I don’t think I need to tell you, dear reader, that ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ (1930) is a true Great War classic. Even more than that it’s a bone fide all time cinema great. Universal lavished it with the best and brightest of a generation. The director, Lewis Milestone made good on his […]
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Here’s one for you. Julie Andrews and Rock Hudson star in a Great War spy thriller. ‘What could possibly go wrong?’ I thought to myself. What a fucking idiot I was. I’d not heard of my film fayre for today until it turned up whilst I was researching some of the details for my last […]
Read more "Darling Lili (1970)"
Much like the 1980s was a heyday of sorts for Australian Great War Film production, the same could be said for the early 70’s in the UK. There is a shortish list of films produced during a shortish period of time including ‘Aces High’, ‘Darling Lili’ (Technically a Hollywood production but shot in Europe), ‘Zeppelin’, […]
Read more "Von Richthofen and Brown (1971)"
I used to say I didn’t like silent films but then I realised how ignorant that made me sound. It was probably true at the time but as I saw more films and developed a better understanding of the era I honed that statement into a more accurate one, I don’t like silent era comedies. […]
Read more "Shoulder Arms (1918)"
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. […]
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