Historical reenactment of the air war in the early days of World War II for control of the skies over Britain as the new Luftwaffe and the Royal Air Force determine whether or not an invasion can take place.Written by
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Edward Fox, Kenneth More, Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir Michael Redgrave, Sir Ralph Richardson, and Susannah York appeared in Oh! What a Lovely War (1969). See more »
When Goering visits the Pas-de-Calais, he looks across the English Channel at the White Cliffs of Dover through large binoculars. In the background, the sedimentary rocks are shown as dipping at about 45 degrees to the left. The dip of the rocks in the Pas-de-Calais area are very shallow and nowhere are the dips this steep. Presumably, these sequences were filmed in Spain. See more »
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
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The 2004 U.K. DVD release features two audio versions of the film: the original theatrical release audio featuring Ron Goodwin's score, and a secondary audio track with the restored William Walton/Malcolm Arnold score. A surviving member of the film crew painstakingly tracked down and restored the Walton session recordings. See more »
This is one of the most underrated films ever. Battle of Britain is a great movie about the glorius British Royal Air Force in their famous halt to a German invasion and their ability to stop the Germans from Bombing the cities out of existance. Some of the special effects are kind of cheesy but they didn't have Industrial Light and Magic. I'm very impressed about the Cinematography by Freddie Young. Why didn't he receive an Oscar nomination? The aerial photography was excellent. One complaint I will make about the DVD version is that the Main Credits have been changed, The music was credited to Sir William Walton in the DVD. On the VHS, Ron Goodwin composed the score, I don't know why they changed this on the DVD. They also changed the music at the end credits of the movie which I thought wasn't appropriate for some reason. Other than that, this is a great movie with a great cast.
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