The new movie Darkest Hour tells the harrowing tale of Prime Minister Winston Churchill during WWII (played by an unrecognizable Gary Oldman wearing state-of-the-art makeup designed by one of the best artists in the business.)
Does this film adaptation stir the hearts of the viewer, as the real Churchill did for the allies?
What does this film say about leadership?
I recommend watching this movie first, then follow up with the ideal companion film, this year's Dunkirk, to get an even better idea of what happened during this era.
(Unfortunately, both films leave out a fascinating, now-forgotten incident from this time: The National Day of Prayer declared by King George VI, which I'll tell you more about...)