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Plot: A young pilot in the German air force of 1918, disliked as lower-class and unchivalrous, tries ambitiously to earn the medal offered for 20 kills.
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A Terrific WWI Air War Movie With Real Planes & No CGI
What a refreshing movie to watch.
I saw this movie with my father in 1966. He always loved the bi-planes of World War I and they thrill me to this day.
The title, though central to the theme of the movie is really a misnomer to the enjoyment of this film. You actually get to see r-e-a-l aircraft in combat without the cartoon effects of CGI.
This is movie making in the school of the other Cinamascope greats: Somewhat weak on plot, but so absolutely cool in visual execution, that you overlook the script’s lack of depth.
I’m not saying that this movie doesn’t have a plot. It’s a solid story with somewhat shallow character development. But in the end, the characters were secondary to a story of bravery, early air war history and tactics and the wearing away of chivalry in an era of a nation fighting for survival in the end of hours.
Acting was good, direction was fine and choreography using actual aircraft was among the last of it’s kind.
I give this an 8 out of 10 for displaying concrete reality in an era of cartoon gimmicks.
Small medal, big heart and ego.
Bruno Stachel is a lower ranked pilot in Germany’s World War 1 air force, he dreams of winning The Blue Max, a prestigious medal given to pilots after 20 confirmed kills. As he rises thru the ranks, and his determination grows, he fails to earn respect from is comrades and more importantly, his superiors.
The Blue Max is a rare old thing, a flying ace picture that not only is in colour, it’s also rather good. Perhaps a touch too long N/A, but a ripper of a movie harking back to genre greats back in the 30s and 40s. The vintage planes recreated are majestic, and joyously the aerial sequences in the picture do them much credit, stunts and dogfights flow with almost operatic ease. The story is a good one, based on the best selling novel from Jack Hunter, it’s tale of a man who’s determination is admirable but ultimately it’s his undoing, will winning The Blue Max really make him feel he belongs with the aristocratic crowd?, are the sacrifices he makes worth it?. The ending here is excellent, its point is made, and closes the film with a sort of uneasy incredulity, it takes a good few minutes for the final sequence to really hit home, but when it does you know you have just been sold a highly inventive story.
Technically the film scores high, the direction from John Guillermin is safe, tho if at times guilty of filler scenes, the score from Jerry Goldsmith is perfectly blood pumping, whilst Douglas Slocombe’s cinematography pleases the eye. The acting is fine, George Peppard puts guts and honesty into the role of Stachel, Ursula Andress smolders and oozes sexuality as the cheating Countess Klugerman N/A, whilst James Mason N/A owns the film as chief string puller General Klugerman.
Open a bottle of wine on a Sunday afternoon and enjoy, 7.5/10.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 36 min (156 min), 2 hr 33 min (153 min) (FMC Library Print) (USA)
Genre Action, Drama, Romance
Director John Guillermin
Writer Jack Hunter, Ben Barzman, Basilio Franchina
Actors George Peppard, James Mason, Ursula Andress
Country United Kingdom
Awards Won 1 BAFTA Film Award1 win & 5 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix 6-Track Stereo, 4-Track Stereo (magnetic prints) (Westrex Recording System), Mono (optical prints) (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 2.20 : 1 (70mm blowup) (unconfirmed), 2.35 : 1
Laboratory DeLuxe (color by) (as De Luxe)
Film Length 4,260 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process CinemaScope
Printed Film Format 35 mm