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The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms Movie Review Summary

Actors: Paul Christian Hubschmid, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey

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A nuclear test in the arctic awakens and frees a prehistoric and carnivorous dinosaur that makes its way down the east coast of North America, wreaking havoc on ships, lighthouses, and ultimately the streets of lower Manhattan. Tom Nesbitt (Hubschmid), one of the atomic scientists on the original site, tries hard to convince his superiors and other authorities, but has no luck until the monster arrives in New York City. Dr. Lee Hunter (Raymond) readily believes him, but her mentor Prof. Thurgood Elson (Kellaway) takes a bit longer. This 1953 movie was inspired by the Ray Bradbury story "The Fog Horn," although it has little in common with that poignant tale besides a scene in which the dinosaur destroys a lighthouse. It has a by-now familiar plot dating from at least "King Kong" (although it came out a year before the very similar "Godzilla"), and is memorable for containing the first full-scale model work by stop-action great Ray Harryhausen.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   science fiction story Giant monster movie?    -   Yes Kind of monster    -   Giant Monster(s)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

Earth setting:    -   20th Century (1950-1970) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Big cities?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Tone of movie    -   fearful Is this movie based on a    -   book

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