Montag, 15. Dezember 2014

Young Winston - Movie Review 9

Simon Ward
Hello my dear Friends ! And once again, a movie that I think is very good. Young Winston. The life of Winston Churchill in the pre WWII era.
Once again, Simon Ward, you will often encounter him in my movie reviews.


The very humorous manner of presentation is fun and gives a glimpse of the late Victorian era. The clichés and class differences.

Young Winston is a 1972 British film based on the early years of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
The film was based on the book My Early Life: A Roving Commission by Winston Churchill. The first part of the film covers Churchill's unhappy schooldays, up to the death of his father. The second half covers his service as a cavalry officer in India and the Sudan, during which he takes part in the cavalry charge at Omdurman, his experiences as a war correspondent in the Second Boer War, during which he is captured and escapes, and his election to Parliament at the age of 26.

Churchill was played by Simon Ward, who was relatively unknown at the time but was supported by a distinguished cast including Robert Shaw (as Lord Randolph Churchill), John Mills (as Lord Kitchener), Anthony Hopkins (as David Lloyd George) and Anne Bancroft as Churchill's mother Jennie. Other actors included Patrick Magee, Robert Hardy, Ian Holm, Edward Woodward and Jack Hawkins.


Antony Hopkins
Robert Shaw
The film was written and produced by Carl Foreman and directed by Richard Attenborough. It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Screenplay, Best Art Direction (Donald M. Ashton, Geoffrey Drake, John Graysmark, William Hutchinson, Peter James) and Best Costume Design.[3]



Have an nice Week. Enjoy.

Gordon
 

1 Kommentar:

Michael Peterson hat gesagt…

I remember seeing this as a young boy, and it made a great impression on me. Now you've made me want to see it again, some forty years later. Certainly a very fine cast.
Cheers,
Michael