LAST DAYS OF PATTON"
As I divulged in the Hollywood
section, it has always been quite difficult to locate a copy of "The
Last Days Of Patton" telemovie on video. This is especially true
now that the smaller independent video stores are being taken over
by huge international conglomerates which concentrate only on the
latest Hollywood blockbusters, preferably on DVD. Tacky VHS B-Movies
from the 70s and 80s are getting harder and harder to find. So it
is with great pleasure that I bring you some stills from the most
expensive film to be shot in the CRCMH. You won't find any elsewhere
on the web, believe me. So here goes - 20 images for you no
It's the CRCMH!...or is it? I couldn't quite believe my eyes when
I first saw this. General Patton is being rushed to hospital in the
army ambulance you see here, as a tasteful bit of matte painting transports
us from Taplow to Heidelberg in Germany.
ambulance pulls up outside the main entrance. Note that the commemorative
plaque to the right of the doors has been covered with a different
sign which probably says something about Heidelberg (visible just
behind the pillar).
operating theatre. I recognize the incinerator thing from my travels
around the CRCMH. Though it's strange to see so much equipment.
other side of the operating theatre shows Patton going under the surgeon's
knife. Note how spacious and empty the whole scene appears - more
like a TV studio than a hospital. Still, we know otherwise...
is moved into a private room to recuperate from the op (which he never
does because the painfully long rest of the film shows him fading