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Istic Clint Eastwood Where Eagles Dare is the apex of 1960s war movies by turns enjoyable and preposterous '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. Oh dear Slapped wrists to all the blurb writers who mention this as being funny it s patently not Instead it s a sugar rush of observations noted down while a film was playing in the background but with this level of frenetic detail it must have taken multiple viewings either that or the pause button was pressed every ten seconds The panoply of detail and forensic analysis comes at you in page long sentences with far too many clauses and far too little editing meaning I tired of the style really uickly A shame as I wanted something esoteric along the lines of the 33 and a third

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From the acclaimed writer and critic Geoff Dyer an extremely funny scene by scene analysis of Where Eagles Dare published as the film reaches its 50th anniversaryA thrilling Alpine adventure starring a magnificent bleary eyed Richard Burton and a coolly anachron. 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 been 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 premise is that a team of Allied troops go behind enemy lines to rescue a US General Burton an

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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. Broadsword calling Danny boy is a phrase 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 peaks and valleys hauled into view by the march of drums Are these Heideggerian uestions or is it just that the Teutonic opening


10 thoughts on “Broadsword Calling Danny Boy

  1. says:

    “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 been 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 desper

  2. says:

    45 hilarious and excellent criticism

  3. says:

    Geoff Dyer has long been a fan of the classic 1960's war film Where Eagles Dare this is his tribute to that film Dyer takes us through the film scene by secene which sounds very boring but it isn't He throws in plenty of witty comments about the film ranging from Clint Eastwood's acting mostly suinting to some of the film's absurdly unrealistic moments Some of his observations don't uite work but many of them made me laugh out loudIf you're

  4. says:

    I loved being able to own a film previously enjoyed at the movies on a DVD disc and play it whenever I want This pleasure mu

  5. says:

    Every so often i do like to try something totally different from the usual genres that i 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 tha

  6. says:

    Oh dear Slapped wrists to all the blurb writers who mention this as being funny; it's patently not Instead it's

  7. says:

    35 StarsThe good thing about this is that I have never seen the movie before The bad thing about this is that I have never seen the movie befo

  8. says:

    ‘Broadsword calling Danny boy’ is a phrase 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

  9. says:

    I loved Broadsword Calling Danny Boy It’s funny affectionate but knowing and rather insightful in placesFairly obviously this is written for people who know the film Where Eagles Dare and preferably who love it – a group which includes most of us who were teenage boys when it came out in late 1968 I still remember seeing it for the fir

  10. says:

    Now I've seen Where Eagles Dare close to a couple of dozen times It is to the undying little boy within the greatest guilty pleasure in all movie history To further amaze I'm not the only brainy little kid on this cable car Among my fellow passengers are the distinguished critic Clive James; Man Booker Prize winning author Michael Ondaatje author of The English Patient; the effervescent New Yorker critic Ant

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