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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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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…
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.
Things I would like have liked to see (but probably ought not to):
- Falaise Pocket (Bradley not infallible/vindicates Patton)
- Metz (Patton doubts his doctrine and fails)
- More of Rommel (War without Rommel?)
Love this movie a war biography of the flamboyant controversial American General George S Patton. The movie place Patton was the pure Warrior. And as one character remarks what a contradiction that is. War is meant to be hated but Patton loved it. He was the best at it. The movie has this interesting documentary but Mystic vibe to it's filmmaking Style. But such is the story of the warrior beloved of Heaven and feared on Earth. George C Scott gives one of his very best performances in this movie. It's probably the one he'll always be remembered for. I love this movie and it's a personal favorite.
I love George C. Scott, possibly one of my favorite movies hes been in.
Just as General George S. Patton demanded respect in real life. So does the portrayal by George C Scott. He steals every scene he is in and you can’t take your eyes off of him. The figure is so captivating, his hunger to win, his views on reincarnation, his knowledge of history, his arrogance, his hatred for cowards and many other flaws. It’s all on screen, in the end he says in the end “Glory is Fading” at least in film he won’t completely disappear.
Try to clear a chunk of time for this film and watch it in one go. I know it's long but trust me.
You know in the epic mini-series "Band of Brothers" whenever a situation arrives that seems impossible and it looks like they are doomed? Well here is a biopic about the guy who always save them, General George S. Patton. This film starts with one of the most powerful scenes of all time and then moves us into North Africa, Sicily, England, France and finally Germany. George C. Scott gives us one of the best performances of all time, his transformation into the role is outstanding and he got well deserved Oscar for his effort. In short a highly recommended film for anyone with the slightest interest in world war II and the persons around that time.
After hours of Thomas the Tank Engine, one learns to appreciate real tanks.
'The age-old strife I see, where I fought in many guises, many names, but always me.' - George Patton
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