Talk:Lifeboat (film)

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3 stars[edit]

I saw this movie once before and couldn't stop watching it. Then the other day it came on and me and my daughter began watching it. I do not think I ever saw the movie in it's entirety and actually if my memory is correct I actually came into the movie about in the same place as my first time. Three stars!

Movie crtitcs can be huge bandwagon jumpers.

Smallest Set?[edit]

I'd really like to see a citation for this kind of absolute statement.

Fair use rationale for Image:Lifeboat1.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 23:02, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Lifeboat2.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 23:03, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Characters[edit]

This article is a stub, and only mentions the characters Willi and Gus (along with a brief mentioning of Kovak). I think we can do better. I would suggest that we add a section of the article for the characters and go into more detail, plus an explanation of how the characters act as a microcosm for the war. This would help readers better understand the plot, because Lifeboat is a movie in which the characters are particularly important due to the lack of action and/or setting change. At least add some mention of the character Connie Porter, who is considerably important in the movie. It seems to me that, from the perspective of someoene who has seen the film at least, this article is not at all descriptve of the movie, or at least accurate only in a vague sense. I would suggest that the article needs help, if not from an expert on the subject, then at least from someone who has seen the movie. --71.229.184.62 (talk) 00:46, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

War film?[edit]

Though the backdrop is war, the film is a dramatic character study, and a propaganda piece (rightly so). Every war film is propaganda of-a-sort, if only the directors/producers views on the subject, but The Longest Day is a war film, or Saving Private Ryan, or Hell is for Heroes, etc. Boat sitters as 'war' does a disservice to the genre! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.81.245.173 (talk) 21:50, 9 June 2013 (UTC)