Thursday, September 29, 2011

Put a little Captain in ya...

Michael Caine is perhaps the last actor you'd think of to portray a ruthless German mercenary captain during the Thirty Years' War.  But here he is, resplendently equipped with armor, swords, daggers and a very trusty wheelock pistol.

Sure, his accent fades in and out, but director James Clavell gives him some great dialogue to chew on, and a batch of excellent character actors to play off of.

Excellent music and outdoor photography finish it all off.

Don't miss this one, folks.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065969/

2 comments:

  1. Yeah, I've got that one myself. Nice move with the spike on his helmet, wasn't it?

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  2. One great scene out of many.

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