The Guns of Navarone Movie Review Summary

Actors: Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn, Gia Scala

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An exciting, suspenseful World War II epic with an all-star cast, filmed on the beautiful island of Crete. British Allied forces are in desperation to put an end to 'The Guns of Navarone"and the havoc they cause in loss of life. Choosing well trained specialists with an all star cast, everything is accomplished to "get the job done". Peck leads his group of specially chosen commando's and cutthroats: first shipwrecked, and then scaling rugged weather beaten cliffs in search of the guns hidden in a mountain called Navarone. Surrounded by Nazi patrol, and a hidden traitor amongst them, through betrayal and death, this movie is an example of bravery and heroism in impossible circumstances.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Beth Schnell

British forces are stranded on the island of Crete in the early days of WWII, with the Nazis planning an attack that will cost the lives of thousands. The only means of escape is a treacherous course in the Mediterranean that is guarded by two giant radar controlled guns that are hidden deep within the island mountan fortress known as Navarone. The British OSS quickly assembles a crack commando unit to scale the rugged unguarded cliffs, penetrate the installation, and blow up the guns. More than an action movie, this is a story of how ordinary people encounter unordinary circumstances. This is a story of bravery, suspense, betrayal and sacrifice all to "get the job done". The superstar cast is well suited with an excellent plot, breathtaking scenery and a wonderful score.
The review of this Movie prepared by Dave Grumblis

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Special Forces Specific to    -   WW II War story:    -   escaping behind enemy lines

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   spy    -   senior military Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Greece Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails    -   falling off    -   climbing with ropes Island?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fort/military installation    -   scientific labs    -   cave

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   land battles    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives    -   ocean ship battles Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   None    -   Occasional swearing Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding vehicles    -   exploding bombs Is this movie based on a    -   book

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