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1967 film by Richard Lester
How I Won the War
|Released||1967 (55 years, 10 months ago)|
|Genre||film adaptation and drama film|
|Production company||United Artists|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
About How I Won the War
How I Won the War, directed by Richard Lester and released in 1967, is a satirical war film that follows the misadventures of a British army troop during World War II. The film stars John Lennon in his first major acting role, alongside Michael Crawford and Roy Kinnear.
Lester's direction and the film's unconventional narrative structure received mixed reviews upon release, but it has since gained a cult following for its dark humor and anti-war message. Lennon's performance as Private Gripweed, a soldier who constantly breaks the fourth wall and comments on the absurdity of war, is a standout.
The film's soundtrack, composed by Ken Thorne, features a mix of original music and popular songs from the era, including "Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag" and "When Johnny Comes Marching Home."
Overall, How I Won the War is a unique and thought-provoking film that offers a biting critique of war and military culture. It is a must-see for fans of dark comedy and anti-war films.
- Ebert, Roger. "How I Won the War." RogerEbert.com, 25 October 1967.
- Kael, Pauline. "How I Won the War." The New Yorker, 28 October 1967.
- "How I Won the War." Rotten Tomatoes, accessed 10 September 2021.
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