A number to characters, to me, stand out in ABTF: The Sean Connery and Anthony Hopkins characters. For me there were no stand out characters in TBB.
I'd probably agree with that too to a certain degree. Some of the British characters in particular were rather memorable in ABTF (Connery, Caine, Fox, Hopkins, Bogarde). For me, I remember Ralph Richardson and Curt Jurgens standing out in the BOB, but I don't think their characters played a major part in proceedings.
To me Twelve O'clock High was more a more interesting movie that TBB.
Whilst a very fine film, I don't even think of 12OCH on the same plane, so to speak. It's more of a fictional story for me, whilst BOB does a pretty good job IMO. of summarising the extended historical battle whilst adding in some of the usual sort of fictional elements.🐭
TBH, Spooky, when I look at BoB I don't really see how they could have done a better job of it for the most part. Only the marriage problems between Plummer and York's characters fails to convince IMO.
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Only the marriage problems between Plummer and York's characters fails to convince IMO.
Agreed. I know why they put it in, but it was the weakest part of the movie for me.🐭
I agree with Caine and Bogarde as well. The Richardson - Jurgens exchange at the beginning of the movie was good, but then they never came back.
I mentioned 12OC not as a historical reenactment, I knew it was fiction based in a historical setting, but as a movie that dealt with the air force and air combat that held my interest.