Where was Patton filmed; find out the filming locations of this 1969 movie based on the life of U.S. General George S. Patton.
Patton is a 1969 epic biographical film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and won as many as seven Academy Awards, among other accolades.
Where Was ‘Patton’ Filmed ? Find Out Filming Locations Of This 1969 Movie
The movie was critically acclaimed for its cultural, historical, and aesthetic significance. Read along and find out where Patton was filmed?
Where was Patton filmed?
According to IMDb, The movie, which was based on the Patton: Ordeal and Triumph biography, was shot in various parts of Spain, Morroco, Italy, and the U.K. and the USA.
The list of location where the movie was filmed in Spain include Cabo de Gata, Sierra de Urbasa, La Granja, Almería, Royal Palace of Madrid, Tabernas, La Alcazaba and La Granja de San Ildefonso.
The movie has sequences shot at Over Peover in Cheshire, while some were shot at Timgad, Algeria.
The scenes filmed in Morocco were at Volubilis, Casablanca, and Rabat.
The iconic opening scene, which features the monologue by George Scott, was shot at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall in Downtown LA, California.
More about Patton
The movie is a biopic based on the life of U.S. General George S. Patton and his times during World War II.
Patton starred George C. Scott as Patton with Karl Malden as General Omar Bradley and was directed by Schaffner for a script penned by Francis Ford Coppola and Edmund H. North.
The scribes took inspiration from Patton: Ordeal and Triumph, authored by Ladislas Farago, and Bradley’s memoir, A Soldier’s Story.
Patton bagged not one or two but a total of seven Academy Awards which included Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Art Direction, Best Film Editing, and Best Sound Design.
However, Scott, who won the Best Actor award declined from taking it because he didn’t agree with the idea of actors being pitted against each other.
In the year 2003, the film was selected by the Library of Congress to be preserved at the United States National Film Registry for being culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.
The Academy Film Archive also held the film in 2003. Patton had music by Jerry Goldsmith, cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp and editing by Hugh Fowler.