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  • Jan 28, 2010
Brilliant fictionalized account of the last days of James Whales (director of FRANKENSTEIN) with great performances by Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, & Redgrave.
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I finally saw it! A surprisingly sensitive and insightful look into the life of gay film director and artist James Whale and his final days.
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Gods and Monsters
Gods and Monsters film poster Directed by Bill Condon Produced by Paul Colichman
Gregg Fienberg
Mark R. Harris Written by Novel:
Christopher Bram
Bill Condon Starring Ian McKellen
Brendan Fraser
Lynn Redgrave
Matt McKenzie Music by Carter Burwell Cinematography Stephen M. Katz Editing by Virginia Katz Distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment Release date(s) January 21, 1998 Running time 105 min. Country USA Language English Budget ~ US$ 3,500,000

Gods and Monsters is a 1998 film which recounts the (somewhat fictionalized) last days of the life of troubled film director James Whale, whose homosexuality is a central theme. It stars Ian McKellen as Whale, along with Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave, Lolita Davidovich, and David Dukes. The movie was adapted by Bill Condon (who also directed) from the novel Father of Frankenstein by Christopher Bram. It was executive produced by famed British horror novelist Clive Barker.[1]

The film won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Ian McKellen) and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Lynn Redgrave).[2]

The film features reconstructions of the filming of Bride of Frankenstein, a movie Whale directed. The title comes from a line in Bride of Frankenstein, in which the character Dr. Pretorius toasts Dr. Frankenstein, "To a new world of gods and monsters."[3]

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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 4, 1998
MPAA Rating: R
Runtime: 2hrs 0min
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