps there is less searching for the beast in man than in The Naked and the Dead, less uncovering of basic disillusions than in.

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Upload Menus Upload menu files with. After nearly 40 years it was interesting to revisit this book. As an adult I found it simpler and more straight forward than I remembered and not quite as emotional.

Image size per lepn cannot exceed 10 MB. From boot camp to active duty in the Pacific, the plot accentuates the ups and downs of several marines, their love lives, their interpersonal relations and adaptation to the military, constantly lorded over by tough commanders.


It is likely that this little gem was urus overlooked in the editing room. One other reviewer said he was superpatriotic and a crazy man for wanting a combat assignment in the film. Its a book which is written. Book seemed longer overall than necessary, with more vignettes into the personal lives and concerns of the individual characters.

BATTLE CRY – LEON URIS Reviews, Summary, Story, Price, Online, Fiction, Nonfiction

Leon Uris’s novel, on which this is based, was pretty good as I recall, and I saw the film shortly after its release. Retrieved from ” https: Some made it, some did not. Scenarist Leon Uris, who was adapting his own novel there’s a lovely story about Uris, whose novel was turned down by just about every major publisher in turn, snarling at the last one ‘when this is published and becomes a best-seller I’m gonna shove the ,th copy up your ass cleverly anticipates the Hollywood bomber-crew syndrome by having his narrator Mac James Whitmore reel off the various ‘types’ as the recruits are en route to Boot Camp.


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Battle Cry

It’s written by a veteran of the conflict and is very touching. If you want to see a movies, though fiction, based on the batttle of the 2nd marine division, make it your business to see this movie.

Battle Cry by Leon Uris. It went from a two star to a five star book over the four days it took me to read. You get that mad sadness and humor blended together, the kind only people who have lived through battle can appeciate. This is a really awesome war batlte. It’s nine tenths suffering and one tenth justification for it. Their stay in New Uirs for example sounds like a good ol time, but the gloom of future combat hangs above them.

It’s great weight comes more from the scenes outside of combat than the heroism described during conflict.

There was a problem adding your email address. And with great production values, “Battle Cry” deserves to be seen at least once by serious viewers. And why not since the film’s sum total plays like a recruitment poster. Mar 14, Crt rated it liked it Shelves: Battel boys of the 6th Marines lived and loved hard because each to a man knew that the “Whores” were not promised tomorrow. Steiner’s original marching song, “Honey Babe”, provides an enduring memory of the film.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. If you fast forward toyou see pretty much the exact same formula in Full Metal Jacket, but with more graphic gore.


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Gottshalk rated it really liked it. The badness of the Battle Cry script announces itself from the very first line.

For example, anyone who has seen a handful of 50s war movies will be used to being distracted by the odd bit of scratchy stock footage, but Battle Cry even uses black-and-white stock footage, as if someone really thought that would blend seamlessly with the Technicolor.

According to one source, in the early ‘s he was hired by an American public relations firm to go to Israel and “soak up the atmosphere and create a novel about it”. Upload photo files with. This is why ‘Battle Cry’ shows more of the daily, drudging experience of actual marines than those war films crammed with combat sequences ever show.

This page was last edited on 22 Novemberat The amount of story here could feed a six or eight hour TV mini-series, but the film does a fairly nice job of whittling things down and keeping the plot coherent and expedient. Battle Cry is not a bad film by any means, but a mainstream 50’s romance, and because it is Walsh, there are excellent things to be found, as long as you don’t expect superior battlefield heroics; Aldo Ray and Van Heflin both turn in finely-tuned performances, Ray as a macho player evolving into a loving husband, Van Heflin as a commander who fails to maintain distance from his charges; a young Tab Hunter caught on with teens when he was cast as heartthrob Danny Forrester, and acquits himself nicely.