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Gods and Monsters -- The last days of Frankenstein director James Whale are explored.


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Writers (WGA):
Christopher Bram (novel)
Bill Condon (screenplay)
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4 November 1998 (USA) See more »
The last days of Frankenstein director James Whale are explored. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Ian McKellen ... James Whale

Brendan Fraser ... Clayton Boone

Lynn Redgrave ... Hanna

Lolita Davidovich ... Betty

David Dukes ... David Lewis

Kevin J. O'Connor ... Harry

Mark Kiely ... Dwight

Jack Plotnick ... Edmund Kay
Rosalind Ayres ... Elsa Lanchester

Jack Betts ... Boris Karloff

Matt McKenzie ... Colin Clive

Todd Babcock ... Leonard Barnett

Cornelia Hayes O'Herlihy ... Princess Margaret

Brandon Kleyla ... Young Whale

Pamela Salem ... Sarah Whale

Michael O'Hagan ... William Whale

David Millbern ... Dr. Payne

Amir Aboulela ... The Monster
Marlon Braccia ... Elizabeth Taylor
Jesse Long ... Assistant Director (as Jesse H. Long)
Owen Masterson ... Camera Assistant
Lisa Vastine ... Librarian

Kent George ... Whale at 25

Martin Ferrero ... George Cukor

David Fabrizio ... Photographer

Jesse James ... Michael Boone

Lisa Darr ... Dana Boone
Paul Michael Sandberg ... Sound Man

Judson Mills ... Young Man at Pool
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arthur Dignam ... Ernest Thesiger (uncredited)

John Gatins ... Kid Saylor (uncredited)
Curtis Harrington ... Cukor Party Guest (uncredited)

James Lecesne ... Jack Pierce (uncredited)

Sarah Ann Morris ... Daisy (uncredited)
Richard Pines ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Jennifer Tolkachev ... Party guest (uncredited)
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Directed by
Bill Condon 
Writing credits
Christopher Bram (novel "Father of Frankenstein")

Bill Condon (screenplay)

Produced by
Clive Barker .... executive producer
Paul Colichman .... producer
Gregg Fienberg .... producer
David Forrest .... executive producer
Mark R. Harris .... producer
Sam Irvin .... co-executive producer
Stephen P. Jarchow .... executive producer
Lisa Levy .... line producer
Valorie Massalas .... co-executive producer
Spencer Proffer .... co-executive producer
Beau Rogers .... executive producer
John Schouweiler .... line producer
Original Music by
Carter Burwell 
Cinematography by
Stephen M. Katz (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Virginia Katz 
Casting by
Valorie Massalas 
Production Design by
Richard Sherman 
Set Decoration by
Jim Samson  (as James Samson)
Costume Design by
Bruce Finlayson 
Makeup Department
Sheryl Blum .... additional hair stylist
Judy Crown .... key hair stylist
Debra-Lee Davidson .... additional makeup artist
Tarra D. Day .... key makeup artist (as Tarra Day)
Carol F. Doran .... wig maker (as Carol Doran)
Cyndra Dunn .... additional hair stylist
Cyndra Dunn .... additional makeup artist
Kim M. Ferry .... additional hair stylist
Rita Green .... additional hair stylist
Rita Green .... additional makeup artist
Robert Hallowell II .... additional hair stylist (as Robert Halliwell)
Roy Knyrim .... makeup effects supervisor
Jerry Macaluso .... makeup effects supervisor (as Gerry Macaluso)
Robin McWilliams .... additional hair stylist
Nina Minster .... additional makeup artist
Cindy Nakadaira .... additional hair stylist
Cindy Nakadaira .... additional makeup artist
Scott Tebeau .... makeup effects artist (as Scott Tabeau)
Cass McClure .... prosthetics technician (uncredited)
Mike Smithson .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Gregg Fienberg .... unit production manager
Thomas Carl McGuinness .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lisa Brookes .... second second assistant director
Lynn K. D'Angona .... first assistant director (as Lynn d'Angona)
Marybeth Hagner .... second second assistant director (as Mary Beth Hagner)
Carla R. Ponzio .... second assistant director (as Carla Rose Ponzio)
Art Department
Holly Brand .... on-set dresser
Maggie Cone .... set dresser
Adam Cook .... assistant property master
Jennifer Croyle .... buyer (as Jennifer Lee Croyle)
Jennifer Croyle .... set dresser (as Jennifer Lee Croyle)
Thomas Goehring .... set dresser
Brian Gott .... set dresser
Brad Hirsch .... set dresser
Nate Juda .... set dresser
Michael Lindsay .... property master
Gilbert Lopez .... set dresser
Edward J. McCarthy .... lead man (as Edward McCarthy)
Mario Nino .... set dresser
Jon Seminara .... set dresser (as John Seminara)
Ashley Sibille .... set dresser
Jeffrey Sibille .... set dresser
Tom Stepanovich .... set dresser
Art Vasenius .... set dresser
David Warren .... set dresser
Sebastian E. Zabala .... set dresser
Sandy Adams .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
David Bach .... supervising sound editor
Nancy Lee Bleisch .... adr editor
Sarah Brady .... adr supervisor
Joe Carey .... sound effects editor
Geoff Clark .... sound services manager
Kevin Compayre .... boom operator
Mark Cookson .... sound effects editor
Sean Garnhart .... sound effects editor
Shawn Holden .... production sound mixer
Marty Hutcherson .... sound re-recording mixer
Carlos Isais .... foley recordist (as Carlos 'Chuck' Isais)
Margie Lala .... assistant sound editor
Ross Levy .... boom operator
Rick MacLane .... chief sound engineer
LaNessa Phearson .... boom operator (as Lanessa Phearson)
Monique Reymond .... foley artist
Brian Smith .... adr mixer
Sarah Smith .... assistant sound editor
Mimi Starrett .... sound services manager
Cameron Steenhagen .... assistant sound editor
Jason Thibault .... foley editor
Jason Thibault .... foley mixer
James G. Williams .... sound re-recording mixer
John A. Willingham .... boom operator
James Wright .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Special Effects by
Mike Vartak .... rain effects
David Waine .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Gina Galvan .... visual effects supervisor
Christopher Dusendschon .... in-show optical process and effects compositor: THDX (uncredited)
Christopher Dusendschon .... main title sequence optical compositor: THDX (uncredited)
Chuck Borden .... stunt coordinator
George B. Colucci Jr. .... additional stunts (as George Colucci)
Joe Murphy .... additional stunts (as Joseph Murphy)
Camera and Electrical Department
Marshall Adams .... gaffer
William Ambrose .... grip
Steve Barnes .... first assistant camera
Roman W. Bennett .... electrician (as Roman Bennett)
Gary Bloom .... grip
Steve Cooke .... electrician
Kyle Davis .... grip
Tony X. Deale .... grip (as Tony 'Big T' Deale)
Matthew Devitt .... grip (as Matt Devitt)
Dave Devoe .... lighting technician: musco light (as Dave DeVoe)
Patrick Farrell .... grip (as Patrick Farrel)
Stefan Fernandez .... electrician (as Stephen R. Fernandez)
Anne Fishbein .... still photographer
Dan Fisher .... electrician
Brian Freidin .... electrician (as Brian R. Freidin)
Michael Goldman .... best boy grip
George Eric Griffith .... grip (as Ric Griffith)
Arni Hansson .... additional first assistant camera (as Arne Hansson)
Adam Harrison .... electrician
Renee Hedstrom .... second assistant camera
Mark W. Hindle .... 24 frame video operator
Hooper .... grip
Blake B. Jackson .... grip (as Blake Jackson)
Timothy Kiley .... additional camera loader
Kristopher Lamorte .... grip (as Kristopher LaMorte)
Lance Layman .... additional first assistant camera
John A. Locke .... electrician
Richard A. Ludt .... dolly grip
Kim McCall .... 24 frame video operator
Scott J. McGregor .... grip
Vladimir Melnik .... electrician (as Vladimir Melnick)
Ken Metz .... grip
Justin Mitchell .... electrician
Ian S. Momberger .... electrician
Linda Morgenstern .... additional first assistant camera
Christopher Olson .... 24 frame video operator (as Christopher Olsen)
David Rosner .... additional second assistant camera
Terry Schroth .... camera loader
Barnaby Shapiro .... additional first assistant camera
Bruce Sharp .... electrician (as Bruce Sharpe)
Tim Shinkle .... grip
William Skinner .... electrician
Andrew Smith .... best boy electric (as Andrew JJ Smith)
Justin Stroh .... electrician
Keith Talley .... key grip (as Keith A. Talley)
Justin Webber .... additional second assistant camera
Jonathan M. Wiener .... electrician
A. David Burleigh .... 24 frame video assistant (uncredited)
Peter M. Smith .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Erica Arvold .... casting associate
Deena Benz .... casting intern
Wynn Marlowe .... casting assistant
Debe Waisman .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charlene Amateau .... assistant costume designer
Janine Burke .... wardrobe assistant
Rikke Rosbaek .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Larry Engelmann .... final colorist
Bob La Rossa .... color timer (as Robert La Rossa)
April Martin .... second assistant editor
Carl Pedregal .... first assistant editor
Keir Randall .... apprentice editor
Music Department
Carter Burwell .... conductor
Carter Burwell .... orchestrator
Emile Charlap .... music contractor
Michael Farrow .... music engineer
Sonny Kompanek .... orchestrator
Susan Pilcher .... music coordinator
Spencer Proffer .... supervising music producer
Brian Richards .... music editor
Adam Milo Smalley .... music editor (as Adam Smalley)
John Moses .... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Robert Aguilar .... driver
Baz .... driver
Timothy P. Best .... driver: honeywagon
John J. Cardos .... driver: production van
Tom Hallowell .... driver
Eric Miller .... transportation coordinator (as Eric 'Eyore' Miller)
Reed Phillips .... driver
David D.B. Wilson .... transportation captain (as David B. Wilson)
Other crew
Joe Abele .... set production assistant
Allison Andrade .... assistant: Mr. Harris
Leonardo Arterberry III .... set production assistant
Brian Askew .... stand-in
Shaher Batroukh .... set production assistant
Howard Behnken .... stand-in
Mary Brunner .... set production assistant
Latasha Compton .... assistant: Mr. Jarchow
Josh Cook .... set intern
Maura Corcoran .... set production assistant
Joe Daley .... assistant: Mr. Barker
Michael Donner .... post-production accountant
Farnaz Farjam .... assistant location manager
Melissa Horlick .... additional craft service
Charlie Jakab .... set production assistant
Wendy Kutzner .... assistant production coordinator
Jed Lambert .... set production assistant
Michael H. Lauer .... business affairs: Lauer & Associates (as Michael H. Lauer Esq.)
Michael H. Lauer .... legal services: Lauer & Associates (as Michael H. Lauer Esq.)
Patrick Jack Lee .... financial services: Imperial Bank (as Patrick Lee)
Jesse Long .... script supervisor (as Jesse H. Long)
Theodore S. Maier .... office production assistant (as Ted S. Maier)
Eric P. Mandel .... business affairs: Lauer & Associates (as Eric P. Mandel Esq.)
Eric P. Mandel .... legal services: Lauer & Associates (as Eric P. Mandel Esq.)
Hunter J. Mayers .... office production assistant
Jane McAllister .... stand-in
Kelli Michna .... craft service
Fonya Naomi Mondell .... set production assistant
Buckley Norris .... production insurance: AON/Albert G. Ruben Insurance
Risa Grobart Pavlich .... production accountant
Michael S. Peters .... key office production assistant
Dana E. Refano .... nurse
John Michael Scholl .... assistant: Sir Ian McKellen (as John Michael)
Cody Smith .... swan wrangler
Paula Smith .... key set production assistant
Andrew M. Stewart .... production coordinator
Suzy Strawn .... studio teacher
Adonica Thompkins .... assistant: Mr. Colichman
Michael Tschetter .... office production assistant
David Warren .... set production assistant
Paul Wilson .... location manager (as Paul 'Crash' Wilson)
Sean Zell .... set intern
Jerry Macaluso .... prosthetics supervisor (uncredited)
Jared Seltzer .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mike Tschetter .... production assistant (uncredited)
Wayne Alexander .... the producers and director wish to thank (as L. Wayne Alexander)
Chris Andrews .... the producers and director wish to thank
Ron Bechard .... this film is dedicated to the memory of
Joel Cohen .... special thanks: for the use of original paintings by James Whale
Les Cripe .... this film is dedicated to the memory of
Arthur Dignam .... the producers and director wish to thank
Michael Foster .... the producers and director wish to thank
Kenneth Hardy .... the producers and director wish to thank
Curtis Harrington .... the producers and director wish to thank
Edward Hibbert .... the producers and director wish to thank
Adam Krentzman .... the producers and director wish to thank
Peter Levine .... the producers and director wish to thank
Anna C. Miller .... the producers and director wish to thank (as Anna Miller)
Jack Morrissey .... the producers and director wish to thank
Ryan Murphy .... the producers and director wish to thank
Michele Pietra .... special thanks: for the use of original paintings by James Whale
Rhonda Schepisi .... this film is dedicated to the memory of
Draper Shreeve .... the producers and director wish to thank
Ed Sikov .... the producers and director wish to thank
Joe Smith .... the producers and director wish to thank
Mason Wiley .... this film is dedicated to the memory of
Crew verified as complete

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Rated R for sexual material and language
105 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Canada:14A (Alberta) | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:18 | Germany:12 | Iceland:12 | Italy:T | New Zealand:M | Norway:11 | Peru:14 | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:R(A) | South Korea:18 | Spain:13 | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R

Did You Know?

The title comes from a line appeared in The Bride of Frankenstein (1935). In it, Dr. Pretorius (Ernest Thesiger) say to Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clive): "To a new world of gods and monsters."See more »
Continuity: The first time Clayton Boone drinks iced tea with James Whale, Clayton drinks most of his glass at once. The next time we see Clayton, his glass is almost full again.See more »
[first lines]
Hannah:[whispering] She was ugly when I brought her. I not like her. Mr. Jimmy not like her. Better you indicate, Mr. David.
David Lewis:Stop.
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36 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
Sir Ian McKellen & Lynn Redgrave Were Robbed of Oscars!, 24 June 2007
Author: goldie_80 from United States

Among the most intriguing characters I've seen is Hanna (Redgrave). I knew she was in the film, there she was in the opening seen & I still kept looking for her! That's how terrific her characterization is of the Hungarian Catholic widowed maid to the flaming gay famed director, James Whale (Sir Ian McKellen).

Is there 'any' character that Sir McKellen can't play to perfection today? In "God's & Monster's", McKellen mastered Whale & gave Fraser an acting lesson ::winking::.

To watch the two real life friends, Lynn Redgrave & Ian McKellen, play purrfect foils--Hanna praying for her beloved "Mr. Jimmy's" 'unspeakable' sinful soul because he's gay was hysterical. McKellen pretending to flirt with Fraser, the epitome of a t-totally straight guy that any gay guy could clock in a heartbeat, was also side-splitting. Hanna believing they were having a romantic relationship was just too much fun as she threw serving trays at them & gave Whale scorned looks as if to kill whenever he'd have Fraser in for lunch or tea. These subtleties made the movie an absolute delight.

Thus, while heavy drama was going on, there was a comedy line-in-cheek throughout the motion picture. Of course, the plot proves why "Mr. Jimmy" was provoking his hunk of a gardener (Fraser) . . . but I'm not telling. That's the best part of the picture.

Whoever claims this movie is 'gay-bashing' doesn't know the meaning of it. The movie was about the director of "Frankenstein & Bride of Frankenstein." He just so happened to be gay, & thus, part of his life story as a gay man had to be featured in the film. Hanna playing a religious foil was right on time for the moment of the release of the film when the major church denominations are factionalizing over gays being equal in the churches! That's a great film--one that conveys a social struggle in the character of one great actor, Lynn Redgrave. She got the attitude of the church exactly right.

Doing a queer critique of "God's & Monsters," I rate it a 20 out of 10! This was not the silly, slapstick, "To Wong Foo," bizarre, "Stonewall," that was all out of context from the reality of the characters, or there ever so unreal (but cute), "Priscilla Queen of the Desert." This story is very true to life then & now. It came out right on time, as well.

Lynn Regrave delivered the performance of her lifetime! In my mind she won the Oscar. McKellen gave another of his stellar characterizations & also won my Oscar. I also feel the picture should have been best picture of the year. Fortunately, many other notable awards were given that the blindered Film Academy was too dense to do itself. Redgrave was most robbed of her Oscar because she was anyone but herself! She wasn't even recognizable as Lynn Redgrave, for heaven's sake.

So if anything or anyone was gay bashing, it was the Film Academy itself, for overlooking the Oscar winning performances of Redgrave & McKellen & the Best Picture of the Year.

. . . & I'm still watching it in late August 2007.

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