Fighting On Film: Battle of the Bulge (1965) - Henry Fonda - Robert Shaw - Charles Bronson

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7m Dec 10, 2020

In this episode of the Fighting On Film war movie podcast we discuss that questionable classic from 1965 - 'The Battle of the Bulge'. We unpack why this epic 3-hour war movie fails to do the story of the actual battle justice despite a decent cast that includes Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Telly Savalas, Charles Bronson & Robert Ryan.

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Table of Contents

Timecode Title
0:00 Introduction
04:20 That's the Wrong Tank!
06:10 Character Rundown
08:00 Poor Development
10:30 Hessler & Konrad
12:00 This Film Isn't Really About the Battle
14:10 Character Collapse
18:30 Using A War Crime As A Plot Device
19:45 The General's Model Collection
24:15 A Wild General Appears
25:20 A Chocolate Cake?
29:00 The Comic Relief
32:30 Final Thoughts

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