No, the castle scaled by Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood et al is called the Schloss Adler, the Castle of the Eagles. Smith Richard Burton and other operatives to parachute down wearing Nazi disguises. I also have an autographed soundtrack by Ron Goodwin. That's another forward-looking aspect of Eagles: from King Kong onwards the role of women was often just to swoon, scream, look threatened and, ideally, get their kit off; here Mary Ure blasts away with a machine gun like she's the Baader Meinhof Gang's Gudrun Ensslin. We do not see a British gun until they're on the way home and Patrick Wymark pulls a Sten on Burton.
And guess what: the firing pin's been removed — it doesn't frigging work. It uses actors Burton, Eastwood, Mary Ure, Anton Diffring pretty much for what they look like, not for what they can do, since the last thing you want in such a movie is a character who calls attention to himself, instead of the situation. Hutton and starring Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, and Mary Ure. In keeping with this, although the concealed intention of the mission is to weed out top-ranking double agents, its most immediate consequence is gratuitous murder and mayhem on a huge scale. He uttered a vulgar, eight-letter comment. The main theme from Where Eagles Dare was the encore at his Christchurch concert.
Where Eagles Dare is a 1968 film directed by Brian G. Amongst the team is an American Ranger, Lieutenant Schaffer, who is puzzled by his inclusion in an all British operation. But what a script it must have been! He did a concert tour in New Zealand in the mid 1970's and I pounced on him afterwards with my original Where Eagles Dare soundtrack plus the British pressbook and he very obligingly signed both. I will start to list and add more images to this section after the release of Cinema Retro's Where Eagles Dare Special Magazine Tribute due out in the Summer. Finally, and most stylishly, the stars all wear German uniforms. German Officer on Stairs uncredited. One gets an ice-axe in the arm, the other falls into the valley after clinging so desperately to one of Burton's legs that it must have ended up a foot longer.
There is an excess of situation here that threatens to become as numbing as an overdose of Novocain. And here we get to the most intriguing paradox of the film. Yesterday afternoon, an elderly gentleman at the Astor became audibly annoyed as the movie passed one of its many potential endings to go on to new crises. Both film and novel are often considered classics. It is a movie of almost constant destruction—vehicles, bridges, trees, faces, people, aircraft, with not much differentiation made among them. The prince waited until four o'clock, and then strolled off mechanically wherever his feet should carry him, Lester stared, almost inclined to say something, but restrained himself. It encapsulates human experience into an ordered, comprehensible melodrama that is both absurd and entertaining.
Airport Control Officer uncredited Produced by. So when the German agents kick Eastwood unconscious and escape by cable car, it's the ageing, alcoholic Welshman who jumps on the roof and settles their hash — big time! It can be overwhelming to research and plan an itinerary to see multiple dispersed attractions in one day. Alistair MacLean wrote the script and then turned it into a novel. This kind of awareness can be enriching when the methodology is so classic, representing, as it does, a direct line of descent from Méliès. They fly in and out on a Junkers Ju 52.
The British decide that the General must not be allowed to divulge any details of the Normandy landing at all cost and order Major John Smith to lead a crack commando team to rescue him. How come Hugo Boss has not reissued those super-cool — ie cosy — retro winter anoraks? We covered not only the main attractions listed but several other points of interest along the way. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information phone number, email address, etc. And the title is not just a sonorous bit of rhetoric plucked from Shakespeare. Presently I found myself hot with shame at our mutual positions, But in this, our last interview of friendship, I approached her with a sense of guilt that almost took from me the power of dissembling.
They'll penetrate the mountain outpost while undercover operatives assist them from within. Both Eagles Nest and Werfen castle are remarkable both for their historical context and stunning locations. It's not a movie at all, it's a ploddie, whereas Eagles is a piece of perfect cinema, in that the script dissolves into the film. The screenplay and the 1967 best-selling novel were written at more or less the same time by Alistair MacLean; it was his first of several screen writing efforts. In the script the dialogue was divvied up more evenly between Eastwood and Burton, but it ended up with Eastwood doing more of the shooting and Burton more of the talking. Everything in the film is German.
It is so long almost three hours that it may finally bore the very action trade for which it was intended; yet it's just at that point of surface boredom that the movie aficionado will probably become entranced. The first example is the standard trading card side. The methods employed to keep the story moving are no less classic. Our guide regaled us with numerous points of trivia which made our tour truly memorable. How do people dream up twists and turns like that? The key turnaround comes in the castle's Great Hall and involves Burton crossing, double- and triple-bamboozling everyone in sight. Along with films such as Ice Station Zebra and 2001. As for Burton, was he ever better than in Eagles? Schaffer Clint Eastwood , Maj.
But their mission changes when they discover that there's a traitor in their midst. Our guide was awesome - professional, very knowledgeable and friendly. German Officer at Ammunitions Shed uncredited. . German Major - at 'Zum Wilden Hirsch' uncredited. German Officer at Airfield uncredited. Everyone else — Mary Ure, the German agents, even Eastwood — they're all just Burton's bitches.