Sunday, 12 August 2012

As It Was: Dad's Army Film Review From 1971

The Dad's Army Film was released in 1971 and received a bit of a mixed reception from some critics at the time.

Here's a snippet from Eric Braun's review from Films and Filming published in May of that year:
...Director Norman Cohen has put his recruits through a series of situations which allows them to display their various idiosyncrasies as a splendidly integrated team, and achieves touches of visual poetry, as in the scene where Private Jones, obeys the general's (Bernard Archard) order to salute when helping him over a pontoon bridge. He releases his saluting hand and the section with the general mad the horse aboard is swept away by the current - at one blow a belly laugh, the deflation of pomposity (a recurring theme) and a moment of sheer beauty, thanks to Terry Maker's imaginative camerawork and the nobility of the stunning white charger who shows up the ineffectiveness of the human beings around him...
Catch the Dad's Army Movie on GOLD today.

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