WHERE EAGLES DARE watchalong Friday 9. July at 8 PM GMT.

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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,512Chief of Staff
  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 3,093Quartermasters

    In the book they jumped into snow. I guess they changed it to water in the movie but never thought of the notebooks, or they just couldn't think of a way round it and they figured it's not a big deal.

  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,350MI6 Agent

    LOL, Cartwright Jones immediately grabs the bottle and starts swigging from it. I'm sure there are multiple other takes where Burton grabbed it first.

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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,512Chief of Staff

    When the cable car station blew up, I half expected to see a short blonde woman appear out of the smoke....

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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,105MI6 Agent

    I just saw Clint reloading, probably for the first time!!!!

  • Shady TreeShady Tree London, UKPosts: 2,306MI6 Agent

    On a point of trivia, the cover to the Victor Annual 1973, for boys, was obviously based on the scene with our heroes escaping in a bus. The cover shows British soldiers, blasting at a pursuing bike and sidecar, in a bus liveried with a swastika but with 'Under New Management' daubed in paint over the top.

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  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,350MI6 Agent

    These exterior shots are so great. You just can't replicate this on a stage.

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  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,350MI6 Agent

    Hey, where did this white backpack come from? Last I saw, they left the last one on the cable car that blew up.

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  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 3,093Quartermasters

    Deposited in the bus before their ascent to the castle perhaps?

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,105MI6 Agent

    Ah, preparing a bridge for demolition. Did that loads of times in the military. We never got to blow them up for real, in spite of our begging. 🤣

  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,512Chief of Staff

    Maybe they left it on the bus earlier? Can't recall now.

  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 3,093Quartermasters
    edited July 9

    American T-6 Texans aka Harvards pretending to be German aircraft at this airfield.

  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,350MI6 Agent

    I'll roll with that. I don't think they explicitly showed it earlier but I can accept that as the answer and move on.

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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,512Chief of Staff

    Good thing Lt Hip wasn't driving that bus.

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  • Shady TreeShady Tree London, UKPosts: 2,306MI6 Agent
    Critics and material I don't need. I haven't changed my act in 50 years.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,105MI6 Agent
    edited July 9

    In real life about one in ten German soldiers had submachine guns, here they all have them. 😁

  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 3,093Quartermasters

    In the book this final scene takes place in the far less spacious environment of a De Havilland Mosquito. I think they were all supposed to be sitting in the fairly small bomb bay. That would have been quite the challenge to shoot.

  • Shady TreeShady Tree London, UKPosts: 2,306MI6 Agent

    Burton's dialogue with Wymark aboard the plane... both actors play it magnificently.

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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,512Chief of Staff

    Agreed, this is better.

  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,350MI6 Agent

    'I can't make out a thing on these pages...they're stuck together and the ink's all blurred. Did these get wet?'

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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,105MI6 Agent

    Yes, these scenes require good actors.

  • Shady TreeShady Tree London, UKPosts: 2,306MI6 Agent

    Clint is doing here his wry sense of irony at proceedings ("Do me a favour, willya? Next time you have one of these things... keep it an all-British operation!) - exactly the tone of Dirty Harry, anticipating that role, perhaps...

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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,105MI6 Agent

    You have to be pretty confident not to winch when Turner pulled the trigger...

  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 3,093Quartermasters

    Clint Eastwood would work with the same director - Brian G. Hutton - a year later on Kelly's Heroes (co-starring Telly Savalas). A very different type of war caper but also highly enjoyable.

  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,512Chief of Staff

    Loved that.

  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,512Chief of Staff

    Guys, before we go-


    Norbert Smith: A Life (1989) [3] - Bing video


    Start about 3 minutes 30 seconds in

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,105MI6 Agent

    It's a magnificent action adventure war movie! Let's hope no-one believes war is like that.

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