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Story of G.I. Joe Movie Review Summary

Actors: Burgess Meredith, Robert Mitchum, Freddie Steele, Wally Cassell, Jimmy Lloyd

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This movie, based on the life of the war correspondent Ernie Pyle, was directed by William A. Wellman in 1945.

The film starts in Tunisia with the first confrontations between the American army and the German troops. The war correspondent Ernie Pyle will follow Company C, 18th Infantry and will send the following weeks the articles which will earn him the Pulitzer Prize. Ernie Pyle is interested as much in the terrible battles which take place in the desert.

After a first setback, the American army defeats the Germans and disembarks in Sicily, then in Italy. Company C, always accompanied by Ernie Pyle, walks through Italy in direction of Rome. The soldiers will be blocked a few days in front of a monastery built on a hill from where the German soldiers shoot at the American infantry. Finally, Ike Eisenhower, will finally decide to shell this architectural and historical jewel and to save, by doing so, a significant number of American soldiers.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Army Specific to    -   WW II

Main Character

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

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy Africa    -   Yes Part of Africa:    -   Arabic Africa Desert?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

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

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