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Maybe the most wonderfully British movie ever made.
A 1943 Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger collaboration so unambiguously satirizing the military mind-set that Prime Minister Winston Churchill tried to have it banned.
The movie looks past the fat, bald military man with the walrus moustache, and sees inside, to an idealist and a romantic. To know him is to love him.
says something wonderful about who we are when we're at our best.
Each individual part is carefully built up and the film as a whole (if a trifle unsatisfying in retrospect) repays the evident care which has been lavished upon it.
Maybe the most essentially, urgently British of the 21 films Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger made together.
The rarest of cinematic treasures: a historical epic that is also intensely personal and emotionally earnest.
The greatest of all British films, the greatest film about Britishness
Arguably the finest British film made during the second world war...
Blimp is a film that gives us musical mischief, marvellous moustaches, poignancy and peculiarity in droves.
This glorious film is about the greatest mystery of all: how old people were once young, and how young people are in the process of becoming old.
Staggering and heartbreaking. Still.
The magic of the Powell & Pressburger directing and producing team has never been more prevalent or as affecting as it was than with their World War II character study epic The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp. Heralded as one of, if not THE greatest British film ever made, its power lies soley in its performances and its dialogue. People that see it as nothing more than a pro-war statement seem to miss the point completely. To me, it's about what Colonel Candy goes through at the end of the film: not understanding what to do, even if you think you know you do. That sums up the film's overall message to me. If it were a pro-war statement, then he'd know exactly what to do. That's a sort of simple-minded view, but it's one I picked up on early on. Roger Livesey, Anton Walbrook and Deborah Kerr are magic, and their performances still have the power to affect. A colossally-well made piece of cinema.
This film is an interesting look at young people looking at old people...what you see is a paunchy old guy with a moustache, but as the old guy says, "You don't know anything about me," and of course the movie endeavors then to tell us all about the old guy. It was a little humbling to realize that we are the last generation alive who heard first hand accounts from the turn-of-the century crowd and when we die it goes with us. But this movie is a marvelous film archive of what it was like then.
How amazing is Anton Walbrook? He steals almost every scene he's in.
Delightfully charming and British.
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