Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Great Scenes # 18: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

I featured a great movie monologue last week so here's another one. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp is a film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, otherwise known as the Archers. It follows the life of an accomplished British military officer named Clive Wynne-Candy from World War I to World War II. This scene is an unforgettable and truly heartbreaking scene featuring an old friend of his, who happened to be a German officer during World War I who rejects Nazism. He is played by Anton Walbrook and probably features one of the top 5 greatest acting scenes ever captured on film. 

9 comments:

Interwebs Fails said...

Amazing!

My 2 Pesos said...

Such a nice scene.

aamedor said...

love the scene

Bersercules said...

That was a very beautifully done seen! That guy is a very good actor! I'm gonna have to check this out! Thanks for telling me about it!

Mark said...

Wow. That was really good.

Natural One said...

Cut - makeup get in here, this guy looks like a vampire!

YeamieWaffles said...

This is so good, I absolutely love this scene, it's a complete and utter classic in my opinion man.

Bart said...

lol holy shiet, that guy looks like stephan harper.

R.gers said...

This is really awesome, I really should check out the movie.