Flick in a Limerick

Winston Churchill wonders if he should listen to peace conversation
From Germany Nazi forces who threaten invasion
His ultimate decision
Will determine the fate of Great britain
As his leadership pulls together a nation

Director – Joe Wright

Role Play (Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn, Stephen Dillane)

Nose Candy

“Would you stop interrupting me while I am interrupting you”

“You can’t reason with a tiger when your head is in its mouth”

“Nations which go down fighting rise again, and those that surrender tamely are finished.”

“Those that never change their mind never change anything”

Style Points

  • Street pans
  • Overhead toast shot
  • Old war footage
  • Child using hand as peephole to see airplane
  • Red room shot with stereo voice of Winston Churchill address
  • End scene statistics

Money Shot


Winston Churchill addresses parliament proclaiming that they will continue to fight for the beliefs of Great Britain.

Final Touch

It is a tragedy that Gary Oldman has yet to win an academy award and think this performance pretty much solidified what should be his first victory. When I say Gary Oldman carried this film on his back that is an understatement. When I mean carried this film I mean scenes, co-stars, lighting crew, production assistants and crafty just all on his back. He is incredible and did a full immersion becoming unrecognizable in his portrayal of Winston Churchill. I really have to put over the 1940’s style, fashion, and make up design. Personally as much as I can appreciate the great cinematic aspects of this film it did struggle to keep my attention. For me it seemed as though there are no differential amongst acts with Oldman dominating the screen time talking for over two hours. Previously watching Dunkirk, I was interested in this picture to see the behind the scenes aspect of the battle. In this elegant education of World War 2, the leadership of Winston Churchill united his nation to never give up the good fight for freedom.

– Caleb Harris

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