Episode 1: #126 - The Great Escape

1001 by 1

27-08-2021 • 1 hr 43 mins


Week 3 in our “Tribute to Ian” series takes us one year ahead from our “Lawrence of Arabia” episode to another epic of a different sort – John Sturges’ “The Great Escape”. Please tune in as Myke from “CineMusts” joins Adam this week to discuss this rollicking film about the endurance, the need for freedom, and just what the hell is wrong with Bosely Crowther. Is this the epitome of escapes movies? Was Steve McQueen’s behavior on set acceptable? How much was this film shafted at the Oscars? We discuss all this and more. Also, this week Myke recommends “Stalag 17” (available for free on Kanopy or Hoopla) & Adam recommends “It’s Such a Beautiful Day” (available on The Criterion Channel).

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Intro/Outro music is “Bouncy Gypsy Beats” by John Bartmann.

0:00 – Intros/History with Ian

11:03 – “Stalag 17”

14:59 – “It’s Such a Beautiful Day”

18:40 – “The Great Escape” Stats/History

40:56 – “The Great Escape” Plot/Thoughts

1:36:41 – Final Thoughts