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The Gathering Movie Review Summary

Actors: Christina Ricci, Ioan Gruffudd, Stephen Dillane, Kerry Fox, Simon Russell Beale

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THE GATHERING is a British-American production directed by Brian Gilbert in 2002.

The setting is a small village on the western coast of Great Britain. A major archaelogical find happens when a church built during the first century, buried in the hills, is accidentally discovered. The local bishop urges the scientist Simon Kirkman to keep it secret as long as the reason why this church was buried is not found out.

In the meantime, the Kirkmans host Christina Ricci, a young woman Marion Kirkman has hit with her car. Christina suffers from amnesia and hallucinations involving the inhabitants of the town. After a few days, she becomes very close to the son of the Kirkmans, Michael. During the annual fair, Frederick Argyle, a local auto mechanic who was molested as a child, becomes mad and starts to kill anyone crossing his path. It seems that his ultimate goal is to murder the young Michael whom Christina Ricci will have to protect when Argyle hunts them in the woods.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   present 2000+ Horror film?    -   Yes Horror Plotlets:    -   mad guy with knife likes to slice

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can see into the future Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics    -   Ample Bosom and Buttocks (woman)

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Forest?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids Misc setting    -   church/synagogue

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing nude male butt    -   sex under blankets Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   frying (electrocuted) Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   nasty human transformations

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