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Scream of Stone Movie Review Summary

Actors: Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Donald Sutherland, Mathilda May, Brad Dourif, Stefan Glowacz

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SCREAM OF STONE (Cerro Torre: Schrei aus Stein) was directed by the German filmmaker Werner Herzog in 1991. The film was based on an original story written by the famous mountain climber Reinhold Messner.
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Brought together during a TV show, the famous mountaineer Roger who has already climbed all the 8000 m. of the world, and Martin, the world champion of free climbing, are interviewed by Ivan, a sports journalist. Roger, who's on the verge of going to Argentina to try to climb the Cerro Torre, a mountain nobody conquered yet, states that Martin would never be able to follow him. Martin takes on the challenge and five weeks later, both climbers and Ivan are in Argentina. One day, while Roger is away in the next town, Martin decides to climb the Cerro Torre alone with Hans, Roger's first assistant. Two days later, Martin is back and claims he has conquered the mountain but Hans has died in an avalanche. Roger decides to retire and stay in Argentina.

A few months later, Martin has become a big star among climbers but Roger's friends are sure that Martin never reached the summit of the Cerro Torre. Miffed, Martin accepts that an important TV crew films his second climbing of the mountain. Back in Argentina, Martin prepares the climbing when he learns that Roger has just started to climb the opposite face of the Cerro Torre. Martin doesn't hesitate a second and also starts, with very bad weather conditions, to climb the dangerous rock.




The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



Script Analysis of Scream of Stone

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Wandering in wilderness    -   Yes wilderness plot    -   climbing a mountain

Main Character

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

Setting

Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   falling off    -   climbing with ropes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt

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