• Short Summary

    RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH'S FIRST VENTURE AS A FILM DIRECTOR HAD ITS PREMIERE AT LONDON'S PARAMOUNT CINEMA TONIGHT (THURSDAY).

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    1.
    CV POSTER "OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR"
    0.05

    2.
    SV RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH AND FAMILY
    0.11

    3.
    SV ROGER MOORE
    0.21

    4.
    SV SIR MICHAEL REDGRAVE & VANESSA REDGRAVE
    0.27

    5.
    SV ATTENBOROUGH WITH BRYAN FORBES
    0.34

    6.
    SV JACK HAWKING & FAMILY
    0.40

    7.
    SV PETER SELLERS ENTERING
    0.45

    8.
    GV OPENING TITLES ON SCREEN
    0.54

    9.
    SV CLIPS FROM FILM
    2.08



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    Background: RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH'S FIRST VENTURE AS A FILM DIRECTOR HAD ITS PREMIERE AT LONDON'S PARAMOUNT CINEMA TONIGHT (THURSDAY). THE FILM IS "OH! WHAT A LOVELY WAR', AND SHOWS THE PROGRESS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR FROM FIRST TO LAST.

    THE CAST READS LIKE A "WHO'S WHO" OF THE BRITISH FILM INDUSTRY. ATTENBOROUGH DESCRIBES THE FILM AS AN ATTACK ON FALSE PATRIOTISM AND "JINGOISM" AND SAYS IT IS ALSO AN ATTACK ON THE SLAUGHTER OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR TOLD THROUGH THE MEDIUM OF RIDICULE.

    "OH! WHAT A LOVELY WAR" HAS ALREADY BEEN ACCLAIMED BY BRITISH CRITICS AS A MASTERPIECE. AMONG THOSE IN THE CASE ARE SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER; SIR MICHAEL REDGRAVE, DAUGHTER VANESSA AND SON CORIN; SIR JOHN GIELGUD; SIR RALPH RICHARDSON JOHN MILLS, MAGGIE SMITH; DIRK BOGARDE; SUSANNAH YORK AND KENNETH MORE.

    CO-PRODUCER BRYAN DUFFY CALLED TONIGHT'S SHOWING "A FILM PEOPLE'S PREMIERE." AMONG THOSE IN THE AUDIENCE WERE PEOPLE WHO HAD WORKED ON THE FILM AND THEIR FAMILIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABS5XPAJFCEIQ77HI7A9QWEGQJ
    Media URN:
    VLVABS5XPAJFCEIQ77HI7A9QWEGQJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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