High Old Times! “Where Eagles Dare”

[Spoilers within . . . not that it matters. After all, it’s Where Eagles Dare.]

There are three kinds of movies in the world, my friends. At the top of this pyramid, are movies that are “art”; at the massive bottom are those that are strictly entertainment; in the middle there are movies that, successfully and not, fuse high art and lowly entertainment into one.

Of the three layers, “art” and “fusion” are the ones that drive the most chatter. Burning with ambition, they embrace themes, messages, ideas. We can debate whether the movie is moral…