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The Brood Movie Review Summary

Actors: Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle, Henry Beckman

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THE BROOD is the third movie of Canadian director David Cronenberg he directed in 1979.

Frank Carveth's wife is treated by Oliver Reed, a psychiatrist using a new method - the psycho-plasmic therapy - to cure his patients. As Carveth's little girl, after a week-end spent at Reed's clinic with her mother, has come home with bruises on her back, Frank doesn't want her to visit her mom anymore. Soon, the grandparents of the little girl are murdered.

A medical thriller dealing with the subject of the New Psychiatry, a topic that was much discussed in the late seventies.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Medical Thriller?    -   Yes Medical Plotlets:    -   wild experiments on people

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   architect Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Canada Forest?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   impregnation/reproduction Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   perforation--bullets Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   nasty human transformations

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