#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The true story of Operation Market Garden, the Allies attempt, in September 1944, to hasten the end of WW2 by driving through Belgium and Holland into Germany. The idea was for US airborne divisions to take the towns of Eindhoven and Nijmegen and a British airborne division, reinforced by a Polish airborne brigade, to take the town of Arnhem. They would be reinforced, in due course and in turn, by the British XXX Corps, land-based and driving up from the British lines in the south. The key to the operation was the bridges, as if the Germans held or blew them, the paratroopers could not be relieved. Faulty intelligence, Allied high command hubris and stubborn German resistance would ensure that Arnhem was a bridge too far.
Plot: Operation Market Garden, September 1944. The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines.
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Better than I Remember
Even a relatively bad Richard Attenborough movie is a classic.
The final scene with Liv Ulman and Lawrence Olivier evacuating their estate turned into a graveyard is practically worth the price of admission by itself.
This is a sweeping, big budget epic movie with a star-studded cast. Definitely unfocused, but Attenborough pulls it off with considerable historical accuracy and his signature deft touch retelling of this sprawling military debacle. He makes excellent use of his tremendous cast, instead of just having them making appearances. He has plenty of subtle touches like that final scene.
The reception of the movie was hurt I think by its proximity to the Vietnam war. But it has aged very well.
What A Waste of Life
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Plot In A Paragraph: The story of the Battle of Arnhem during World War II.
Connery has one of the more substantial roles in Richard Attenborough’s all star cast. (Said to be the most expensive cast in living memory) Thwre were famous actors everywhere. Gene Hackman, Michael Caine, Robert Redford, James Caan, Elliot Gould, Anthony Hopkins, Edward Fox, Laurence Olivier and Dirk Bogarde amongst others. Connery was General Urquhart in his first combat drop, and again he delivers a solid performance.
Like watching Saving Private Ryan, all I think watching this movie is what a waste of human life. The amount of soldiers whose lives were lost in this operation due to bad planning based on poor intelligence and faulty radios leading to a complete breakdown in communication is staggering!! When told his superior was “proud and pleased” Connery growled that he went in when 10,000 men and came out with less than 2,000.
In a year dominated by the first Star Wars ($300 million) and Smokey & The Bandit ($127 million) A Bridge To Far still managed to gross $50,000, despite being in direct competition with them, to become Connery’s biggest hit outside of the Bond Franchise. It ended 1977 as the 7th highest grossing movie of the year. Another best for Connery as no movie he started in outside of the Bond moves had broke the Top 10 grossers of the year.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 55 min (175 min), 2 hr 38 min (158 min) (Finland), 2 hr 40 min (160 min) (DVD) (Spain)
Genre Drama, History, War
Director Richard Attenborough
Writer Cornelius Ryan (based on the book by), William Goldman (screenplay by)
Actors Siem Vroom, Marlies van Alcmaer, Erik van ‘t Wout, Wolfgang Preiss
Country USA, UK
Awards Won 3 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations.
Production Company Joseph E. Levine Productions
Sound Mix Stereo (35 mm prints), 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)
Aspect Ratio 2.20 : 1 (70 mm prints), 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses (uncredited)
Laboratory Technicolor, London, UK (colour)
Film Length 4,835 m (Sweden), 4,330 m (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, 70 mm (blow-up)