For several years I had a Patton quote on the wall in my office: “A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.” (or something to that effect) This is why Patton and Britain’s Gen. Montgomery (whom he called Monty) chafed so much. Montgomery had to take his time and continually re-think and re-consider like a preening pigeon or teen trying to make a good impression on a first date. It drove Patton nuts having to work in conjunction with Monty.
As for the film, George C. Scott has done so many great roles, but this is one he was born for. I do think the opening here is one of the most memorable in Hollywood history.
Good stuff. Thanks