Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Film No. 37 (2017) Churchill May 24th.

Film No. 37 (2017) May 24th.  6.30 PM LUNA Paradiso, Northbridge.

"The invasion of France must be stopped!" (States Churchill ... to which Ike responds "No, it is you who needs to be stopped").

For anyone under the impression Churchill was the architect of D Day June 6th 1944 then this might be the film to offer an alternative view. The fearless British leader of legendary status had become a shadow of his bulldog self by the time Ike and Monty were ready to launch one of the greatest offences in wartime history. This rendition of one specific period in Winston's celebrated career is brilliantly acted by Brian Cox but it leaves a little to be desired as an example of successful cinema. One gets the impression we are the audience for a play shot on film. Churchill has an abundance of quality performances; Miranda Richardson as wife Clementine is all class. 7GUMS.   

1 comment:

  1. And yet plays on film can be grand in their own way if done right.

    I don't know if I think Churchill did D Day - great timing by the way!