Week-end à Zuydcoote de Henri Verneuil ou quand la carte trahit / Betrayed by a Map

Dans « Week-end à Zuydcoote » de H. Verneuil, une carte utilisée pour montrer l’avancée des troupes allemandes et l’encerclement des troupes alliées, trahit la date de réalisation du film /\ In « Week-end à Zuydcoote » by H. Verneuil, , a map used to show the advance of the German troops and the encirclement of the Allied troops, betrays the date of realization of the film

Airmen's map / La carte des aviateurs

La grande vadrouille – Oury (2)

Un nouveau billet sur « La Grande Vadrouille », film bien connu mais dont la cartographie embarquée l’est moins /\ An extended version of a post about « La Grande Vadrouille », a famous movie (at least France) with several maps.

Bomb run on Kiel planning / Préparation du bombardement de Kiel

The war lover / L’homme qui aimait la guerre – Leacock

The war lover is an 1962 American film directed by Philip Leacock. The storie takes place during the Second World War, on an English air base. It focuses on captain Buzz Rickson’s personality (Steve McQueen), pilot of a B-17 called The Body, and his relationship with people and life. With his co-pilot, Lieutenant Ed Bolland (Robert Wagner),…

The Iron Lady, a Naval Combat near Argentina / La dame de fer, une bataille navale au large de l’Argentine

The Iron Lady is a 2011 movie directed by Phyllida Lloyd. This movie is a biography of Margaret Thatcher played by Meryll Streep. Despite the very minor interest of this movie, an original spatial machinery is shown. This machinery makes a direct reference to the Falklands War in 1982, which played a major role in the political…

The Desert of the Tartars (Buzzati) : space and fiction of a military no man’s land / Le Désert des Tartares : espace et fiction d’un no man’s land militaire

Il deserto di Tartari (The Desert of the Tartars)  shot in 1976 by Valerio Zurlini is a French-German-Italian production. This film is an adaptation of the eponymous novel by Dino Buzzati. The script is very similar in topic and atmosphere to the novel. It benefits from a good casting and a soundtrack by Ennio Morricone.…

Personal and fictional spaces of Julien Gracq – Un balcon en forêt / Espaces personnels et fictionnels de Julien Gracq

Un balcon en forêt is a film shot in 1979 by Michel Mitrani from the book of the same title of Julien Gracq, published in 1958 by Editions Jose Corti. This editor published in 2011, Manuscrits de guerre of the same author, written while he lived as a military the few weeks of the German…