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Apache Movie Review Summary

Actors: Burt Lancaster, Jean Peters, Charles Bronson, John McIntire, John Dehner,

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APACHE is a western directed by Robert Aldrich in 1954.

1886. Geronimo has just surrendered after his third and last attempt to leave the apache reservation. Only Burt -Massai- Lancaster is resisting the U.S. army. Finally caught, Massai must join the indian prisoners who are sent by train to a new reservation in Florida. Massai eventually escapes during the trip and returns to the apache land by foot. On his way home, he meets a cherokee indian who has learned to cope with the white man. He gives Massai some seeds and tells him that the apaches will not be free until they grow their own food.
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Massai finally returns to the reservation but is betrayed by Santos, the old alcoholic chief of the last apaches, who gives him back to the army, afraid of Massai's psychological power on the young indians. Massai eventually escapes for the second time and begins a one-man war against the U.S. army. He must soon flee with Nalinle, Santos's daughter, who is bearing his child, to the mountains. Both of them begin to grow corn as Massai, little by little, abandons the idea of fighting alone the white man.

A superb western adopting the indian point of view.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Western    -   Yes Kind of western:    -   Nice Indians fighting wicked white man

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   American Indian

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   Midwest Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Desert?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   lots of descript of crop raising Misc setting    -   moving train    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Is this movie based on a    -   book

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