History Film / MrsMiniver

14th Dec '17 8:09:33 AM nlpnt
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* GenteelInterbellumSetting: This film is about the transition between Christie time and UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.

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* GenteelInterbellumSetting: This film is about the transition between Christie time ChristieTime and UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
16th Nov '17 7:53:02 AM Kitchen90
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''Mrs. Miniver'' is a 1942 Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer film, directed by Creator/WilliamWyler and starring Creator/GreerGarson, Walter Pidgeon, and Teresa Wright.

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''Mrs. Miniver'' is a 1942 Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer film, directed by Creator/WilliamWyler and starring Creator/GreerGarson, Walter Pidgeon, Creator/WalterPidgeon, and Teresa Wright.
16th Sep '17 10:44:51 PM jamespolk
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The film was considered a powerful weapon in the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII propaganda campaign against the German Reich, as well as an outstanding artistic achievement, being nominated for twelve [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Academy Awards]] and winning six, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress for Teresa Wright, and Best Cinematography. A less-well-remembered sequel, ''The Miniver Story'' (1950), picked up the Minivers after the war, with Garson and Pidgeon reprising their roles.

Based on a 1940 novel of the same title.

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The film was considered a powerful weapon in the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII propaganda campaign against the German Reich, as well as an outstanding artistic achievement, being nominated for twelve [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Academy Awards]] and winning six, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress for Teresa Wright, and Best Cinematography. A less-well-remembered sequel, ''The Miniver Story'' (1950), picked up the Minivers after the war, with Garson and Pidgeon reprising their roles.\n\n

Based on a 1940 novel of the same title. A less-well-remembered sequel, ''The Miniver Story'' (1950), picked up the Minivers after the war, with Garson and Pidgeon reprising their roles.
16th Sep '17 10:44:22 PM jamespolk
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The film was considered a powerful weapon in the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII propaganda campaign against the German Reich, as well as an outstanding artistic achievement, being nominated for twelve [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Academy Awards]] and winning six, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress for Teresa Wright, and Best Cinematography.

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The film was considered a powerful weapon in the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII propaganda campaign against the German Reich, as well as an outstanding artistic achievement, being nominated for twelve [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Academy Awards]] and winning six, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress for Teresa Wright, and Best Cinematography.
Cinematography. A less-well-remembered sequel, ''The Miniver Story'' (1950), picked up the Minivers after the war, with Garson and Pidgeon reprising their roles.



* FighterLaunchingSequence: Vin's wing of Spitfires is shown taking off from the airfield to meet the Germans.



* GrandeDame: Lady Beldon.
* HollywoodNight: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]]; Mr. Miniver turns off the lights so he can open the windows and notes that it's bright as day out there. Yes, HollywoodNight can occur in black & white films.

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* GrandeDame: Lady Beldon.
Beldon, who is very aware of her family's noble heritage and very snobby and classist. The necessities of World War II humanizer her quite a bit.
* HollywoodNight: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]]; Mr. Miniver turns off the lights so he can open the windows and notes that it's bright as day out there. Yes, HollywoodNight can occur in black & white films. It's especially egregious in this case as the town is under wartime blackout, meaning there aren't any streetlights.



* PanUpToTheSkyEnding: The final shot pans up from the congregation in the church to a giant hole in the roof of the church, caused by a German bomb. Then British fighter planes zip past the clouds visible through the roof, and the movie ends.



* {{Sequel}}: ''The Miniver Story'' (1950), which follows the Minivers after the war.
16th Sep '17 10:26:25 PM jamespolk
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The film follows the Miniver family, upper-class English living in a village outside London. The Minivers have a typical family's typical issues, such as their eldest son Vin wanting to marry Carol (Wright), granddaughter of Lady Beldon -- but Britain's declaration of war soon gives them bigger things to worry about. Vin joins the RAF, mother Kay (Garson) mans the home front, and father Clem (Walter Pidgeon) takes the family sailboat out one night at the end of May 1940 to a place called Dunkirk.

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The film follows the Miniver family, upper-class English living in a village outside London. The Minivers have a typical family's typical issues, such as their eldest son Vin wanting to marry Carol (Wright), granddaughter of Lady Beldon -- but Britain's declaration of war soon gives them bigger things to worry about. Vin joins the RAF, mother Kay (Garson) mans the home front, and father Clem (Walter Pidgeon) (Pidgeon) takes the family sailboat out one night at the end of May 1940 to a place called Dunkirk.


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Based on a 1940 novel of the same title.
16th Sep '17 10:25:27 PM jamespolk
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''Mrs. Miniver'' is a 1942 Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer film, directed by Creator/WilliamWyler and starring Creator/GreerGarson and Teresa Wright. The film follows the Miniver family, upper-class English living in a village outside London. The Minivers have a typical family's typical issues, such as their eldest son Vin wanting to marry Carol (Wright), granddaughter of Lady Beldon -- but Britain's declaration of war soon gives them bigger things to worry about. Vin joins the RAF, mother Kay (Garson) mans the home front, and father Clem (Walter Pidgeon) takes the family sailboat out one night at the end of May 1940 to a place called Dunkirk.

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''Mrs. Miniver'' is a 1942 Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer film, directed by Creator/WilliamWyler and starring Creator/GreerGarson Creator/GreerGarson, Walter Pidgeon, and Teresa Wright. Wright.

The film follows the Miniver family, upper-class English living in a village outside London. The Minivers have a typical family's typical issues, such as their eldest son Vin wanting to marry Carol (Wright), granddaughter of Lady Beldon -- but Britain's declaration of war soon gives them bigger things to worry about. Vin joins the RAF, mother Kay (Garson) mans the home front, and father Clem (Walter Pidgeon) takes the family sailboat out one night at the end of May 1940 to a place called Dunkirk.
14th Sep '17 10:22:29 PM jamespolk
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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Americans Walter Pidgeon and Teresa Wright, playing Britons.



* TwistEnding: Two guesses...

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* TwistEnding: Two guesses...The main source of dramatic tension in the movie is the fate of Vin, who has joined the RAF. The Minivers worry about him, Lady Beldon doesn't want her granddaughter widowed young like she was, and Carol herself says that she has to face the possibility of losing Vin. However, as it happens, it's ''Carol'' who is killed in a Luftwaffe raid, while Vin goes through the Battle of France and the Battle of Britain without a scratch.
14th Sep '17 9:45:23 PM jamespolk
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Apparently a rose grown in August can still be alive and in bloom the following June.
14th Sep '17 8:10:55 PM jamespolk
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* NiceHat: The opening sequence concerns Kay purchasing an ornate hat with a big feather sticking up and a long ribbon dangling.


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* SleepingSingle: Maybe the Minivers conceived those children by osmosis.
8th Aug '17 7:17:17 PM Luigifan
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* TokyoRose: The "[[BlatantLies German friend of England]]" who sends radio messages to England, trying to demoralize the citizens of England and push the country out of the war. The English just laugh him off.

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* TokyoRose: The "[[BlatantLies German friend of England]]" (likely Lord Haw-Haw) who sends radio messages to England, trying to demoralize the citizens of England and push the country out of the war. The English just laugh him off.
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