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A Week In Film #332: A few classics

Sahara title screen
Sahara (1995)
Dogged journeyman Brian Trenchard-Smith remakes the 1943 film, with James Belushi as a world-weary maverick tank man in the North African desert, trying to escape encirclement by the Africa Korps.

The Taking Of Pelham 123 (2009) title screen
The Taking Of Pelham 123 (2009)
Remake of the New York crime caper classic, with Denzel Washington replacing Walter Matthau and John Travolta in place of Robert Shaw. Unnecessary and inferior, but watchable, as is often the case with Tony Scott’s oeuvre.

Battle Of Britain title screen
Battle Of Britain
Okay, so it’s at the soapier end of the war movie spectrum, but it does have the best ever aerial combat scenes set to a stirring William Walton theme

The Friends Of Eddie Coyle title screen
The Friends Of Eddie Coyle
Career criminal Robert Mitchum must decide whether or not to grass up his confederates.