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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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Strong Performances - George C. Scott
Review In A Nutshell:
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…
Geroge C Scott's timeless rendition of the megalomaniacal American general from WWII. The films opening is very powerful and executed flawlessly. The movie features some good war scenes, but it is far more than a simple war porn film. It tries to give glimpse of the tactical genius, yet morally skewed nature of one of the most iconic Americans to have ever lived
"Quiero que recordéis que el objetivo de la guerra no es morir por tu país. El objetivo es hacer que otros inútiles bastardos mueran por el suyo."
What passed for an epic in 1970 doesn't play so epically today. The battle scenes, more often than not, look like an episode of The A-Team. But there are impressive vistas, for sure, and of course George C. Scott is riveting in the role that won him an Oscar he famously didn't accept.
George C. Scott is obviously a powerhouse in this, and he paints a complex character of Patton. I like that film is focused on military officers - not politics and not the soldiers. Unfortunately, that allows the film to gloss over the tragedies and atrocities that the soldiers live through.
Found this one a bit of a letdown. It was hard to tell where Patton ended and George C. Scott started which I suppose is a plaudit but it all boils down to two-and-a-half hours of blustering, bullying bombast. I'm not sure if the film was meant to leave me thinking that Patton was a bit of a prick but it did.
Estás MU loco Patton!
Film #17 of the "Scavenger Hunt #5" [Blackjack and Hookers edition]
Task #28: Long John (At least 2 and half hours)
I really enjoyed this movie. Patton is a really complicated figure and this movie did a good job of showing the different sides of him. We get to see him being heroic and being domineering. But one thing that really comes across is how dedicated he was to producing successful soldiers and a successful army. It was also interesting to see the German point of view on Patton and how that influenced their tactics.
This was certainly a long movie, but it was entertaining enough that the plot flowed well.
Maybe I'm rating this too high, but everything about Patton worked for me. Scott's performance, the cinematography, the contradiction riddled main character, the surprisingly atmospheric score. It's a long film and there are a number of excellent battle scenes, but it's Coppola's dialog that I found most interesting.
Interesting for superficial reasons, such as its scale, the film is a limited success because of its glib script. One scene after another merely sets up a punch line before ending abruptly, and from this we're supposed to accumulate an ambiguous examination of a powerful figure? The film establishes that Patton was a man who was difficult to embrace wholeheartedly (duh...), but it doesn't do much beyond that, despite Scott's intensity. In his scenes with Karl Malden, he feels like more than a collection of extreme mannerisms, but since Malden's playing the only character that matters besides Patton, they're the exception to the rule.
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