counter-insurgency warfare that persisted for years thereafter. Minghella saw this as the context for Robin Hood: ‘There are some really obvious parallels with our world … It’s about a guy coming back from a foreign war he doesn’t believe in to find that all is not well … The thing that is different about our Robin Hood is that he’s essentially a pacifist.’49 Keith Allen, who played Vasey, the Sheriff of Nottingham, claimed that he based his character on the then Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown: ‘The Sheriff is very politically ambitious and sees himself as the
before making a daring escape, returning to England as a hero. Churchill’s early political life is explored, leading to his election as Member of Parliament for Oldham, following in the footsteps of his late father, Lord Randolph Churchill, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer. The question of historical accuracy in Young Winston was important for Attenborough who considered the manner and representation of history as a ‘massive responsibility’ as ‘knowledge is in that movie and there it stands for future generations’.8 This responsibility appears to have Dux
highly appropriate that Bex lives at Number 11, an address identified in Britain with the Chancellor of the Exchequer; cinematic numerologists may also note that Trevor in Made in Britain drives a (Tory blue) old banger which features the number 10, Margaret Thatcher’s address. Like Trevor, the hooligans’ violence is condemned although they are responding to the socio-economic conditions around Rolinson_AC_04_Chap 3 141 17/5/05, 9:07 am 142 Alan Clarke them; unlike Trevor, they have accepted these conditions unquestioningly. This is a ‘dog eat dog’ world in which
topical and contentious, as he seeks to rewrite history from the point of view of a fantasising racist. The scene concludes with Garnett asking the pipe-smoking figure of Harold Wilson how he would feel if his next-door neighbour at Downing Street, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Roy Jenkins, ‘sold his house to a family of coons’. The film version of Love Thy Neighbour also makes one brief reference to actual political figures
had failed to do in the case of Woman’s Suffrage since 1832, and to make matters worse had resorted to force against the women, which is symbolic of a savage beating a female into submission. Were self This sentence appeared on thousands of handbills printed to advertise the deputation to Parliament on 29 June. 44 Charlotte Marsh (1887–1961) qualified as a sanitary inspector before joining the WSPU in March 1908. 45 David Lloyd George (1863–1945), Liberal MP for the Caernarvon Boroughs and Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1908–15. 46 Dorothy Pethick (1881–1970), a
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