The Longest Day
This is the day that changed the world... when history held its breath.
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- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 58 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: May 21, 2002
- Originally Released: 1962
- Label: 20Th Century Fox
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Robert Mitchum, John Wayne & Henry Fonda|
|Performer:||Paul Anka, Sean Connery, Red Buttons & Richard Burton|
|Directed by||Bernhard Wicki, Ken Annakin, Gerd Oswald & Andrew Marton|
|Edited by||Samuel E. Beetley|
|Screenwriting by||Cornelius Ryan|
|Written by||David Pursall, James Jones, Jack Seddon & Romain Gary|
|Composition by||Maurice Jarre|
|Cinematography by||Walter Wottitz, Henri Persin & Guy Tabary|
|Art Direction by||Léon Barsacq & Vincent Korda|
|Story by||Cornelius Ryan|
|Produced by||Darryl F. Zanuck|
|Director of Photography:||Jean Bourgoin|
Academy Awards 1962 - Best Cinematography: Jean Bourgoin & Walter Wottitz
Academy Awards 1962 - Best Sound Effects
Academy Awards 1962 - Best Special Effects
Rating: 3.5/4 -- Technically, this is a great, great movie. Full Review
Three Movie Buffs
THE LONGEST DAY features a massive all-star cast in its re-creation of the Allied invasion at Normandy Beach during World War II.
[This epic] takes a comprehensive, quasi- documentary-style look at the Battle of Normandy, dramatically depicting the invasion from the perspectives of both Allied and German forces.
This stunningly realised 1962 restaging of D-Day is the last great war epic.
It is hard to think of a picture, aimed and constructed as this one was, doing any more or any better or leaving one feeling any more exposed to the horror of war than this one does. Full Review
New York Times
[I]t's hard not to admire the logistical ingenuity with which Darryl Zanuck put together a production of this size.
Sight and Sound
Rating: 4/5 -- The battle scenes are memorably staged and the major Hollywood stars fit in particularly well. Full Review
An all-star cast enlists for this epic recreation of the Allied invasion of Normandy. Academy Award Nominations: 5, including Best Picture. Academy Awards: Best (Black-and-White) Cinematography.
An all-star cast enlists for this epic recreation of the Allied invasion of Normandy that took place on June 6, 1944. The film dramatises the viewpoints of the French, English, German, and American soldiers. Featured actors include John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda, Richard Burton, Sean Connery, and many more.
Action | Big Battles | Classic | World War II | All-Star | Epic | Recommended | Theatrical Release | Essential Cinema
- Shot in CinemaScope.