SCREEN-L Archives

February 1995, Week 1


Options: Use Monospaced Font
Show Text Part by Default
Condense Mail Headers

Message: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Topic: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Author: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]

Print Reply
Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 5 Feb 1995 11:55:58 CST
Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
text/plain (23 lines)
----------------------------Original message----------------------------
Keith A. Reinsdorf has posted a message in response to my reflections on "The
Victors" (which appeared some time back).  It is interesting what particular
scenes will stick in our minds.  I remember most clearly the scene in which
the gruff sergeant, who has told the kid not to feed the puppy, shoots it out
of the back of the deuce-and-a-half so it won't starve to death after the
troops pull out.  The twenty years since I've viewed the film have obviously
altered my recollections, since the sergeant looks like Robert Mitchum in my
mind's eye, but he's not on the cast list given on Cinemania.  I do remember
the Romy Schneider scenes, with her in effect prostituting herself with the
GI to keep food on the table for her German family.  And the final death
struggle on the muddy planks between I believe an American and a Russian
soldier both drunk.  Any others?  (If we can't see "The Victors" again, by
damn we can recreate it!  Actually, lacking one or two favorites could make
one grateful for all the good films that are available.  Glass 99% full or 1%
empty?)  Dan.
Dan Gribbin                          [log in to unmask]
Ferrum College
Ferrum, VA 24088
(Did Billy and Lilly do "Love Is Strange"?)