The Longest Day
1962 | War | 178 minutes
French: Jean Servais (Admiral Robert Jaujard) / Christian Marquand (Captain Philippe Kieffer)
German: Werner Hinz (General Field Marshal Erwin Rommel) / Paul Hartmann (General Gerd von Rundstedt)
Why Stream This Film?
- Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 87%
- Metacritic Score: 75
Academy Awards: Winner, Best Cinematography, Black-and-White (Jean Bourgoin, Walter Wottitz)
American Cinema Editors: Winner, Best Edited Feature (Samuel E. Beetley)
National Board of Review: Listed, Top Ten Films of the Year
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Daryl F. Zanuck achieves a solid and stunning epic film. From personal vignettes to big battles, it details the first day of the D-Day landings by the Allies on June 6, 1944.
It is hard to think of a picture, aimed and constructed as this one, doing any more or any better or leaving one feeling any more exposed to the horror of war than this one does.
THE LONGEST DAY is visually stunning, its extraordinary camera movement and Cinemascope photography brilliant augmenting and meticulously reenacted battle scenes. The only thing bigger than the film’s scope are its stars.
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