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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…
George C. Scott gives an excellent performance in this fascinating character study. The battle sequences are some of the best that I have seen in film, period.
Im not really a war film fan but I wanted to try this. Its a good film (obviously with 8 Academy Awards) and recommended to fans of this genre.
This is one of those movies that I've known I had to watch for forever but have been grudgingly putting off. I hate war movies, I don't have any particular fascination with famous generals. I was relieved that this was much less of a war movie than I had been afraid of. Patton certainly does not seem like a person I would have wanted to be around, but the performance was pretty fun to watch. It didn't even feel 3 hours long.
What a great and wonderfully quotable film. Another film that makes me want to read the source material.
"If mountain ranges and oceans can be overcome, then anything built by man can be overcome."
Whether you think PATTON is informed more by WWII and Patton in profile (Nazis, etc.) or by Vietnam and America in context (hippies, etc.) may speak to what kind of fucked up person you are. Discussing war, observing the devastation, wryly pondering doing away with it… "Just like your poetry, it isn't part of the twentieth century" an acolyte tells Patton, and he agrees and says "The world grew up" with a bittersweet sadness. From a script co-written by Francis Ford Coppola, PATTON is a New Hollywood LAWRENCE OF ARABIA. Long and about war, you know? I don't know whether it supports or opposes it, even in combining support and opposition a little, though it's safe to say you're not…
There seems to be quite a few biopics expiring on Netflix this month so I watched another one. Though I didn't enjoy it as much as the last one.
This movie follows the career of general George S. Patton during World War 2. This is mainly a character study with the war going on in the background. Frankly, his character wasn't interesting enough for me to watch for nearly 3 hours but I still made it through. I did appreciate the fact that the script was all based off factual material. Not to mention, it was written by Francis Ford Coppola back in his prime (arguably). George C Scott also played the character perfectly. His oscar was well deserved. However,…
I am not a huge fan of war movies, but this one took war and scaled it down into the life of one, albeit much bigger than life, person: General George S. Patton. Overall, it was an interesting film. I learned a bit more about a period in history that I could stand to learn even more about. It also was nicely patriotic without being nationalistic, something that can be hard to accomplish. George C. Scott was fantastic as Patton, playing him as a man with no ability to compromise, uncaring for the world of politics, but yet fully sensitive to the value of history and art. This was a very interesting, although quite long film, one I would consider seeing again.
It tends to drag once in a while but "Patton" is a great film, featuring a very strong performance from George C. Scott. He really digs deep into the general and makes his performance feel very real and almost like you're watching General Patton, most notably the infamous opening monologue. The direction of the war scenes is also terrific as it uses some great practical effects and brilliant cinematography to make the scenes feel very authentic. The supporting cast also helps by giving weight to Patton to show how brutal a general he is (notably the scene where he slaps the boy for crying). It is smartly written and has some great editing. One of the best war films ever.
The image that had always defined this movie for me was the opening prologue with Scott standing in front of the world's biggest American flag praising the virtues of war. Being so indelible, it overshadowed any thought for me of watching this film as I felt that this must be the tone of the whole movie.
Giving it chance, this many years later, I was surprised by how rich and nuanced this film is in its portrayal of General Patton, showing him to be a tyrant, a poet, a warmonger and an inspiration. The film is entirely about him, he is in virtually ever scene, and nothing else exists in the movie except for how it effects the man. With…
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