An SBMA Parallel Stories author, Geoff Dyer is an award-winning writer of many books. Dyer lives in Los Angeles, where he is writer-in-residence at the University of Southern California.
Broadsword Calling Danny Boy is Dyer’s hilarious tribute to a film he has loved since childhood: it’s a scene-by-scene analysis - or should that be send-up? - taking us from the movie’s snowy, Teutonic opening credits to its vertigo-inducing climax. In this warm and funny tribute to one of his favorite movies, Dyer revisits the action classic Where Eagles Dare. A thrilling Alpine adventure headlined by a magnificent, bleary-eyed Richard Burton and a dynamically lethargic Clint Eastwood, Where Eagles Dare is the apex of 1960's war movies, by turns enjoyable and preposterous.