Actors: Burt Lancaster, Michael York, Nigel Davenport, Barbara Carrera, Richard Basehart
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)|
|Shipwrecked and adrift, Andrew Braddock (York) arrives at a tiny, uncharted island seemingly inhabited by Dr. Paul Moreau (Lancaster), an outcast geneticist; Montgomery, an alcoholic and sadistic hunter (Davenport); and Maria (Carrera), the beautiful ward of Dr. Moreau. Braddock hears strange noises on the island, and notices that Moreau's servants are very misshapen, rough, almost bestial. Braddock wants off the island immediately, but learns the next supply ship is not due for two years. Eventually, he realizes that Moreau has been experimenting with turning animals into humans, theoretically without any of the savagery. Of course, Moreau's experiments turn on him, and Braddock and Maria try to escape the island.
--David Loftus, Resident Scholar
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Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Character operated on/altered?
Kind of alteration:
- object/animal made human
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- (man) short/medium straight
- muscular (man)
Events of movie makes character more...
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor?
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- (man) short/standard wavy
- average build (man)
How much in movie?
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- 20th Century (1900-1950)
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- very explicit references to deaths and torture
Tone of movie
Kinds of F/X
- nasty human transformations
Is this movie based on a
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