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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.
Grand in scope, accomplished in production & riding high on George C. Scott's magnificent performance, Patton is an epic biographical account of the decorated but also controversial American General, George S. Patton, and covers his stint as tank commander during World War II. Winner of 7 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Patton remains one of the most engrossing biopics in existence and is one memoir that's as informative as it is impressive.
Set during the Second World War, Patton follows its titular character who arrives in North Africa to take charge of the demoralised American troops after they suffer heavy casualties at the hands of German forces. The plot covers his stint as he leads his soldiers to victory over the…
"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 cocky thinking "Oh classic movie eh? Well blow my mind then so called classic movie", then I started to watch and I…
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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…
Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.
-General George S. Patton Jr.
It's most famous scene is it's opening, so powerful that the 20th Century Fox logo isn't even shown. It's an unheard of cold opening right into the film (maybe it's been done plenty of times before, I actually have no idea) and the entire scene features only one man, George C. Scott as Patton giving one of the most famous speeches in war film history.
If that wasn't enough Scott also has the only real starring role in a film that runs 2…
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Patton is a big bold American film. The 50 hour run time is completely and utterly driven by the sheer magnitude of this incredible lead performance. But really, his performance is great, but by God is this film long. A lot of things worked very well, not only the lead performance. I felt the battle weren't nearly as riveting or brutal as they could've been, and some of the very minor characters were notably bad in acting. But these things really do feel like footnotes when compared to this colossal performance.
I feel as though I've conquered a mountain by watching this. I've watched movies that were three times longer than this but felt half as long as this one. Patton gets a task, there's a battle, Patton says something dumb, Patton gets pulled off the battlefield, Patton somehow gets another task ... wash, rinse, repeat. The best parts of the movie for me were the three Nazis trying to figure him out. Oh well. Bio pics aren't my thing, anyway. Just wasn't my cup o' tea.
Massive location shoots with loads of extras, excellent performance from its lead subtle shades of depth throughout. Does a great job getting you in his mindset, where he's so driven by his desire to thrive and succeed in war, we begin to forget the cost of life - a dangerous game. Patton is portrayed as a dog in a cage, only let him loose when you need to wreak havoc, and you get what you pay for. In WWII, some of that bravado was needed. Film as a whole plays like a play or GAME OF THRONES episode, detailing the decision processes, then often skipping past the battles or events themselves.
It is entirely appropriate that the producers should have chosen someone to play the lead role who has a reputation for treating women in a manner which may be acceptable to the New Order of people who we have now put in charge of the world, but which to ordinary people is utterly unacceptable.
Never mind his acting ability George C Scott was a Grade A arsehole. Much like Patton.
The opening scene in which he is seen making a speech with an enormous Stars and Stripes flag, debecked in medals and ribbons and sashes clearly paints his as a clownish figure, someone who glories in his own self-aggrandisement.
Patton typifies the arrogant pricks who are determined to win no…
The film is enormous in scale and runs almost three hours; it was directed by Franklin J. Schaffner in a style that might be described as imperial--incredibly long, wide shots that take in vast areas, with the human figures dwarfed by the terrain. There's so much land and air-- and it's so clear--that we seem to be looking at the action from God's point of view. The landscapes are full of men, but they're all essentially extras--even men like Omar Bradley (Karl Malden), who should be important. There's really nobody in this movie except George C. Scott's Patton. He is what people who believe in military values can see as the true military hero--the red-blooded American who loves to fight…
In honor of Armistice Day, Rhodesian Independence Day, and the defeat of Hillary Clinton, I finally got around to watching the acclaimed story of a reasonable, rational Omar Bradley trying to keep a madman with a lust for power and glory and the belief that he is the reincarnation of every great general in history from ruining everything.
Battle scenes are hampered by a particularly small scale, and hilariously anachronistic Cold War era American tanks used by Americans and Germans alike.
Talking scenes that aim to give Patton some character are often interrupted by very forced opportunities for him to say famous quotes or perform famous acts, without much weight to any of it.
A great Doc film into the life of one of the greatest generals in US history, into his life as a general, a person, and political tactics f war. It was interesting to see how much he knew that problems with Russia would take place before anyone else knew.
An unflinching biopic led by a sublime performance from George C. Scott.
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