Wages of Fear Movie Review Summary

Actors: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck, Dario Moreno

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Various dregs of humanity are stuck in the small Central American town of Las Piedras. When an American oil company offers them $2,000 apiece to drive two truckloads of nitroglycerine to a well that needs capping, Corsican Mario (Montand), Parisian big guy Jo (Vanel), Dutch smoothie Bimba (Van Eyck), and Italian Luigi (Lulli) jump at the chance. Based on the novel by Georges Arnaud, the 1953 film, written and directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, seems slow at times but is a masterpiece of suspenseful tension. The men must drive over precarious mountain ridges, deal with a monstrous fallen boulder in the road, and through a growing lake of oil and mud. It made an international movie star of music hall singer Montand.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

WAGES OF FEAR was released in 1953, it's a french movie directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot.

We are in a small town lost in the central america jungle. Four men accept, for the money, to drive trucks loaded with nitroglycerine to an oil field on fire. This is suspense at its best, without special effects.

A masterpiece.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Technology/treasure/info search    -   Yes involving:    -   power source Wilderness adventure    -   Yes Disaster, Natural/Nuclear    -   Yes Kind of disaster:    -   fires

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French


The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Central    -   South Jungles?    -   Yes Desert?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths    -   very gory visuals of deaths and torture Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   run over    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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