The Great Escape Movie Review

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The Great Escape Movie Review Yash Desai *POW = Prisoner of War “The Great Escape” directed by John Sturges is a movie of high standard and excellence. This action packed adventure, released in 1963, takes place in Germany at the peak of World War II. Taking us back to 1942, The Great Escape documents the escape of 76 prisoners from a special Stalag (prison camp), designed specifically for them. By contrasting color cinematography with a classical soundtrack, the movie successfully blends the plot and art direction to fit the modern generation. The cast features an amazing line up of actors such as: James Garner as “Hendley”, Richard Attenborough as “Bartlett”, and James Donald as “Ramsey”. Although their performances were impressive,…show more content…
The all-star cast led by the amazing duo of McQueen and Garner is astounding till the end. The story, though long is deep, engaging and well written. The Great Escape is cinematic masterpiece, well deserved of its reputation, awards and reviews. If you haven’t seen The Great Escape yet, then you’re truly missing out on one of cinema’s most entertaining films! Movie Notes • The movie starts off with prisoners coming to a new camp built with more security and more guards. The main soundtrack of the movie is playing in the background. • Beginning text says: This is a true story, characters are composites of real men, and time and place have been changed, but every detail of the escape is true” • The soundtrack is catchy, has a modern appeal to it • Several prisoners tried to escape on the first day, all of them got caught • Two guys are sent to the cooler for two weeks. • A meeting of the elite takes place and they decide to build three tunnels “tom, dick and harry”. Job roles are assigned. They said Steve will continue doing what he is for it provides a distraction for the guards. • Tom gets found on Independence Day which is ironic because the tunnel was their form of independence and it’s now taken from them. • The directing is

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