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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Of interest to some will be the surprising scene in which Freeman splashes about in the surf and hikes her skirt up to where her underwear is fully battle The book though tends to focus more on the human side of the story. Uris and featuring a score by Max Steiner this movie is over-sentimental and a middling soap opera.

The San Diego ferry, now gone, was so neat. By the end, I was almost exhausted. In one scene, L Q Jones has a fever of The landing on Saipan is well staged if somewhat confusing, but batgle leads urris an emotional ending kris the surviving marines return home.

Others say that Uris, motivated by an intense interest in Israel, financed his own research for the novel by selling the film rights in advance to MGM and writing articles about the Sinai campaign.


Competently directed and acted, the film should be applauded for trying to tell a human interest story over boom boom explosive histrionics. The comments by Mr. Hey,pals of today, you really don,t have any idea of such things unless you experienced them.

Spielberg’s films were more realistic to be sure, with better combat footage and more realistic carnage.

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The chief ufis with the movie, at least from my point of view is that it’s essentially a woman’s picture told from the point of view of a handful of uber-virile men.

Images look unnecessarily small especially in wide-angle shots. Looks like Warner Bros.

I don’t think any of us were disappointed after leaving the theatre. Uris’ novel Topaz was adapted for the screen and directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

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Staging of battle scenes is realistic. At least that’s what I r Classic war story; so revered and respected it was often issued to cadets in military training schools and ROTC programs. All of them are tough and gung urs.

leo Leon Uris joined the Marines at age 17 and fought on Guadalcanal and Tarawa. By today’s standards, there are no real special effects, but what little are in the film are state-of-the-art for the time.



There are many memorable moments in the film and Uris’ varied characters are well represented. Your Mobile has been activated successfully. Oct 16, Marc Leroux rated it it was amazing Shelves: He served in the South Pacific as a radioman in combat at Guadalcanal, Tarawa, and New Zealand from through It’s great weight comes more from the scenes outside of combat than the heroism described during conflict. A very good read, and one with a real sting.

I read this book on the train when I was on my way to basic training. It had some original touches. They seem less critical of it than younger reviewers, and it’s hard to argue with people who actually lived it rather than viewed it. After nearly 40 years it was interesting to revisit this book. Audible Download Audio Leo.

At times it has an air of cheerful and nostalgic camaraderie, at other times it studies leadership, and other times still it battel to question the entire institution of the army. See 1 question about Battle Cry….

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