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Animal Farm Movie Review Summary

Actors: Pete Postlethwaite, Julia Ormond, Patrick Stewert, Kelsy Grammar

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This movie is about an alchoholic farmer named Jones who is needs money from other farmers or his farm will be lost. He has an affair with the farmer's wife. His prized boar Old Major has a dream about a rebellion against man. He dies but the other animals carry out his wish and drive Jones and his family off the farm. The animals are extremely happy until the pigs take over and start acting like humans (which Old Major said not to do). The dog named Jesse is the only one that realises somethings wrong and hides her and the animals until the end when they take back the farm from the pigs.
The review of this Movie prepared by Brittany Wheeler



Baised on the book by George Orwell, Animal farm takes place in a little farm where the prized boar Old Major is talking about his dream of Animal Freedom. Old Major dies and the animals go through a revolution similar to the Russian revolution to take back the farm. The farm does great and everyone gets their fair share. The farm is led by the pigs: Snowball (voice of Grammar), Napoleon (voice of Stewert), and Squealer (voice of Holm). Snwoball is wise and good, but gets run out by Napoleon with charges of treason. Now, as Napoleon rises to mad power and Squealer manipulates the "public", only Jessie the dog (Ormond) sees what's going on: every day, the pigs are beginning to act more and more like men! However, it isn't untill the tragedy befalling the loyal workhorse Boxer that the other animals suspect something. A very thoughtful piece of film baised on an even more thoughtful book.
The review of this Movie prepared by Adam D. Bram








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Script Analysis of Animal Farm

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999    -   1600 to 1899 Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   left-wing-but-not-quite-communist activism!    -   fighting government corruption    -   fighting discrim. (other than racial/gender)    -   communist revolution! Animal or Object Story    -   Yes Kind of animal or object:    -   horse    -   pig    -   dog    -   rodent family Animal talks?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   animal Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's    -   long lived adults Unusual characteristics:    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Ireland City?    -   Yes City:    -   rude people Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm    -   lot of descript of animal care Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   None If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15 Is this movie based on a    -   book

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