Cinerama : Where Eagles Dare.By Mike Derderian A hopeless absurdist proclaimed the other day that when an eagle dies, little forest creatures cry in joy and elation elation /ela·tion/ (e-la´shun) emotional excitement marked by acceleration of mental and bodily activity, with extreme joy and an overly optimistic attitude. . I would dare then, just like them, climb the cliff that leads to Schlosse Adler the same way Major Jonathan Smith Jonathan Smith may refer to several people:
Burton, Sir Richard Burton, Sir Richard Francis Burton
2. ) and Lieutenant Morris Schaffer (Clint Eastwood) did in Brian G. Hutton's 1968 war movie Where Eagles Dare. One thing that always perplexes me when watching this type of movies is the amount of funding the bad guys have. Loads of money, tons of war equipment, doomsday weapons, classic cars, beautiful women (who either end up getting killed or turn out to be double agents), an endless supply of henchmen and a gothic castle built on a hard-to-reach mountain, are the fringe benefits fringe benefits,
n.pl the benefits, other than wages or salary, provided by an employer for employees (e.g., health insurance, vacation time, disability income). of being a member of an evil organization. Sign me upC*sounds like a Bond-flick doesn't it!Where Eagles Dare is a cliffhanger cliff·hang·er
1. A melodramatic serial in which each episode ends in suspense.
2. A suspenseful situation occurring at the end of a chapter, scene, or episode.
3. with every meaning of the word and I am not just talking about watching Burton and Eastwood dangle dangle Nursing A popular term for the first movement a Pt is allowed, either after surgery under general anesthesia, or 'under local', where the recuperee allows his/her feet to dangle over the side of the bed from a cliff with Nazi soldiers take bad aim at them with their machine guns. This 158-minute old-style propaganda adventure that spells "we'll win the war for you" stars William Squire, Patrick Wymark, Donald Houston, Robert Beatty, Derren Nesbitt, Neil McCarthy, Brook Williams and Mary Ure as fair Fraulein Mary Elison.Americans should have stuck to fighting Nazis in World War II campy Hollywood movies instead of trying to save the real world. But they probably started believing their own movies after catching a bad case of in-fiction-realititis, and Where Eagles Dare despite its being an excellent testosterone-driven war movie is a good example.Unlike the old Hollywood formula of adapting books for cinema Alistair MacLean, renowned war and adventure novelist, was hired to write a story for a film upon the request of producer Elliot Kastner. The story goes that "Burton's stepson step·son
A spouse's son by a previous union.
a son of one's husband or wife by an earlier relationship
Noun 1. wanted him to star in an old-fashioned adventure movie". A novel with the same title was published after the film's release.Other movies that were based on novels written by MacLean and you've probable seen are The Guns of Navarone (1961), Ice Station Zebra (1968), Force 10 from Navarone (1978) and Night Watch (1995). Those were the ones that I watched; the list includes 12 more movies. After the capture of an American General, the British government fear that Nazis would learn about D-Day, which became known in history as the day on which the Allied forces landed on the shores of France during World War II on June 6, 1944. Now, D-Day is a military term used to refer to a day on which an attack or an operation is to be initiated.So the British decide to send out a rescue team of five soldiers that include our two brave chaps. The American general is held captive at Schlosse Adler (Castle Adler), which is found atop a towering mountain. On their way, the fifth member of the rescue team dies from a broken neck injury! Taciturn tac·i·turn
Habitually untalkative. See Synonyms at silent.
[French taciturne, from Old French, from Latin taciturnus, from tacitus, silent; see tacit. Schaffer (Eastwood) smells a rat and tells Smith (Burton) about his doubts. There is a traitor amongst them. After a strenuous hike and a long danger-filled climb to the top of the mountain and into the Nazi infested in·fest
tr.v. in·fest·ed, in·fest·ing, in·fests
1. To inhabit or overrun in numbers or quantities large enough to be harmful, threatening, or obnoxious: castle, they finally meet their contact in the person of one curvy and sassy sas·sy 1
adj. sas·si·er, sas·si·est
1. Rude and disrespectful; impudent.
2. Lively and spirited; jaunty.
3. Stylish; chic: a sassy little hat. Fraulein Mary Elison (Ure). Now they have two missions: First, find the general and then discover who is the double agent. The action sequences will play on one's nerve especially the scene of the cable car which is appropriately the only escape route for our courageous military honchos from the castle of hell. Hey try barging into a castle packed with Nazis without unleashing all hell on you. From start to end most of the scenes in this movie were a series of non-stop action-sequences highlighted by the one-liner quips delivered by Burton and Eastwood. The tight British humor mixed with American sarcasm was too much for Nazis to handle; that's why probably they lost the war.The easy to follow intense storyline--thanks to MacLean's writing--the spectacular aerial cinematography cinematography: see motion picture photography.
Art and technology of motion-picture photography. It involves the composition of a scene, lighting of the set and actors, choice of cameras, camera angle, and integration of special , the visual effects and the daring stunts is what made Where Eagles Dare a good war movie worth 158-minutes of your life. The peak of the film, however, is in the twist that unravels itself to us near the end.Must-see-scenes: Smith and Schaffer's taunting encounter with the SS officers in the castle's meeting room that ends with a bloodbath blood·bath also blood bath
Savage, indiscriminate killing; a massacre.
Noun 1. bloodbath - indiscriminate slaughter; "a bloodbath took place when the leaders of the plot surrendered"; "ten days after the ; Elison's tongue-in-cheek dialogue with Schaffer; the cable car scene; and the daring full-speed-ahead bus escape. nCinerama : Where Eagles Dare
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