The Royal Hunt of the Sun Movie Review Summary

Actors: Robert Shaw, Christopher Plummer, Nigel Davenport, Leonard Whiting

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Based on Peter Shaffer's play, THE ROYAL HUNT OF THE SUN is a British movie directed by Irving Lerner in 1969.
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Francisco Pizarro, the Spanish explorer, is persuaded that there is a land of gold somewhere in Peru. King Carlos of Spain does't give him any more money for his next expedition but gives Pizarro two priests in charge of evangelizing the new territories. A few months later, Pizarro sails to South America with a little army.

After a long journey through deserts and mountains, Pizarro is finally given the opportunity to meet the Inca Atahualpa, the Son of the Sun. Atahualpa's army is soon slaughtered by the Spanish mercenaries and the Inca himself is made prisoner. Pizarro promises him liberty if he can fill a room with gold up to the ceiling. While people, from all parts of Peru, are bringing the precious metal, Pizarro and Atahualpa learn to respect each other.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 70% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Wilderness adventure    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   hunted by injuns

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   explorer Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Hispanic/Latinic


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Spain The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   South Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails Desert?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   play

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