Today the challenge is your favorite film from your least favorite genre.
My mom was all about war movies – anything with real action in it. Me? Not so much. Her favorite television shows were 12 O’clock and Rat Patrol to give you an example.
She and I took an afternoon when I was in school and went to the movie theater – a really rare occasion for us. She chose the movie — “Where Eagles Dare” starring Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, and Mary Ure. The film was shot in Austria and Bavaria and the cinematography was amazing.
The film was based on a novel by Alistair Maclean who also wrote the screenplay. This allowed the movie to stay true to the book.
It is said to be Steven Spielberg’s favorite war movie. So now I have something in common with him.
It was a great action-packed movie and is now considered a classic. I appreciate it as a film but also as a very special memory of my mom.
I decided to take on this challenge for July after reading about it from SandmanJazz. Check out his blog and his entry for the fourteenth day of the challenge. Maybe even join in!