CHARIOTS OF FIRE (Hugh Hudson, 1981)

Hugh Hudson’s somewhat condescendingly-classist anti-condescendingly classist, sentimental recollection of British glory in the 1924 Summer Olympics won the best picture Oscar on March 29, 1982, a few days before Margaret Thatcher militarily launched the Falkland Islands “dispute” against Argentina, which swelled her popularity at home, greasing her path to re-election as prime minister. How much […]