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Fascinating, but simply too small for a figure so large,
This review is from: Churchill - The Finest Hours [DVD]  (DVD)
Very interesting, if somewhat frustratingly limited documentary biography
of Winston Churchill. It's not really the film's fault. It's well made and intelligent.
It's just that Churchill lived such a full and fascinating life, that trying to jam
it all into an under 2 hour film means that much has to be ignored or sped through.
So in most areas we get the condensed version. Only the war years get a little
more detail. But we get almost nothing about Churchill the human being, the husband,
Huge changes in his political career are handled with a few sentences and a couple of images.
Yet I was never bored, and still ended up knowing much more about both Churchill and Britain
in the war years than when I started.
A worthwhile film that spurred me on to learn more.
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Initial post: 17 Aug 2013, 23:20:37 BST
To make a film about Churchill, would make a whole volume. He was a Legendary man.
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Aug 2013, 23:54:05 BST
I quite agree. It would at least take a mini-series approach, a series
of films covering different eras. Even that couldn't cover all the richness
of his life and times, but it might come closer.
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