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    A homo-erotic film but I was in love with the girl in the cafe

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    Latin Tony Pendrey ? i never took any dance classes ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wadey
    A homo-erotic film but I was in love with the girl in the cafe


    She (Christine Noonan) also starred in 'Oh Lucky Man' (1973). But sadly I hear she's no longer with us.

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    I think you may be mis-remembering. I've seen the film many times, first of all in the weeks after its release, and I don't recall seeing that quote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy1967
    She (Christine Noonan) also starred in 'Oh Lucky Man' (1973). But sadly I hear she's no longer with us.
    Thanks for that

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    I saw it when it first came out, and I'm pretty certain that the final frame was "If".

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    Thanks everyone for that, I still can't believe I just made that tag up, but I guess too much Latin at school must have penetrated my brain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Linton

    I first watched the Lindsay Anderson film If... when I was at public school back in the 1970s and I remember the last frame after the gun battle as the Latin tag "Miles, sed pro patria".





    I have seen the film more recently several times and the last frame is a repeat of the title If... .





    Have I mis-remembered the the final frame or was it changed to accomodate the non-Latin speakers in the country?





    Please clear this up for me someone.


    The quote appears at the end of this poem:



    Clifton Chapel



    THIS is the Chapel: here, my son,

    Your father thought the thoughts of youth,

    And heard the words that one by one

    The touch of Life has turn'd to truth.

    Here in a day that is not far,

    You too may speak with noble ghosts

    Of manhood and the vows of war

    You made before the Lord of Hosts.



    To set the cause above renown,

    To love the game beyond the prize,

    To honour, while you strike him down,

    The foe that comes with fearless eyes;

    To count the life of battle good,

    And dear the land that gave you birth,

    And dearer yet the brotherhood

    That binds the brave of all the earth. --



    My son, the oath is yours: the end

    Is His, Who built the world of strife,

    Who gave His children Pain for friend,

    And Death for surest hope of life.

    To-day and here the fight's begun,

    Of the great fellowship you're free;

    Henceforth the School and you are one,

    And what You are, the race shall be.



    God send you fortune: yet be sure,

    Among the lights that gleam and pass,

    You'll live to follow none more pure

    Than that which glows on yonder brass:

    'Qui procul hinc,' the legend's writ, --

    The frontier-grave is far away --

    'Qui ante diem perlit:

    Sed miles, sed pro patria.'



    Sir Henry Newbolt




    Clifton Chapel is a part of Clifton College - no connection to Cheltenham College, Gloucestershire which is the school in If...

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    I just saw this again last night. First time in about 30 years.
    The thing which stands out is that it's a really good film. I know that sounds obvious, but what I mean is that it has always been a good story and lots of good scenes, so if the anti-establishment stuff seems a bit obvious, a bit broad, a bit predictable ... it doesn't really matter, because Andersen and co. were a good enough team to realise that if a film is to last, it needs to be good above all else, including message, fashion, iconoclasm etc.

    If you revisit after decades, be prepared to see a very different film from the one you identified with as an adolescent.

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