Saturday, September 30, 2017

PICTURE, QUOTE, MOVIE #22



WHAT MOVIE IS THIS QUOTE FROM?  

"He's going to do it, believe me, he's really going to do it"

WHAT MOVIE IS THIS?

It is a masterpiece acted, directed , and produced by Laurence Olivier.  His work was so amazing he was awarded an Academy Honor Award at the Oscars.  It was nominated for Best Actor, Score, Art Direction, and Picture.   (It lost to another war film – “The Best Years of Our Lives”).  It was designed to be a morale booster for WWII Britain.  Mission accomplished.  It was specifically dedicated to England’s commandos and airborne troops.  What better subject than the battle that is considered the greatest upset in military history?  The story of a small, exhausted army defeating the cream of French knighthood certainly resonated with a Britain facing the supposedly all powerful Wehrmacht.  The movie was a box office success and inspired the British people to carry on.  It was the most expensive British film up to that time.  Wartime shortages impacted production.  For example, shortages of metal led to the decision to “make” the chain-mail out of hand-knitted gray wool.  Many of the extras were servicemen. 

2 comments:

  1. Good morning, Vietnam
    Bridge Over the River Kwai
    Henry V (I had to look up which Henry it was!)

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    1. Which "Henry V"? Excellent job. I don't have any problems with research.

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