George Blackwell

Highlighted works

  • Henry V

    Henry V

    Conceived as a wartime morale-booster, Laurence Olivier’s groundbreaking reimagining of Shakespeare combines cinematic sweep with patriotic fervour.

  • The Dam Busters

    The Dam Busters

    An obsessive inventor and a squadron of courageous airmen pull off an audacious but costly raid on a dam in wartime Germany.

  • Tomorrow We Live

    A French resistance tale based on the true-life story of agent Pearl Witherington.

  • A Matter of Life and Death

    A Matter of Life and Death

    In Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s audacious Technicolor fantasy, WWII airman David Niven finds himself summoned to heaven after surviving a plane crash that should have killed him.

  • Hamlet

    Hamlet

    Laurence Olivier triumphed as actor and director in this stark and imposing screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s drama of tragic uncertainty.

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