Monthly Archives: June 2011

158. In Which We Serve (1942)

Film 64 in C4 Top 100 War Films Ultimately a vanity project for Noel Coward, as he wrote, produced, directed and acted in this war-time propaganda film, In Which We Serve is the story of a ship, and the men … Continue reading

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157. Potiche (2010)

Catherine Deneuve plays Suzanne Pujol, the wife of a rich industrialist. She hardly has anything to do except running and the occasional chance to cook, when her servants are on holiday – she is a potiche, or a trophy-wife, and … Continue reading

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156. The Caine Mutiny (1954)

Film 63 in C4 Top 100 War Films A mean captain takes over an undisciplined ship. He makes poor decisions and unreasonable demands, incurring  judgement on his character and mental health by his officers, until finally his lieutenant takes over … Continue reading

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155. M (1931)

The opening scene of this German Expressionist film has children singing about a murderer and the black, foreboding tone is set from the start. A number of children have gone missing around Berlin, and posters warn people to be on … Continue reading

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154. The Big Red One (1980)

Film 62 in C4 Top 100 War Films Another Lee Marvin film! My nerdy side is tempted to have some stats of actors that keep appearing in the war films project. Keep your eyes peeled for an update soon… The … Continue reading

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153. The Dirty Dozen (1967)

Film 61 in C4 Top 100 War Films I have a theory that Lee Marvin never made a bad film. I do, however, have to include Paint Your Wagon, but please don’t judge me for that. In The Dirty Dozen, … Continue reading

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152. The War of the Worlds (1953)

Another alien horror, but in this, the creepy invaders are not gory and scary, as much as just plain evil. When a meteor falls in small-town America, the locals are more curious about the crater it makes. But within the … Continue reading

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