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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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Re: Attenborough, Richard - Director's Best
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2011, 11:49:11 AM »
Chaplin, to a much lesser degree, is kind of one of those Heaven's Gate kind of disasters. Ambitious but out of control. I always find those combined elements a bit more interesting than I should I suppose. Plus RDJ is terrific. That's my pick.

A Bridge to Far may well have the most impressive cast of any movie Ive seen. It didnt help. Get an editor.

I like Gandhi all right.


Agree with the acting compliments though. I love the movies mentioned, and they dont even include his best, The Great Escape

1. Chaplin 4/5
2. Gandhi 3/5
3. A Bridge to Far 2/5
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Re: Attenborough, Richard - Director's Best
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2011, 07:37:20 PM »
1. Shadowlands
2. Chaplin
3. Gandhi
4. A Bridge Too Far

5. Magic
6. Cry Freedom

7. A Chorus Line
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Re: Attenborough, Richard - Director's Best
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2014, 12:09:42 AM »
Chaplin: 5/10
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Re: Attenborough, Richard - Director's Best
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2015, 09:23:09 AM »
1. Shadowlands

Agree. Sandy turned me onto it.

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Re: Attenborough, Richard
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2016, 01:21:36 PM »
1. Gandhi (3)
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Re: Attenborough, Richard
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2020, 05:49:47 PM »
Gandhi 7/10
Chaplin 2/10

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Re: Attenborough, Richard
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2020, 12:59:17 PM »
Gandhi
Shadowlands


Cry Freedom
A Bridge Too Far
Magic


Chaplin
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Re: Attenborough, Richard
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2020, 02:16:22 AM »
Shadowlands, 50
Magic, 40

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Re: Attenborough, Richard
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2022, 12:58:46 AM »
Young Winston (1972)

Overly-narrated and cripplingly disjointed, there's very little to engage with for more than a scene or two. Most of it never even manages the basic framing of events that would drive Winston to become Prime Minister Churchill.

A Bridge Too Far (1977)
★ ★
A cast so big, two hours in we're introduced to Robert Redford, who has dialogue with John Ratzenberger! The star power almost makes it worth the three hours, and the script by William Goldman deftly combines the chess board of war and a comedy of errors where low-level soldiers constantly have to improvise plans to save lives. Never for a moment do I think Attenborough understands this tone, employing sentiment and patriotism when a Howard Hawks/Anthony Mann/Sam Fuller sense of grit and duty is what's called for.


I was going to give Shadowlands a fresh look, but after these two films, I was too uninterested to get past the first 10 minutes.

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Re: Attenborough, Richard
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2022, 04:52:47 AM »
A Bridge Too Far (1977)

A cast so big,

With a woefully miscast Ryan O'Neal.
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