I was quite excited about this one. A blockbusting superhero Great War Film with box office receipts closing in on $1 billion US. A high profile, mass media, headline grabbing Great War Film with star names and a palpable glow about it. These positives would most likely be balanced out with a few down sides. […]Read more "Wonder Woman (2017)"
I’ve paddled my Great War Film canoe up this particular creek before. ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ (1930) is probably THE Great War Film. It’s a name that people know even if they’ve not seen the film. When it pops up in conversation that I review Great War Films the first film that most […]Read more "All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)"
Back at the start of this trip through the history of Great War Films, back before I’d typed one word of review, I made a list. I scoured the internet, Wikipedia, IMDB, and everywhere else and from there generated my film list. I searched Youtube for any films in the public domain and one of […]Read more "Wilson (1944)"
This journey of mine through the history of Great War Films has also been an odyssey through the history of cinema itself. From early silents produced while the war was still raging, rich with emotion and sentiment through the propaganda laden films of the late thirties and early forties and on through trend after stylistic […]Read more "A War to End No Wars (2017)"
1994 was a bit of a pivotal year in my life. I turned 18. I’d spent the summer roadying for a band around Europe and returned home to the realisation that I probably needed to get a proper job and sort myself out a bit. I had a floppy set of shoulder length blond curtains […]Read more "Legends of the Fall"
It’s been a bit of a trudge at times, this journey of mine through the first one hundred years of Great War Films. There have been highs, I’ve seen and reviewed some classics like ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and ‘The African Queen’. I’ve also found some hidden gems like ‘A Very Long Engagement’, ‘Wooden Crosses’, ‘King […]Read more "A Farewell to Arms (1957)"
Today’s film isn’t much of a Great War Film to be honest. It kind of is for a few seconds every now and then but for the most part it just isn’t. But then again it kind of is, not because of what happens on screen but for the story it tells. And then again […]Read more "Gods and Monsters (1998)"