The second of two collaborations between actor George C. Scott
and director Franklin J. Schaffner
. The first had been Patton
(1970) seven years earlier. That film won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture and garnered Oscars for both Scott and Schaffner. Patton
(1970) debuted in the same 1970 year that Ernest Hemingway
's novel "Islands in the Stream" was posthumously released. See more
[reading a letter from his father
Dear boys, it was good to get your letters and to hear all is going well.
So much has changed since you were here. The war still seems remote to us on the island but yet closer. There are few more refugees coming through in here now. The Germans are sinking a lot of ships in the stream between here and Florida. Sometimes at night, you can see them burning. Often two or three at the time. There isn't enough Navy, British or American, around to do ...