Monday, June 9, 2008
Exodus (MGM 1960)
Thanks Elmer's Brother for this suggestion!
The struggle for a people to return to their home, and the rebirth of a great nation; Exodus starring Paul Newman and Eva Marie-Saint delivers with drama, action, and suspense and is Edge's Conservative Movie of the Week! Here is a movie review from IMDb!
The theme is the founding of the state of Israel. The action begins on a ship filled with Jewish immigrants bound for Israel who are being off loaded on Cyprus. An Intelligence officer succeeds in getting them back on board their ship only to have the harbor blocked by the British with whom they must negotiate. The second part of the film is about the situation in Israel as independence is declared and most of their neighbors attack them.
Here is the trailer!
Here is the theme from the movie, also available on Edge's Movie Music!