AVIATION IN THE GREAT WAR

THE BLUE MAX saturday
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Horaires de la séance de 13h30 à 16h15

Lieu de la séance Bibliothèque Pompidou


Réalisateur JOHN GUILLERMIN

Pays USA

Film length : 166 min

Language(s) : English with French subtitles

Genre : Fiction

THE BLUE MAX (1966)

Synopsis

Germany, 1918. A reckless and ambitious pilot, Bruno Stachel, has set his sights on receiving the highest decoration awarded to military pilots. His pride swiftly leads to hostility among his comrades, except one, aristocrat Von Klugermann, who is intrigued by the young man’s character…

This reconstruction of one of the latter stages of the First World War develops on a number of levels. The air combat sequences are spectacular, with a range of manoeuvres worthy of William Wellman’s Wings. At the same time, the writers portray the tragic conditions from behind the lines. Hence, we see a Berlin starving, rioting, with people desperately queuing to buy goods.


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Director John Guillermin
Scriptwriting Ben Barzman, Basilio Franchina, Gerald Hanley, David Pursall, Jack Seddon,based on the novel by Jack D. Hunter
Photography Skeets Kelly, Douglas Slocombe
Music Jerry Goldsmith
Cast Anton Differing, Harry Tawb, Peter Woodthorpe
Source Swank

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