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Reel Reviews – Patton

Reel Review #6: This is one of the greatest films of all time. George C. Scott excels in the role of a lifetime. Patton is one of those defining films; either you have seen it or you have not.

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4 Responses to “Reel Reviews – Patton”


  1. Gravatar Icon 1 Jim Kloss Nov 2nd, 2004 at 12:25 pm

    Great review – of a great film! Thanks!

  2. Gravatar Icon 2 Michael Nov 2nd, 2004 at 2:01 pm

    Thanks for the the kind words. Keep up the good work at Whole Wheat Radio!

  3. Gravatar Icon 3 Jaime Batiz-Mendoza Nov 8th, 2004 at 12:30 pm

    Do you know where they filmed the scenes in Tunisia (the first command given to Patton in the movie)? There is a scene with a local woman trying to sell dead chickens to Patton as he arrives for the first time and I think she is actually speaking in Spanish, saying “Oiga, oiga,

  4. Gravatar Icon 4 Michael Nov 8th, 2004 at 12:56 pm

    Jaime, it was a pleasure to meet you this past weekend at BloggerCon. I like your podcast – if only I could understand it. :) As for Patton, you are very observant. Every time I do a Reel Review, I always find a couple of items I wish I had talked about – the locations in Patton are a good example. Much of the film was shot in Spain. This has to do with a number of factors – top of the list is the use of the Spanish Army. In fact, during one of the snow battle scenes, there are some shots of men and equipment moving down a road. The shot they used came about because the production was having trouble getting food up to the shooting location during the incliment weather. Since they weren’t fed, the Spanish Army turned around and headded home for the day. The soldiers and equipment leaving the location are the shots used in the film.

    Thanks for the comment – I’m glad you brought the subject up.

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