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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.
I saw "Patton" screened in glorious 70MM at the Seattle Cinerama.
"Patton" reminds me a little of the works of Clint Eastwood in that it more or less depicts the worldview of a character without necessarily endorsing it. We see the actions of George S. Patton, who is both a powerful military leader and a crazy person, and whose contrasting attitudes lead him towards great success and incredible failures. He's a fascinating figure and it's a pleasure just to watch him work. I don't have to agree with everything he says to find him engrossing and entertaining.
I particularly like the ending where Patton reflects on the fact that despite his quest for glory, he knows glory is only fleeting. A downbeat note for any biopic.
The set-pieces and technical aspects of the war scenes are highly impressive, but man is this one of the most bloated, contrived biopics I've ever seen.
Film #15 of Smiler Grogan's Scavenger Hunt
Task 15/30: A film on AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies list (1998 edition)
An absorbing biopic, Patton portrays its title character in every facet, every quality and flaw of his towering yet undeniable human matter.
It is an epic that succeeds largely because General Patton is a fascinating individual that you end up having an inevitable complex relationship with as an spectator, as if he stepped out of the screen to greet you with a "son of a bitch" in hand. The awe-inspiring George C. Scott runs the show in a timeless performance which somehow becomes more than a fine depiction of an American war hero, but the genius personal stuff finds its…
When I looked this up on imdb to see what it had on imdb, I inadvertantly found out I had the same Birthday as Patton Oswalt.
Thanks, the internet.
P.S. You magnificent bastard I READ YOUR BOOOK!
Just a little long.
A very nice 70mm print with 6-track DTS sound (a 2001 restoration print) was screened at the Seattle Cinerama and it was a blast to watch. It was an engaging film with many humerous moments and excellent performances but, with a runtime of almost three hours, left just a bit to be desired in terms of both pacing and some of the rougher cinematography. An excellent film nonetheless. If you ever get a chance to see it in 70mm, you won't regret it.
George C. Scott deserves a patton the back for his performance.
Viewed in 70mm at Seattle's Cinerama theatre.
(Village Voice, Feb. 26, 1970)
Patton seems disquieting to many critics simply for sticking to its subject without any undue second-guessing. A right-wing movie might have chuckled over the Allied decision to let "our brave Russian allies" be the first to enter Prague and Berlin. A left-wing movie might have shown more blood from the lowly hostages to Patton's glory. "Patton" does neither. Director Frank Schaffner and producer Frank McCarthy are both veterans of World War II, and they still cling to the old-fashioned liberal preference for balance over bias in the treatment of their subject, "Patton" is therefore neither "The Green Berets" nor "Dr. Strangelove," but something ambiguously in between. The screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola and Edmund H.…
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...
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