Shane Movie Review Summary

Actors: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Jack Palance, Ben Johnson, Elisha Cook Jr., Edgar Buchanan

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SHANE is a movie produced and directed by George Stevens in 1953. The picture earned 6 nominations for the Academy Awards.
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Shane is a lonely ex-gunfighter who'll help the farmer Van Heflin and his friends to defend themselves against the rancher Rufe Ryker. When Jack Palance, called by Ryker, arrives from Cheyenne, Shane will have to oil his gun. SHANE is one of the top 5 westerns ever directed. Masterpiece.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Western    -   Yes Kind of western:    -   fighting bad business/family

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   cowboy Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Prairie?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Is this movie based on a    -   book

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