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WWll- English Film Ethos,
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This review is from: For Those In Peril [DVD] (DVD)
A film made closely with Admiralty - Ealing Studios typically understated, of its time. No glory or glamourising. A gritty story too.
Yes characters have their flaws - they must have had in WWll, but that generation all knew "stuff happens" and weeping and moaning didn't help anything, best to keep on cracking. They do in this film.
Love the rival banter between the RN and RAF Rescue teams, none of the present day sneering, as that used to mark one out as 'a bad'n'. These days, its an accolade.
The modesty in this film, and of the time, lends the film its poignancy; that heartfelt understatement of reverence rather than selfish, unrestrained and hysterical emotionalism of these present times.
Anyone who has had the privilege of either people in their family or meeting such men, will definitely recognise the characters and no doubt
will experience prickles in their eyes and lump in the throat.
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Initial post: 13 Nov 2010 01:55:16 GMT
I think you meant 'prickles', but nevertheless I know what you mean. My late parents were like that.
In reply to an earlier post on 13 Nov 2010 12:47:30 GMT
C. C. says:
Yes meant to correct it ... smiles ... but not a good techie - I love those films and regret I live in such an ignorant and course time. I have watched many over Armistice and pray for those men they are such a living example.
thank god for the Military - the only community that 'does what it says on the packet'. Claire
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