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A critically acclaimed film that won a total of eight 1970 Academy Awards (Including Best Picture), Patton is a riveting portrait of one of the 20th century's greatest military geniuses. One of it's Oscars went to George Patton, the only Allied general truly feared by the Nazis. Charismatic and Flamboyant, Patton designed his own uniforms, sported ivory-handled six-shooters, and believed he was a warrior in past lives. He outmanuevered Rommel in Africa, and after D-Day led his troops in an unstoppable campaign across Europe. But he was rebellious as well insight and poignancy, his own volatile personailty was one enemy he could never defeat.
One of the greatest screen biographies ever produced, this monumental film runs nearly three hours, won seven Academy Awards, and gave George C. Scott the greatest role of his career. It was released in 1970 when protest against the Vietnam War still raged at home and abroad, and many critics and moviegoers struggled to reconcile current events with the movie's glorification of Gen. George S. Patton as a crazy-brave genius of World War II.
How could a movie so huge in scope and so fascinated by its subject be considered an anti-war film? The simple truth is that it's not--Patton is less about World War II than about the rise and fall of a man whose life was literally defined by war, and who felt lost and lonely without the grand-scale pursuit of an enemy. George C. Scott embodies his role so fully, so convincingly, that we can't help but be drawn to and fascinated by Patton as a man who is simultaneously bound for hell and glory. The film's opening monologue alone is a masterful display of acting and character analysis, and everything that follows is sheer brilliance on the part of Scott and director Franklin J. Schaffner.
Filmed on an epic scale at literally dozens of European locations, Patton does not embrace war as a noble pursuit, nor does it deny the reality of war as a breeding ground for heroes. Through the awesome achievement of Scott's performance and the film's grand ambition, Patton shows all the complexities of a man who accepted his role in life and (like Scott) played it to the hilt. --Jeff ShannonSee all Product Description
Purchase for my husband. he was thrilled since his old VHS just doesnt play on the DVD player. One of his favorite moviesPublished 1 month ago by Virginia
disk was defective right out of the box, total loss on transactionPublished 1 month ago by Scott McWilliam
...I would not change a thing.Brillant acting,script and direction make this one of the best films every made.And no they do not make films like this anymore.Pity.Published 9 months ago by Kevin
George C. Scott’s extraordinary performance and the excellent production make this one of the most significant war movies ever. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Oli C.
This movie is all about WWII's American Army General "Blood and Guts" Patton, both the good and the bad, and Scott played him to a T. Read morePublished on Nov. 17 2013 by Scarberian
My favorite war movie of all times about my favorite army general. Yes, it is riddled with inaccuracies and silly mistakes, but George C. Read morePublished on Sept. 23 2013 by Kaman