Darkest Hour (movie)

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  1. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer Pearl Harbor Myth Buster

    Did he have the speech rhythms correct?

    "Are you no longer afraid of me?"

    "A little, but I can handle it."
  2. A-58

    A-58 Not so senior Member

    Saw the movie yesterday and was thoroughly impressed. Will definitely go see it again before it's pulled. Every scene, every moment was wonderful. I love period movies, especially the attention to the smallest detail. Although I'm not up on British kit and such, it looked very accurate to me. I'm sure there are those here that can point out discrepancies, as I can in US made flix, but as mentioned, I enjoyed it. Can't wait for it to come out on DVD so I can use the English subtitles to understand what some of the actors were actually saying.
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  3. kopite

    kopite Member

    Went to see the film this evening and really enjoyed it. Well crafted and a brilliant performance by Gary Oldman in his role as Churchill. Well worth seeing and highly recommended.
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  4. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    I liked it a lot, despite its obvious weaknesses. In other words, I feel about the movie rather as I feel about Churchill. I will post a full review later on.
  5. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Just watched this movie & quite enjoyed it

  6. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

    Watched it last Wednesday and it was a great film from start to finish.

    I thought last years film 'Dunkirk' failed to deliver the scale of May 1940 (IE. Not enough troops on beaches, mole was practically empty and too much attention paid to one Spitfire).

    However, no problems at all with this in Darkest Hour.

  7. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Sounds like I need to visit the cinema.
    I too was disappointed with the film Dunkirk.
  8. TriciaF

    TriciaF Junior Member Patron

    It's even on show here in sleepy SW France - "Les Heures Sombres".
    We watched it on a tv film chanel a few weeks ago and thought it caught the mood of the time well. Plus good acting.
  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Churchill went to France several times. The meetings are well recorded in Assignment to Catastrophe by Sir Edward Spears, both volumes are excellent but it's that long ago I can't remember the aircraft he flew in. I know he was escorted by Hurricanes and nearly shot down on one of the visits. I'm think Avro Anson or Miles Magister for some reason.

    As for the film I enjoyed it apart from the Calais scene was rubbish, Claude Nicholson surrendered and then committed suicide as a prisoner, the film implied he was blown up. Even more annoying was the 'Little Ships' saving the day just like in last years Dunkirk Movie. For the record The Royal Navy saved the BEF not some rowing boats.....They just helped a bit !
  10. kopite

    kopite Member

    Congratulations to Gary Oldman for winning the best actor Oscar for Darkest Hour. Well deserved.
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  11. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer Pearl Harbor Myth Buster

    And Gary Oldman won an Oscar for Best Actor.
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  12. ritsonvaljos

    ritsonvaljos Senior Member

    We went to see this film last week at a big screen cinema. Obviously it was 'based upon real events' with quite a few inaccuracies but taking those into account I thought it really good and enjoyed it.
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