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Thomas Haden Church
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John G. Avildsen
George C. Scott,
Set in the year 2010, Dr. Moreau has successfully combined human and animal DNA to make a crossbreed animal. Well, as usual, something goes wrong and David Thewlis must try to stop it before it is too late. Originally rated R, but cut by Frankenheimer to allow "a wider audience". Written by
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Well known as one of the last of the "old style" Hollwood directors, John Frankenheimer's gruff, dictatorial approach was radically different from Richard Stanley's and he soon alienated many of the cast, and especially the very experienced Australian crew, of whom he was often harshly critical. See more »
The shadow of the cameraman is visible as the camera is changing views of Edward while he is thinking of how to kill the other animals. See more »
I understand that I must be shocking to you, however, I must also point out that I have an allergy to the sun and that's why I put this medication on.
[Dr.Moreau explaining why he covers himself in white powder]
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This wasn't as bad as I had been led to believe and was often nightmarish as well as gripping. I understand it was a troubled production and that may explain the uneven lurches in action. This film was saved by the excellent and committed performances by the actors who played the animals, who were really heartbreaking. Wells himself had an ambivalent attitude to the human race and was said to have had certain facist sympathies. However, Any philisophical points tended to be drowned by the rather garish direction. Brando's accent seemed wrong for the modern day setting of the film as well. A sad and distressing film that is well worth a look.
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