Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Guns of Navarone (1961)

Notes: 1/19/11
Outstanding music by Dimitri Tiomkin.
Lots of great ensemble work. Cool cast. .
Exciting scene where team works together to destroy the crew of a German ship..
Each actor has expressive eyes that make the performances extra great.
The interactions between each character, the one-on-ones and the group scenes, really make the movie.
Awesome, suspenseful finale.

Review: A
Exciting action-adventure about an expert team working together to destroy two German guns hidden in the cliffs of Navarone. Taut, tense scenes make this film a real nail-biter, but much of the magic of this movie is created by the starry ensemble. Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, and David Niven each give commanding and moving performances. The supporting cast is just as impressive, allowing for some very memorable scenes and interactions. Superior direction by J. Lee Thompson keeps all of the heart and action on an even playing field. Outstanding musical score by Dimitri Tiomkin is yet another ingredient that makes this film a classic.

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