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"Into the Storm"

The HBO production, "Into the Storm" tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern. Brendan Gleeson plays Churchill.

"Following the Allies’ success, Britain went to the polls in 1945 to decide their post-war prime minister and ruling party, taking over a week to tally all the votes. Incumbent Prime Minister Churchill went on holiday to France with his wife and daughter to anxiously await the results. Using those 10 days as a framework for the story, INTO THE STORM follows Churchill as he awaits his fate, reminiscing about the war years and how he guided his beleaguered nation through that difficult and challenging time."

Discussions - 3 Comments

It looks great. HBO consistently puts out a good product. They're also producing The Pacific, which is ostensibly "Saving Private Ryan" in the Pacific theater. Another series, which is still very early in the developing stages, is an adaptation of the epic fantasy series "A Song of Fire and Ice". Because there are so many characters in the series, the idea is to make each of the books into a season (seven total).

pretty darn good, and another reason for watching TV. a bit too oriented around classic WC lines, but comprehensive, edifying, and all that.

I just finished watching it, and I enjoyed it! I'm pleased when they come out with movies about people like Churchill that allows for the general population (that is, all those who have had not had either the opportunity or the want to read Churchill) to get to know great men and see some humanness in them.

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