The Coolest Guy Movie Ever: Return to the Scene of The Great Escape

2018

Documentary

80
IMDb Rating 5.3 10 16

Synopsis


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Cast

James Coburn as Self
James Garner as Self - The Great Escape - Hendley 'The Scrounger'
Steve McQueen as Self - The Great Escape - Hilts 'Cooler King;'
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58 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Easygoer10 4 / 10 / 10

Buy The Mobie Its Better

The "making of" disc which comes with "The "Great Rscape" has all this and more. A much better idea is to buy 2 films: "I Am Steve McQueen" (2014) and "Junior Bonner" (1972). The former is a documentary; the best around. The latter is a Sam Peckinpah film which (due to poor marketing) did bit do well at the box office. Hiwever, it is absolutely brilliant. Also, it comes with at least 4 or 5 hours if extras. This film is mediocre compared to those. I own all of McQueen's films, plus his great TV series "Wanted: Dead or Alive" (1958-1961), which includes all 94 episodes plus hours of extras. He was the most iconic film actor of the 20th Century. You see guys take their shirts off today and they look ridiculous. McQueen had it all: Passion, Skill, Looks, Menace, Vulnerability. The whole package. As his former wife Ali MacGraw said: "Every woman wanted to sleep with him, every man wanted to be like him and every kid wanted to be mentored by him". That says it all. Watch his films and the extras that come on the discs. Its way better than this.

Reviewed by dtdenver-987-925546 7 / 10 / 10

At least it's short

I thought this would be about making the Great Escape - behind the scenes, cast interactions, challenges of making a Bad Nazi movie in Germany less than a generation after Hitler. I expected more than fanboys finding filming locations in Germany. It briefly touched on some of those things but mostly it was guys standing alongside a road, pointing, and exclaiming, "Look! That mountain is STILL THERE! This is definitely the place!"

Reviewed by larrys3 7 / 10 / 10

For Film Buffs

This documentary, which I picked up at my local library, runs less than 1 hour in length and, except when German is spoken, has no subtitles ( but I was able to access them through my remote closed caption option). A group of film historians, filmmakers, and devoted fans travel to Bavaria, Germany to trace some of the key locations for the shooting of the iconic WWll movie "The Great Escape", with its incredible star-studded cast. Amazingly, many of the buildings and signposts are still there to guide director Christophe Espenan and this group, as they're able to pinpoint sometimes in minute details the exact scene locations of the film. The actual movie footage is cleverly interspersed with today's landscape to give the viewer a real sense of what happened there. Being a movie buff, I found this doc quite interesting and I would say its appeal will be for fellow movie buffs or those viewers who really liked this 1963 classic. There are many spoilers here as to what happened to many of the characters in their escape attempts from a Nazi prisoner-of-war camp, so if you haven't seen this movie yet I would suggest you see the actual film first and then the documentary. I was inspired enough to seek out the original film and see it again. I'm not sure what the 4.2 imdb rating is all about, but I would rate this doc quite higher especially for those that have great interest in the silver screen.

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