Havana Movie Review Summary

Actors: Robert Redford, Lena Olin, Alan Arkin, Raul Julia, Tomas Milian, Daniel Davis

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HAVANA, based on a screenplay directly written for the screen, is a movie directed by Sydney Pollack in 1990. Nominated for the Academy Award in the "Best music, original score" category. Last Redford-Pollack collaboration to date.
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Cuba, Christmas 1958. Redford, a professional gambler, falls in love with Lena Olin, the wife of Raul Julia, a wealthy Cuban who joined the ranks of Batista's opponents. As Julia is murdered by Batista's secret police, Redford abandons his usual neutrality in order to save Olin from the torture chamber. He will follow her in Cuba's hinterland and understand why people are following Castro and his guerilleros. Olin still hesitates to abandon her ideals and leave Cuba with Redford.

A movie which failed at the box-office but which deserves to be rediscovered if you like romantic adventure movies.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Script Analysis of Havana

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   left-wing-but-not-quite-communist activism!    -   communist revolution! War impact on civilians/veterans    -   Yes Kind of conflict:    -   revolution

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   gambler Age:    -   40's-50's


The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   The Caribbean Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   pleasure/love boat Misc setting    -   prison    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   sex under blankets

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