This meandering and ultimately pointless journey of mine through the first one hundred years of Great War Films has been a bit of a trudge if I’m honest. An uphill struggle through a squally shower with an iPod low on battery and one dodgy earphone. At least that was the case until last weeks ‘King […]Read more "Black and White in Color (1976)"
Let’s play a quick game of guess the year. Udo Jurgens wins the Eurovision Song Contest for Austria with ‘Merci Cherie’, Bobbi Gibb becomes the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, Ian Brady and Myra Hindley go on trial for murder, Jean-Bedel Bokassa takes over as military ruler of the Central African Republic ousting […]Read more "King of Hearts (1966)"
Excuse me while I rant a little but Great War Films from the early 1940’s tend to have a problem or two. I’ve reviewed a couple already, Sergeant York and The Fighting 69th. Both of these films could be considered a call to arms for the USA. Funded by interventionists and laced with pro-war rhetoric, […]Read more "Forty Thousand Horsemen (1941)"
As I’ve said elsewhere in this blog, I’m an ex-pat Brit living the high life in Nuevo Zealandia, my little piece of paradise (with frequent wet and cold bits). As such my knowledge of the Gallipoli campaign prior to my move here was minimal but it has certainly grown since my arrival. I’ve attended the […]Read more "Canakkale 1915 (2012)"