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Can You Match the Movie to the War?
by John Miller
Amblin Entertainment, Mutual Film Company, Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures, TriStar Pictures, The Weinstein Company, Universal Pictures

“Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.” That’s the most famous quote in what might be the most famous war movie of the entire 20th century. Can you name the movie? And do you know the character who said these iconic words? Take this war movie quiz now and see if you really remember your war movies — and whether you can recall the conflicts that inspired big-screen blockbusters!

You might know that actor Clint Eastwood starred in numerous feature films that used war as their setting. But did you know that Eastwood also directed more than one war movie? “Letters from Iwo Jima” was one of his better efforts, but do you know which war served as the leading star in this film?

For years, no one in the United States would even publicly discuss the Vietnam War, in part because it was linked to so much shame and disappointment. Then, some amazing Hollywood project brought the conflict to theaters. Did you see Vietnam movies like “The Thin Red Line,” “Hamburger Hill,” “The Deer Hunter,” and “Born on the Fourth of July”? Let’s see if you know the other even more famous movies that emerged from this slog of a war.

Of course, both World Wars served up many stories that became fixtures on the big screen. But do you know which conflict sparked the script for “Das Boot”? Was “Casablanca” from the Great War … or the Second World War? 

Let’s see if you can cut through the fog of war and wind your way through the trenches of this tough war movie quiz. We’ll see if you really know your war movies, or whether you’ll just become more cannon fodder at the hands of these bullet-riddled conundrums!

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