[Ads-l] Movie misquotation of the year in "Darkest Hour"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Dec 31 12:53:23 EST 2017

FWIW, that is the quote as I remember it from the movie, which I saw the
other day.


On Sat, Dec 30, 2017 at 2:49 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <
adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:

> The movie "Darkest Hour" displays a powerful quotation attributed to
> Churchill at the end of the film: "Success is not final, failure is
> not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
> Did Churchill say this? Nope. It's from an advertisement for Budweiser
> beer (apparently)
> https://quoteinvestigator.com/2013/09/03/success-final/
> The quotation is not spoken during the film. It is shown in text on
> the screen at the end, but I did not write it down when I saw it;
> hence, I cannot be sure of the exact statement shown. The following
> link points to a review of "Darkest Hour" that gives a version of the
> quotation attributed to Churchill:
> http://media.pauline.org/reviews/ArticleID/3502/
> Darkest-Hour-always-forward-in-courage
> Have you seen this movie which is in U.S. theaters now? Do you recall
> the quotation displayed at the end? I would like to double check the
> text.
> Garson
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