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Father of Frankenstein
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0452273374, Paperback)This novel--the basis for the critically acclaimed 1998 film Gods and Monsters--re-creates the last days of film director James Whale, who was found dead in his swimming pool, an apparent suicide, in 1957. Bram offers sharp insights into the darkly comic sensibility that infuses Whale's two most famous films, Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein, as memories of an impoverished English childhood, the trenches of World War I, and Hollywood studios compete for space in a mind whose defenses have been weakened by a stroke. Written in the fluid present tense of a cinematic treatment, Father of Frankenstein is a powerful evocation of an era before Hollywood celebrities could proclaim anything but domestic heterosexuality to the outside world.
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James Whale was one of the great directors of Hollywood horror films, but was by no means a typical Hollywood product, being both English and openly gay. This novel portrays Whale in the last weeks of his life in 1957, overwhelmed by images of his past.
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