Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Jeremy Irons, Sam Neill
Director: Tolga Ornek
Genres: Documentary, Military & War
Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons and Golden Globe nominee Sam Neill narrate this account of the historical battle. It began as a demonstration against the Ottoman Empire by Great Britain and her allies. Nine months later ... more »
Best Film on Gallipoli
Andrew Melomet | San Francisco, CA USA | 03/30/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have watched many films on Gallipoli, both features and documentaries. Nothing comes close to having the sustained emotional impact of Tolga Ornek's modern masterpiece. The narrative is based on the diaries and letters of 8 allied soldiers and 2 Turkish soldiers. Gelibolu (the Turkish title) focuses on the shared suffering and sacrifice by both sides in the disastrous Dardanelles campaign. The similarity of this ill-planned invasion of a Moslem nation over 90 years ago and our current situation in Iraq is uncanny. I highly recommend this title."
Very Sad Tale Well Told
Greality Test | Greeley,CO | 04/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is technically very well made. It gives insight into the WWI mindsets of the English and Turks. The personal notes from participants on both sides of the fighting are read, "Ken Burns" style, which makes it all the more human and credible. It is much more informative than the popular movie of the same title, which is often shown on cruise ships as they pass the area."
Another example of some great storytelling!
David D. Lawson | The Peoples Republic of California | 10/12/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This ia a very well written, edited and photographed film about one of the great "What If" Battles of the First World War. I frankly thought it was really the only imaginative plan put forth in that war. I think that if it had been properly supported and led by The British it could of been pulled off. But instead it was treated as a sideshow and the Brits tried to do it on the cheap. So it was doomed from the start.
Altogether well worth the coin and time to see if this is your forte of History."