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Martin Everett


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Legendary film critic, Barry Norman has produced 49 (Yes, ZULU is one of the greatest) - now it is your turn to nominate the 50th (ignore ZULU DAWN) ...........

BARRY LYNDON 1975
BLACK NARCISSUS 1947
THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI 1957
BRIEF ENCOUNTER 1945
CHARIOTS OF FIRE 1981
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE 1971
THE CRUEL SEA 1952
THE DAM BUSTERS 1954
DR NO 1962
DON'T LOOK NOW 1973
DRACULA 1958
FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL 1994
THE FULL MONTY 1997
GANDHI 1982
GET CARTER 1971
GLADIATOR 2000
GREAT EXPECTATIONS 1946
GREGORY'S GIRL 1980
Henry V 1944
I KNOW WHERE I'm GOING! 1945
IF ... 1968
THE IPCRESS FILE 1965
KES 1969
KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS 1949
THE KING'S SPEECH 2010
THE LADY VANISHES 1938
THE LADYKILLERS 1955
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA 1962
THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP 1943
LOCAL HERO 1983
THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY 1979
A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH 1946
MONTY PYTHON'S LIFE OF BRIAN 1979
NAKED 1993
THE RAILWAY CHILDREN 1970
THE RED SHOES 1948
THE REMAINS OF THE DAY 1993
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING 1960
SECRETS & LIES 1995
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY 1995
THE SERVANT 1963
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE 1998
SKYFALL 2012
THE THIRD MAN 1949
THE 39 STEPS 1935
THIS SPORTING LIFE 1963
TRAINSPOTTlNG 1995
WHISKY GALORE! 1949
ZULU 1963


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Martin,
is 'Legendary' your description?

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Martin Everett


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No - BN was described thus in the Radio Times. I would have probably used 'Venerable' or even better 'Veteran'.

'Ice Cold in Alex' should be added to the list as 'the best ending' - perhaps

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Python's "Life of Brian" and not "Holy Grail"? Now really ...
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My choices:
MASTER & COMMANDER
THE ENGLISH PATIENT
THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING

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Sawubona


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Master and Commander is an excellent addition, Peter, but The English Patient is so-so. The Man Who Would be King, however, is a given. I've got two original movie one-sheet posters displayed (and protected with archival glass) where I can admire them as I exit my "loo"-- One is TMWWBK. Any guesses as to the other? A hint: Dah dah dah DAH, dah dah DAH. dah DAH dah dah...
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Sawubona wrote:
Any guesses as to the other? A hint: Dah dah dah DAH, dah dah DAH. dah DAH dah dah...


Is it Where Eagles Dare??

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Got to be Zulu, unless I don't know my dahs from my elbow.

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Bill Cainan 3


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And what about "The Making of Zulu" - hopefully coming to Brecon in April.

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peterw


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And what about "The Making of Zulu" - hopefully coming to Brecon in April.
Sound intriguing.............any more details?

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Sounds like a filmed documentary version of Sheldon's book - presented by himself ?

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Dam Busters is superb.

The Man Who Would Be King, ditto.

How about the 1939 version of the Four Feathers?

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Dewi Evans


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Bill,

I hope that you've got another Zulu War event coming up Exclamation Very Happy

Regards,

Dewi.

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Sawubona


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Alan wrote:
Got to be Zulu, unless I don't know my dahs from my elbow.


Alan, how's your elbow? I was only kidding when I wrote that one, thinking it was obviously ZULU.

I might go with the Four Feathers, but I confuse it a bit with "Fire Over the Sudan". Which was the better of the two?
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