Nelson & His World

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 Post subject: HMS Defiant
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:15 am 
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I just thought I would ask if there are any HMS Defiant film fans (Damn the Defiant USA). As a child I was hooked and ever since when ever shown on TV I make sure I see it though I now have the DVD. I recently managed to acquire the novel by Frank Tilsley from which the film is based thanks to the internet. I must admit I haven't read it all but the characters are there.


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 Post subject: Re: HMS Defiant
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:23 am 
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I like the film though find techicolour really irritating. Everything looks almost cartoonishly colourful and it makes it difficult to do any 'dark' story.

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 Post subject: Re: HMS Defiant
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:48 pm 
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Yes, I agree, a bit garish, but then most the films were in those days as it being the latest 'thing', perhaps rather like computer generated images are today.

Anyway, that apart, I seem to remember the film has a good plot, set during the naval mutinies of 1797 and with some good acting performancies, from Dirk Bogarde, Alec Guinness and others. For me I think Guinness 'stole the show' as the stoical Captain Crawford.

Tina, thanks for mentioning it – it has reminded me to watch it again! :wink:

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