Skip to comments.Gary Oldman on playing Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour | Film4 (video)
Posted on 01/15/2018 4:11:09 PM PST by RoosterRedux
I haven't seen the movie yet but I am enough of a Churchill and Gary Oldman fan to know this is a winner.
I will buy this film when it comes on the market.
In the meantime, enjoy and study.
From Sid Vicious to Winston Churchill.
That’s a hell of a range.
We have the DVD on pre-order from Amazon; saw the movie. Absolutely brilliant.
I’ve seen it. Oldman is excellent. The movie as a whole is okay. I’ve seen better, I’ve seen worse.
and even Count Dracula. I also enjoyed that performance.
And John LeCarre’s iconic George Smiley in the middle with Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
I have always been fascinated by Churchill and have read quite a bit about him. Overall, I thought this movie was a very good portrayal of the defining moment of an extraordinary life. The vast majority of the elite in England was firmly against Churchill wanting to fight and they were very close to surrender. Most British historians will admit that the powerful in the country were only concerned with remaining powerful and wealthy with little thought of the British people.
I believe this to be the main reason Hitler did not attempt to invade England in the early days - he thought they would surrender.
One man stood in the way - Winston, the portrait of resolute conviction. He was a horrid military tactician, but he was certainly the right man at the right time for all of us.
Pretty much the same movie as Into The Inferno but with more modern cinematography. Oldman and the makeup artist deserve Oscars.
Or from Lee Harvey Oswald in JFK...terrorist in Air Force One...Dr. Smith in Lost in Space (movie)...lots or bad guys.
“OF bad guys”
James Gordon in 3 Batman movies.
Be sure to see Oldman in “Romeo is Bleeding”. Lena Olin was scary hot in that one.
My husband and I loved the movie!....outstanding!
Thanks for the tip; Ill check it out.
You might like the website Chartwell books in NYC. They have all things Churchill.
I wouldn’t have given Oldman a chance of pulling that off. I’m not sure he has the voice down, but he sure had the look down.
This will be an interesting movie.
Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
[snip] I would observe that there has never been a period in all these long centuries of which we boast when an absolute guarantee against invasion, still less against serious raids, could have been given to our people. In the days of Napoleon the same wind which would have carried his transports across the Channel might have driven away the blockading fleet. There was always the chance, and it is that chance which has excited and befooled the imaginations of many Continental tyrants. Many are the tales that are told. We are assured that novel methods will be adopted, and when we see the originality of malice, the ingenuity of aggression, which our enemy displays, we may certainly prepare ourselves for every kind of novel stratagem and every kind of brutal and treacherous maneuver. I think that no idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered and viewed with a searching, but at the same time, I hope, with a steady eye. We must never forget the solid assurances of sea power and those which belong to air power if it can be locally exercised.
I have, myself, full confidence that if all do their duty, if nothing is neglected, and if the best arrangements are made, as they are being made, we shall prove ourselves once again able to defend our Island home, to ride out the storm of war, and to outlive the menace of tyranny, if necessary for years, if necessary alone. At any rate, that is what we are going to try to do. That is the resolve of His Majesty’s Government-every man of them. That is the will of Parliament and the nation. The British Empire and the French Republic, linked together in their cause and in their need, will defend to the death their native soil, aiding each other like good comrades to the utmost of their strength. Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God’s good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old. [/snip]
“We Shall Fight on the Beaches... We Shall Never Surrender” — Sir Winston Churchill
The Winston Churchill Homepage | June 4th, 1940 | Winston Churchill
Posted on 09/21/2001 12:01:56 PM PDT by StoneColdGOP
“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” — General Dwight D. Eisenhower
“Thats a hell of a range”
And Dracula (the best ever), and so many others.
He’s without doubt the best actor alive today. And finally getting his due.
Saw the movie weekend before last. I enjoyed it, but I would not call it great. I am a big Churchill fan.
I still think The Gathering Storm, with Albert Finney was better.
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