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    Unique ID Code: 0000174390
    Added by: Stuart McLean
    Added on: 11/6/2016 19:08
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    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 84 minutes
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    Content Type: Movie

    Seamlessly interweaving archival war footage with a fictional narrative, this immersive account of one twenty-year-old’s journey from basic training to the front lines of D-day brings to life all the terrors and isolation of war with jolting authenticity. Overlord, directed by Stuart Cooper and impressionistically shot by Stanley Kubrick’s longtime cinematographer John Alcott, is both a document of World War II and a dreamlike meditation on human smallness in a large, incomprehensible machine.

    Special Features:
    •Restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director Stuart Cooper, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    •Audio commentary featuring Cooper and actor Brian Stirner
    •Mining the Archive, a 2007 piece featuring archivists from London’s Imperial War Museum detailing the footage used in the film
    •Capa Influences Cooper, a 2007 photo essay featuring Cooper on photographer Robert Capa
    •Cameramen at War, the British Ministry of Information’s 1943 film tribute to newsreel and service film unit cameramen
    •A Test of Violence, Cooper’s 1969 short film about the Spanish artist Juan Genovés
    •Germany Calling, a 1941 Ministry of Information propaganda film, clips of which appear in Overlord
    •Excerpts from the journals of two D-day soldiers, read by Stirner
    •PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Kent Jones, a short history of the Imperial War Museum, and excerpts from the Overlord novelization by Cooper and coscreenwriter Christopher Hudson

    Video Tracks:
    1.66:1 Black and White

    Audio Tracks:
    English Uncompressed Mono

    Directed By:
    James Quinn

    Written By:

    Julie Neesam
    Sam Sewell
    John Franklyn-Robbins
    Stella Tanner
    Harry Shacklock

    Soundtrack By:
    John Glass

    Director of Photography:
    John Alcott

    Jonathan Gili

    James Quinn


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