Across the Lake (1988)

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This movie charts the last sixty days in the life of speed ace Donald Campbell (Sir Anthony Hopkins), who, in 1967, famously crashed his craft "The Bluebird" while trying the break the three-hundred-mile-per-hour barrier on Coniston Water.


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20 February 2006 | klingonandy-1
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| Fair wee movie-excellent lead man!
Fair wee movie,in response to other viewers comments- Bluebird K7-(the real one) was many different shades of blue during it's life and quite a few shapes as well!starting off in 1955 as a "smooth" design and ending up due to various upgrades and rebuilds with the Tailfin from a Folland Gnat jet fighter grafted on the rear and vastly different cockpit and front end- basically a work in progress.The replica K7 used in the movie is now housed in a museum in the Lake district.As for the movie-I agree that for some strange reason it was never released in the Uk and the only copies available are normally poor third generation copies on auction sites- pity,after all it's about one of the last British Heroes-Donald Campbell.All in all the movie is a fair account of Campbells life and the lead up to the events on 4th January.Perhaps a sequel may be made when the real K7 is finished being restored-if we get the funding!incidentially the replica used in the movie is a lot smaller than the real k7 and is displayed at a museum in Coniston.

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