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Feb 22, 2010 at 4:11pm | Filed Under “Hollywood History Showdown: Films

It seemed unlikely that a polarizing figure like George S. Patton could find an audience on both sides of the political spectrum with a film documenting his combat leadership in World War II. Yet that’s precisely what Franklin J. Schaffner’s epic did—and at the height of the Vietnam War at that.
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    Hey leeladek,

    It was recently reported that Darren Aronofsky is set to direct a film centering on Jackie Kennedy immediately following the assassination. Rachel Weisz is signed on to star as the... More

  • Commented on this discussion on April 26, 2010 at 9:30pm


    Great question, root17.

    Patton did in fact read "Infantry Attacks", as did many other military leaders. It's not certain whether or not he read "Achtung Panzer!" but several sources confirm... More

  • Commented on this discussion on April 9, 2010 at 8:13pm

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    Weehawken and EdwardMRyan,

    You're both right, at least according to legend. The real Johnson was 6'2'' and weighed 250 pounds--a real beast of a man. He was indeed captured by Blackfoot Indians... More

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