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A waitress Clint Eastwood was dating at the time has a speaking part in this film, according to Paul E. Trevanian, 74; Author Wrote ‘Eiger Sanction ‘ “. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. At the beginning, during the Zurich sanction, Jonathan puts the red bag down on top of some books. The book like the movie is not one in the vein of the movie series albeit that some aspects like the “M” in this book wher quite Fleminge To be honest I have seen the movie three or four times and mostly because of Clint Eastwood. All point to a climactic climb on the forbidding Eiger. I haven’t seen the movie, but intend to watch it this week.

It is unlikely, but there may be some taste shown in the editing. I can tell you the last 50 pages with the characters on the mountain, hit by a Foehn that melts and refreezes the mountain slope, had me on the edge of my seat. Dragon wants Hemlock to kill two men responsible for the death of another government agent, code name Wormwood. He dispatches the first one quickly, but the second assassin remains anonymous. Michael Grimm showed the most climbing aptitude and has moved to Austria, where he hikes and skis with his family. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Bowman and a rescue crew make their way through the Eiger to the tunnel window, where they attempt to throw a rope to Hemlock. You can unsubscribe at any time.

He knew that climbing is for climbers, and every day on the mountain was a test for him.

The Making of ‘The Eiger Sanction’

According to local climber and mountain guides, when looking out and down the Eiger north face from the excavation tunnel’s opening for the first time, Clint Eastwood cringed back onto safe ground saying “Let’s get the sh. Being nice is how a man pays his way into a party if he hasn’t the guts to be tough or the class to be brilliant. In this movie, George Kennedy has a daughter who had been a drug user. When Clint Eastwood is at his Sanction in Zurich, he climbs up a drain pipe, and climbs through a window, if you look behind him, you can see a rope.


And the mystery plot is actually not that terrible.

The Eiger Sanction

I do prefer the characters as they are written to the modern spy novels eifer are more scary as they seem to be able to spit on your freedoms with all the stuff they know and can find out about you. As is obvious, Eastwood was no ice climber and is merely changing position—he was filmed only in static close-up while all movif takes were doubled by the elegantly moving Martin Boysen or myself.

He was suggested by the studio and the producers of the film, Richard D. Well, so much for Pussy Galore! It’s no great work of literature, but it is a fun read.

I’m perplexed by the 4 and 5 star ratings others have given this thw. I had qualms about accepting the job. Oh, what to say about this one Archived eier the original on March 3, It can’t be on the floor because at the start of the fight they go to that wall where the bag was, so they should have knocked it off. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

As an saction point of stress Hemlock had tried to scale the Eiger twice before, much younger, and had failed. Washburn Free Today For Kindle! This was written around the time James Bond was at the height of popularity and I’m guessing this was supposed to ride it’s coat tails. He outlined his plans for the summer—shoot a Hollywood film, “The Eiger Sanction. Writing filled with sarcasm and wit. Whitaker earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Washington.

Hemlock is an assassin for mvie covert, but inept, branch of the US government. The body of one of the team hung jackknifed in space, suspended from the anchor rope.

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He was survived by his wife and four grown children. He was always helpful and a joy to be with. To know when people like your submissions, answer your questions, reply to you, etc. Having read it before, I was interested in revisiting the climbing adventure of the Eiger.


Steve McQueen would have been a better choice than Clint, who came off as a little smarmy. The Sanctoin boys were delighted to escape from the clutches of the film and actors’ unions—all the bit parts were played by technicians or climbers, even by me. He wrote in a wide variety of genres, achieved best-seller status, and published under several names, of which the best known was Trevanian.

A Film: The Making of “The Eiger Sanction” – ASCENT Flashback

Showing all tgivia items. Also, Hemlock the name of the assassin is a poison. Can you imagine going to bed with a woman named Felicity Arse?

However the author is misogynistic, extremely sexist when he has anything decent not being used as a sex toy at the moment to say about women, racist to the point I want to skip any part where the main character has any interaction with non-whites or non-Americans so I can avoid cringing. Honor Blackman playing Pussy Galore but Trevanian takes a stab at suggestive names as well.

The Life and Legend. I’ve never felt this close to art before.

Evolution of a Filmmaker. Views Read Edit View history. Certainly he did his research when it came to how to scale a mountain.

The leader of the assassin organization is an eerie, physically infirm albino, who in reality would be unable to lead anything of the sort. In this era of climbing commercialism, it is a little difficult to retain any integrity.