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"Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Germany and the fall of the Third Reich. Side plots also speak of Patton's numerous faults such his temper and habit towards insubordination.
George S. Patton Jr.: "The above quotes are all erroneous, and grievously so, except for the very first!"
The story is about a hard nosed controversial general is shown in this WW 2 movie about how to win battles and look good doing it.
Movies back in the 70's was the dark age of films. Graphic, brutal, dark and took many chance's with it's shocking scenes that left many people cold and speechless. Until one late night when this movie came on TV and I only heard a couple of things about it but nothing much. So I was there acting all cocking thinking "Oh classic movie eh? well blow my mind classic movie", then I started to watch and…
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Patton is an excellent film that captures the essence of the titular character. Let me just get this out of the way and say that, before seeing this, I didn't know who General Patton was and what he has achieved. I came into this film like an empty vessel and letting the film shape my perspective of the character and what I got was certainly satisfying.
The film shows us that Patton was a driven man; he wanted to be ranked up there along with the notable names in the history of war. It also shows us his life values and his expectations from his soldiers in…
With the film opening to a screen filled with the star spangled banner and one man, whose presence dominates the space and the rest of the auditorium he is addressing, barking bold, military rhetoric you instantly think this is a satire. Something in the mould of M.A.S.H. or Catch-22, which was released in the same year. Yet throughout, it manages to remain somewhere inbetween, believing its outlandish patriotic stance and seemingly mocking it.
That speech never happened of course, it was just a collection of statements made by the General pieced together into a longer monologue by Coppola. Immediately that opening scene tells us almost everything we need to know about this megalomaniac and his madman philosophy of war that…
Way more epic than I had expected. George C. Scott is a monster. Fantastic performance. You get a great sense of time passing and things going on and the general flow of the war and the different people and their differing opinions and levels of influence. And so on.
And you get one of the greatest pieces of tank action ever.
The opening monologue promises a character with striking visions, a movie out of the ordinary and something really special. Although Patton certainly was a man out of the ordinary, the film doesn't take any risks, and to me, it got "too ordinary" in some parts. Luckily there's more than enough brilliant dialogues and interesting battle scenes to keep me interested and invested in the story of both the war and the character.
The quality of the film is raised from "good" to "great" by Scott's performance alone. He's that good! Scott embraces his inscrutable character. This film doesn't dwell in the glory or horrors of war, instead it finds its glory and horror in its flawed, but charismatic protagonist, in all of his failures, weakness and accomplishments.
A fine biopic.
It's a fine piece of work centered on a pretty damn interesting character, and yet I'll be damned if this one wasn't easier to respect than enjoy.
The film of focuses its attention on General George Patton and his impact on the Allies pursuit and conquest in WWII. Whether you are of the opinion that Patton was a ruthless warrior living in the wrong time period or simply a war-crazed lunatic with little care for human life, there is very little doubt the man was interesting as fuck. The film in particular does a pretty good job of revealing unknown depth to this man. More of a character study than war film, the material here is concerned solely with providing…
This is one of the great biopic movies with some fantastic performances. It's also unconventional filmmaking, as we aren't meant to side with our hero or boo him, but merely spectate and wonder at how a man so ruthless and bloodthirsty could also be do brilliant and passionate. It's a film that shows the dangers of glorifying war even as it revels in it. No fancy camera angles to be found here, just honest, dirty realty while following one of the craziest, most intelligent, passionate, and fascinating men to ever indulge in war.
It took me a couple of false starts to get into this movie. It's not that George C. Scott was not enrapturing as the titular general. He was. He commands the screen in virtually every frame of this movie, save some flashes over to German headquarters. But, it is long and getting started spends of lot of time in exposition of the character. The plot doesn't get going for a while.
While Patton is a bio-pic, it thankfully does not make us suffer through the childhood rearing. Concocting some traumatic event that may have enabled his personality into what we see before us now. Patton simply is who he is. We also are spared any horseshit romantic subplot. I can't…
George C. Scott gives a masterful performance as General Patton, though occasionally his characters from Dr. Strangelove (Buck Turgidson) and Christmas Carol (Scrooge) peek through.
Quite possibly the best World War II movie ever made. Certainly, it falls in the top 5. PATTON, of course, tells the story of the WWII experience of General George S. Patton, "old blood and guts", showing the good, the bad and the ugly of this man and it doesn't flinch in showing any of them.
Any discussion of this movie, of course, always starts with the bravura turn of George C. Scott in the title role. This is one of the great portrayals in movie history. Scott channels the essence of the man in every scene, starting with, perhaps, my favorite 5 minutes in movie history - the opening monologue in front of the American flag.
But this movie…
SWEET CAROLINE... alright, alight, ok, ok, remember what I said about ''Battle of the Bulge,'' well if you want a movie that tells you how the U.S. kicked Nazi butt in WWII watch this film ''Patton.''
''Patton'' obviously tells the story of one of America's greatest war generals in American history, and Franklin J. Schaffner chose a good actor to play Patton himself. Of course when it comes to war movies,
this is George C. Scott at his best, because he played a good Patton.
I say, this film deserved to win the Academy award for best picture of 1970, but in the words of George C. Scott... '' The Academy is a meat market.'' Yeah, my thoughts exactly George.…
Schaffner is no David Lean, and Patton is no Lawrence of Arabia. This felt hardly more substantial than a big budget History Channel TV special, an artless hagiography that struggles to say anything conclusive about Patton despite nearly three hours spent studying him. Oddly, I think we get a better understanding of who he was by watching his enemies debate his plans and try to outthink him. These scenes would be ancillary in any other movie, and while they’re not exactly compelling here either, they’re at least a window into something below the surface level. An interesting counterpoint could have been established between Rommel’s perspective on Patton the legend, and our insight into Patton the man, but this never happens.…
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Franklin J. Schaffner has had experience with portraying "The War Lord", but, baby, this right here is a military leader for you! It's a real shame that this didn't tie into Schaffner's previous endeavor, because with George Patton, we probably could have beaten back those dirty apes. Anyhow, this is an epic tribute to the awesome skill of... Mike Patton-I mean, George C. Scott-I mean, George S. Patton! Yeah, Scott having a very similar name to the cat he's playing can't be a coincidence, unless it is more than just that. Yeah, maybe Scott turned down his Oscar because he wasn't really acting in this and was, in fact, George S. Patton in disguise... for some reason. Whatever the case…
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