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Gods and Monsters Movie Review Summary

Actors: Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser

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It is 1957. The British director James Whale, semi-respected for making not only "Frankenstein" and "The Bride of Frankenstein" but "Showboat" and "The Invisible Man" many years before, but openly gay and recovering from a stroke, wastes away in Hollywood where many shun him and he can't find work. Depressed and haunted by memories of World War I and the loss of his first love, attended only by his faithful housekeeper Hanna (Lynn Redgrave), Whale befriends a young ex-Marine who gardens for him (Fraser). The great Ian McKellen is incredible in this role, Fraser quite good but Redgrave overacts. Co-writer/director Bill Condon magnificently recreates the original Frankenstein sets. A beautiful and very sad film about different kinds of monsters and tenderness.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   conduct in war    -   (General) search for meaning/identity How much story is philosophy rather than plot?    -   2 () Brain/Body not working?    -   physical disability Lover is...    -   of a different social class

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   producer/director Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British Unusual characteristics:    -   Physically sick

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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