Winner '70:
First Saw It:
Patton
January 19, 2002, on DVD
Bridesmaids: Airport, Five Easy Pieces, Love Story, MASH
My Vote: MASH, only barely over Five Easy Pieces
Overlooked: Discounting foreign films and cult pics, The Landlord and Women in Love


Patton
First screened in January 2002
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner. Cast: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates, Stephen Young, Tim Considine, Michael Strong, Karl Michael Vogler, Albert Dumortier, Frank Latimore, Carey Loftin. Screenplay: Francis Ford Coppola and Edmund H. North.
Twitter Capsule: Incisive or duplicitous to pitch Patton as both rebel and martinet? Flag tableau and great Scott make tepid film memorable.

Photo © 1970 20th Century Fox
Not yet reviewed in full. B–


Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Best Actor: George C. Scott
Best Original Screenplay: Francis Ford Coppola & Edmund H. North
Best Cinematography: Fred J. Koenekamp
Best Art Direction: Urie McClearly & Gil Parrondo; Antonio Mateos & Pierre-Louis Thévenet
Best Film Editing: Hugh S. Fowler
Best Original Score: Jerry Goldsmith
Best Sound: Douglas O. Williams & Don J. Bassman
Best Visual Effects: Alex Weldon

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Best Actor (Drama): George C. Scott

Other Awards:
Directors Guild of America: Best Director
Writers Guild of America: Best Original Screenplay (Drama)
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actor (Scott)
National Society of Film Critics: Best Actor (Scott)
National Board of Review: Best Picture (English-Language); Best Actor (Scott)

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