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Patton

Patton is a 1970 American epic biographical war film about U.S. General George S. Patton during World War II. It stars George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates and Karl Michael Vogler. It was directed by Franklin J. Schaffner from a script by Francis Ford Coppola and Edmund H. North, who based their screenplay on the 1963 biography Patton: Ordeal and Triumph by Ladislas Farago and Omar Bradley's 1951 memoir A Soldier's Story. The film was shot in 65mm Dimension 150 by cinematographer Fred J. Koenekamp and has a music score by Jerry Goldsmith.

Plot

General George S. Patton addresses an unseen audience of American troops to raise their morale, focusing in particular on the value placed on winning by American society.

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    award Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Film Editing Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Production Design Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay National Board of Review Award for Best Film National Board of Review: Top Ten Films National Film Registry
    contentLocation Belgium
    director Franklin J. Schaffner
    editor Hugh S. Fowler
    events George S. Patton World War II
    genre adventure drama historical
    keywords address air force air marshal air marshal coningham alfred jodl allied invasion of sicily american ii corps ancient rome arthur coningham bastogne battle of el guettar battle of the bulge battle of the kasserine pass beat bernard montgomery bradley bull terrier charles r. codman cry d-day erwin rommel field hospital first united states army group general omar bradley george s. patton slapping incidents german aircraft german-italian panzer army ii corps kill knutsford land lieutenant colonel codman lucian truscott luftwaffe meet messina nazi party normandy landings north africa operation market garden out of fuel palermo patton\'s speech to the third army pincer movement rebuild roman triumph royal air force russian general seventh army seventh united states army shell-shocked siegfried line slaps the soldier soviet union third army triumph united kingdom united states army central voice is heard voice-over walk warn whisper win
    musicBy Jerry Goldsmith
    nomination Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Cinematography Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Film Editing Academy Award for Best Original Score Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Production Design Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing Academy Award for Best Visual Effects Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay
    producer Frank McCarthy
    productionCompany 20th Century Fox
    recordedAt Greece Spain
    theme biographical biographical drama epic war