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« on: November 14, 2013, 10:23:11 PM »

A rare chance to see this one in the theater. One time only, next Tuesday, Nov 19 @ 6:30pm:

http://www.filmlinc.com/films/on-sale/brian-g.-hutton-where-eagles-dare-x-y-and-zee

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Brian G. Hutton: Where Eagles Dare + X, Y, and Zee
Brian G. Hutton, 1968
USA | Format: 35mm | 265 minutes

Film Comment magazine resurrects the lost art of the double feature with monthly pairings of cinematic classics, cult and otherwise. Enjoy two films for the price of one; only $10 for Film Comment subscribers!

Where Eagles Dare
Brian G. Hutton | USA | 1968 | 35mm | 155m
In this action packed, high-body-count WWII thriller, commandos Clint Eastwood and Richard Burton and MI6 agent Mary Ure parachute into the Bavarian Alps to rescue a vital allied war planner captured by the Nazis. As with all Alistair MacLean adaptations, there just might be the secret traitor in their midst. And it ain’t Clint.

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X, Y, and Zee
Brian G. Hutton | U.K. | 1972 | 35mm | 110m
Socialite Elizabeth Taylor takes off the gloves and goes to war when husband Michael Caine takes up with boutique owner Susannah York in this adaptation of Edna O’Brien’s novel.

Series: Film Comment Double Feature
Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

Not sure why anyone would want to see X, Y, and Zee. I suppose there will be a break between the two films, so (if it's not sold out) maybe it will be possible to go just for Where Eagles Dare.
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2013, 01:06:46 PM »

Talk about a diverse selection of movies  ::)
I could see it work if it had been a double feature of Where eagles dare and say, The guns of the Navarones, but X, Y and Zee?
I'd expect the hall where they show it to be half empty on both showings, but with two different groups of people for each time ;)
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2013, 08:56:09 PM »

Well, I guess it shows off the versatility of Brian G. Hutton.

Or maybe they figure it will attract Burton & Taylor completists.  :D
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