Forget a director’s commentary, this screening of 1968 WWII spy romp ‘Where Eagles Dare’ sees ultimate fanboy, and novelist, Geoff Dyer share his love for this brilliantly preposterous film, scene by scene. And there is a lot to enjoy as Clint Eastwood and Richard Burton knock square jaws to fight hilariously camp Nazis, sniff out all the good-for-nuthin’ triple-crossing Brits and pull off a secret rescue mission. It may be 50 years old now but there’s some pretty badass machine gun-toting women characters too. The first draft of the script was written in only six weeks but don’t let that put you off, for every gaping historical inaccuracy and dizzying plot twist, there are two brilliant action sequences. We’re talking schloss-scaling, cable car dangling, ice-pick stabbing, fence smashing alpine carnage.
wc2hFilmMonday October 1