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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…
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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…
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…
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…
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.
A damn fine movie, if you ask me, son. And one that I hadn't read in the history books I read.
Un film su uno dei più grandi generali americani ci sta...inoltre è molto completo e crea un nel personaggio fanatico e maniacale. Viene tenuto sempre un buon ritmo e non annoia mai
Well this has got to be one of the greatest biopics I've ever seen: a larger-than-life portrayal of a larger-than-life man (he certainly thought he was). The witty, balanced screenplay (co-written by Francis Ford Coppola) fuels a towering George C. Scott performance, who embodies Patton so throughly that I feel as though I myself knew the man. This meaty depiction is bolstered by lavish visuals, brilliantly staged battle sequences and the clever inclusion of newsreels and almost comical scenes of a frenzied Nazi war room as the Germans try to figure out what the hell Patton is up to. 9.5/10
The final film in my trilogy of biopics is another Best Picture winner, this time the 1970 winner Patton. The film follows, you guessed it, General George S. Patton throughout his service during World War II. Beginning with his arrival in North Africa and up through the end of the war, the film gives a complete picture of Patton's strengths and faults. His hard-nosed unyielding opinions on what makes a soldier a soldier. Whether you deem it cruelty or as the nature of a true general is left up to the viewer meaning director Franklin Schaffner's done an excellent job in creating a balanced and well-crafted biopic.
The main strength of the film of course rests on George C. Scott's…
jesus they basically redid WWII for this one. great movie. not a single good russian in the whole three hours thing tho. hardly any russian at all
"You know what the poet said:
'Through the travail of ages, midst the pomp and toils of war, have I fought and strove and perished countless times upon the star. As if through a glass and darkly, the age-old strife I see, where I fought in many guises, many names, but always me.'
Know who the poet was? Me."
One of the best biopics ever made. It's an Old Hollywood-styled movie that made itself relevant in the New Hollywood era because of its execution. Much of that is due to the writing. Francis Ford Coppola's first Oscar for screenplay writing (two years before The Godfather and nine years before Apocalypse Now) was certainly well deserved. Coppola always finds a way…
The opening sequence is one of the goat.
George C. Scott's magnetic, multifaceted performance ensures that Patton is a terrific character study of one of the most fascinating people who ever lived. Goldsmith's music is phenomenal and the battle sequences are still riveting.
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