History Film / WhereEaglesDare

2nd Dec '16 4:23:20 AM StFan
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* MadeOfExplodium: Whilst most objects in this movie end up exploding quite legitimately, there's at least two vehicles that burst into flames and explode just from pushed down a hill. Another truck seems to explode because it drove past an exploding building.

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* MadeOfExplodium: Whilst most objects in this movie end up exploding quite legitimately, there's at least two vehicles that burst into flames and explode just from being pushed down a hill. Another truck seems to explode because it drove drives past an exploding building.



14th Aug '16 6:43:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondeGuysAreEvil: The Gestapo Officer Major Von Hapen.
10th Aug '16 10:30:26 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* BattleaxeNurse: The Nazi Fraulein is implied to be this.


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* BlondeGuysAreEvil: The Gestapo Officer Major Von Hapen.


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* InformedAbility: During the briefing, we're told that the men are fluent in German. They never display this in the film.


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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Not only do our heroes speak English throughout the film, but they do so without any accent. Despite being fluent in German.


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* ShoutOutToShakespeare: The title comes from ''Theatre/RichardIII''.
--> "The world is grown so bad, that wrens make prey where eagles dare not perch."
2nd Jun '16 11:22:51 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Smith and Schaffer both. In fact, individually they'd be classed as a OneManArmy.
2nd Jun '16 11:22:41 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Major von Hapen.
30th May '16 6:44:54 AM Mdumas43073
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''Where Eagles Dare'' is a 1968 seminal novel by Creator/AlistairMacLean (who also wrote ''Literature/TheGunsOfNavarone''). It was made into an action thriller set in starring Creator/ClintEastwood and Creator/RichardBurton. It follows in the footsteps of ''Literature/TheGunsOfNavarone'', where there was a shift in war movies, eschewing historical accuracy in favour of exploding Nazis, and a very high {{HSQ}} in order to appeal to a new generation of moviegoers.

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''Where Eagles Dare'' is a 1968 seminal 1968 novel by Creator/AlistairMacLean (who also wrote ''Literature/TheGunsOfNavarone''). It The following year it was made into an action thriller set in thriller starring Creator/ClintEastwood and Creator/RichardBurton. It follows in the footsteps of ''Literature/TheGunsOfNavarone'', where there was a shift in war movies, eschewing historical accuracy in favour of exploding Nazis, and a very high {{HSQ}} in order to appeal to a new generation of moviegoers.
4th Oct '15 5:58:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* AmericaWinsTheWar: Played with. Morris Schaffer, as a Ranger, single-handedly mows his way through two thirds of the Wehrmacht, but it's quite clear that Smith is no slouch in the killing department. [[spoiler:It's also made clear that Schaffer is there only because Smith needs an ally, as the Brits can no longer trust their own team.]]

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* AmericaWinsTheWar: AmericaWonWorldWarII: Played with. Morris Schaffer, as a Ranger, single-handedly mows his way through two thirds of the Wehrmacht, but it's quite clear that Smith is no slouch in the killing department. [[spoiler:It's also made clear that Schaffer is there only because Smith needs an ally, as the Brits can no longer trust their own team.]]
3rd Oct '15 10:31:14 PM Kooshmeister
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''Where Eagles Dare'' is a 1968 seminal novel by Alistair [=MacLean=] (who also wrote ''Literature/TheGunsOfNavarone''). It was made into an action thriller set in starring Creator/ClintEastwood and Creator/RichardBurton. It follows in the footsteps of ''Literature/TheGunsOfNavarone'', where there was a shift in war movies, eschewing historical accuracy in favour of exploding Nazis, and a very high {{HSQ}} in order to appeal to a new generation of moviegoers.

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''Where Eagles Dare'' is a 1968 seminal novel by Alistair [=MacLean=] Creator/AlistairMacLean (who also wrote ''Literature/TheGunsOfNavarone''). It was made into an action thriller set in starring Creator/ClintEastwood and Creator/RichardBurton. It follows in the footsteps of ''Literature/TheGunsOfNavarone'', where there was a shift in war movies, eschewing historical accuracy in favour of exploding Nazis, and a very high {{HSQ}} in order to appeal to a new generation of moviegoers.
3rd Oct '15 10:29:17 PM Kooshmeister
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* AdaptationNameChange: A few. Notably [[spoiler:traitor]] Edward Carraciola is now Ted Berkeley, and Gestapo officer Captain von Brauchitsch is Major von Hapen.

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* AdaptationNameChange: A few. Notably [[spoiler:traitor]] few in the movie.
** [[spoiler:Traitor]]
Edward Carraciola is now Ted Berkeley, and Berkeley
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Gestapo officer Captain von Brauchitsch is Major von Hapen.Hapen.
** In a more minor example, Colonel Wyatt-Turner's hyphenated surname is shortened to simply Turner.
3rd Oct '15 10:27:00 PM Kooshmeister
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* SelfDisposingVillain: In both the book and the movie, the final traitor opts to jump out of the plane at the end rather than be taken into custody, in a scene lifted almost beat for beat from [=MacLean=]'s earlier novel ''TheSatanBug''.
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