Actors: Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn, Gia Scala
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about The Guns of Navarone|
|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.
--Beth Schnell, Resident Scholar
|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.
--Dave Grumblis, Resident Scholar
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Time/Era of Movie:
- Special Forces
- WW II
- escaping behind enemy lines
- senior military
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- brunette (Brown)
- brunette (Black)
- short/standard wavy (man)
- average (man)
- muscular (man)
Events of movie makes character more...
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
Secondary Main Character
- brunette (Brown)
- (man) short/standard wavy
- (man) short/standard curly
- very skinny (man)
- average build (man)
How much in movie?
- a deadline
- enemy army
- long-lived adults
- infantry soldier
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
Specific kind of enemies?
- climbing on trails
- falling off
- climbing with ropes
- fort/military installation
- scientific labs
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately messy visuals of dead
Movie makes you feel...
How many deaths in film?
- 8 or more
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
How much use of techno gadgets?
- 1 ()
Kind of violence:
- land battles
- mission to rescue
- mission to destroy something
- mission to protect something
- mental battles
- hand to hand
- ocean ship battles
Unusual forms of death
- Occasional swearing
Lot of special effects?
Kinds of F/X
- exploding vehicles
- exploding bombs
If Soundtrack VERY NOTICEABLE...
Is this movie based on a
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