Gormenghast Movie Review Summary

Actors: Andrew N. Robertson, Cameron Powrie, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Ian Richardson, Neve McIntosh, John Sessions, Warren Mitchell, Christopher Lee,

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In an old, gothic/baroque, tradition-bound Earldom, a bitter kitchen boy escapes the kitchens and sets about bringing the Earldom down and gaining power for himself. Based on the novels by Mevyn Peake, this BBC TV mini-series creates a fantastical world for fantastical characters, and though the ground the story covers has mostly been covered before, the style of the production makes it worth viewing. Occasionally funny, often depressing, sometimes overbearing, never weak.
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Plot & Themes

**Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   fantasy story on another world/distant past Coming of age    -   Yes he'll/she'll become:    -   ruler Powerplays    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   overthrowing bad govt (sci-fi)/claiming throne (fantasy)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   English/British


A substantial portion of this movie takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society    -   big overbuilt futuristic city    -   very controlled society Planet outside our solar system?    -   Yes Forests?    -   Yes Big cities?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   prison    -   fort/castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Kinds of F/X    -   exotic big cities Is this movie based on a    -   book

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