GP | | Biography, Drama, War
The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton.
George C. Scott filmed the opening speech in eight takes. Scott insisted that he deliver the complete speech each take rather than picking up lines according to camera angles.
Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.
In several shots hairs are either clinging to the lens at the top or bottom of the frame.
Opening credits prologue: KASSERINE PASS TUNISIA, 1943
The Italian version is approx. 20 minutes shorter and removes all scenes set in the German Military HQ and/or showing German officers: although the credits still include the names of German performers, like as Marshall Rommel, their characters never appear onscreen in the Italian release.
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Traditional trumpet call
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