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Swiss Family Robinson (1960) Movie Review Summary

Actors: John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur, Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran, Janet Munro, Sessue Hayakawa, Cecil Parker

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The British Robinson family decides to escape a Europe wracked by Napoleon's wars and takes a ship for New Guinea, but storms and pirates drive them aground on a deserted tropical island. On this idyllic paradise they build a life, but a return engagement with the pirates is ultimately in store. This Disney production, filmed on location in Tobago, is burdened by old-fashioned attitudes (all wild creatures are either threats to be killed or cute pets easily tamed; otherwise, the jungle is a great place for swimming and building elaborate tree forts), but it's rollicking good fun anyway.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus




Adventure tales of a family fleeing from government tyrany to a new life who become shipwrecked and stranded on an uninhabited island and must struggle to survive. After freeing her from a band of pirates, the eldest and middle sons vie for the affections of a young woman. The pirates return and the entire family must fight to defend themselves. In the end, rescue arrives, but only the middle son actually leaves (to continue his education). The rest of the family stay on the island and begin a new community.
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Script Analysis of Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Wilderness adventure    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   stranded    -   surviving natural elements

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scholar Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British Unusual characteristics    -   Super genius

Setting

Jungles?    -   Yes Jungles    -   snakes    -   heat/bugs Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   lost at sea Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   food/shelter preoccupation    -   Mean guy who wants to hunt/mutate    -   stranded    -   Pacific Island    -   Atlantic Ocean Island

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Kind of violence:    -   land battles    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives    -   swords    -   ocean ship battles Is this movie based on a    -   book

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