Patton (1970)

Patton is a great movie.

Gen. George S. Patton Jr. (George C. Scott)

Unlike Kagemusha (1980), which I just watched two days ago, this film was both historically and cinematically interesting. With that being said, even the underlying topic and setting of Patton (a U.S. general set during World War II) is more interesting to me than that of Kagemusha (a Japanese warlord). Furthermore, the movie remained interesting throughout and had better pacing than Kagemusha. Finally, I also enjoyed the battle scenes in Patton much more than those in Kagemusha.

Gen. Omar N. Bradley (right, Karl Malden)

[20120126][20161004 Edit]

Instant Comments:
Approx. six-minute monologue
A combination of the Bible and Hollywood?

So far @40 min, I'm enjoying the movie.
Through Patton's poetic dialogue, the movie itself becomes rather poetic.
There's a definite appeal to a patriotic America
I wonder if they'll explain: "Rommel, you magnificent bastard, I read your book!" [20161004: Patton is referring to a a book by Rommel on military tactics called Infanterie greift an]

Patton fires at enemy planes

1h18 I didn't realize Patton was irrational.
"There's one big difference between you and me, George. I do this job because I've been trained to do it. You do it because you LOVE it." - General Bradley to General Patton

Patton chastises a soldier for being cowardly.

LOL: "Colonel, there are 50,000 men on this island who would like to shoot that son of a bitch." Walker about Patton
"Yeah, our blood, his guts."
Finished at 8:30 PM.

Patton apologizes for his behavior, but also conveys his intention.

Watched 20120123 5PM (Netflix, Instant)
Patton (1970) Franklin J. Schaffner. 172 min

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