I’ve probably categorized this wrongly, however, I just wonder, would it have hurt any of the TV broadcasters (in UK) to have screened the film this weekend? As far as I can see, it’s nowhere to be seen on the TV schedules. I mean c’mon…
Or is it me? (rhetorical question!)
Sadly not in vogue now for generation X and the woke fraternity…
I can remember years and years ago, nearly every major anniversary of famous battles during WW2, you’d have various films on during the day… not anymore
So it’s not just here in the USA where the past is slowly being deliberately ignored or erased.
This weekend is usually when I like to watch Battle of Britain and A Bridge Too Far from my DVD library.
I just watched A Bridge Too Far yesterday but cannot find the Battle of Britain on my sources either.
That’s what I don’t like about streaming. Movies appear, then disappear on a streaming service. Old movies cost. money to rent, and newer movies can be free. I buy the disc and bypass that headache.
Absurdly perhaps, they’re screening “Pearl Harbor (2001)” on our Channel 5.
And “Yes” I am turning into the curmudgeon I’d promised I would never be(!)
I just checked. Less than $10 on amazon. Less than $20 for both films as a set.
Unfortunately that’s now what we have to expect, although the film Pearl Harbour (Not good but watchable) was on this evening however over on the freeview channels they where showing the old World at War in colour and now have ‘Could Hitler have been stopped’ and ‘Buried secrets of WWII’.
I have giving up on the normal TV showing any historical films or programs around the anniversaries of events. When was the last time you saw ‘The Longest Day’ around 6th June?
Are you next going to be telling tales of your childhood walking to school barefoot in the snow? Uphill both ways?
I guess it isn’t diverse enough for these days…
Robert, that’s quite an astute observation; as it happens, I determined (last night) to watch the film and tracked it down on what is known as Amazon Prime (I believe my wife paid for it) as it happens, she was away this weekend, and I settled down with a couple of hefty gins to watch. It is still a really remarkable film I feel, despite a few niggles with the 60s hairstyles, and Christopher Plummer (and a fair few others) really too old for the roles, however as I say, a belting film. I also forgive Susannah York anything - those stockings - shudder. But I digress.
What I did note at the end is that a detailed list of casualties is rolled up; and there is mention - rightly so - of one “Israeli” pilot, interesting as the state of Israel didn’t exist until 1948(!)
Given the other contributing nations, one would have thought that today’s discerning seekers of “diversity” would have endorsed this film, but clearly that is not to be.
Let’s play the devil’s advocate. No blacks flew in the battle of Britain no women flew, etc etc… and like the movie Dunkirk the first thing said against the film was it was too white…
Oh well those folks can stuff it.
Enjoy those GnT’s till she gets home.
I forget the name of the Israeli pilot but he went on to fly a long time and even get into govt.
A good question for my brother in law Yoav Efrati, the IAF know it all.
Well, I think I’ll raise a G&T to all those who endorse revisionist history - may they burn in hell(!)
Am I allowed to say that?
Britain’s net zero laws may put you in prison for 20 years for saying that. They can’t pull that stuff in the states or here in Israel they’ve they’ve tried it in Israel. The newspapers on the internet sensor comments to the point where there’s comments in there that are against one side but the minute you say something against the other side your comment goes against our policies for polite behavior yada yada yada yet the stuff that they let be published is antagonistic to the conservative people so it’s the point where liberalism is taking over the world and people have their sheep costumes on. Or they don’t have more guns than people like they do in the states which keeps it at day in many states. But to me you can say whatever you like
The Battle of Britain is on right now and it and A Bridge Too Far were both on yesterday as well.
At least there’s a bit of action set in the Battle of Britain in that…
Roger that Tom! A cracking film really - but I’d better stop whingeing and get back to some modelling; my wife was away this weekend and presented a golden opportunity to model, but instead I just watched the Battle of Britain (eventually) and drank some gin. Sigh