[Quick Summary: This film depicts the war career of WWII General George S. Patton, a controversial, but wily leader of the US Army.]
I liked reading this script because it's a look at Coppola's writing before "The Godfather."
Patton was larger than life, & Coppola does not shy away from showing all of Patton, including the less admirable traits.
However, I admit that if he pitched it to me in 1969, I might've been one of his many doubters.
Why? In reading the script, I wasn't swept away. Yes, I was impressed at Patton's character traits, the sweep of what he accomplished, his faults.
But I didn't connect with Patton's story on the page and I'm one of those people who enjoy biopics. What went wrong?
WHAT I'VE LEARNED: I'm still flummoxed. I should've connected, but didn't.
by Francis Ford Coppola & Edmund North