A look at the life of Alfred Kinsey, a pioneer in the area of human sexuality research, whose 1948 publication "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" was one of the first recorded works that saw science address sexual behavior.
When three blue collar acquaintances come across millions of dollars in lost cash they make a plan to keep their find from the authorities but find complications and mistrust weaving its way into their plan.
Billy Bob Thornton,
A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
The ending scene, where Clay Boone lurches around his alley like Frankenstein's monster, was suggested to Writer and Director Bill Condon by Brendan Fraser. See more »
Before starting his line about James Whale wanting "to draw him like a statue" Clayton tosses away his towel. James turns from the window and Clayton punctuates the end of his line by tossing his towel away again. See more »
She was ugly when I brought her. I not like her. Mr. Jimmy not like her. Better you indicate, Mr. David.
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The story of this motion picture is based upon certain, actual events and persons. However, some of the characters, incidents and names are fictionized. See more »
I must confess that I watched this film with some trepidation. I had some preconceived notions about what the film would be like, and fortunately I was completely wrong. This film is well-directed, well-acted, stylish, and has a lot of heart. Ian McKellan plays director James Whale with near perfection, and Brandon Fraser and Lynne Redgrave throw in two almost equally done performances. The life of James Whale was one of many different facets and this film pays homage to most of those facets rather than just focussing on one. The film was done in taste considering the content, and again I must applaud the acting which was top-notch. Yes, much of the film deals with Whales lifestyle and the fact that he was a homosexual, but much of the film also centers on Whale's work with the Universal pictures with some astounding flashbacks. There is a great, witty sense of humour pervading the whole film, as well as many horror genre allusions. A thoroughly enjoyable look into the life of one of the horror genre's greatest directors.
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