Friday, September 24, 2004


It’s nice to see someone praising the score of Where Eagles Dare. I remember watching that credit sequence over and over, copied off a grainy squished channel 34 print. What a great movie. Probably the best from an Alistair McLean book. Guns of Navarone is a better novel, and an excellent film, but it lacks the catharsis of Clint Eastwood mowing down Nazis by the score. It also lacks hot Bavarian cleavage.

Where Eagles Dare has great atmosphere, and Richard Burton is at his coolest. Plenty of plots and counter plots and counter-counter plots.

Lileks is too harsh on American military music. Who can possibly dislike "Anchors Aweigh"? Sheesh! All that Victory at Sea stuff is great.

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