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What's your favorite film by Richard Attenborough?

haven't seen any
3 (18.8%)
don't like any
1 (6.3%)
Oh! What a Lovely War
0 (0%)
Young Winston
0 (0%)
A Bridge Too Far
1 (6.3%)
Magic
0 (0%)
Gandhi
5 (31.3%)
A Chorus Line
0 (0%)
Cry Freedom
0 (0%)
Chaplin
2 (12.5%)
Shadowlands
4 (25%)
In Love and War
0 (0%)
Grey Owl
0 (0%)
Closing the Ring
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 16

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Attenborough, Richard
« on: June 17, 2011, 10:44:08 AM »
1. Gandhi
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Re: Attenborough, Richard
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2011, 11:40:02 AM »
Gandhi is such an anomaly. I don't know how he got the backing to make it, and why he's been so horrible ever since. How do you botch a biopic about Charlie Chaplin? I guess the same way you completely butcher all meaning and context out of A Chorus Line by making it about a character that was only a voice in the musical. The stage production won 9 Tonys and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, but Attenborough decided the focus of the story shouldn't be the dancers on stage.

1. Gandhi
2. Oh! What a Lovely War
3. A Bridge Too Far
4. Magic

5. Chaplin
6. Young Winston
7. Cry Freedom
8. Shadowlands
9. A Chorus Line
10. In Love and War
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Re: Attenborough, Richard - Director's Best
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2011, 12:27:16 PM »
Good
1) Gandhi
2) A Bridge Too Far
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3) Oh! What A Lovely War

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Re: Attenborough, Richard - Director's Best
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2011, 12:36:49 PM »
1. A Bridge Too Far
2. Shadowlands

3. Chaplin
4. Gandhi
5. Magic
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Re: Attenborough, Richard - Director's Best
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2011, 04:09:54 PM »
The beat thing Dickie ever did is Brighton Rock as a kid, but I guess that's a bit too 40s dull Britain for you hip kids. Shadowlands is wonderful (I saw that 1SO and I'm watching you :o)
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Re: Attenborough, Richard - Director's Best
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2011, 04:14:53 PM »
Grey Owl could be the most awesome thing ever or very silly. I've always wanted to see it...

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Re: Attenborough, Richard - Director's Best
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2011, 04:19:40 PM »
The beat thing Dickie ever did is Brighton Rock as a kid, but I guess that's a bit too 40s dull Britain for you hip kids.

Wait, are you complaining that it's not in the poll?  Because he didn't direct that.

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Re: Attenborough, Richard - Director's Best
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2011, 04:24:12 PM »
Picky. I said what my choice was.
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Re: Attenborough, Richard - Director's Best
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2011, 04:38:59 PM »
Shadowlands is wonderful (I saw that 1SO and I'm watching you :o)
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Re: Attenborough, Richard - Director's Best
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2011, 05:44:42 AM »
Chaplin is indeed terrible, A Chorus Line is barely salvaged by its actors and it's songs, and Ghandi is alright.

His work acting in Jurassic Park is better than any directorial work I've seem him do. Ha.

 

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