“Fifty years later, you look at the film, and its not old looking. It’s true. It’s all truly very well crafted film.” – Stephen H. Gay
Number of Times Seen – 1 (21 Feb 2021)
Brief Synopsis – Documentary about a group of super fans of the movie The Great Escape (1963) who traveled to Bavaria to seek out the various locations of the were the movie was filmed 55 years earlier.
My Take on it – Such a fun documentary that helps capture the true essence of the love for The Great Escape (1963).
The fact that fans would travel to far off the beaten track locations to research the specific spots where different events of the film were filmed is such a profound and unique experience for them and for the viewer to take in.
The film also utilizes interviews with some of the key cats and crew embers of the film in order to use them to give the story even more of a punch and it helps so much to hear their explanations of the events during filming the movie.
The documentary is short and concisely is able to capture the true feel for this kind of movie making adventure.
Love the way that they also sought out German locals who met the cats and crew during the filming of the movie since it adds such a personal look at these people and how they acted during the tight shooting schedule.
The film is narrated by one of the original cast members who past away between the time he recorded his part and when the film was released which adds so much to his words.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Dedicated to Lawrence Montaigne, an original member of the Film’s X organization who helped us by narrating this film and haring some of his special memories. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)
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