Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Where Eagles's Dare

Where Eagle's Dare is an offering of the off-shoot genre type of war film that was popular in the 60's, that being the men on the mission type of story. This is the very best example of that type of film that I have seen. It makes for one memorable pairing of Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood. This film pretty effectively pares them down to their best individual features as a performer. That being Burton's eloquent voice, which is used so well particularly in one long monologue that makes a whole lot of exposition rather wonderful, and Clint Eastwood's steely glances which are well suited for his soldier who most often pulls the trigger while having very little to say. The action is a whole lot of fun, but so is the dialogue here. It manages quite the engaging plot involving multiple spies, and I especially love the final confrontation between Burton and the top spy which involves no shooting though it has quite the memorable conclusion. It's simply great entertainment from beginning to end.

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