For My Fellow Soldier - Part 2
 
 
Studio: rileyman
 
Review Count: 37
Average Rating: 5.0 stars
Genre: Romance
Length: 14 minutes 17 seconds
 
Posted on: March 24, 2007
 
 
Film Description
FOR MY FELLOW SOLDIER ??? PART 2

http://movies.riley-man.com/fmfs/

Accolades:
"dulcilicious" from Dulci (listed as 2nd under Drama)
S-F-F Gold from sisch
Best Romance in sgporsche48's 3rd Golden Film Awards
Best Script and Best Direction in Master007's 4th Archaic Awards

Please watch this film in full screen mode!

Please watch Part 1 first! It can be found here:
http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/128247

This is Part 2 of FOR MY FELLOW SOLDIER, the fictional chronicle of Lance Holmes??? deployment in Normandy during World War II. This second part includes the film???s final battle scene.

After his first tour of duty completed, Lance Holmes found himself in love with a captivating woman who had fled the German occupation in Paris. Lance and his new wife Stephanie then moved north to central England, making themselves a new home.

As the Normandy campaign continued to grow, and casualties mounted, Lance was informed his services would once again be required. His dedication to the continued war effort immediately found itself at odds with his new life. Stephanie would have to wait back in England, as Lance traveled through Normandy with a new squad to protect one small village in France...

CAST
JazzX as L/Cpl Lance Holmes
Tracey as Stephanie Holmes
Mustachio26 as Major Adam Mayweather
JazzX as Sgt Benjamin Norfolk
rileyman as Cpl Carl Devin
TheMonk as Pfc David Cooper
leonhart as Pfc Alex Serbin
Earl as BG George McDonald
dfallan as Sgt Riley Thomas
rileyman as Pvt/Sgt Walter Sears
Mister Bob as Sergeant in Saint-Lambert
Cheryl as Alice Mayweather
rileyman as Military Postal Runner

Thanks also to Parsons for his voice-over work in the second teaser trailer.

SOUNDTRACK
The City of Prague, Philharmonic Orchestra
(All music is in-game)
???Dark Horizon???
???Magic of the Movies???
???A Lone Fight???
???The Lovers???
???Mysterious Tombs???
???Center of the Earth???
???In the Saddle???
???Femme Fatale???
???The Big Adventure???
???The Last Stand???
???Adagio???
???Advancing Army???
???Pursuit???
???Melodramatic Love???
???All of My Love???

POSTER
Lin and rileyman

OVERLAYS
rileyman
Flag animations from http://www.fg-a.com/

SOUND EFFECTS
Custom ambience and rain created in Magix Music Maker
 
Featured Reviews
- kuroken

This two-part flick is a masterful achievement by any standard...

Half melodrama, half war movie, it works where so many fail. The scenes with Holmes and his wife, often the most cringe-worthy parts of war movies that try to mix the homefront with the war, are instead natural and well written, giving us insight into these characters that resonates later in the film. The battle scenes are well-edited and go on just long enough to make the point, without turning into 15 minutes of confusing battle action.

Another nice touch with the "army" scenes is that we see the soldiers outside of combat much more than we see them fighting - which is true to the nature of war - 2 weeks of boredom followed by 5 minutes of sheer terror.

Your cast was superb, many of them in multiple roles - which is hard to pull off, but these actors (including yourself) did, each giving a separate voice to their character. And I have to say, your use of the in-game music was nothing short of phenomenal. There's always the impulse to find outside music and go with it (one I've succumbed to since my first movie) but you show here that it's not about using those familiar melodies - it's how you use them that counts.

This was a terrific film, Riley, and I'm looking forward to it heading to the top of the charts.

Posted on March 24, 2007
- sweatyshoulder

Alright, let me just say that this was a beautiful film by you and is definitely the best WW2 film to date. I have to really give my special thanks to the VAs especially for keeping me well entertained with their excellent acting skills. Jazzx was hands down the best and definitely most noticeable VA in this film and I really give him a lot of credit for the superb work he did.

Your story was great, with well developed characters over the two parts. From the beginning, I was just amazed with everything you did. I think you had really nice use of freecam as well, which really added to this film's entertainment value.

The only thing I would suggest, if I can really nit pick, is to add in music from elsewhere; you know, that isn't already in the game. What I do have to comment you on though, is that your use of the in-game music was actually really good, and some of them I didn't even realize were from the game until I thought them over a bit. That's an excellent compliment towards you because sometimes I can't stand films with in-game music - yours was superb.

Thank you for this 30 some off minutes of enjoyment. You will go down in history (in my books anyway) as the maker of the best World War Two film and for that I give you a lot of credit, that you well deserve. I know how hard you worked on this as you'd keep me updated on skype. You deserve every ounce of credit and attention imaginable.

Great movie, five stars to you and make sure you share them with the VAs.

Posted on March 24, 2007
 
Reviews
- BasilFawltY

I am speechless. Simply speechless.

Posted on June 6, 2008
- cinecitta

I really enjoyed. The dramatic situation with that wife who has lost his husband is really touching. The second part is interisting, I like the texts you've used at the end, this is a good idea to give more informations and links about this subject. The editing is once again well done, the scenes fights are good.
So, it was a real good war movie, whith a part of emotion.
Thank you for the good moment.
sse you!
Cine

Posted on February 26, 2008
- captainstrider

Excellent final part to the movie. Much of what I said for the review of part 1 has been carried over. The action scenes were really well done and the ending was very emotional those were some excellent shots there.

Great work to yourself and the cast
Strider Out!

Posted on December 10, 2007
- Marine101

Well Riley, this is probably the best WW2 Drama/Action film I've ever seen. This is better than some real life WW2 films. Where should I start...

Well, the cast was superb. Monk did a great job as the medic. The tension with Jazzx's character in the letter, done well, just everyone did their role well. The flow was good, the fight scenes were truly done to the best I've seen. You used all the sets well and made the film truly a blockbuster.

Overall, the best out of the 2 and the best WW2 movie on TMO yet. Great Job Riley!

Posted on September 4, 2007
- Greenglades

An excellent mini-drama by Rileyman. This movie is a good mix of historical recreations, action, drama, and romance. From heroism to heartbreak, we experience the war through the lives of the squad. Good character development and a great storyline which helped move the plot along. With the timelines and dates it comes off as part documentary. The dates can get confusing at times especially in part 2 when you jump back and forth in time on several occasions. The centerpiece of the film is the story woven around Lance and Stephanie Holmes. You did an excellent job with that storyline.

Very good editing and good cinematography, to create the soldier interactions, the combat periods, the romance , and the tribute. Nice special effects for the Opening and closing credits. There was unfortunately a bit of a sound problem on Part 2 during the first half but it cleared up near the end. The voice actors did a great job. The movies music was used well in your film.

Critique: For me, I was not a fan of the frequent time/place settings overlays, which I felt gave the movie a bit of a disjointed feel, and the timeline could have been played out chronologically

An epic tale of war. camaraderie, bureaucracy, and love.. This was a well done film which reflects the time and effort you put into it. Great job

Skinshack Small Studio Review
Greenglades Official Review

Posted on July 31, 2007
- freddymurphy

A nice conclusion to part this movie.The story was well written. The ending credits were nice.Good work!


Have fun

Posted on July 14, 2007
- OD-Ork-Boy

A great second part to a great set of flicks here. The music was used to it's best possible extent and the story was indeed very epic. Great job!

- Orky

Posted on June 28, 2007
- jakechief

Great movie. 5 stars all the way. Please check out Jakers Part 4" Thanks. :-)

Posted on May 20, 2007
- Master007

The Archaic Awards
Review

Story: 10/10 What a finish to an excellent story! I was drawn into this part of the story the entire time. You ended the movie well, and I am glad to have watched it.

Music: 5/5 Music was selected perfectly. Great job!

VO/Subs: 10/10 Again all voiceovers were wonderful. A lot more of the VA's stood out in this part.

Script: 5/5 Script continued to be excellent. Great job!

Extras: 6/5 Wonderful use of freecam! The mods were great as well.

Editing: 15/15 The battle sequence was perfect. The rest of the movie flowed well. I really enjoyed this entire masterpiece and I hope future projects from you are just as good.

Final Score: 51/50

Posted on May 11, 2007
- Lucindamc123

Lucindamc123 - official reviewer for Silver Rock Entertainment

BOREDOM FACTOR - (100% - NOT BORED - 0% BORED)


100% I was not bored at all.

TITLES/SUBTITLES

this time I liked reading the information at the end of the movie.
100%

ACTING

Beautiful acting from all of the wonderful cast.

100%

SOUND EFFECTS/SOUND
There was a little hissing in some of the scenes otherwise it was beautiful and loved the music that fit the movie perfectly.

90%

VISUAL EFFECTS/SET DESIGN

100%
Beautiful, artistic battle scenes. Beautiful ordinary life scenes, graveyard, etc. that gave a good contrast to the battle scenes. I especially liked the scenes in the worn torn town.

SCRIPT WRITING
Excellent. dialogue. Very moving.

100%

EDITING - 100% - excellent use of freecam and editing. I especially liked the end.

FINAL SCORE 98.3% - 5 stars.

10% - 30% 1 star, in need of huge improvement.
31%-50% 2 stars, not bad, could do better.
51%-70% 3 stars, good, alright, always room for improvement.
71%-90% 4 stars, close to amazing. Excellent work.
91%-100% 5 stars, astonishing job, perfect.

Posted on May 2, 2007
- AxeCinema

Well and truly, a TMO classic. I am not sure how to comment on this. I am left rather speechless!

Loved the "original" TM music, it brings back good memories. the VOs were... wow. The plot was what amazed me. You made a war movie where soldiers aren't just fighting for 30 minutes :-p a huge impact on viewers, as most TMO war movies concentrate more on fighting than they do the actual soldiers and characters.

wonderful

Posted on April 27, 2007
- rysto

See Part One for my HIGHEST definition review. ;)

Posted on April 23, 2007
- NUKESTER

What an amazing achievement and acomplishment! Never before have I seen a more engaging War Film on TMO with so much heart and soul. Your cast really breathe life and soul into the characters and captivate the viewer throughout this magnificent story. Definetly the Best War Movie to Grace TMO!!!!

Nuke Well in Normandy!!!!!!!

Posted on April 21, 2007
- Ranedthel

Here we have an excellent follow up to Part 1. The story of "For My Fellow Soldier" continues in top notch style as we follow this dramatic adventure. The attention to detail and post production work is again sharp and steady holding this viewer entranced in the story. The voice performances by all were terrific. (some stronger than others) BRAVO!!! Both movies, Part 1 and Part 2, I believe deserve a long ride at the top of the charts.

Posted on April 14, 2007
- K4OwnzAll

I watched this movie for Lance! WOW! What an epic story and a commendable amount of worthwhile work! Surely a treat for any war buff! And I appreciated the information at the end of the movie as well! Very considerate! Well done! ===K4===

Posted on April 4, 2007
- Grahum

This Film rocked well done pal you've made the best film i have ever seen made using the movies i have watched both parts and enjoyed them thourghlly well done

Posted on April 4, 2007
- IISharperII

When I first heard about this movie, I was very curious as to what direction it was going to go. I have seen very few war movies on TMO, with the exception of the many sci-fi epics envolving some mass battles with laser grasping aliens and/or intergalactic spaceships. I was excited to see something different, but was uncertain as to whether this would be a action focused film, or lean into something else. Well I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this was in the romance section. My enthusiasm did not come from the romance genre but the fact not only was this among the few war movies in TMO, it also seemed to challenge the idea that war movies can only be about the war and action. I saw a review for part one that deducted a star because it had some boring parts and needed more action... Well I disagree. The movie not only had enough action but had focused on character relations which I find far more interesting that a bunch of guys running around being shot. This movie encourages the fact you DON'T want your men being shot down.

Some of the text was hard to read, and as a result I had to watch both parts full screen... However it's worth it. An amazing cast selection, that undoubtably compliments the overall quality of the movie. Alot of work was put into this and it shows in both parts (as well as the accompanying website and radio drama I believe). I did however find some of the story predictable, but the fact canada was mentioned several times makes up for it imo ( go canada :P woo). And I must point out that the overlays were EXTREMELY well done. If I recall correctly the struggle behind the pillars was an overlay? I completely overlooked it when I first watched it cause it looked like it was the set! (if it was a set though :P correct me.)

I don't believe custom music was used, and neither were mods, however, this movie shows the pure quality that can be produced with what S&E offers on its own. And I have to tell you Rileyman you did a great job. Look forward to your future projects.

Posted on April 1, 2007
- heuser7719

After watching this both parts...Great Movie and storyline.
Great Cast...the Vo´s was very great. Well done in all! :)

Posted on March 31, 2007
- Aviticus

What can I say, awesome! I just love the camera angles. You took otherwise crappy scenes from the game and made them masterful. Great!

Posted on March 30, 2007
- Goofparade

Found the topic of the movie to be very entertaining and interesting, my father served in that war as a Canadian soldier.

The attention to details regarding dates and events is great to see as was the overall historical accuracy of the movie's visuals in general.

By delving into the private lives of some characters you also created a drama as the viewer sees the soldiers as more than mere peons following orders,but as real people with real lives who faced tremendous hardship in this terrible conflict.

You managed to take the in-game music and extract every last bit of it's goodness however, you would have benefited from a composers' help as the music sometimes felt "pasted on" to me.The western style gunfighter music kinda threw me off a bit too in this context.

Some scenes might have been tightened a bit for pacing,I had the "get on with it" feeling about twice.

I found thbe dialogue to be very well written. Well shot movie, loved the headstone overlay.

Voices were good to great, nod to JazzX who led the rest of the very good cast.

Very, very nice work, you should be proud, I am,

gp

Posted on March 27, 2007
- DNR

What an incredible ending. There was so much that was astounding in this part. I loved the scene of the wife learning the news but nothing being said I felt this was a much more powerful moment. The echo effect was perfect and I have to say your opening credits and ending credits where some if not the best i've seen. Great Job and a a fantastic movie

Posted on March 27, 2007
- Howitzer

What a wonderful ending. Truly moving and really makes you think about those that fought for us.
This was a fantastic 2 part drama that I will always remember.
Congratulations and Thanks to Rileyman and all those who helped produce this amazing work!

Posted on March 26, 2007
- biggstrek

Particularly well done, rileyman. That last scene in particular brought a thrill up and down my spine. It was that well done.

The action scenes were great. And the voice over cast did an outstanding job. A small gripe was the use of JazzX in two roles - with his distinctive voice, it made it a tad confusing (accent or no). The only other glitch (and it's not your fault) was that, in Online quality, the subtitles becase hard to read. This is typical of that 'quality' when the camera is in motion. But it's a very minor quibble.

Excellnt film, rileyman. Well done. You should be proud.

Posted on March 26, 2007
- Mustachio26

Hold on a moment while I wipe a tear from my eye. That was incredible! I had no idea, what I was in for. This one runs circles around the first part. I don't want to be repetitive of my first review, so I'll just say what really got me with this part. The final scene. I was blown away with that graveyard scene. When everyone was saluting at *spoiler* Lance's grave You have certainly proved your skills in movie making and one can only hope to make a war film with the same degree of emotion you have conveyed. You have set the bar high my friend, and I'd gladly be in one of your films any day of the week.

Posted on March 25, 2007
- SHERWINLIU

Part 2 concludes this solid tale of heroism and tragedy in a war which, unlike some of the more recent wars, seemed to be so much more idealistic and in which the sides were more clearly characterized.

I have to agree with Ken that you have treaded some potentially corny scenes with a lot of grace and style. The only thing that didn�??t feel 100% complete to me was the in-game soundtrack, which at times felt too light to fit the depicted scenes of war.

Excellent voice acting, and most of all great script and direction, make this one of the best World War II movies on TMO.

Posted on March 25, 2007
- MefuneAkira

GREETINGS FROM L.M.A.O. STUDIOS!

A second part to a great war drama that doesnt dissapoint!

THE GOOD: Much better half than the first! Excellent acting by jazzx and company and the story is interesting. The music worked well with the scenes. The editing smooth and crisp. The action was put together well. Very professional credits! The ending was very heartbreaking and just amazing writing!

THE BAD: An interesting tale, but we all kept saying the same thing, "Get on with it!!" The story flow was just too slow. Many scenes didn�??t seem to be completely necessary to the story. However, this second half of the story was much better in pace.

SUGGESTIONS ON FUTURE FILMS: Stick to the immediate story. When the script is complete, take a step back and say is every scene essential to the story?

An interesting and epic war drama! Well done Ryan and everyone involed. Truly and epic and emotional film!

-Mefune Akira
L.M.A.O. Studios

Posted on March 25, 2007
- Jenniza

*wipes tears* Thank you for this film. It was heart-wrenching to watch though. I was bawling my eyes out at points. It was very powerful and realistic. The tragedy and heroism and honoring through dedication and memorials was phenominal. The war FX (tactics, strategy, recon, dialogue, subtitles, consequences, timing, etc) were all top-notch. The film's general audio-visual components were also top-notch. The decision to split it into two parts probably saved you from the dreaded audio-sync bug too as well as numerous other technical difficulties. This indeed was a masterpiece two-part series.

Posted on March 25, 2007
- kuroken

This two-part flick is a masterful achievement by any standard...

Half melodrama, half war movie, it works where so many fail. The scenes with Holmes and his wife, often the most cringe-worthy parts of war movies that try to mix the homefront with the war, are instead natural and well written, giving us insight into these characters that resonates later in the film. The battle scenes are well-edited and go on just long enough to make the point, without turning into 15 minutes of confusing battle action.

Another nice touch with the "army" scenes is that we see the soldiers outside of combat much more than we see them fighting - which is true to the nature of war - 2 weeks of boredom followed by 5 minutes of sheer terror.

Your cast was superb, many of them in multiple roles - which is hard to pull off, but these actors (including yourself) did, each giving a separate voice to their character. And I have to say, your use of the in-game music was nothing short of phenomenal. There's always the impulse to find outside music and go with it (one I've succumbed to since my first movie) but you show here that it's not about using those familiar melodies - it's how you use them that counts.

This was a terrific film, Riley, and I'm looking forward to it heading to the top of the charts.

Posted on March 24, 2007
- jackalbane

An excellent tale with a fitting end. You have made a great piece of film with what you've made here and I'm very glad to have watched it. Very professional and very inspiring.

Posted on March 24, 2007
- Artorious

Very nice conclusion.
Again the story was exceptional. Very deep and exciting.
the Characters were great and the Voice Actors brought them to life so well.
Editing was good, though I thought it could have used a little more cutting in the city battle scene.
You've created a great film in these two films. They are quite an inspiration as I work on my next.

Posted on March 24, 2007
- sweatyshoulder

Alright, let me just say that this was a beautiful film by you and is definitely the best WW2 film to date. I have to really give my special thanks to the VAs especially for keeping me well entertained with their excellent acting skills. Jazzx was hands down the best and definitely most noticeable VA in this film and I really give him a lot of credit for the superb work he did.

Your story was great, with well developed characters over the two parts. From the beginning, I was just amazed with everything you did. I think you had really nice use of freecam as well, which really added to this film's entertainment value.

The only thing I would suggest, if I can really nit pick, is to add in music from elsewhere; you know, that isn't already in the game. What I do have to comment you on though, is that your use of the in-game music was actually really good, and some of them I didn't even realize were from the game until I thought them over a bit. That's an excellent compliment towards you because sometimes I can't stand films with in-game music - yours was superb.

Thank you for this 30 some off minutes of enjoyment. You will go down in history (in my books anyway) as the maker of the best World War Two film and for that I give you a lot of credit, that you well deserve. I know how hard you worked on this as you'd keep me updated on skype. You deserve every ounce of credit and attention imaginable.

Great movie, five stars to you and make sure you share them with the VAs.

Posted on March 24, 2007
- Harb40

An excellent war/tribute film. Although the story itself was fictional, I felt as if it was telling a true story.
Not as good as Part 1 but good none the less.
I liked the way you handled the 'Informing the Widow' scene. Very touching.

Great Job.

Posted on March 24, 2007
- sisch

Great work! I again was very impressed by the way you used some scenes... and I agree with Dulci, that scene were you could have used voices but relied on images alone was wonderful, no voices were needed there to convey the emotions! I also loved the overlays, titles and the seemless editing. The music fitted beautifully, and the voiceactors did a great job! So be proud of these two movies, I hope a lot of people will watch them!

S-S-F gold

Posted on March 24, 2007
- theycallmemisterbob

I've done a number of VO's now for some top movies - but nothing make me prouder than my small part in this finely crafted movie. It wss wele worth the wait. Thank you rile, for your loving attention to the fine details. As a patriot, I get very frustated when the events of our darkest hour are inaccurately depicted. Thanks to your stewardship, no such concern here.

Posted on March 24, 2007
- Davidwww

You rotten, rotten bugger, how could you kill Lance and make Stephanie a widow, a wonderful part two, the graveyard ending was really well done.

Posted on March 24, 2007
- Dulci

Can't add much more to my review of part 1. I'm very impressed by one particularly touching scene that could have relied on dialogue but instead emphasized the emotion through visuals. The echo effect in another scene was also highly effective.

Dulcilicious!

Posted on March 24, 2007
- y2k

Bravo!! Bravo!! another work of art! exellent film i felt the emotion of Lances wife when she got that letter near the end, a great drama, romance, action film on of the best on TMO!
exellent work job well done!

Posted on March 24, 2007