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Gods and Monsters (1998)

Gods and Monsters
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Ian McKellen Ian McKellen
James Whale
Brendan Fraser Brendan Fraser
Clayton Boone
David Dukes David Dukes
David Lewis
Mark Kiely Mark Kiely
Jack Plotnick Jack Plotnick
Edmund Kay

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Bill Condon Bill Condon


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A very good movie

6 years, 4 months ago at May 25 13:31
Since I kept hearing some pretty good things about this flick, I was really eager to check this flick. Indeed, even though Ian McKellen is above all famous for his roles in the X-men and Lord of the rings franchises, he is actually much more than that and these movies only focus on his amazing charisma but don’t really display the depth of his acting range. This movie is a fine example. Indeed, ... read more


3 years, 5 months ago at May 14 18:13
One of the most brilliant, shocking films I have ever seen. What an experience seeing all the film's content, as well as the crazily convincing performance by Sir Ian McKellen.
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Description: Based on Christopher Bram's novel FATHER OF FRANKENSTEIN, Bill Condon's semi-fictional 1998 sleeper stars Sir Ian McKellen in a fantastic performance as director James Whale (FRANKENSTEIN, BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, SHOW BOAT). It is 1957, and Whale is living in semiseclusion in Southern California with his scrutinizing maid, Hannah (Lynn Redgrave). His health is failing, and he is able to do little but lounge around and contemplate his younger days--his many male loves, his days in WWI, and the film world that has forsaken him. When Whale first gazes upon his musclebound gardener, Clay (Brendan Fraser), however, it is the beginning ... (more)
Release date: 4 November 1998
UPC: 025192058424
Tags: Drama (13), 1998 (8), Biography (8), Gay (6), Homosexual (5), Love (4), Hollywood (4), Death (4), Based On Novel (4), Homosexuality (3), Biopic (3), Glbt (3), Adaptation (3), (3), Gay Lead Character (2), Male Frontal Nudity (2), Watching TV (2), Camera (2), 1990s (2), Suicide (2)
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" DVD- 1hr. 45min. First Viewing Gods and Monsters is an infinitely entertaining movie about old Hollywood, and repression. It's a credit to Condon's direction and writing that the movie isn't a narrative and tonal mess, employing an assuredly delicate touch. The film often soars thanks to it's cast; Fraser gets the least to do, but is solid; Redgrave is commanding as the dedicated servant; McKellen gives the movie it's soul in what should've been an Oscar winning performance. "

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"Watched 01/01/2017 Rating 8.0/10 Format: DVD Sir Ian McKellen gives a phenomenal performance in this biography about the about the legendary Filmmaker James Whale that follows him in his later years when his health his failing. "

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"James Whale was a director of cinema during the 1930's, most famous for his work on the first full feature film depicting Mary Shelly's Frankenstein Monster and on it's sequel, the Bride Of Frankenstein. Fronted with exceptional performances from it's major players, this movie is a story that focuses on a fictionalized version of his last troubled days before the director was found dead in his pool. Pigeonholed as a maker of mostly "monster flix", living an open life as a homosexual, and after "

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