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Gods and Monsters
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.1109  Monday, 9 November 1998.

From:           Richard A Burt <
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Date:           Sunday, 08 Nov 1998 23:39:58 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Gods and Monsters

In the middle of the film _Gods and Monsters_, about the gay film
director James Whale (who made _Frankenstein_ and Bride of
Frankenstein_), Whale (played by Ian McKellen) cites Hamlet's line "O,
that this too, too solid flesh would melt" during a rainstorm at a party
thrown by the gay film director George Cukor.  (There are no Shakespeare
references in _Apt Pupil_, also starring McKellen.)  I recommend _Gods
and Monsters_.  It's quite original.
 

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