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Tunes of Glory

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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 47 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: December 3, 2019
  • Originally Released: 1960
  • Label: Criterion

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Total Count: 10


User Ratings: 1,085
Rating: 7/10 -- A marvelous indictment of institutional machismo and performative masculinity that saw two of England's best against type and deliver two of their finest performances. Full Review
The Retro Set
Jan 8, 2020
The persistent and lovely sound of bagpipes is almost enough to drown out the sound of men's inner demons clawing at each other's psyches. Full Review
Battleship Pretension
Dec 21, 2019
Rating: B- -- It reverts to sentimentality and never manages to get to anything significant. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Apr 7, 2009
Rating: 3/5 -- Every time you think you have a firm understanding of a character's personality, something totally logical occurs that completely changes that assessment.
Jul 21, 2006
Rating: 3/4 -- Alec Guinness and John Mills prove to be able adversaries in this drama (with sizable dollops of humor) set amidst the officers of a Scottish peacetime battalion. Full Review
Film Frenzy
Dec 15, 2019
One of those films... which are of little interest cinematically and out of fashion thematically (no sex, no violence, no low life) and yet manage to be very good entertainment. Full Review
Esquire Magazine
Jul 11, 2019
Rating: 3/5 -- Mills e Guinness protagonizam um belo duelo de interpretações, mas o filme se prejudica um pouco em seu terceiro ato, já que a resolução parece melodramática e artificial.
Cinema em Cena
Sep 15, 2003

Product Description:

In Ronald Neame's Tunes of Glory, the incomparable Alec Guinness plays Jock Sinclair—a whiskey-drinking, up-by-the-bootstraps commanding officer of a peacetime Scottish battalion. A lifetime military man, Sinclair expects respect and loyalty from his men. But when Basil Barrow (John Mills)—an educated, by-the-book scion of a military family—enters the scene as Sinclair's replacement, the two men engage in a fierce struggle for control of both the battalion and the hearts and minds of its men. Based on the novel by James Kennaway and featuring flawless performances by Guinness and Mills, Tunes of Glory uses the rigid stratification of military life to comment on the institutional contradictions and class hierarchies of English society, making for an unexpectedly moving drama. DVD SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES • New 4K digital restoration • Interview from 2003 with director Ronald Neame • Audio interview from 2002 with actor John Mills • Television interview from 1973 with actor Alec Guinness • Trailer • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Robert Murphy


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