Patton earned a great deal of critical acclaim, capturing seven Academy Awards. The general public also welcomed the film. Patton is a skilled military tactician, but his volatile temper and outspoken nature often lead to controversy. Vanity and courage found their intersection in Patton. The screenplay was written by Francis Ford Coppola. It is one of those sublime performances in which the personalities of the actor and the character are fulfilled in one another.
We returned, and were warned to keep quiet about it. Men, all this stuff you've heard about America not wanting to fight - wanting to stay out of the war, is a lot of horse dung. God help me, I do love it so. He is removed from his command post, but is still allowed to oversee the reconstruction of Germany. Now, an army is a team - it lives, eats, sleeps, fights as a team. Side plots also speak of Patton's numerous faults such his temper and tendency toward insubordination, faults that would prevent him from becoming the lead American general in the Normandy Invasion as well as to his being relieved as Occupation Commander of Germany. Scott 1927-1999 was big, powerful, lonely, brilliant, a drinker, a perfectionist who stood so far outside Hollywood circles it was a foregone conclusion he would not turn up at the Academy Awards.
Although the role was offered to other actors who were bigger stars critic Tim Dirks lists , , , and , it is unimaginable without Scott. The Story A larger-than-life, egotistical, much-decorated Gen. Patton won 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Scott, an award that he refused. Franklin Schaffner 1920-1989 was a master of bold, uncluttered canvases. Only a pimp from a cheap New Orleans whorehouse would carry a pearl-handled revolver. It was a hard-line glorification of the military ethic, personified by a man whose flaws and eccentricities marginalized him in peacetime, but found the ideal theater in battle. I can assure you that you will all do your duty.
As a result of Coppola's breakthrough win in 1970, he went on to write and direct. But does he know it? Over the years he has talked about it endlessly, and I have a glimpse of Patton from Meyer. Instead of adding tiresome behavioral touches, he allows us small glimpses of what may be going on inside. Well, it's one way of looking at it. Side plots also speak of Patton's numerous faults such his temper and tendency toward insubordination, faults that would prevent him from becoming the lead American general in the Normandy Invasion as well as to his being relieved as Occupation Commander of Germany.
Early in the film, under surprise air attack by the Nazis, he stands in the middle of a street firing at them with the revolver. Americans traditionally love to fight. When you were kids, you all admired the champion marble shooter, the fastest runner, big league ball players, the toughest boxers. I don't want to get any messages saying that we are holding our position. Promoted to Lieutenant General, Patton is sent to Sicily, where he engages in a personal war of egos with British Field Marshal Montgomery Michael Bates.
Made by movie fans, for movie fans. God will not allow it to happen. However, he is disciplined after he slaps a soldier who is seriously injured. Scott gives a rousing and inspired speech to the troops in which he lays out his partriotic values and traditional American virtues. Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser.
We're going to kick the hell out of him all the time and we're gonna go through him like crap through a goose. As Patton he always stands up in his Jeep, loves making speeches, grandstands, plunges into the action to personally goad his men, even directs traffic. Here you will find unforgettable moments, scenes and lines from all your favorite films. In the closing days of the war, when Meyer was a Signal Corps cameraman near the German lines in France, he was routed from his bed in the middle of a night and ordered to join an unauthorized raid behind enemy lines to be led by Patton. We're gonna hold onto him by the nose and we're gonna kick him in the ass.
That was Patton for you. The movie sees the war as Patton saw it, as Patton's story. Scott is featured in the opening scene before the backdrop of a huge American flag. Let the Hun do that. Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. Scott portrayed the famous general perfectly and became Scott's archetypal film, the role was also considered by Burt Lancaster, Rod Steiger, Lee Marvin, Robert Mitchum and John Wayne. When you put your hand into a bunch of goo that a moment before was your best friend's face, you'll know what to do.
Scott refused his award, because he did not agree with pitting actors against each other in competition. He seems to have no personal life. This individuality stuff is a bunch of crap. Americans play to win all the time. The Nazis are the enemy. Patton again disturbs his superiors when he makes remarks about America and Britain ruling the world after the war. This is perceived as an insult by the Soviets.
The film begins with his classic, six-minute monologue about Americans and their fighting spirit. The film is based on real events and follows Patton's career during the war. Now, there's one thing that you men will be able to say when you get back home, and you may thank god for it. We're going to murder those lousy Hun bastards by the bushel. The film makes no mention of family, children, even close friends; his heart-to-heart talks are with himself. Crazy, yes, but it adds to the legend.