The 80th T100P podcast chronicles the WWII adventures of General George S. Patton, played so memorably by George C. Scott. War biopics are not a barrel of fun, but we managed to have some fun with this movie. How many people have compared the General to Mike Tyson & Barry Bonds? We did! Find out why. Plus…Sparkplug Coffee!
For The Record: The General died in 1945, so the post-war life we talked about was that he didn’t live much past the war.
Links to: Karl Malden and Franklin J. Schaffner and Francis Ford Coppola and Edmund North and Jerry Goldsmith
Box Office Mojo’s Top 300 Adjusted For Inflation
1970 Academy Award winners and nominees
Links to: Dr. Strangelove and Planet Of The Apes and MASH
YouTube links: Patton trailer and Patton’s opening speech (audio only) and the “magnificent bastard” battle and “The slap” incident and Mike Tyson vowing to eat children (at the 1:15 mark)
Next week on the Top 100 Project: The Last Picture Show