Monday, November 18, 2013

Patton (1970)

Till lately, soldiering was regarded as the most glorious of professions. As the genome is programmed, war brings out the best and worst. Scott's performance is so perfect, it seems not a performance at all. Perhaps the best description is from his defeated enemy, as he casts his picture into a fire:  "He, too, will be destroyed. The absence of war will kill him. The pure warrior...a magnificent anachronism..."

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