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

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  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,350MI6 Agent

    KELLY'S HEROES is great.

    I love this movie. Excellent storytelling involved. It's long but I can't think of a thing that I'd cut as every scene serves the story, the characters, or both. There's really nothing extraneous here.

    Current rankings:
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    TWINE>TND>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
    Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,512Chief of Staff

    Trust me, you'll love it having just watched WED.

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

    A great watchalong... thanks, N24, for keeping the faith on this one :-)

    Critics and material I don't need. I haven't changed my act in 50 years.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,105MI6 Agent

    Thanks for sharing it with me 😊

  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 3,093Quartermasters

    Thanks Number24. A most enjoyable watchalong.

    I enjoyed the Enfield spoof Barbel 😂

    I bid you all a good night gentlemen. Cheers!

  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,350MI6 Agent

    Good fun. Thanks!


    And N24? WE DID IT!!!!!!!!!

    Current rankings:
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    TWINE>TND>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
    Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton
  • Shady TreeShady Tree London, UKPosts: 2,306MI6 Agent

    Haha! That 'Dogs Of Death' parody is hilarious... though you can tell Harry Enfield is really a Richard Burton fan!

    Critics and material I don't need. I haven't changed my act in 50 years.
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,512Chief of Staff

    😁😁😁

  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,350MI6 Agent

    'Peter O'Guinness'.

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    TWINE>TND>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
    Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,105MI6 Agent

    Good night. It would was a very nice evening 😃

  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 4,031MI6 Agent

    Well, it seems like you all had a great watchalong 😁

    I was considering joining in as I have had many “early mornings” recently watching the Euro football, but with another coming tomorrow night/Monday morning it would be too much.

    Just a couple of points I would have mentioned - it was stated early on that all the characters could speak fluent German, so we have to accept that even though the language used is English, it was actually German being spoken!

    Anton Diffring was quoted as saying that Derren Nesbitt looked and sounded more German than he did himself!

    And a totally irrelevant piece of information - my paternal grandfather was mistaken for Mr. Nesbitt on more than one occasion. He perfected a very reasonable imitation of his voice as well, which was amusing at family gatherings.

    Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.
  • Shady TreeShady Tree London, UKPosts: 2,306MI6 Agent
    edited July 11

    Sorry to come in with a postscript, but I've really got to recommend a clever little book by Geoff Dyer entitled 'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy' (Penguin, 2018) - written exactly like a watchalong commentary on WED, full of insight and humour, following the movie in chronological order in the spirit of a blokey fan. (Reviewers who criticise this book tend to do so for all the reasons why I love it - for precisely the reasons why it would appeal to watchalongers!) My copy arrived yesterday and I've already read it, enthralled and amused, in one sitting...


    @CoolHandBond:

    I thought of your post when Dyer remarks that our heroes are supposedly "so fluent in German that it sounds indistinguishable from English. That fluency is casually conveyed by the way Eastwood asks for 'two beers' in the Werfen tavern as though he's in a bar in Dodge City or Telluride during the film festival..."!

    Critics and material I don't need. I haven't changed my act in 50 years.
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