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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…
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.
George C. Scott with one of film's masterful performances as the legendary General Patton. The movie does a good job of trying to be historical with what Hollywood had to work with at the time. Scott does a great job of making the viewer continually try to decide if Patton was a genius, prima donna, martinet, or all three combined.
George C. Scott totally kills it as George S. Patton - a man who lives for war. I am not sure if I should have found him likeable; he was brash and often quite mean, but yet I found myself actually liking the guy. Not sure if that is due to Scott's performance or Patton himself. I'm amazed that this was a real person.
I liked the film. It was a bit long, at nearly 3 hours, like many of these dang Best Picture winners. Apart from a few exceptions, war films don't grab me very much, but when it's an interesting character study such as this I can get into it.
While I don't think it did much for me visually, I liked this movie quite a bit.
There's a few standouts, especially the Oscar-winning lead actor and screenplay, which I especially loved. Francis Ford Coppola and Edmund H North's retelling of the events in General Patton's life was absolutely magnificent, and while I hesitate to use the word "character" referring to a real person, the depth and complexity to the man was commendable. He was almost like a Klingon, but with 3 stars on his head rather than a lobster. The thought of such an old-fashioned traditionalist going into the atomic age after the events of WW2 is genuinely interesting (even though he died before the Baby Boomer generation could…
First on my list of annual epics that I watch. George C Scott is absolutely unreal in the movie. One of the greats of all time.
As a whole, Patton never grabed my attention, maybe because its lack of depth, of its unecessary exaggeration of not so good war scenes and its inmense lenght.
A little repetitive but generally outstanding. Great scene after great scene, with MASSIVE actually staged battle sequences. Spielberg ripped off tons of this for RYAN. "Rommel, you magnificent bastard!" When he slaps the kid in the hospital for being yellow...
Fuck war, and fuck Patton too.
For Blind Spot #4, I thought I would watch Franklin J. Schaffner’s “Patton” (1970), seeing as how April marked its 45th anniversary. “Patton” is a film I’ve heard so much about over the years, and was encouraged to see by so many friends, family, and colleagues. Having seen many of “Patton’s” memorable monologues, and having read about its influential status as an iconic war film, I figured it was about time I moved it from the shelf to the TV.
At the 43rd annual Academy Awards, “Patton” won seven of its 10 nominations, including: Best Film Editing; Best Sound; Best Director; and the coveted Best Picture. It marked Francis Ford Coppola’s first ever Academy Award nomination, which he won alongside…
It puzzles me why this movie is not talked about nearly as much as other classic war movies. It was obviously held in high regard when it was released, having won 7 Oscars. At almost 3 hours it didn't feel too long at all. The battle scenes are spectacular and done with practical effects on a massive scale. The scenery throughout the movie is stunning, and it all comes together with an Oscar winning performance by George C. Scott.
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