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A Royal Marines Disposition

An autobiographical docu-drama about the Falklands War of 1982.
4/5

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Directed by Matt Elliott, from an autobiographical screenplay by John Alden, ‘A Royal Marines Disposition’ is a short docu-drama that delves into John Alden’s experience as a marine during the Falklands War in 1982. Tip Cullen, a veteran marine turned actor, conveys Alden’s personal story of courage, trepidation and patriotism. A compelling recount of war that will chill and astonish.

Throughout the 18-minute film, produced on the 40th Anniversary of the conflict, John Alden (Tip Cullen) talks through, in riveting detail, about his 8000-miles-from-home deployment aged just 19. Constructed in a documentary-style format, the narrative utilizes stock footage and personal imagery to visualize the themes and set the stark tone. Expect a hard-hitting watch.

Matt Elliott and John Alden have delivered a commendable collaboration with stellar cinematography, sound and post-production. Alden’s personal story will pull viewers in – enough to feel the cold climate and the shock of ammunition – which is all credit to Cullen’s stirring portrayal and the authenticity of his story-telling. As a former marine himself, Cullen’s performance is enriched by his own military experience – which otherwise may not have worked quite as well. The audience would be right to mistake Cullen’s performance as his own story – which is all credit to his flawless delivery. Highly recommended viewing.

Brief Synopsis

One mans story about his experiences during the Falklands war.
A Royal Marines Disposition

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Director(s): Matt Elliott
Writer(s): John Alden
Cast: Tip Cullen
Producer(s): Daws Dawson
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Runtime: 18 min

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A Royal Marines Disposition

An autobiographical docu-drama about the Falklands War of 1982.
4/5

Review

Directed by Matt Elliott, from an autobiographical screenplay by John Alden, ‘A Royal Marines Disposition’ is a short docu-drama that delves into John Alden’s experience as a marine during the Falklands War in 1982. Tip Cullen, a veteran marine turned actor, conveys Alden’s personal story of courage, trepidation and patriotism. A compelling recount of war that will chill and astonish.

Throughout the 18-minute film, produced on the 40th Anniversary of the conflict, John Alden (Tip Cullen) talks through, in riveting detail, about his 8000-miles-from-home deployment aged just 19. Constructed in a documentary-style format, the narrative utilizes stock footage and personal imagery to visualize the themes and set the stark tone. Expect a hard-hitting watch.

Matt Elliott and John Alden have delivered a commendable collaboration with stellar cinematography, sound and post-production. Alden’s personal story will pull viewers in – enough to feel the cold climate and the shock of ammunition – which is all credit to Cullen’s stirring portrayal and the authenticity of his story-telling. As a former marine himself, Cullen’s performance is enriched by his own military experience – which otherwise may not have worked quite as well. The audience would be right to mistake Cullen’s performance as his own story – which is all credit to his flawless delivery. Highly recommended viewing.

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No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Brief Synopsis

One mans story about his experiences during the Falklands war.
A Royal Marines Disposition

Credits

Director(s): Matt Elliott
Writer(s): John Alden
Cast: Tip Cullen
Producer(s): Daws Dawson
Director of Photography:
Animation:

Specifications

Genre: ,
Subjects: , ,
Country:
Language:
Year:
Runtime: 18 min
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