Reviews and Problems with The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
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Movie overall 9
Brave (?) New World
24 November 2013
Excerpt: MOVIE I doubt there's any film made by the duo of Powell & Pressburger that's not at the least very interesting, and Blimp stands among the top of their varied and illustrious filmography. The film is about the old world transitioning into an uneasy new world. The old is represented by Col Blimp who personifies a Boy Scout fantasy of a soldier that believes in chivalry and fair play on the battleground.
Excerpt: While I was watching Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's 1943 film, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, for the first time last night, I kept thinking about the dynamics of friendship and aging, and about how friendships can endure and evolve over distance and time. Two childhood friends of mine, for instance, are still my best friends and, despite the fact that we all live in different places and only see one another every few years, our friendship is unwavering,...