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The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Burt Lancaster, Michael York, Nigel Davenport, Barbara Carrera, Richard Basehart

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Shipwrecked and adrift, Andrew Braddock (York) arrives at a tiny, uncharted island seemingly inhabited by Dr. Paul Moreau (Lancaster), an outcast geneticist; Montgomery, an alcoholic and sadistic hunter (Davenport); and Maria (Carrera), the beautiful ward of Dr. Moreau. Braddock hears strange noises on the island, and notices that Moreau's servants are very misshapen, rough, almost bestial. Braddock wants off the island immediately, but learns the next supply ship is not due for two years. Eventually, he realizes that Moreau has been experimenting with turning animals into humans, theoretically without any of the savagery. Of course, Moreau's experiments turn on him, and Braddock and Maria try to escape the island.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Character operated on/altered?    -   Yes Kind of alteration:    -   object/animal made human

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   English/British

Setting

Earth setting:    -   20th Century (1900-1950) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   small island

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Tone of movie    -   fearful Kinds of F/X    -   nasty human transformations Is this movie based on a    -   book

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