Monday, May 28, 2012

Meanwhile over at The War Movie Buff...

I would have never considered to group Where Eagles Dare with Kelly’s Heroes, Inglorious Basterds, The Dirty Dozen, Guns of Navarone and The Eagle Has Landed as a subgenre of war films that are meant to be highly implausible.

However this is exactly what The War Movie Buff has done in his recent review of Where Eagles Dare.

I want to see it again now that I have the right perspective.


  1. I think Where Eagles Dare, Guns of Navarone, Dirty Dozen, Tobruk, Northwest Passage, and several others could all be considered a subgenre about special operations units ("commandos") on dangerous missions. The genre overlaps war movies and Westerns (The Professionals). There is also a subgenre about prisoners paroled for suicide missions (Dirty Dozen, Devil's Brigade, Major Dundee, Charge at Feather River, Two Flags West).

  2. I like these movies becuase they seem to share a lot with comic stories - even though I have to admit I'm a bit rusty when it comes to looking at Westerns (as opposed to just watching them). Perhaps I have another "A-Ha!" moment or two waiting for me.


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