Symbolism in "The Edge" Film Review by The Research Group

Symbolism in "The Edge"
An analysis of the symbolism in "The Edge", starring Alek Baldwin and Anthony Hopkins.
# 73378 | 1,125 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2004 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.) , Film (General)

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This paper discusses the 1997 movie, "The Edge" starring Alek Baldwin and Anthony Hopkins. The paper explores the use of symbolism and the types of conflicts found in the movie, such as man vs. himself, man vs. nature and man vs. man.

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"In the movie, "The Edge", starring Alek Baldwin and Anthony Hopkins, the bear symbolizes nature's true power over man. The bear provides the main source of conflict in the movie. Nature is seen as the enemy of the millionaire and his employee as they struggle with hunger, cold and a man-eating bear when their plane crashes in a remote part of the Alaskan wilderness. The bear is indifferent to the weather and satisfies its hunger by consuming one of the three survivors of the plane crash..."

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