Ben@Forest wrote:mercalia wrote:Any one seen The Darkest Hour about Churchill and 1940? |Saw a review in the Standard that much of the detail is false - eg he didnt take a tube trip to guage the mood of the people and he didnt quote what the film said he did...
And in other news Henry Hook who won a VC at Rorke's Drift was a model soldier and a teetotaller. In the film 'Zulu' he's portrayed as a drunk for dramatic effect.
If you really think all historical films or biopics are portraying the absolute truth you're going to be very disappointed. Buy a book instead - books allow a more rounded narrative.
Just saw The Darkest Hour, the tube scene was good: Churchills car stopped at a red light, he jumped out to get on the tube, had to ask a bystander what train to take, meanwhile one of his staff got on the blower: "we have lost the Prime Minister!" There were lots of jokes, I tried to scribble them down, the king was good
There was too much music being played while people were talking -1