Churchill

Churchill

DVD - 2017
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June 1944. Allied Forces stand on the brink: a massive army is secretly assembled on the south coast of Britain, poised to re-take Nazi-occupied Europe. One man stands in their way: Winston Churchill. An impulsive, sometimes bullying personality; fearful, obsessive and hurting. Fearful of repeating, on his disastrous command, the mass slaughter of 1915, when hundreds of thousands of young men were cut down on the beaches of Gallipoli. Obsessed with fulfilling historical greatness: his destiny.
Publisher: [New York, New York] :, Cohen Media Group,, [2017]
ISBN: 9780141724294
0141724293
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Dznicks
Apr 03, 2018

Awful flick. Basically total fantasy. I believe it was one of the producers that stated they wanted to provide a different view of PM Churchill. Too bad it was so badly acted and a total lie!

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Jgrooms
Apr 02, 2018

Easily the worst Churchill movie ever made in which Brian Cox played a prime minister desperate to see D-Day fail. (Yes, you read that correctly.) I counted 120 historical inaccuracies in those two hours of my life I’ll never get back. Off-camera Cox spouted a series of ludicrous views about Churchill — such as that he wanted to invade Germany over the Alps — which showed that he had swallowed the views of the scriptwriter, Alex von Tunzelman, rather than doing his own research into the truth about Churchill

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ferm_dawg
Apr 02, 2018

Awesome. Watched the dvd three times.

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voisjoe1_0
Mar 30, 2018

I guess I liked this film more than a lot of the critics. I thought Brian Cox proved he was a great actor as he went from a reasonable man to a horrible man to a near cripple as the emotions called for. I didn't realize that it was Miranda Richardson playing Churchill's wife. She was really in some of the top films during the early part of her career with "Dance with a Stranger," "Damage," and "The Crying Game," but I haven't really seen much of her after that.

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gloogai
Mar 01, 2018

I thought the film was well-enough acted, but I couldn't quite believe the story line. Sorry.

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ROBERTFREDALLEN
Feb 21, 2018

Excellent a real Prime Minister

1. in some communities, Great Men can be used as a test for loyalty, which in its turn is a test for being ' part of the community.' so someone will assign themselves , or be assigned to, ask you a question, such as, "What do you think of Churchill?" Be sure to say you revere the man, or further action will be forthcoming, against you. sort of an impeachment process, at this lower strata of society. 2. the Academy Awards are not universally recognized as the last word for what is annually decided is excellent, in the American movie world. There are neighborhoods in San Francisco, for instance, where the televised ceremony is used for throwing articles of clothing and/or food, at the screen. Catcalls, jeering, etc. Hypocrisy is perceived in the ordeal. Are these social deviants? or just more perceptive than the average movie goer. It's Run O' the MIll.

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garycornell
Feb 11, 2018

Winston Churchill has had four movies portraying his life. There was "Young Winston", "The Crown", "The Darkest Hour" and "Churchill". Brian Cox is my favorite actor of Churchill. He is the only one of the actors to be the same age as Winston Churchill at the time in history he is portraying him. All the films have consistently shown how the man grew and had to adapt to each new situation. We may never understand the importance of Winston Churchill because to those who live in Britain, he literally saw them through World War I and World War II. That may explain why 3 of the 4 movies are from British productions. There is no question about it, Winston Churchill is one of the most respected men in the history of Britain!

Cinematography, costumes, and art direction: wonderful. Acting: quite good, but not great. Story: interesting. Historic Accuracy: Awful. Churchill's biographer said the filmmakers could not have gotten more wrong. Others with great knowledge of WWII and of Churchill said similar things. The real Churchill did not hate the Americans. The real Churchill did not have an acrimonious relationship with his wife. The real Churchill did not attack the Allied commanders D-Day plans calling for an attack in the Aegean because the real Churchill knew about Operation Fortitude which was to do exactly what the character Churchill wants - which is a central plot point of the film! Rubbish. This film is even less historically accurate than Braveheart. Enjoy it anyway as an alternate-history version of Churchill in some parallel universe.

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poodlegirl
Jan 31, 2018

Well acted, very interesting story. I've read a lot of WWII books (both historical novels and history) and lived in London while I devoured WWII history. I learned a lot from this movie. A big example was how important his wife, Clemmie, was to both her husband and the war. To me a good book/movie is one that makes me want to know MORE. I now want more info on her. Also, I plan to see Darkest Hour and compare.

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