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Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Pat Boone, James Mason, Arlene Dahl, Diane Baker, Thayer David, Peter Ronson, Robert Adler, Alan Napier

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

Based on the Jules Verne novel, JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH is a movie directed by Henry Levin in 1959. The picture earned three nominations for the Academy Awards.

A Scottish professor, James Mason, decides to reach the center of the earth. He'll encounter giant reptiles and the proof of the existence of Atlantis.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



A professor takes a group of explorers to the center of the earth, where prehistoric conditions prevail. The explorers find that it takes extraordinary measures to survive the experience, and one member, after suffering losses among his crew, becomes obsessed with plotting revenge against one of the prehistoric creatures.
The review of this Movie prepared by Horta








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact    -   Yes Explore plotlet:    -   exploring center of the earth

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   teacher/professor Age:    -   20's-30's    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)    -   English/British

Setting

Earth setting:    -   19th century    -   dinosaur times Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Jungle?    -   Yes Mountains?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   lab

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Tone of movie    -   fearful Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kinds of F/X    -   exotic alien landscape Is this movie based on a    -   book

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