Gods and Monsters (1998) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • The story of James Whale, the director of Frankenstein (1931) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935), in the time period following the Korean War. Whale is homosexual and develops a friendship with his gardener, an ex-Marine.

    - Written by James Fortman <sydb1367@rocketmail.com>
  • Set in 1957, James Whale, the director of Show Boat (1936), _Invisible Man, The (1933)_, Frankenstein (1931), and Bride of Frankenstein (1935), had long since stepped back from the glamor and glitz of Hollywood. A stroke triggers once buried flashes of memory of his life in Dudley, his film career, and, most influentially, the trenches during the Great War. Haunted and lonely, he recounts many of his experiences to his musclebound gardener, Clay Boone. Despite the divide that exists between them, their friendship develops. Reliant on his sternly disapproving housemaid, Hannah, the flamboyant director whose time has passed sees himself slipping away, unable to stop the decline, and indulges his fantasies by coaxing Boone to model for him.

    - Written by Dave F
  • The last days of Frankenstein (1931) director James Whale are explored.

    - Written by Dave F


Clay gets up from his trailer at the beach and drives to Mr. Jimmy's lush house, where he mows the lawn. Mr...

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