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From the acclaimed writer and critic Geoff Dyer an extremely funny scene by scene analysis of Where Eagles Dare published as the film reaches its 50th anniversaryA thrilling Alpine adventure starring a magnificent bleary eyed Richard Burton and a coolly anachron. Broadsword Calling Danny Boy is a kind of written commentary track by Geoff Dyer on the 1968 Richard BurtonClint Eastwood WW2 movie Where Eagles Dare the title is a line from the film It sounded like an appealingly unusual book and I ve heard that Dyer is a hoot so I thought this might ve been a fun read and unfortunately it wasn t Maybe he s hilarious in his other books but going by this one Geoff Dyer is a desperately unfunny man An example of his comedy so the film s premise is that a team of Allied troops go behind enemy lines to rescue a US General Burton and co wear Nazi uniforms use German guns transport euipment etc partly to go about their mission undetected and partly out of necessity that s what s lying around so that s what they re using Ready for Dyer s joke This is an example of how crappy Brexit is because it shows that even the Brits prefer using German products ahahahahahahahahahahaha jeezus His observations on the movie were frenetic and dull When the female actors appear he sets about describing his wretched sexual fantasies involving them This book hasn t made me want to watch the movie ever nor read any books by this author The only thing going for this one is that it s a short read Despite that I still wouldn t recommend Broadsword Calling Danny Boy to anyone

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Broadsword Calling Danny Boy

Istic Clint Eastwood Where Eagles Dare is the apex of 1960s war movies by turns enjoyable and preposterous 'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy' is Geoff Dyer's tribute to the film he has loved since childhood an analysis taking us from its snowy Teutonic opening credi. Every so often i do like to try something totally different from the usual genres that i enjoy reading Sometimes i find i am wanting to read of a genre that i haven t thought about before and sometimes not All i can say that this book wasn t for me However i do thank Netgalley and the Publishers for my copy and this is my honest review

Geoff Dyer ☆ 5 review

Ts to its vertigo inducing climax For those who have not even seen Where Eagles Dare this book is a comic tour de force of criticism But for the film's legions of fans whose hearts will always belong to Ron Goodwin's theme tune it will be the fulfilment of a dre. 35 StarsThe good thing about this is that I have never seen the movie before The bad thing about this is that I have never seen the movie before I am a huge fan of Dyer and anything of his particularly in non fiction always makes for good to great reading This short book is really a long form essay a fan letter to one of his favourite films from his formative years which he admits that he was too ashamed to declare his love for in public beforeThis has many of the classic Dyer traits hey isn t that a band in it though it is definitely not for everyone but it should appeal to his long term fans It can be a little hard to follow especially if you haven t seen the film before but overall this was an enjoyable read which had uite a few funny parts here and there


10 thoughts on “Broadsword Calling Danny Boy

  1. says:

    “Broadsword Calling Danny Boy” is a kind of written commentary track by Geoff Dyer on the 1968 Richard BurtonClint Eastwood WW2 movie Where Eagles Dare the title is a line from the film It sounded like an appealingly unusual book

  2. says:

    45 hilarious and excellent criticism

  3. says:

    Geoff Dyer has long been a fan of the classic 1960's war film Where Eagles Dare this is his tribute to that film Dyer takes us thro

  4. says:

    I loved being able to own a film previously enjoyed at the movies on a DVD disc and play it whenever I want This pleasure multiplie

  5. says:

    Every so often i do like to try something totally different from the usual genres that i enjoy reading Sometimes i find i am wanting to read of a genre that i haven't thought about before and sometimes not All i can say that this book wasn't for me However i do thank Netgalley and the Publishers for my copy and this is my honest review

  6. says:

    Oh dear Slapped wrists to all the blurb writers who mention this as being funny; it's patently not Instead it's a sugar rush of observations n

  7. says:

    35 StarsThe good thing about this is that I have never seen the movie before The bad thing about this is that I have never seen the movie before I am a huge fan of Dyer and anything of his particularly in non fiction always makes for good to great reading This short book is really a long form essay a fan letter to one of his favourite films from his formative years which he admits that he was too ashamed to declare his love for

  8. says:

    ‘Broadsword calling Danny boy’ is a phrase imprinted on anyone who knows the film where Eagles Dare and I defy anyone catching those words not to do so without hearing Richard Burton’s distinctive resonant tones announcing itThe intro sets the scene literally for the kind of read you are in for“Do the mountains and the blue Bavarian twilight cause the drum march to rattle into existence – is the music an emanation of t

  9. says:

    I loved Broadsword Calling Danny Boy It’s funny affectionate but knowing and rather insightful in placesFairly obviously this is written for people who know the film Where Eagles Dare and preferably who love it – a group which includes most of us who were teenage boys when it came out in late 1968 I still r

  10. says:

    Now I've seen Where Eagles Dare close to a couple of dozen times It is to the undying little boy within the greatest guilty pleasure in all movie history To further amaze I'm not the only brainy little kid on this cable car Among my fellow pass