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The Beguiled Movie Review Summary

Actors: Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, Elizabeth Hartman

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During the civil war, a wounded union soldier, in confederate territory, collapses at the gate of a women's finishing school. The girls take him in and nurse him back to health, hiding him from confederate troops until he's well enough to be turned in. Many of the girls become smitten with the handsome man and he has his pick of the litter.
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When he refuses to go to the head mistress' room, choosing another girl's room instead, she pushes him down the stairs, breaking his leg. Instead of fixing it, she cuts it off to punish him for not choosing her.

A shy teacher takes care of him and they fall in love and plan to marry. However, before they can announce their plans to the other girls, the girls prepare a special meal. They give the man a batch of poisoned mushrooms, killing him very quickly. The girls carry his body into the woods and bury him without sympathy.
The review of this Movie prepared by Brandon Swenson




Set against the American Civil war, the film take place inside a female boarding school. John McBurney (Eastwood), an injured soldier, is rescued by one of the girls and brought back to the boarding house. They are initially, in awe of this stranger. But as the man recovers, he uses his charms to seduce the sexually subdued women, who subsequently begin to resent and begrudge one another.
The review of this Movie prepared by Biswa



Script Analysis of The Beguiled

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 War impact on civilians/veterans    -   Yes Kind of conflict:    -   war, Civil

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   20's-30's    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   None

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