The Great Escape didn't invent the concept of escaping a prison any more than James Cameron invented a person sinking into water. Schlock? Coming from a person who gave Scarface a five-star rating? Not everything needs to be done à la Oscars. This isn't Shawshank. Frankly, if you can't see the waves of Golding or Clarke's "Scum" then you've must have watched a different movie.