Gods and Monsters
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English
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251 Pages
English

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Based on the novel "Father of Frankenstein" Shooting draft. May 30, 1997.

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Published 01 January 1998
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Language English
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Based on the novel
"Father of Frankenstein"
by
Christopher Bram
May 30, 1997
- Revised 6/16/97BLUE
IN :FADE
11 MAIN TITLES BEGIN
and out of which emergeWrithing pools of light dark, images
Frankenstein," directed by Jamesfrom "The Bride of Whale .
the Monster's Bride, looks up, down,Elsa Lanchester, as
to be alive . The Monster staresleft, right, startled at
.asks, tenderly, desperatelyher . "Friend?" he
. NIGHT (B & W) 22 EXT COUNTRYSIDE -
black-and-white sky, revealing a singleLightning splits the
a desolate landscape . Below, a HUMANshattered oak in
theSILHOUETTE stumbles through the darkness, top of his
boots weightedhead flat, his arms long and heavy, his with
mud :
Suddenly fades . Light creeps into the scene, andthe storm
color, as we DISSOLVE TO :
33 THE PACIFIC OCEAN
box canyon off themelting into a hazy morning sky . In a
after neat row of trailer homes, acoast highway, we see row
makeshift village for beach bums .
44 INT . TRAILER - DAY
26, handsome in aCLAYTON BOONE opens his eyes . He is
rough-hewn, way, with broad shoulders and aChet Baker-like
of Luckyflattop haircut . He grabs a crumpled pack Strikes,
lights a bent cigarette .
single tin room,Clay stands and walks bare-assed across the
his head almost touching the ceiling .
4A4A EXT . TRAILER DAYPARK -
Clay goes with a weatherstained speed baga few rounds
that's set up behind his trailer .
4B INT . TRAILER - 4BDAY
Clay towels glances at the morning paper . He movesoff,
aside a table until he findspile of paperbacks on a card a
calendar . His finger targets today's first appointment .
"10 A.M . - 788 Amalfi Drive ."
5 EXT . 5TRAILER PARK - DAY
Clay andsteps out of the trailer, clean-shaven dressed in
dungarees, a T-shirt with a fresh pack of cigarettes flipped
into one sleeve . He weight-lifts a secondhand mower onto
the bed of his rusty pick-up .David
2 .
Clay climbs into the truck, slides the key into the
few engineignition . It takes a tries but the finally turns
over .
6 EXT . PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY - DAY 6
down the road, "Hound Dog" blaringClay's truck sails on the
radio . END .MAIN TITLES
7 EXT . HOUSE - DAYCOLONIAL-STYLE 7
outside a ramblingSprinklers twirl on a grassy slope
a swimming pool forms a perfectclapboard house . Below,
rectangle water . A title reads : SANTA MONICAof still
CANYON . 1957 .
Clay parks in the back, hops out .The pick-up drives past .
ANGLE - HOUSE
SHADOWY at a window, watching Clay unloadA FIGURE stands
his re power mower .
8 INT . HOUSE - LIVING ROOM - DAY 8
aThe shadow is a man with dove white hair , wearing dress altho world thinks
This JAMES WHALE, age 67 ,shirt and seersuc er jacket. is he's only 60 .
K
DAVIDcannot see David + but knows4#.thave peace mind if theI'd more of talking
live-in nurse were still here .
HANNA
She was nothing but bother . I not
like her, Mr . Jimmy not like her .
again,We do better if you live-in
Mr . David .
In the double doors, DAVIDdining room, visible through open
LEWIS, 55, with the housekeeper, HANNA . Shespeaks softly
is a squat, muffin-faced Hungarian woman in her late 50s,
dressed in hair cinched in a tight bun . Sheblack, her
speaks with a thick accent .
DAVID
there'sYou'll contact me if an
emergency?
HANNA
Yes, I call you at this number .
(calls out)
Mr . Jimmy? . More coffee?
WHALE
What? Oh yes . Why not?
He moves into the room, David .dining sits opposite
Whale, then S hrugs
. !t fWhale sighs 's such a bore when eoplemiss
Revised 6/16/97 3 .
WHALE
Isn't Hanna a peach?
Hanna ignores him, returns to the kitchen .
DAVID
She tells me you haven't been
sleeping well .
WHALE
' sIt
p tribe . If I take them, s end
the next day as stupi stone .
on' , m seems to go offmin
reca don't my t ons atonce - -------
DAVID
Then take the pills .
WHALE
I wan visitfor
today. Especially since I saw so
little of you ine ospital.
The remark hits its target .
DAVID
sorry, with thisI'm Jimmy . But
movie and two difficult stars --a chance for wit
WHALE lylighte ns Wh ales's smile)s
"The fau t is not in ourselves_ but
in our s ars . "_
DAVID
(too anxious to laugh)
You remember how a production eats
up one's life .
WHALE CS' hs
There's no pure in
(stands)
You'll beYou better go, my boy.
late for that, lane.
David extends his hand, but draws him into a hug ._(X)Whale
Hanna escorts David the Whale drifts back toto door . the goodbye Hanna
window, lawnmower, creating awatches as Clay revs up the
cloud of white smoke . We CUT TO :
DAY 99 EXT . STREETS OF DUDLEY - (1900)
ageA bean-pole child with flaming red hair (WHALE at 12)
stares up at the coal smoke pouring from a seemingly endless
row of chimneys . We're in Dudley, a factory town in the
English Midlands region known the Black Country .as
4 .
.S .)' SARAH WHALE (O
lagging We'llStop behind, Jimmy .
forbe late church .
YOUNG WHALE
Mum .Yes,
Whale runs catch up to his six brothers and sisters .to His
father, WHALE, frowns at the boy's prissy trot .WILLIAM
WILLIAM WHALE
up, son .Straighten
Young Whale's movements thicken into a dim imitation of
steeplymanly reserve . The Whale family marches up a
Green Church .mounting street to Dixon's Methodist
10 INT . WHALE'S HOUSE - LIVING ROOM - DAY 10
Whale's eyes He focuses Boone as he peelstighten. on Clay
off is T-shirt ., revealing a tattoo on is upper right
forearm .
WHALE
Hanna? Who 's the new yardman?
HANNA
Bone? Boom? Something Bee . Mr .
hire him while you were inI
.the hospital Hecheap
_Whale nods, chooses a walking stick . He emerges into the
sunlight.
11 EXT . WHALE'S HOUSE - BACKYARD - DAY
Whale moves j to himself :auntilyll, singing
WHALE
bellsTh ofhell go ting-a- ling
For you but not o m
y' sting-a-ling?Oh death where is t
Grave where thy victory?
Whale steps up next to Clay .
WHALE
Good morning .
CLAY
(not looking up)
Mornin' .
WHALE
. myMy name is Whale This is
house .firsttimestrokec@''sinsetudi
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