History in Technicolour
History in Technicolour
David Crowther and Wolf O'Neill
Wolf and David explore the history films we love or (or sometimes, films we’d loved just a little less but find interesting). Turns out we like different things…anyway, then we given them a score for two things – how good are they as a film, and how accurate are they with their history.When you’ve listened, join us at the History of England Facebook Group – you can vote, and tell us what you think of the film, and you can even tell us (in no uncertain terms) what you think of our views (while writing to your MP in the strongest possible terms). Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Napoleon
Ridley Scott's long awaited latest epic; a 'character study' of one of the most influential figures of European history, who reshaped a continent. It has been accompanied by furious debate, criticism, praise and confusion. Henry, Wolf and David rushed to see it, and to chat about it. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Dec 7, 2023
50 min
Oppenheimer
Christopher Nolan's biography of J Robert Oppenheimer is visually stunning, rich, ambitious...also quite long. Did it engage you, was it thought provoking, present a convincing view of it's subject? We talk about that. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Aug 4, 2023
1 hr 4 min
The Great Escape
Released in 1863 The Great Escape has got to be one of the definitive tales of derring-do, the ultimate escapism, in the 'film is fun' genre. What role would you have had if you had been there? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Dec 18, 2022
55 min
Chariots of Fire
I remember back in 1981 this film was a sensation; we were all running around on beaches in slo-mo. Has it stood the test of time, though, and is it any more than a bit of fluff? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Dec 10, 2022
52 min
Bright Star
Jane Campion's Bright Star was released in 2009 and featured on the lives of Fanny Browne and John Keats in the last years of Keat's life. Abbie Cornish and Ben Wishaw do a brilliant job of recreating their lives Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Nov 20, 2022
54 min
Gladiator
Ridley Scott's classic - is it, and were you entertained or did it unleash hell? Has it stood the test of time? And how well does the revenge format work? This and much more - and a discussion of the ubiquitous agricultural yield ratios.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Oct 30, 2022
1 hr 1 min
The Lost King
The Lost King follows the remarkable story of Ricardian Phillipa Langley, whose steely determination and persistence led to the discovery of the body of Richard III and paints the academic community as determined to write her out of the story. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Oct 16, 2022
58 min
Lagaan
The evil British oppressor Captain Russell - twiddly 'tache and all - forces the poor hapless (and stonkingly rich) Raja to impose the traditional tax, Lagaan threefold on the villagers unless they beat the English overlord at their weird game - Cricket (pre IPL days, obs). Find out what happens. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Sep 25, 2022
52 min
In Cold Blood
The 1967 film noir adaptation of Truman Capote's famous book, In Cold Blood tells of the gruesome story of the murders of the Clutter family. It used a quasi document style, and is not only strikingly filmed, but makes you ask why these people died. It won multiple nominations for Academy Awards.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Sep 11, 2022
51 min
The Favourite
This 2018 film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos is a glorious tragi-comedy about the lives of three women - Queen Anne, Sarah Churchill and Abigail Hill. It travels the full spectrum from barking mad to genuinely moving. It is a blast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Aug 28, 2022
50 min
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