Battle of Britain Reviews
There are some truly brilliant shots of air combat scattered throughout but it all gets a bit tired by the end and without any real emotional core or character to latch onto I could help but lose the battle of indifference.
* A Bridge Too Far (1977)
* The Train (1964)
* 633 Squadron (1964)
* The McKenzie Break (1970)
* The Devil's Brigade (1968)
Stunning aerial sequences, no cgi comes close, these are real dog fights! 109E's v Spitfires ~ classic
The greatest war movie ever.
As everyone in Britain knows!!
Outnumbering the British in the number of aircraft the Germans began bombing airfields in Britain in an attempt to immobilize the beleaguered Royal Air Force. In this battle for the skies the British pilots, the Free French and Polish exiles stood together and faced off the threat in heroic style.
Produced by Harry Saltzman, one of the men behind the James Bond movies and directed by Guy Hamiltom (who had performed a similar chore for Saltzman on "Goldfinger") the movie features a veritable who's who cast of British stars. Joining Michael Caine, Robert Shaw, Harry Andrews, Edward Fox, Ralph Richardson, Trevor Howard and Laurence Olivier was Canadian star Christopher Plummer and German actor Curt Jurgens (who would go on later to play a Bond villain).
Based loosely on the book "Dual of Eagles" Hamilton directs "Battle of Britain" with his usual flair and the colors are vivid.
"Battle of Britain" has been applauded for its accuracy. In short it is a triumph of sixties World War II filmmaking.
So trust me, they made sure it was factually correct, with the depiction of the times as authentically as possible. Yes there some minor flaws
The aerial battle scenes were beyond their times as a match for the best of today.. There is a section that , ...if sitting in a dark surround sound theater ...you would actually experience just a drop ..of what it was like ... to be in aerial combat.
And chock full of legendary actors? If only they did this in 3 D.
Oh yes...And the music? A'kin to Richard Rodgers "Victory at Sea". Wow.!