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#1 DUCE

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 04:38 PM

Starring Albert Finney. Focuses Prior to WW2, Winston Churchill warns of the growing Nazi threat and faces down personal demons.

I thought it wasn't bad, any one else seen it? Thoughts?

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#2 Greenjacket

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 07:55 PM

Albert Finney is superb and the production is excellent, but it takes a few liberties with British political history.

#3 Carl G. E. von Mannerheim

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Posted 15 June 2004 - 04:05 AM

Originally posted by Greenjacket:
Albert Finney is superb and the production is excellent, but it takes a few liberties with British political history.

What liberties are these?

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[FONT="]With broken heart and bowed in sadness, but not in shame, I report to your Excellency that today I must arrange terms for the surrender of the fortified islands of Manila Bay… With profound regret and the continued pride in my gallant troops I go to meet the Japanese commander. Good-Bye, Mr. President.[/FONT] - Gen. Wainwright, May 5, 1942


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Posted 15 June 2004 - 02:58 PM

The film is supperb! And Albert Finney is excellent. There has been no other person so alike in looks like Churchill… :eek:

Just don't like that they never include Churchill in WWII… graemlins/no.gif
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#5 Carl G. E. von Mannerheim

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 12:09 AM

I guess its fruitless for me to hope for HBO to make a sequel

Perhaps following Churchill's series on WW2 and title the sequel "Their Finest Hour'

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