The Great Escape 1963 M

1.30PM Sun 21 Mar 2021 (2hrs 52mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

The Great Escape will screen from a 4K digital restoration.

'One of the most exciting adventure tales ever told, this action epic recounts the planning, execution, and aftermath of a daring true-life escape from a German prisoner-of-war camp during World War II, in which 250 men attempted to tunnel their way to freedom. In the role that cemented his superstar status, Steve McQueen plays the motorcycle-racing daredevil who sets out to foil the Nazis, alongside an all-star cast that includes Charles Bronson, James Coburn, James Garner, and Donald Pleasence. The expert direction of John Sturges, eminently hummable Elmer Bernstein score, and rip-roaring stunts come together in what may just be the most spectacularly entertaining prison-break movie of all time, a rousing ode to the determination, camaraderie, and courage of everyday heroes.' Criterion

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, MONO, 172 MINUTES, USA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: JOHN STURGES / SCRIPT: JAMES CLAVELL, W R BURNETT / BASED ON THE NOVEL BY PAUL BRICKHILL / CINEMATOGRAPHER: DANIEL L FAPP / EDITOR: FERRIS WEBSTER / STUNT COORDINATOR: BUD EKINS / PROD CO: THE MIRISCH COMPANY / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: PARK CIRCUS / SCREENING FORMAT: 4K DCP