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Classic Dyer traits hey isn t that a band in it though it is definitely not for everyone but it should appeal to his long term fans It can be a little hard to follow especially if you haven t seen the film before but overall this was an enjoyable read which had uite a few funny arts here and THERE I LOVED BEING ABLE TO OWN A FILM I loved being able to own a film enjoyed at the movies on a DVD disc and lay it whenever I want This leasure multiplied numerous times when it included cut scenes alternative endings or most desired director s commentariesHowever if I am honest my subseuent re watching of these films does not justify the expense other than to have it to hand to show to someone who has never heard of the movie let alone seen itWith the multiple channels and a desire to retreat into a book I don t watch much TV However there are two war movies that I have watched countless times and despite the time or the urge of sleep I will watch if I catch them ever on the boxKelly s Heroes is one and the other is Where Eagles Dare Interestingly Clint Eastwood features in both these classicsSo when I saw a book devoted to the movie Where Eagles Dare along the lines of a commentary scene by scene I was in literary heaven I had to read it as soon as ossible and it is a leasure to review it after enjoying it so muchThe author brings his youthful zeal for books and movies from his early teens into words that make the film live and roject on my mind Obviously someone unfamiliar with the film could not appreciate the nuances of the writing or the descriptions used but I suggest they would also enjoy the rich humour It is a special kind of wit that doesn t always resonate with an audience but in terms of zany nonsense and logic taken to the nth degree it had me in audience but in terms of zany nonsense and logic taken to the nth degree it had me in laughter and wide grinsIf like me you are of an age to have shared a similar upbringing as the author then many of the references to other actors and films of this time will be old favourites and in your knowledge You will enjoy the book on a higher Davids Sling plane of appreciationIf like me you have seen Where Eagles Dare countless times you will freak out and want to re read this wonderful book again and find that DVD somewhere and try to remember how toress Reality Hunger: A Manifesto. David Shields playThis is a great idea for a book Well written and filled with comedy asides and clever facts It takes the film and makes fun of outrageouslotting and sends Burton up a great deal The author is well read and although this Learner Strategies in Language Learning project flows from his own love of the film he brings many attributed uotes from the stars or the world of film and literature to make hisointThe entire Dangerously Placed process is to lift the movie into real cult status I don t mean to drag us all down to WW2 re enactment conferences or start uoting from the film Sit DownNo it simply enhances the whole experience of viewing the film Agreeing with how did they carry all that euipment Why didn t the German s spot the dangling legs or rope at the window To why delay their escape to theoint of failure by taking the Just Destiny prisoners with themThis isn t a behind the scenes insight into how the film was made shooting schedules or stars that turned the roles down No it is a knowledgeable account not bigging himself up but like a friend invited round who brings so much to the screening than booze andopcorn The author brings a comedic timing shares your own comments and laughs with you along the way but ultimately leaves as happy as you since together your viewing experience has been magnified to a lasting Paradise Run pleasure and shared joy Broadsword Calling Danny Boy is a kind of written commentary track by Geoff Dyer on the 1968 Richard BurtonClint Eastwood WW2 movie Where Eagles Dare the title is a line from the film It sounded like an appealingly unusual book and I ve heard that Dyer is a hoot so I thought this might ve Istic Clint Eastwood Where Eagles Dare is the apex of 1960s war movies by turns enjoyable andreposterous 'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy' is Geoff Dyer's tribute to the film he has loved since childhood an analysis taking us from its snowy Teutonic opening credi.
CHARACTERS ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Geoff DyerEen a fun read and unfortunately it wasn t Maybe he s hilarious in his other books but going by this one Geoff Dyer is a desperately unfunny man An example of his comedy so the film s remise is that a team of Allied troops go behind enemy lines to rescue a US General Burton and co wear Nazi uniforms use German guns transport euipment etc artly to go about their mission undetected and Help Me, Jacques Cousteau partly out of necessity that s what s lying around so that s what they re using Ready for Dyer s joke This is an example of how crappy Brexit is because it shows that even the Britsrefer using German roducts ahahahahahahahahahahaha jeezus His observations on the movie were frenetic and dull When the female actors appear he sets about describing his wretched sexual fantasies involving them This book hasn t made
want to watch the movie ever nor any books by this author The only thing going for this one is that it s a short read Despite that I still wouldn t recommend Broadsword Calling Danny Boy to anyone Broadsword calling Danny boy is a hrase imprinted on anyone who knows the film where Eagles Dare and I defy anyone catching those words not to do so without hearing Richard Burton s distinctive resonant tones announcing itThe intro sets the scene literally for the kind of read you are in for Do the mountains and the blue Bavarian twilight cause the drum march to rattle into existence is the music an emanation of the mountains or are the The Book of Mordred peaks and valleys hauled into view by the march of drums Are these Heideggerian uestions or is it just that the Teutonic opening credits as red as the background of a Nazi flag could not be any redder against the mountainous blue of snow clad mountains and the deep blue skyassing for night This description of scenic majesty is followed with the intimate exposition ofme want to watch the movie ever nor
the inside of the Junkers Ju 52 flying covertly into Nazi Germany We are introduced to theinside of the Junkers Ju 52 flying covertly into Nazi Germany We are introduced to the expression Clint Eastwood and the anxious one of Burton because according to Dyer he has money worries of the kind that Oracle R12 Applications DBA Field Guide people who aren t weighted down by vast uantities of cash cannot begin to understand It is these interjections along with Dyer employing the type of zoom inzoom out change of focus you normally associate with action films and their cousin the novel which makes you realise this is not a cheap attempt to cash in on what is considered by many to be one of the greatest war films of all time Instead it is something which lovingly takes a scene by scene approach dissecting all its foibles and dwelling on why it is Burton should wish to linger in woodsheds with comely young female agents in therecursor to launching an impossible mission with an eually improbable amount of Wie war das noch? Schulwissen, neu aufpoliert portable munitions Like the never empty sack in fairy talesIt s the kind of book you don t read inublic on account of the outburst of chuckles or sudden choking fits after swallowing food while laughing When it strays into the arena of the Hidden Boundaries pretentious it does so with a hilarious knowingDyer reveals a broad readingalette along with the ability worthy of the most adept uilter to blend a atchwork of references with the outrageous Alistair Maclean lot into something to warm a reader by a roaring great fire So grab your milk and cookies or a large glass of expensive spirit to sustain you and curl up with a read which is a sit down and consume in one go Then switch on the TV and glory in every highlighted detail Every so often i do like to try something Totally Different From The Usual Genres That different from the usual genres that enjoy reading Sometimes i find i am wanting to read of a genre that i haven t thought about before and sometimes not All i can say that this book wasn t for me However i do thank Netgalley and the Publishers for my copy and this is my honest review 45 hilarious and excellent criticism. Ts to its vertigo inducing climax For those who have not even seen Where Eagles Dare this book is a comic tour de force of criticism But for the film's legions of fans whose hearts will always belong to Ron Goodwin's theme tune it will be the fulfilment of a dre.