The Flight of the Phoenix Movie Review Summary

Actors: James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch, Hardy Krüger, Ernest Borgnine, Ian Bannen, George Kennedy, Ronald Fraser

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A group of men, taking a break from their job in Arabia, board a small plane which then crashes in the middle of the desert.
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This simple plot opening begins a suspensful tale with a fascinating collection of characters who must work together to survive. The Captain, (Jimmy Stewart), a crusty ex military pilot and his British navigator, (Richard Attenborough), head up a multicultural group of laborors and military men who together devise a seemingly impossible manner to escape the desert while battling the ravages of the inhospitable Arabian desert.

The review of this Movie prepared by Claudia

THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX is a movie directed by Robert Aldrich in 1965. The picture earned two nominations, in the Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Ian Bannen) and in the Best Film Editing categories for the 1966 Academy Awards.

Pilot James Stewart and his plane get caught in a sand storm and Stewart must operate an emergency landing in the middle of the Sahara desert. Among the eleven passengers still alive, there is Hardy Krüger, a german engineer, who proposes to build another plane from the pieces of the crashed airplane. As water runs law and men died from exhaustion, the relation between Krüger and Stewart, the young genius in technics and the old experienced pilot, becomes tougher.

The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Wilderness adventure    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   surviving natural elements Disaster, big vehicle    -   Yes Kind of vehicle:    -   plane

Main Character

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


Africa    -   Yes Part of Africa:    -   Arabic Africa Desert?    -   Yes Desert:    -   dying of thirst, sunburn    -   hostile arabs    -   funny heat-delusions

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   crushed    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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