Monday, May 26, 2008

The Great Escape

Just as "It's A Wonderful Life" is perfect Christmas viewing and "The Quiet Man" should only be watched around St. Patrick's Day, "The Great Escape" is the quintessential Memorial Day movie.

This 1963 classic film based on a true story about an escape from a German POW camp has enough humor, tension and humanity to keep even an anti-war zealot entertained.

Plus, it stars Steve McQueen at his absolute hunkiest.

Here is one of my favorite scenes. Each time I watch, I hope that this time... just this time... he gets away.


Simon Jester said...

Probably one of my top ten films. I think I'll watch it today.

Thanks for the idea and Happy Memorial Day.

PS, I'm a James Garner fan for this movie. Possible a personality quirk.

Traci Skene said...

It's one of my top ten as well. I stayed up last night until 2 AM watching it on AMC.

James Garner is my second favorite actor/character in this film. The scenes where he is helping his blind friend escape are amazing.