Patton

Patton is a 1970 American biographical war film about U.S. General George S. Patton during World War II. It stars George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates, and Karl Michael Vogler. It was directed by Franklin J. Schaffner from a script by Francis Ford Coppola and Edmund H. North, who based their screenplay on the biography Patton: Ordeal and Triumph by Ladislas Farago and Omar Bradley’s memoir A Soldier’s Story. The film was shot in 65mm Dimension 150 by cinematographer Fred J. Koenekamp, and has a music score by Jerry Goldsmith. Patton won seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

The opening monologue, delivered by George C. Scott as General Patton with an enormous American flag behind him, remains an iconic and often quoted image in film. The film was a success and has become an American classic.

Patton speech: “How to win a war” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh9S1Hk975U

In North Africa, during Operation Torch, George Patton faced and defeated Erwin Rommel, one of his most respected opponent.

Although put aside from D-Day, he was a brilliant decoy in operation Fortitude, aiming at diverting German’s attention on Calais. Then he magnificently led a storming 3rd US Army from Normandy in Operation Overlord to the Bulge and the walls of Bastogne. Patton’s famous “Ivory handles”.

Another beautiful DVD Cover:

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