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'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy': Watching 'Where Eagles Dare'

Authors: Dyer, Geoff
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: PER004030, DRA003000, ART057000
ISBN: 9781524747589, Related ISBNs: 0525563083, 1524747572, 1524747580, 1984847112, 1984847120
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 128,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: In Zona, Geoff Dyer—‘one of our most original writers’ (New York)—devoted a whole book to Andrei Tarkovsky’s cult masterpiece, Stalker. Now, in this warm and funny tribute to one of his favorite movies, he revisits the action classic Where Eagles Dare. A thrilling Alpine adventure headlined by a magnificent, bleary-eyed Richard Burton and a dynamically lethargic Clint Eastwood, Where Eagles Dare is the apex of 1960s war movies, by turns enjoyable and preposterous. ‘Broadsword Calling Danny Boy’ is Dyer’s hilarious tribute to a film he has loved since childhood: it’s a scene-by-scene analysis—or should that be send-up?—taking us from the movie’s snowy, Teutonic opening credits to its vertigo-inducing climax.
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