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Title: Escape From Alcatraz
Post by: masterchief on October 12, 2003, 11:49:11 AM
Hi All,

I was browsing through the board, and i noticed, that a great Eastwood film Escape From Alactraz has not been mentioned, This is a brilliant Eastwood film i i thought i should bring it to all your attention.

If you have seen in reply to this and tell me what you think of it

Thanks ;D
Title: Re:Escape Form Alacatraz
Post by: KC on October 12, 2003, 12:25:08 PM
It's ... good.  ;)
Title: Re:Escape Form Alacatraz
Post by: dane with no name on October 12, 2003, 01:25:25 PM
It´s very very good. With the exception of the shawshank redemption, i have never seen a prison movie which so clearly shows the triumph of the human spirit over oppression and inprisonment
Title: Re:Escape Form Alacatraz
Post by: jjgonski on October 15, 2003, 06:40:10 PM
One of my all time suspense films, even if Clint wasn't in it.  Of course it helps that he is 8) 8)
Title: Re:Escape Form Alacatraz
Post by: Philo Beddoe Jr on October 15, 2003, 06:53:32 PM
This film has always been one of my favourites.
I have always enjoyed rewatching it from time to time, and it has never grown stale.

WKC.
Title: Re:Escape Form Alacatraz
Post by: JSL on October 15, 2003, 09:14:41 PM

     This is one Eastwood film that I still haven't seen.  But I plan to see it eventually.
Title: Re:Escape Form Alacatraz
Post by: Philo Beddoe Jr on October 16, 2003, 04:48:57 AM
It´s very very good. With the exception of the shawshank redemption, i have never seen a prison movie which so clearly shows the triumph of the human spirit over oppression and inprisonment
Try 'Cool Hand Luke'.

WKC.
Title: Re:Escape Form Alacatraz
Post by: philo on October 16, 2003, 07:01:30 AM

I don't know if we ever got to the bottom of where is Don Siegel ?

He is on some cast lists (not on the film prints) as a prison doctor.

Well it is not the one that examines Eastwood in the early scene.

I was watching this excellent film again the other evening and the only other clue was that on the second occasion they are up above the cell block one of the Anglin brothers has a pen light that he says he stole from the Doc's.

Maybe that was the scene. This may have already been covered in the past. However if not, I thought it could hold the key as to where he might have been.


Philo .
Title: Re:Escape Form Alacatraz
Post by: Gant on October 16, 2003, 11:15:44 AM
Anyone else like Birdman of Alcatraz. Lancaster's great.

It's my second favourite Alcatraz film.  :)
Title: Re:Escape Form Alacatraz
Post by: the stranger on October 16, 2003, 11:38:39 AM
Yes, Birdman is a great movie.

As for Escape from Alcatraz I think it's a very underrated film, seems to get overlooked far too easily.
It's a terrific drama, and a very pleasing addition to the Eastwood/Siegel partnership, I only have trouble with the credit  music by Jerry Fielding, as it's virtually non existent ???
-Stranger-
Title: Re:Escape Form Alacatraz
Post by: Girl Called Horse on October 16, 2003, 06:09:44 PM
Great film!  Also, underrated, was Patrick McGoohan in it...another one of the finest actors!

-Girl Called Horse
Title: Re:Escape Form Alacatraz
Post by: Gant on October 16, 2003, 11:33:42 PM
Come on..own up. How many of us here have sat on that top step and whisperd those lines.... ;D
Title: Re:Escape Form Alacatraz
Post by: the stranger on October 17, 2003, 04:43:34 AM
 ;) Yep count me in! ;D
-Stranger-
Title: Re:Escape Form Alacatraz
Post by: Gant on October 19, 2003, 02:50:06 AM
 ;D ..Nice one.. ;D
It's quite a climb aint it.
Title: Re:Escape Form Alacatraz
Post by: Bronco_Billy on October 21, 2003, 05:33:12 AM
I liked it too , in fact more than the Shawshank Redemption in some ways , because it was not so meandering in its narrative . Just got to the nitty gritty of escape .
 
Title: Re:Escape Form Alacatraz
Post by: Christopher on May 12, 2010, 07:18:17 PM
I followed another rabbit down an upcoming birthday calendar listing and came across this old thread. :D
I don't know if we ever got to the bottom of where is Don Siegel ?

He is on some cast lists (not on the film prints) as a prison doctor.

Well it is not the one that examines Eastwood in the early scene.

I was watching this excellent film again the other evening and the only other clue was that on the second occasion they are up above the cell block one of the Anglin brothers has a pen light that he says he stole from the Doc's.

Maybe that was the scene. This may have already been covered in the past. However if not, I thought it could hold the key as to where he might have been.


Philo .
I don't remember ever hearing that Siegel had a cameo in Escape from Alcatraz!

This is a good movie, though I tend to rank it at or near the bottom of the Eastwood-Siegel films, but mainly because I just enjoy most of the others more.
Title: Re: Escape From Alacatraz
Post by: KC on May 12, 2010, 08:00:06 PM
I too noticed Masterchief has a birthday coming up ... he'll be 20. He was only 13 when he joined. He posted quite regularly there for a while, and has enough posts to rank as Senior Member, but he hasn't been around in a couple of years. Wonder what he's up to now?

I took the occasion to correct his typo in the thread title. ;)
Title: Re: Escape From Alacatraz
Post by: El Cigarillo on May 13, 2010, 01:37:23 PM
nice!
Title: Re: Escape From Alacatraz
Post by: Lucky Punk on May 20, 2010, 05:02:30 AM
Saw this on original release and remember enjoying it's quiet, gritty atmosphere.

I have to make sure I'm fully alert if I watch it now. Last time I did I'd been on night shift and found I could not stay awake - it's not boring It's just so quiet and underplayed. Few actors could cope with the internal and contained performance required here but Clint handles it with aplomb.

McGoohan is fantastic as is the supporting cast - I really liked Fred Ward in this too.
Title: Re: Escape From Alacatraz
Post by: Aline on May 20, 2010, 07:31:30 AM
I took the occasion to correct his typo in the thread title.

I keep seeing "Alacatraz" ???
Title: Re: Escape From Alcatraz
Post by: KC on May 20, 2010, 06:02:06 PM
I keep seeing "Alacatraz" ???

 ;D  I was fixated on the "form." I've fixed the other thing now, too!
Title: Re: Escape From Alcatraz
Post by: Perry on August 21, 2010, 11:53:25 AM


 Papillon is miles ahead of EFA