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Being John Malkovich Movie Review Summary

Actors: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, John Malkovich, Orson Bean

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    Craig is a talented puppeteer who discovers a portal into John Malkovich's brain. He and a co-worker, Maxine, decide to let people in his brain for a limited amount of time (at a cost). Soon there are complications when both Craig and his wife fall in love with Maxine. In desperation, Craig locks Lotte (his wife) into a cage with a traumatized monkey so he can take control of John Malkovich's body while Maxine is meeting John. Eventually, Craig learns to manipulate John's body and stays in John's body. He becomes a famous puppeteer and stays with Maxine. At the end, Lotte gets free and meets a group of old people who need Malkovich's body to stay alive.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   fantasy story on present day Earth Romance    -   Yes Romance Plotlets:    -   falling in love with the unattainable Character operated on/altered?    -   Yes Kind of alteration:    -   given another personality/identity

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can read emotions    -   mind control Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

Earth setting:    -   20th century (1970's to Present) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths

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