History Film / Exodus

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* WorldWarII: It hangs around in the background. Ari fought in the Jewish Corps of the British Army (which is helpful when he impersonates a British officer during his Exodus plan), and both Karen and Dov are Holocaust survivors.

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* WorldWarII: UsefulNotes/WorldWarII: It hangs around in the background. Ari fought in the Jewish Corps of the British Army (which is helpful when he impersonates a British officer during his Exodus plan), and both Karen and Dov are Holocaust survivors.
2nd Mar '16 1:19:30 AM Mdumas43073
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Not to be confused with ''[[Literature/BookOfExodus The Book Of Exodus]]''.

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Not to be confused with ''[[Literature/BookOfExodus The Book Of Exodus]]''.
the ''Literature/BookOfExodus''.
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Ernest Gold's original music score won an Oscar, beating out other celebrated scores such as ''Film/{{Spartacus}}'', ''Film/TheAlamo'', and ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''. Not to be confused with ''[[Literature/BookOfExodus The Book Of Exodus]]''.

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Ernest Gold's original music score won an Oscar, beating out other celebrated scores such as ''Film/{{Spartacus}}'', ''Film/TheAlamo'', and ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''.

Not to be confused with ''[[Literature/BookOfExodus The Book Of Exodus]]''.
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Ernest Gold's original music score won an Oscar, beating out other celebrated scores such as ''Film/{{Spartacus}}'', ''Film/TheAlamo'', and ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''.
Not to be confused with ''[[Literature/BookOfExodus The Book Of Exodus]]''.

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Ernest Gold's original music score won an Oscar, beating out other celebrated scores such as ''Film/{{Spartacus}}'', ''Film/TheAlamo'', and ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''. \n Not to be confused with ''[[Literature/BookOfExodus The Book Of Exodus]]''.
2nd Mar '16 1:18:25 AM Mdumas43073
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* FakeNationality: almost everyone. Eva Marie Saint and Ralph Richardson are the only two major characters to actually be the same nationality they're portraying. Paul Newman and David Opatoshu were actually Jewish, however.
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* FakeNationality: almost everyone. Eva Marie Saint and Ralph Richardson are the only two major characters to actually be the same nationality they're portraying. Paul Newman and David Opatoshu were actually Jewish, however.
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''Exodus'' is a 1960 film directed and produced by Creator/OttoPreminger, based on a 1958 novel by Leon Uris about the founding of the modern state of Israel. The book follows a collection of characters in 1947 and 1948 as they first fight the British in order to gain independence for Israel and support for the Partition Plan, and then the Arabs to keep their newly established nation. The main characters are as follows:

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''Exodus'' is a 1960 epic film directed and produced by Creator/OttoPreminger, based on a 1958 novel by Leon Uris about the founding of the modern state of Israel. The book story follows a collection of characters in 1947 and 1948 as they first fight the British in order to gain independence for Israel and support for the Partition Plan, and then the Arabs to keep their newly established nation. The main characters are as follows:
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* Ari Ben Canaan (PaulNewman): a leader of the Haganah (Jewish paramilitary organization fighting for Israeli independence) born in Palestine, a former member of the Jewish Corps that fought for the British during World War II, now using those skills to smuggle Jews into Palestine and fight to create an independent Jewish state. The mastermind of the Exodus plan that takes up the first hour or so of the film
* Kitty Fremont (Eva Marie Saint): a widowed American nurse who happens to be visiting her husband's friend General Sutherland when the Exodus plan is enacted. Serves as an intermediary between Ben Canaan and the General, and later falls in love with him and follows him to Palestine. Feels a motherly instinct towards Karen Hansen, and wants to adopt her and bring her back to America with her
* Karen Hansen (Jill Haworth): a German Jew whose family managed to smuggle her into Denmark where she safely hid out during the Holocaust. Her mother and two brothers died in the camps, but her father may have survived and she was going to Palestine on the ''Star of David'' to find out. One of the 611 Jews to escape from Cyprus on the ''Exodus.'' In love with Dov Landau
* Dov Landau (Sal Mineo): an angry Polish Jew who survived the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and Auschwitz. Like Karen, was on the ''Star of David'' trying to get to Palestine and manages to get there on the ''Exodus''. Once in Palestine joins the Irgun
* General Sutherland (Ralph Richardson): British general in command of the Cyprus detention camp where Jews attempting to get to Palestine are held. Doesn't want to send them back to Germany (which his underling Major Caldwell suggests to him), but under orders not to let the Jews get to Palestine as they wish. Sympathetic to the Jews, and therefore suspected of being of Jewish descent himself
* Akiva Ben Canaan (David Opatoshu): Ari's uncle and a commander of the Irgun. [[AffablyEvil A relatively affable man for the leader of a terrorist organization]]

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* Ari Ben Canaan (PaulNewman): a leader of the Haganah (Jewish paramilitary organization fighting for Israeli independence) born in Palestine, a former member of the Jewish Corps that fought for the British during World War II, now using those skills to smuggle Jews into Palestine and fight to create an independent Jewish state. The mastermind of the Exodus plan that takes up the first hour or so of the film
film.
* Kitty Fremont (Eva Marie Saint): a widowed American nurse who happens to be visiting her husband's friend General Sutherland when the Exodus plan is enacted. Serves as an intermediary between Ben Canaan and the General, and later falls in love with him and follows him to Palestine. Feels a motherly instinct towards Karen Hansen, and wants to adopt her and bring her back to America with her
her.
* Karen Hansen (Jill Haworth): a German Jew whose family managed to smuggle her into Denmark where she safely hid out during the Holocaust. Her mother and two brothers died in the camps, but her father may have survived and she was going to Palestine on the ''Star of David'' to find out. One of the 611 Jews to escape from Cyprus on the ''Exodus.'' In love with Dov Landau
Landau.
* Dov Landau (Sal Mineo): an angry Polish Jew who survived the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and Auschwitz. Like Karen, was on the ''Star of David'' trying to get to Palestine and manages to get there on the ''Exodus''. Once in Palestine joins the Irgun
Irgun.
* General Sutherland (Ralph Richardson): British general in command of the Cyprus detention camp where Jews attempting to get to Palestine are held. Doesn't want to send them back to Germany (which his underling Major Caldwell suggests to him), but under orders not to let the Jews get to Palestine as they wish. Sympathetic to the Jews, and therefore suspected of being of Jewish descent himself
himself.
* Akiva Ben Canaan (David Opatoshu): Ari's uncle and a commander of the Irgun. [[AffablyEvil A relatively affable man for the leader of a terrorist organization]]organization]].



* AffablyEvil: Akiva isn't portrayed as evil per se, but Ari and the other Haganah members definitely view him and the Irgun as being nothing but terrorists
* ArabIsraeliConflict: this movie chronicles the beginning of it, mentioning struggles between Jews and Arabs in the Mandate of Palestine and featuring the beginnings of the Israeli War of Independence / Al Nakba once Partition is approved
* FakeNationality: almost everyone. Eva Marie Saint and Ralph Richardson are the only two major characters to actually be the same nationality they're portraying. Paul Newman and David Opatoshu were actually Jewish, however

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* AffablyEvil: Akiva isn't portrayed as evil per se, but Ari and the other Haganah members definitely view him and the Irgun as being nothing but terrorists
terrorists.
* ArabIsraeliConflict: this movie chronicles the beginning of it, mentioning struggles between Jews and Arabs in the Mandate of Palestine and featuring the beginnings of the Israeli War of Independence / Al Nakba once Partition is approved
approved.
* FakeNationality: almost everyone. Eva Marie Saint and Ralph Richardson are the only two major characters to actually be the same nationality they're portraying. Paul Newman and David Opatoshu were actually Jewish, howeverhowever.



* HaveAGayOldTime: it's kinda weird to hear Zionist Jews being referred to as "Palestinians"
* {{Jerkass}}: Major Caldwell, a SmugSnake Anti-Semetic asshole who has nothing but contempt for the Jews he's imprisoning on Cyprus and his commander who he thinks is too soft on them. Also the British soldiers at Fort Esther who refuse to return Gan Dafna's guns despite the very real threat of being attacked by their Arabic neighbors
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Ari may be somewhat cold and brusque, but he really does care about his people

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* HaveAGayOldTime: it's kinda weird to hear Zionist Jews being referred to as "Palestinians"
"Palestinians".
* {{Jerkass}}: Major Caldwell, a SmugSnake Anti-Semetic asshole who has nothing but contempt for the Jews he's imprisoning on Cyprus and his commander who he thinks is too soft on them. Also the British soldiers at Fort Esther who refuse to return Gan Dafna's guns despite the very real threat of being attacked by their Arabic neighbors
neighbors.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Ari may be somewhat cold and brusque, but he really does care about his peoplepeople.



* RefugeInAudacity: How Ari plans on escaping from Cyprus with 611 Jewish internees
** And even more so, in the middle of the plan when Major Caldwell tells him he can spot a Jew from a mile away, Ari pretends to have something in his eye and ''asks Caldwell to check and see what it is,'' necessitating Caldwell getting within a few inches of his face
* StarcrossedLovers: Dov and Karen finally admit that they love each other, [[spoiler: only for Karen to be killed by Arabs]]
* ThoseWackyNazis: One of them shows up at the end acting as a trainer/enforcer for the Grand Mufti's anti-Israel forces
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: [[spoiler: Karen, who is murdered by Arab invaders near the end of the film]]
* WeAreStrugglingTogether: The Haganah and the Irgun do not like or trust each other, even though both are nominally striving for the same goal, just using different tactics. Ari and Akiva, being family, are more able to put aside their differences. Ari also manages to convince the Irgun to help him break several hundred Irgun and Haganah members out of Acre Prison, as well
* WorldWarII: It hangs around in the background. Ari fought in the Jewish Corps of the British Army (which is helpful when he impersonates a British officer during his Exodus plan), and both Karen and Dov are Holocaust survivors
* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: The Irgun

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* RefugeInAudacity: How Ari plans on escaping from Cyprus with 611 Jewish internees
internees.
** And even more so, in the middle of the plan when Major Caldwell tells him he can spot a Jew from a mile away, Ari pretends to have something in his eye and ''asks Caldwell to check and see what it is,'' necessitating Caldwell getting within a few inches of his face
face.
* StarcrossedLovers: Dov and Karen finally admit that they love each other, [[spoiler: only for Karen to be killed by Arabs]]
Arabs]].
* ThoseWackyNazis: One of them shows up at the end acting as a trainer/enforcer for the Grand Mufti's anti-Israel forces
forces.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: [[spoiler: Karen, who is murdered by Arab invaders near the end of the film]]
film]].
* WeAreStrugglingTogether: The Haganah and the Irgun do not like or trust each other, even though both are nominally striving for the same goal, just using different tactics. Ari and Akiva, being family, are more able to put aside their differences. Ari also manages to convince the Irgun to help him break several hundred Irgun and Haganah members out of Acre Prison, as well
well.
* WorldWarII: It hangs around in the background. Ari fought in the Jewish Corps of the British Army (which is helpful when he impersonates a British officer during his Exodus plan), and both Karen and Dov are Holocaust survivors
survivors.
* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: The Irgun
Irgun.
2nd Mar '16 1:12:41 AM Mdumas43073
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''Exodus'' is a 1960 film directed and produced by Creator/OttoPreminger, based on a 1958 novel by Leon Uris about the founding of Israel. The book follows a collection of characters in 1947 and 1948 as they first fight the British in order to gain independence for Israel and support for the Partition Plan, and then the Arabs to keep their newly established nation. The main characters are as follows:

to:

''Exodus'' is a 1960 film directed and produced by Creator/OttoPreminger, based on a 1958 novel by Leon Uris about the founding of the modern state of Israel. The book follows a collection of characters in 1947 and 1948 as they first fight the British in order to gain independence for Israel and support for the Partition Plan, and then the Arabs to keep their newly established nation. The main characters are as follows:
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It's original score won an Oscar, beating out other celebrated scores such as, ''Film/{{Spartacus}}'', ''Film/TheAlamo'', and ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''.

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It's Ernest Gold's original music score won an Oscar, beating out other celebrated scores such as, as ''Film/{{Spartacus}}'', ''Film/TheAlamo'', and ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''.
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