OH! WHAT A LOVELY WAR

22/04/2009 23:00.

We present a film screening jointly with Abingdon Peace Group:

OH! WHAT A LOVELY WAR

The satirical anti-war musical based on the play by Charles Chilton and the stage musical by Joan Littlewood. The all-star cast includes Michael, Corin and Vanessa Redgrave, John and Juliet Mills, John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Jack Hawkins, Kenneth More and Maggie Smith. (Cert PG)
Dir: Richard Attenborough 138 mins UK 1969

Comments

“An amazing piece of work”

“A remarkable film”

“Amazing – nothing seems to have surpassed it as an anti-war statement”

“A most unusual but clever film”

“Very cleverly done but still rather poignant. The music and songs were good in creating the (right) atmosphere.”

“Very poignant, sad and telling. I think the silence (in the audience) at the end of the film said a lot. Very thought provoking.”

“Very moving – but it still goes on!”

“We don’t seem to have learnt all that much, do we?”

Why don’t they ever learn?

At times, it seemed to go on too long – but so did the war!

“Interesting to see the creative use of limited sets. Lengthy but an intriguing war film.”

“Powerful but a stage show rather than a film”

Scores

A:24, B:4, C:1, D:0, E:0 to give 95%