A party celebrating Darkest Hour, and debuting a new on-board exhibit, “Their Finest Hours,” featured face time with Darkest Hour mega-actor Gary Oldman. For his subtle and towering performance in this affecting movie Oldman has been nominated for SAG and Golden Globe Awards. Thus far.
Also in attendance: actor Ben Mendelsohn who plays the stuttering King George. Representing the family was the old man’s great-grandson Randolph Churchill.
All enjoyed a wonderful panel discussion moderated with finesse by Scott Mantz of Access Hollywood. An all-hands-on-deck premium whiskey tasting and cigar bar then followed.
The marvelous film professionals who created the mise-en-scene for this gripping movie under Joe Wright‘s direction also partied hearty on the QM. They included Bruno Delbonnel (director of photography); Craig Berkey (sound editor); Jacqueline Durran (costume designer); Sarah Greenwood (production designer) and Katie Spencer (set decorator); Valerio Bonelli (editor).
A wartime arts correspondent put in a quick call to her editor from the phone bank in Churchill’s War Room. The party moored safely. The movie lives on.
photo credit: Eric Charbonneau, phone bank photo by Kent Bulza
Darkest Hour | in release nationwide December 22