Skip to comments.Must See Churchill(DARKEST HOUR movie)
Posted on 01/19/2018 6:48:05 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
I plan to see it a third time.
The other day I went to see DARKEST HOUR, the movie about Winston Churchills heroics in the spring of 1940 in steeling the British upper classes to resist Hitler and to relieve Dunkirk by sending off a civilian armada to rescue the British army from the Nazis. The hour was very dark indeed.
Aware as you might be of my aversion to movies, allow me to astound you further. This was not the first time I went to see Darkest Hour. It was the second time! I might see it again.
The cinematography was stupendous. Parliament, Churchills war rooms, Buckingham Palace, and Chartwell the Churchill home, also billows of cigar smoke, tumblers of scotch, and snatches of the great mans oratory.
Not one actor or actress in the movie was a dud. As a matter of fact, everyone was exceptional. It was as though the British movie industry summoned its very best talent to prove to the Yanks how inferior they really are at the thespian art.
Of all the actors the one playing Winston Churchill, Gary Oldman, was the best. He might have surpassed even the real Winston.
Lily James who played Churchills typists Elizabeth Layton was marvelous, as was Stephen Dillane who played the loathsome Lord Halifax. But when I get started naming names I feel the impulse to add another and another and before you know it I will have named the entire cast.
Suffice to say, I have not seen a movie that lavished so much talent on screen perhaps ever. Possibly I shall have to end my boycott.
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It hit me late last summer that in a lot of ways, Trump is our Churchill.
No spoilers, please.
PUT IT ON, TAKE OVER ALL OF THE NETWORK BROADCASTS/ THE TELE Non-Stop ON THE PRIME Time Channels. over ride all the kneelers!
There is a new article in the Daily Mail about Trump & Churchill.
Excellent movie. Theater was packed with a variety of ages. A lot of people in their 20’s and 30’s. I will go see it again.
Wish it was in a theater near me.
See post #8
I think more and more people are seeing the similarities in the two as the “man for our time” thing.
And after the war, they booted Churchill. It’s how it works.
Check with Fandango. It might be at an independent artsy type theater somewhere in your area.
there are no surprise endings here. we know how it ended..
I won’t tell you who won WWII.
The scene where Churchill is pleading with FDR over the phone for help is great.
I found the soundtrack great too.
Hysterical.how can you have a spoiler in a movie like this?