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Great (Isambard Kingdom Brunel) (1975)

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An animated film about the British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who spearheaded numerous engineering marvels of the early 19th century - including the Thames Tunnel, the Great Western ... See full summary »

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An animated film about the British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who spearheaded numerous engineering marvels of the early 19th century - including the Thames Tunnel, the Great Western Railway, and the Great Eastern steamship (for 40 years the world's largest steamship). Various styles of animation are used to depict events in his colorful life. Written by scgary66

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The live-action railway footage used as the basis for one segment was used a few years later in unmodified form for a television ad in the US. See more »

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Queen Victoria: Ah, Mr Brunel, what are you designing now? Something we shall find amusing, I trust?
Isambard Kingdom Brunel: How about something six times larger than anything like it before?
Queen Victoria: Oh, Isambard!
[Looks at blueprints. Disappointed]
Queen Victoria: Oh, it's a ship.
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Very aptly titled
1 February 2000 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

Great is, quite simply, great! A funny, warm, poignant look a real-life builder named Isambard Kingdom Brunel. I wish it was in-print. It's a masterwork. It deserves better than to languish in an obscurity it most definitely does not deserve.


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