History Film / WhereEaglesDare

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''.
12th Aug '15 1:42:42 PM Kooshmeister
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* WhatMeasureIsAMook: Averted in the book. Alistair [=MacLean=] sure has a lot of sympathy for nameless Nazi {{Mooks}}, and the commandos knock out or tie up most of the guards they come up against, rather than kill them. In the movie it's played straight, though, and they stab or shoot pretty much everyone they encounter.

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* WhatMeasureIsAMook: Averted Actually averted in the both film and book. Alistair [=MacLean=] sure has a lot of sympathy for In either, the nameless Nazi {{Mooks}}, and the commandos knock out {{Mooks}} are treated no better or tie up most of the guards they come up against, rather worse than kill them. In their superiors by the movie it's played straight, though, and they stab or shoot pretty much everyone they encounter. heroes.
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