Das Boot

Dicky

Lantern Swinger
#3
Witsend: Agree with you there mate, the subtitled version is better even though I can't understand German, the film says it all. The book is equally good and as accurate as it can be....and you still haven't told me where you got that bird in the animated graphic giving the pink oboe a going over ??
Happy new year 2010...pmsl.
 
#4
We used to have the video running virtually every night on patrol, hence my avatar! The German one with subtitles. Brills movie. He gets killed in the end......... :oops:


Sorry.



Not.
 
#5
Read the book many years ago, saw the original series on TV and now own the DVD.

Fantastic stuff all round and I agree, the book was better, but they always tend to be.
 
#8
SONAR-BENDER said:
We used to have the video running virtually every night on patrol, hence my avatar! The German one with subtitles. Brills movie. He gets killed in the end......... :oops:


Sorry.



Not.
Nostalgia a Dave? - you wish!!
 
C

Circus

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#9
I got the book for Christmas, brilliant read. I then downloaded the 3 hour version with English voices instead of German once, but with a German accent, not ideal but good enough. The Second Lieutenant (sic?) has a really high, squeaky voice.....
 
#14
witsend said:
Cheers, I might give it a go. I'm not a fan of watching a movie and then reading the book, or vice versa. Plus my German does'nt go past "nine", "snail" & "qui". :wink:
"There is no butter in the mess".

German interpretation:-

Nine slide in de grot.
Buck up man its easy. :wink: :D
 
#15
Whilst not wishing to detract from Das Boot in any way I am currently reading "The secret diary of a U Boat" by Wolfgang Hirschfeld.

It is an excellent diary of a U Boat Telegraphist who both survived the war, which in itself was quite an achievement and ended up as a Warrant Officer.
 
#16
I agree with andym. Although the film Das Boot is good, it isn’t as good as the original, nearly 5 hours with sub titles, television version screened by the BBC. The DVD compilation of that is slightly shorter as they omit the usual lead in/lead out sequences of each episode.

As brigham600 mentions, it is always very difficult to compare a book to the film. We all make our own images from a book and they rarely match the film. Reading the book after seeing the film always feels a bit hollow; to me anyway.
 
#17
Maxi_77 said:
Whilst not wishing to detract from Das Boot in any way I am currently reading "The secret diary of a U Boat" by Wolfgang Hirschfeld.

It is an excellent diary of a U Boat Telegraphist who both survived the war, which in itself was quite an achievement and ended up as a Warrant Officer.
Try "Iron Coffins" by Herbert A Werner. He was a U-boat officer who survived the war. As you say Maxi, that was an achievement in itself as out of 40,000 U-boat men, 30,000 died. A 75% mortality rate hence the title of his book.
 
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