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#698. Gallipoli

  • Year: 1981
  • Country: Australia
  • Production: Roadshow, 110m
  • Director: Peter Weir
  • Producer: Patricia Lovell
  • Screenplay: David Williamson
  • Photography: Russell Boyd
  • Music: Brian May
  • Cast: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr

Abridged Book Description

Australian filmmaker Peter Weir re-created the tragic and notorious World War I debacle of Gallipoli - a blundered campaign that sent thousands of Anzac soldiers to slaughter in 1915 - with atmosphere and harrowing action, producing one of the classic films on war's folly and waste... Weir distinguishes himself by creating a strong sense of time, place, culture clash, and intimate human drama while imbuing even simple acts with beauty and grief. Like much of Weir's work, Gallipoli radiates intelligence, humanity, and warmth through many such small moments.