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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…
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.
Firstly, gotta appreciate the guts of the movie makers for undertaking this high voltage content... Speaking of high voltage, that's what Patton looks like to me... Both the movie and the character... Gotta find a documentary or movie on Bradley as well. This movie is NO BULLSHIT...
"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."
Patton is a Best Picture winner that has been on my radar for quite a while. It is very well shot, has a good score from Jerry Goldsmith, and has some great battle scenes. The running time is what has made me put it off for so long as it is 172 minutes. While I did feel it probably could have been shorter, the pacing was pretty good. The main reason I wanted to see Patton was for George C. Scott, who I haven't seen a ton of…
"Now, I want you to remember...that no bastard ever won a war...by dying for his country." - General, George S. Patton.
If biopic are to be judged by the Man depicted, this is easily one of the greatest. What a character, and precisely at the right place and the right time. He was equally famous and infamous, equally respected and despised. If you are tired of the portrayals of white knights in war movies and that keeps you away, this is the exception. Patton will defy your expectations, as a character, as a movie.
The portrayal won George C Scott an Oscar, the direction and the score were oscarworthy as well. The script balanced the war and the man perfectly. General Patton was almost bigger than the war. Patton, even without an army to command, was crucial to the war effort. A must see, almost.
It's a shame that a part of the movie (especially the battle scenes) doesn't really matter to me, because everytime we get a close-up of General Patton and the movie draws a psycological portrait of him, it does it very good. Mainly because the dialogue is very well written, and George C. Scott do a very good job. I want more of that, and less boring war tactics from Berlin and less battle scenes where Patton doesn't participate.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
While the film can be a bit slow at times, the performance of George C Scott is certainly an interesting one. By the end of the film I can't decide if it is Pro War and Anti Hero or Anti War and Pro Hero. Karl Malden is as usual a terrific and understated force. The whole movie and history of the US army can basically be summed up in the opening scene with a giant unironic American flag as the backdrop.
Bio-pic Sulla Controversa Figura di George Smith Patton, Generale d'acciaio della seconda guerra mondiale, un personaggio Over The top, che amava la guerra in modo viscerale, Tenace, ambizioso, arrogante, determiniato, rappresentato come se fosse Lo spirito bellico umano, un film lunghissimo ed estentuante dove vediamo la guerra Vista dall alto, dal posto di comando, Incontri, parate, spostamenti, Sfilate, tutte mostrate con una stupenda fotografia che forse ama troppo le tante comparse da colossal. Buona l'intepretazione del protagonista e Straordinario il monologo iniziale ma è inutile negarlo, questa è palesemente una pellicola di Propaganda, La storia la scrivono i vincitori e in questo film si esalta l'America senza tante ambiguità, si esalta l'eroismo bellico che ha liberato l'europa e si sorvola…
Saw this because I heard Dave Filoni said this was a source of inspiration for Star Wars Rebels. Wonder if there will be any Patton in Admiral Thrawn?
A classic. I thought the score was a bit lacking, but otherwise excellent all around.
George C. Scott is awesome. The rest of the movie is fine (except the war scenes, those are pretty great too) but Scott as Patton is easily the best thing about the whole film.
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