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This week sees the release of George Clooney's "The Monuments Men" (read our review here), which carefully follows the template of what's come to be known as the men-on-a-mission movie, and has been around even before the Second World War came to a close. The recipe is simple: take a bunch of men (the more ill-suited and quarrelsome the better), give them an objective—killing Hitler, looting Nazi gold, saving Private Ryan, protecting crucial work of arts from destruction by the Germans—and send those men on the mission. It's proved a consistently popular genre over the years, with plenty of classics or near-classics, including "The Guns Of Navarone," "The Dirty Dozen," "Von Ryan's Express," "Where Eagles Dare," "The Eagle Has Landed," "A Bridge Too Far," or more recently, "Inglourious Basterds." But there's also a fair few that aren't spoken about in the same measure that might deserve to be, »
- Oliver Lyttelton
David Cameron has revealed his five favourite films.
Cameron also named Sergio Leone's classic Western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, romantic classic Casablanca and Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning World War II drama Schindler's List among his top five.
Additionally, Cameron gave special mention to "the last ten minutes of Shrek 2", in his recent interview with the Daily Mail.
Speaking about his acting past at school, the prime minister said: "I only did a little bit. My brother [QC Alex Cameron] was the actor in all the school plays, and then at Bristol University, and he did the Edinburgh Fringe every year.
"He went to train at Lecoq School in France. He was a proper actor."
He continued: "At school I had a walk-on part in The Tempest. And then a play called »
Clint Eastwood in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: one of the P.M.'s all-time favourite films.
Regardless whether you share his political views, readers will have to agree that British Prime Minister David Cameron's choice of movies are worth voting for. In an interview in yesterday’s Mail on Sunday 'Event' magazine he chose the following films as his favourite top five - Lawrence of Arabia; Where Eagles Dare; The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly; Casablanca, and Schindler's List. Nice one, Dave! There's a Cinema Retro exclusive "Broadsword Calling Danny Boy" tee shirt in the post to you, tomorrow.
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3 items from 2014
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