The Gathering Storm

The Gathering Storm

DVD - 2009
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In the mid-1930's the great politican and orator Winston Churchill was out of favor with the English people and struggling to make his voice heard. Wrestling with his personal demons, a lonely but defiant Churchill attempts to warn the world of the impending threat from Hitler's Germany.
Publisher: New York] : Home Box Office ; Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2009.
ISBN: 9781419884931
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama Gathering
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Feb 04, 2019

High production value in this film. Scenery and editing is great. Albert Finney and Vanessa Redgrave are fantastic. We see the softer side if Churchill in his relationship with his wife, Clementine, played by Ms. Redgrave. Finney is so good at revealing both sides of himself as Churchill. The aggressive, hard-nosed, never-quitting politician, and the giving side towards his family. It's funny; I really enjoyed Gary Oldman in "Darkest Hour", as I did Albert FInney. Gary had to be padded, walk a certain way, etc., and his characterization of Churchill is flawless. But, Albert Finney is already a big guy, with a strong posture, and an engaging stature. Albert Finney was already the perfect size; he did not have to dig deep for the physical structure of Churchill. Interesting to see 2 different characterizations. Enjoyed this film immensely.

Jan 19, 2018

Something's wrong with this DVD.
It won't run.
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Jan 08, 2018

The movie provides a window into the family life of Winston Churchill and the politics of the day. Albert Finney is remarkable as Churchill.

Dec 23, 2017

Albert Finney is formidable here, eminently worth watching, but the movie itself isn't much of a storm

Oct 02, 2017

Spectacularly good. Apparently there is a sequel, Into the Storm, with SPL doesn't have. I've requested they buy it.

Sep 11, 2017

As this movie started, with older actors playing the parts of even older characters, I thought: This is going to be a slow one...But it turned out to be one of the best movies we'd seen in a very long time. We sometimes like to binge watch movies, but after this one, we decided nothing could top it or come even close, so we ended our evening with this movie. Phenomenal acting! I did not expect to develop a mini-crush on Churchill or shed tears at the sentimental ending. Wonderful!

Aug 10, 2017

Good acting, great scenery, informative storyline of pre-war British Parliament politics.

real_thing Feb 17, 2016

Churchill, before the war

fr1770 Jan 08, 2016

Interesting to see the rise off Hitler thru English eyes. So many warning signs of ominous deeds to come, which the English chose to ignore.

C20T11 Oct 18, 2015

Excellent Movie.!!!

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