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FDP Forum / Moe's Tavern (_8^(I) / Gary Oldman as Churchill

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Mass., Amerika

CO2 ... is there anything it can't do?
Jul 15th, 2017 03:31 PM   Edit   Profile  

I'm not really a movie guy, but there are a few actors who automatically get my attention. Oldman is one of them.

Churchill is one of those great historical figures -- people either love him or hate him.

It will be interesting to see how he is portrayed here.

Darkest Hour

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The rain sounds like

a round of applause
Jul 15th, 2017 04:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

Ho-ly mo-ly that is great makeup.

Oldman has been a favorite of mine for a long time. I'll be seeing it.

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Jul 15th, 2017 05:19 PM   Edit   Profile  

Now why do they have to go and do that?


John Lithgow

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El Californio

Jul 15th, 2017 05:43 PM   Edit   Profile  

Another Churchill movie starring Brian Cox looks good too.

Trailer - Churchill (2017)

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Swinging The Lead
Jul 16th, 2017 08:32 AM   Edit   Profile  

NoSoap> "Churchill is one of those great historical figures -- people either love him or hate him."

In these days of revisiting the past, always seemingly with a 'twist', I am not sure any reputation is safe. He is revered here, and rightly so. Whatever his flaws, and none are without, he took us through that darkest hour and that truth is undeniable.

Haven't seen either movie, but I suspect both will provide something new over previous biopics.

If anyone fancies a war movie, try Sam Peckinpah's masterful 'Cross Of Iron'.


Hawaii, USA

Perfect is the enemy of good enough
Jul 18th, 2017 05:08 PM   Edit   Profile  

I envision Gary Oldman as Churchill as Zorn...

"Hitler... He's my favorite"....

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Jul 20th, 2017 12:17 PM   Edit   Profile  

Oldman is a fantastic actor, and I imagine he'll do great, but he seems like an odd choice.

The makeup does wonders I guess.

I'll be seeing it too.

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Curled up

in the fecal position
Dec 29th, 2017 08:49 AM   Edit   Profile  

Oldman is one of the best ever.

His Christopher Walken is good, but his

Robert De Niro is sublime.

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"Clapton is Good"
Dec 29th, 2017 09:02 AM   Edit   Profile  

Saw the film.....it was good, not great IMHO, YMMV.

It could have been a stage play. Everything played out within the first third of the film, but that's history.

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an acquired taste some may never acquire
Dec 29th, 2017 09:28 AM   Edit   Profile  

He played a great sociopathic villain in one of my favorite, post-apocalyptic tales...

"The Book of Eli":

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an acquired taste some may never acquire
Dec 29th, 2017 09:39 AM   Edit   Profile  

Perhaps the biggest wartime controversy surrounding...


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an acquired taste some may never acquire
Dec 29th, 2017 09:40 AM   Edit   Profile  

I wonder if the movie touches on that and, if so, how they deal with it.

(no spoilers, please, those of you who have seen it)

(This message was last edited by Taildragger at 11:40 AM, Dec 29th, 2017)



pronounced mish-ka
Dec 29th, 2017 04:40 PM   Edit   Profile  

I saw both the Churchill films and although Brian Cox did an admiral job he was completely wiped out by Oldman. The movie may not be to the liking of everyone if they were swayed by seeing the trailers before because there is only a brief moment of actual bombing and destruction shown. Both movies are more a character study of his private life, his doubts and his convictions.
A fact that many people may not know is that Churchill was thrust into the Dunkirk dilemma only a few weeks after becoming Prime Minister. Hardly enough time to win the confidence of the nation. I give the film a big thumbs up.



Don't watch my foot!
Dec 31st, 2017 10:35 AM   Edit   Profile  

His George Smiley in Tinker, Tailor... was understated intensity.

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