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David Filsell

As a keen Sherriffian, owner of an original programme for the play, watcher of the earlier filmed versions, owner of a signed copy of the novelisation (with Bartlett), I just couldn't bring myself to see the new film. The play seems to me to be  an example of "A perfect thing apart". 

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593jones

I haven't yet seen the film, but do intend to.  I was looking at the reviews on Amazon and was very amused at the  people who left reviews complaining that the film was a remake of Aces High, eg: The story line for this film is a direct rip off of the classic film Aces High and therefore a very disappointing purchase.  Sadly there are several like that :(

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seaJane

I am in the reverse position to David Filsell in that having seen the film, which seems unsurpassable, I am not at all sure I "need" to see the play - that said, there is a production on at Selsey soon. 

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Martin Bennitt

This film is on the French tv channel Ciné + Frisson tonight, though for some reason they have called it ‘Men of Honor’ (sic). I had to check the extensive library to find what it was as I missed it when it first came out. I will catch it this time.

 

Cheers Martin B

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Martin Bennitt

Now having watched that, I thought it was very well done. Very atmospheric with some excellent acting, though the final barrage seemed to me a bit weak considering the damage it was supposed to have done. I had seen the play a very long time ago, I can't now remember when or even where.

 

Cheers Martin B

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Steven Broomfield
11 hours ago, Martin Bennitt said:

 I had seen the play a very long time ago, I can't now remember when or even where.

 

Cheers Martin B

 

I saw a production in the West End in about 1972: we went on a trip from school when I was in the Upper Sixth; we were 'doing' Wilfred Owen as part of the English A Level course. Sadly, all I really recall of the outing is that we went with girls (!) from our female counterpart school so, being young and laddish, I fear the behaviour on the bus back left a little to be desired.

On 22/09/2018 at 11:40, David Filsell said:

As a keen Sherriffian, owner of an original programme for the play, watcher of the earlier filmed versions, owner of a signed copy of the novelisation (with Bartlett), I just couldn't bring myself to see the new film. The play seems to me to be  an example of "A perfect thing apart". 

 

It is, actually, very, very good. Everything that 1917 could have been but wasn't.

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Felix C

I just saw it and liked it very much. All of the characters were interesting. I have two questions for the group: 1.Did the helmets appear to have narrower brims than would be period correct? Narrow brims would make face to face  closeups more dramatic. 2. Addressing the finale, would troops be outside their shelters if being shelled? I understand a German push was expected so see they would be outside and also with the increasing bombardment would be driven below ground.  

BTW, it was on Amazon Prime if anyone has that and not seen the film. 

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