• No Comments

The trackers are slow in their pursuit and finally arrive at the watering hole at dusk. They heighten the difference between what Kino wants from the pearl and what it actually brings. My seventh grade classes read this novel every year. Physicality can be overcome if the actor believes in his part and is committed, however this is not the case as Lukas Haas would just stand there watching the other actors go, even though they were not even half-decent, trying desperately to remember his lines. Ozus’ World Movie Reviews , May 18, Gringo Americans trying to act like Mexicans – the guy who played Kino bombed it so badly that it wasn’t funny anymore. Lukas Haas was adequate as Kino, but I just kept seeing the kid from “Witness,” only taller and with a penciled in mustache.

He has a wife, Juana, and a son, Coyotito. Also Juana and Coyotito are being terrorized by the Indian trackers and they are just waving fire in front of their face and doing nothing. He administers a powdered capsule and promises to return in an hour. When the doctor asks Kino for payment, Kino says that his plan is to sell the pearl the next day. Juana leaves to gather their belongings; Kino goes to check on their canoe and finds that a large hole has been smashed into its bottom. When Kino regain consciousness, Juana returns the pearl to him from where she found it lying behind a rock and tells him that they must flee the village because he has killed a man. Kino wakes as she leaves and pursues her, apprehending her just as she is poised to throw the pearl into the sea. The movie does have some artistic quality, but I gave it 2 out of 10 stars mostly for its gross departures from the original plot of John Steinbeck’s “The Pearl.

He resolves to sell the pearl in the capital. Richard Harris was masterful in his role as the doctor. Juana regains consciousness and finds Kino lying unconscious, a dead stranger next to him. La Paz, Baja California Surs. Otherwise, you will have to turn it off about 20 coyotiho 30 minutes in.


It’s an expression that can’t be used in normal speech. Juana tells Kino to go to town and get the doctor, but Kino and their neighbors tell Juana that the doctor will never come to where they live, so Juana decides to take matters into her own hands and sets off with Coyotito to the doctor.

User Reviews

Taking Coyotito, they go to Kino’s brother’s hut and spend the day hiding there. Examples, in the movie, a scorpion bites Coyotito in the leg, in the novella the scorpion bites the child in the shoulder.

Before going to bed, Kino reburies the pearl under his sleeping mat. Just beyond, she sees Kino on the ground, next to the dead man. Another reason that your movie was missing, is the knife he had from the beginning and the one he had encountered on his adventure. After discovering the pearl, Kino gradually changes to become a completely different man.

It was a horrible attempt at a recreation of the pearl. It is the story of a pearl diverKino, and explores man’s nature as well as greed, defiance of societal norms, and evil. There were multiple inconsistencies and added scenes between the novella and the movie. The rain was clearly fake, as only one part of the set was being rained on. If you need to read the book for any kind of class this isn’t the movie to take the easy way out with.

Once again, though, this was not the case. This quiet is punctured by the sounds of Juana’s crying; Coyotito has been killed by the watcher’s gunfire.

That night, Kino hears someone in the hut, draws his knife and strikes out at the figure and draws blood, but is hit over the head with a heavy object. My seventh grade classes read this novel every year. When the three new pearl buyers arrive at the first’s office, the three of them have already planned together what each will offer Kino.


The nearest doctor, a foreigner, refuses to treat him without adequate payment and he is taken instead to a traditional healer curandero. Kino is immensely happy about both the pearl and Coyotito and yells loudly enough that he attracts the attention of the other oyster divers, who race toward his canoe. Santiago and Kino in Text and Film”. Are you sure you want to remove bookConfirmation and any corresponding bookmarks?

The Pearl (film) – Wikipedia

I would be interested in seeing “La Perla,” a movie made in Mexico, in which John Steinbeck had a hand in the production. I understand movi least the ending of that movie remained faithful to Steinbeck’s novella. However, after the family found the pearl, he returns to the family and acts friendlier to them at first.

He hits her and saves the pearl from going into the water, but he is then attacked by some figures he cannot identify. I give it one star. However the movie lacked many of the important symbols and events from the book. Later, Juana rises in the dark, takes the pearl from the hut, and goes to the beach.

I will describe some of the most ccoyotito departures. But this movie is an entirely different story. This theme is displayed in other themes as well and it is shown from the beginning to the end.