“I accept this award cheerfully, under no duress. With deep obligations and thanks to many. Particularly to the Zanucks, father and son, who gave the Patton project their confidence and support during the 20 years which have elapsed since I first proposed it. Thank you.” — Patton producer Frank McCarthy.
The conclusion of Jerry Goldsmith‘s Patton entre’acte track, starting at 1:56, is one of the most thrilling I’ve ever heard. I wish I could find a clip from the beginning of Patton‘s second act, and how it overlays with the looking-up visual of trees in a forest.