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Patton Movie Review Summary

Actors: George C. Scott, Karl Malden

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George C Scott plays General George Patton of the 3rd Army during World War II. This is based on George Patton's book about his life during WW2, his time in Africa, Italy, and finally his command of the 3rd army. It explains his feelings about war and courage, the way he interacts with the soldiers under his command, and why he was one of the most productive generals in WW2.
The review of this Movie prepared by Trudy Scales



The Second World War combat general is vividly brought to life by George C. Scott's Oscar-winning performance. The film gives us none of Patton's background or earlier career, picking up right at his entry into the war after the debacle at Kasserine Pass and ending shortly after V-E day with a somewhat fanciful near-miss incident with a wooden cart (not long before his actual death in a car accident, which is not referred to). Battle scenes are vivid, and Scott renders Patton's complexity and poetic side as best he can in what is basically an old-fashioned war movie.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   soldier

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   govt employee    -   senior military Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   France    -   Germany    -   General Europe Africa    -   Yes Kind of Africa:    -   Arabic Africa Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Desert?    -   Yes Forest?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Any profanity?    -   Some foul language    -   A lot of foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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