An extremely funny scene-by-scene analysis of the Richard Burton/Clint Eastwood film Where Eagles Dare- published as the film approaches its 50th anniversary.
Geoff Dyer is the author of four novels and numerous non-fiction books, including But Beautiful, which was awarded the Somerset Maugham Prize, and Out of Sheer Rage, which was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. The winner of a Lannan Literary Award, the International Centre of Photography's 2006 Infinity Award for writing on photography, the American Academy of Arts and Letters' E. M. Forster Award, a National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism and a Windham-Campbell Prize for non-fiction, Dyer is a regular contributor to many publications in the UK and the US. He lives in California.
Broadsword Calling Danny Boy is a hilariously funny,
freewheeling rule-breaking wholly original scene-by-scene sprint
through the crazy action from Where Eagles Dare. I defy
anyone not to laugh at Dyer's description of Clint Eastwood's
talent for squinting or when face-to-face with armed Nazis, 'not
just swinging but squinting in German'. -- Craig Brown * Daily
Mail, Books of the Year *
Blissfully funny * Guardian *