Director Tony Richardson came from a background of kitchen sink dramas that challenged the accepted social norms. In Charge of the Light Brigade, he brought that same critical eye to one of the iconic events of Imperial Britain – a very different approach to Errol Flynn in 1936.
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The 1968 film, Charge of the Light Brigade, had a more equivocal response from critics and audiences, though still positive. Can I confess that when I saw it first I was pretty young, and all the polemical stuff passed straight over ,my head or confused me… it was a war and glory period in my life.
The History in Technicolor Scores and debate on A Man for All Seasons
It was a great debate, loved every minute of it, thanks. And basically, you love A Man for All Seasons, though it’s earnest and theatrical feel probably meant it scored a little lower than some.