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    Senior Member Country: England phil's Avatar
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    Shows up on Film4 end of next week.

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    A great film, and although its not everyone's cup of tea (if only because of the structure), the end always makes me emotional - truely one of the great shots in cinema.

    Although there seems to be rumours of a Blu Ray release, the DVD Special Edition is around for less than �6, which is a bargain. Missed out some years back on an orginal poster - so might take another look at Ebay.

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    As it will be shown simultaneously on Film 4HD, this is the closest you will get to a blu ray, even if its just upscaled HD,at least its something.
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    One of the great first time directer films IMHO

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    Description in today's Daily Mirror: "Comedy. Starring Wendy Allnutt."

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    Quote Originally Posted by pelam123 View Post
    Description in today's Daily Mirror: "Comedy. Starring Wendy Allnutt."
    <splutters tea in stunned amazement>....

    (Mind you, you should see some films Amazon Prime categorises as "comedy")

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    Quote Originally Posted by pelam123 View Post
    Description in today's Daily Mirror: "Comedy. Starring Wendy Allnutt."
    They just took that from the IMDb without bothering to find out anything about it
    (Typical journalists)

    The IMDb classes it as Comedy | Musical | War
    Wendy Allnutt is the first person in the cast list so they assume that that means that she's the star of the film

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    Senior Member Country: Scotland Gerald Lovell's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Crook View Post
    Wendy Allnutt is the first person in the cast list so they assume that that means that she's the star of the film

    Steve
    Shame for Darrell Zwerling if he'd been the star of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald Lovell View Post
    Shame for Darrell Zwerling if he'd been the star of it.
    It's not in alphabetical order, it's in on-screen cast order.
    That is often in order of appearance

    Vincent Ball is 11th in the cast list, below people like Colin Farrell & Angela Thorne
    When they do them by alphabetical order they do them by surname

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    Wendy Allnutt was a surprise guest on Sky News Tonight earlier, paying tribute to Ronnie Corbett. She was in the studio, with Adam Boulton and Sophy Ridge, while Bridget Brice appeared to be at home using Skype. They played two of his girlfriends in Sorry!. Good to see both in such good form on a very sad day.

    Going by the search results at the Mirror and Express archives, the first showing on British television of Oh! What a Lovely War was 3rd November 1974, BBC1, 8.15-10.35pm. Sandwiched between an episode of The Brothers and a Gene Pitney concert. TV Heaven.

    Wendy is in my two favourite scenes, but it's Mary Wimbush (as the matriarch of the Smith family) who makes the most impression:

    Good-Byee, ft. Joe Melia and Corin Redgrave, and the end sequence, with Paul Shelley as the young soldier joining his dead brothers.
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    and the end sequence, with Paul Shelley as the young soldier joining his dead brothers.
    Its the end sequence for me - always brings a lump to my throat. I'd actually read about it (in a book about the filming of A Bridge Too Far) before I saw it. The part where Private Smith is guided through by Joe Melia is powerful, but the part on the hill ('what did Daddy do in the war?) and then the pull-out helicopter shot to the hillside of crosses is simply one of the best sequences in cinema. Add 'Oh, We'll Never Tell Them' and that's it.

    Still didn't get my poster, but it will happen!

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