New world of gods and monsters

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new world of gods and monsters

James Whale: A New World of Gods and Monsters by James Curtis

In the late 70s I had the good fortune to study with William K. Everson who taught a course at NYU focusing on the Films of James Whale. I remember at the time Professor Everson mentioning a young man with whom he was acquainted that was working on a biography of the filmmaker. Its taken a lot of years, but I finally got my hands on James Curtis biography of Whale and I must say, this is one of the best biographies from any genre that I have ever read.

From Whales early days, Mr. Curtis does a magnificent job of relating how the directors skills as an artist, set designer, and actor meld to form his skills as a masterful director. The chapters of the book describing bringing Journeys End to the stage and subsequently to the screen would in itself make a terrific movie.

I have always been a fan of the Universal horror films, but the insight into how these films gained a foothold and the resistance they met is documented exceptionally well, as is Whales love/hate relationship with gods and monsters.

But of most interest in how the author brings out the complexities of this very interesting, very talented man and shows us readers just how important he was in the history of cinema. It has been a long time since I took that class with Professor Everson during which I was able to see many of Whales films. Yet the book was everything for which I could have hoped. Now, Im going on a mission to unearth as many of these films as I can.
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To a new World of Gods and Monsters. Ha, ha. The creation of life is enthralling, distinctly enthralling, is it not? Amongst these literary riches we have another in a long line of books inspired by Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus first published in by the nineteen year old Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Across the Atlantic, in Phoenix, Arizona, a cryonics facility houses dozens of bodies of men and women who are medically and legally dead… but waiting to return to life. But the scene is set in , when nineteen-year-old Mary Shelley writes a story about creating a non-biological life-form.

Gods and Monsters is a British-American period drama film that recounts the partly fictionalized last days of the life of film director James Whale , whose experience of war in World War I is a central theme. 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! The story opens in the s, after the Korean War ; it has been more than a decade since James Whale, director of Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein , has retired.

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  1. Channing V. says:

    Gods and Monsters is a British-American period drama film that recounts the partly fictionalized last days of the life of film director James Whale, whose experience of war in World War I line in Bride of Frankenstein, in which the character Dr. Pretorius toasts Dr. Frankenstein, "To a new world of gods and monsters!.

  2. Apolinario R. says:

    The classic Universal Monster movies run in my blood.

  3. Leocadia R. says:

    Start by marking “James Whale: A New World of Gods and Monsters” as Want to Read: James Curtis is the author of a well-received biography on Preston Sturges and a new book, W.C. ”I did talk to James Whale about his films, but not at great length.

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