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Longford

(DVD - 2007 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Based on a true story of the devout Catholic British Lord Frank Aungier Pakenham, 7th Earl of Longford, and his controversial, colorful, headline-making friendship with one of Britain's most notorious criminals, child murderess Myra Hindley.
Title: Longford
[videorecording]
Publisher: [New York] : HBO Video, c2007
Edition: Widescreen
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 93 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: HBO Films presents in association with Channel 4 ; a Granada Television Limited production ; producer, Helen Flint ; written by Peter Morgan ; directed by Tom Hooper
Notes: Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Special features: For the record : firsthand accounts of the Moors murders; audio comentary with director Tom Hooper and writer Peter Morgan
Inspired by true events
Summary: Based on a true story of the devout Catholic British Lord Frank Aungier Pakenham, 7th Earl of Longford, and his controversial, colorful, headline-making friendship with one of Britain's most notorious criminals, child murderess Myra Hindley.
ISBN: 9780783142500
0783142501
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama LONGFORD
Credits: Music, Rob Lane ; editor, Melanie Oliver ; director of photography, Danny Cohen.
Performers: Jim Broadbent, Samantha Morton, Lindsay Duncan, Andy Serkis.
Event: Originally broadcast by Channel 4 Oct. 26, 2006
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation; 2.0 stereo
Other Language: English or dubbed Spanish dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed captioned
Subject Headings: Women serial murderers England Greater Manchester Drama Hindley, Myra Drama Longford, Frank Pakenham, Earl of, 1905-2001 Drama
Genre/Form: Television movies
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Made-for-TV movies
Topical Term: Women serial murderers
Publisher No: 93322 HBO Video
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Based on a true story of the devout Catholic British Lord Frank Aungier Pakenham, 7th Earl of Longford, and his controversial, colorful, headline-making friendship with one of Britain's most notorious criminals, child murderess Myra Hindley.


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Jul 21, 2014
  • voisjoe1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Jim Broadbent plays Longford, a British Lord that works like hell to save the life of child murderer. Broadbent and co-star Samantha Morton both won Golden Globes and this is the first film where I became aware of Broadbent. You have to see it to its shocking denouement.

Aug 15, 2013
  • Janice21383 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It is impossible to be a "good person" if one is too damn naive. Good people in the intelligent but not smart mold of Lord Longford often involve themselves in bad things. That said, it is impossible not to feel sympathy for him, plugging away at the most unpopular good cause, prisoner rehabilitation, with a most unpromising subject, Myra Hindley. Samantha Morton and Jim Broadbent give ideal performances. Why do we not see more of them in other films? BONUS: Andy Serkis as Ian Brady. Yay!

Aug 09, 2013
  • toby65 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An interesting film. Great acting by the two principals. Lord Longford and Myra Hindley very interesting studies in good and evil.

It was not clear to me whether Hindley's criminal companion was telling the truth when he reported that she had been ridiculing Lord Longford. what did the rest of you think?

Sep 09, 2011
  • Gerrie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

While brave hearts & minds spend all their life time, trying to redeem, see & seek the good in the wicked, the wicked NEVER FAIL to pry on the kindness & humility of the good people.

Finally, HONORABLE PEOPLE seem get always abused by society, while the wicked in society seek pity in honorable people.

This film makes you wonder, if criminals can be reformed & rehabilitated at all.

Feb 14, 2011
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Interesting and controversal story http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longford_(film) Thanks to the film maker to bring such topics to the screen.

Nov 22, 2010
  • MARTIN MILLER rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Good true story, well told.

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