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New Trailer & Poster For Great Escape Doc THE COOLEST GUY MOVIE EVER

New documentary explores the making of the WWII classic.


Few war movies have endured quite like The Great Escape, which continues to be a staple of bank holiday and Sunday afternoon viewing 55 years after its release.

Filmmaker and film historian Chris Espenan takes an in-depth look at the film in new documentary The Coolest Guy Movie Ever. Espenan takes us to Germany to track down the original filming locations and interviews some of the people who worked behind the scenes on the 1963 movie.

The Coolest Guy Movie Ever comes to DVD/VOD August 21st.

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The official synopsis reads:

Before Evans, Hemsworth, and Downey Jr. there was McQueen, Garner, and Bronson. These men represented what it meant to be tough guys in the 1960s, and they had the acting chops to play the toughest characters around – including the real life airmen who pulled off one of the most improbable escapes in war history.

The filming locations of the enormously popular World War II adventure The Great Escape have become enshrined over the years by film buffs and historians alike, forever changing the landscape of the small German towns that once played host to these Hollywood heavyweights. Now for the first time, Filmmaker Chris Espenan set out to visit all of the locations in Germany where the 1963 film was made, while compiling facts, behind-the-scenes stories, and inside information on how the film was produced.

From visiting Geisel Gastag Studios in Munich to the Bavarian town of Füssen, Espenan assembled a unique team of cameramen, historians, film buffs, and local experts who painstakingly found the exact spots where actors Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, David McCallum, and others toiled in the summer of 1962.

Uncovering treasures such as footage from a German television news shoot — which included a rare interview on the set with Steve McQueen — to getting first person interviews from the locals who were there during filming, The Coolest Guy Movie Ever is a true labor of love, fashioned by filmmakers who exult The Great Escape as one of the most memorable World War II movies ever made, featuring one of the greatest casts ever assembled, and for many, indeed, The Coolest Guy Movie Ever.