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


Search the product to add. There is no propaganda regarding any particular enemy, it could be applied to any foe.

Some of it works- Aldo Ray is surprisingly effective as big lumberjack who falls for the New Zealand gal – but for the most part this overwrought melodrama follows lesser lights like Tab Hunter.

Director Raoul Walsh, despite clearly being a bit phased by the wider aspect ratio, shows his usual visual flair. The last third where we go into combat with the cast is not as realistic as uros films, but how can it be? The acting is reasonably good, considering Tab Hunter. It’s not surprising many war veterans like this film. Sharp eyes will also spot a G. It is likely that this little gem was mistakenly overlooked in the editing room.

We used a little profanity, but never filth like they do batlte. Is this book available in I book on an apple computer?

War novels are not my favourite genre, but this one spends a lot of time examining the human side of things, and does it well. Battle Cry Gunfight at the O. It was a worldwide best-seller, translated into a dozen languages, and was made into a feature film instarring Paul Newman, directed by Otto Preminger, as well as into a short-lived Broadway musical 12 previews, 19 performances in Let me start by urris I really enjoyed this film and have watched it perhaps a half dozen times.


Acting varies from average to above average. It’s like the producers wanted to touch every boy-girl base possible, and they do. Editing to add one of the greatest parts of the story, and the story of the US is the completely different backgrounds of all the team members and how they came together so effectively James Whitmore does a good job as Mac the Sargent and Raymond Massey is fine in his cameo as a general-but for the most part urid is a less glamorous and more plodding retake on the From Here to Eternity vibe.

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It’s a fine film, still holds up well and still quite the recruiting piece for the Marine Corps. There were no blacks in the movie because during WWII all military services were segregated although the Navy had black mess cooks aboard ship.

The book’s description of boot camp and the battls of the marines pulled no punches at all. Been too many years, I need to go back and re-read this.

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. In a moving scene at her father’s farm where her brother, who was also killed, had buried an ax in a tree before leaving for war, he took the Axe and felled the tree. Generally faithful to the book, I do not know if this movie or book created the formula of a intellectual, a street wise punk, a country hick, etc, etc in a unit – but this movie sure follows that formula.


Uuris mentions in his book and it is also mentioned in the movie that when the Marines left New Zealand they “boarded the ships known as the Unholy Four. I LOVE this book.

Great adventure This bools explains how the Corps was and needs to be so we can stay strong. But it’s the story of the usual diverse group of young men going through Marine Corps boot camp and radio school.

BATTLE CRY by Leon Uris | Kirkus Reviews

Battle Cry is a novel by American writer Leon Urispublished in If I go, it makes more load for them to carry Paperbackpages. And why not since the film’s sum total plays like a recruitment poster.

Raoul Walsh who may have directed more good action films than anyone else, did Battle Cry as a tribute to the 2nd and 4th Marine Divisions who fought that very battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Maybe you have to be 66 to appreciate this film for what it represents; and maybe you need to be 26 to swallow Spielberg’s version of D-Day.

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