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  James Whale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
James Whale (July 22, 1889 - May 29, 1957) was a ground-breaking Hollywood film director, best known for his work in the horror genre, making such momentous and iconic pictures as Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, and The Invisible Man.
Much to Whale's protest, The Road Back was re-cut and shortened to the studio's liking before it was released, and then when it (not surprisingly) fared poorly at the box-office, Universal declined to renew Whale's contract.
Whale is the subject of the novel Father of Frankenstein by Christopher Bram, which was the basis for the 1998 film Gods and Monsters.
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 Frankenstein Lives! James Whale
James Whale was born on July 22, 1889 in the small town of Dudley.
Whale - even in the spring of his youth - rebelled against the strict cultural and formal mores that divided the classes in England at that time.
Whale retired from filmmaking when it was clear he was no longer going to be able to exercise the total control he had under the Laemmle regime.
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 The Films of James Whale
The other aspect of Whale's staging around tables and staircases is that it tends to give a sense of 3D space to his images.
Whale was a stage director in Britain long before he entered the movies.
Whale seems influenced by the montage technique of Eisenstein.
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 Articles > James Whale
Although James Whale directed over 20 movies from 1930 to 1941 in a number of different genres, including the musical "Show Boat", he is best known for directing the four stylish gothic/horror films "Frankenstein" (1931), "The Old Dark House" (1932), "The Invisible Man" (1933), and "The Bride of Frankenstein" (1935).
Whale was given a minuscule, "B" movie budget, and the script and casting were handled by the movie's producer, Ken Goldsmith.
It was here that James Whale, "found himself devoting his time to the production of plays, for which he could design and paint scenery, act, and participate in the writing of original material." The plays were very popular, and Whale found the enthusiasm of the audience intoxicating.
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 The monstrous works of James Whale
Whale's stories move and intrigue the young man, while for the director it is Clay's ability to mind that tantalizes him even more than sex appeal.
However, Whale is ultimately inconsolable in the grief and anger he feels over his wretched physical condition and the joy he feels eluded him in life.
Whale longs for his former fame not just for the sake of celebrity, but for the freedom of mind and body he associates with it.
www.usc.edu /student-affairs/dt/V135/N44/03-monstr.44d.html   (1185 words)

 James Whale: His Life and Work
James Whale's name came back into the general publics eye, when Christopher Bram's novel Father of Frankenstein was adapted into the film Gods and Monsters.
James Whale was born on July 21, 1889 in Dudley, Worcester, England to CCC Whale, an iron worker, and Sarah Whale, a nurse.
Whale was afraid of water and he never used the pool or even went near it.
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 James Whale
Whale's other movies, even his successful version of "Show Boat," are mostly forgotten, but people still watch "Frankenstein" and "The Bride of Frankenstein" with pleasure, and the look of the monster -- the squared-off head, the neck bolts -- is part of the visual iconography of the century.
Whale was a painter before he was a stage and film director, and his eye for design is part of what makes his films so memorable.
It's true that they're unusual among horror movies in centering on male characters (both the human and the inhuman brides are bit players), and certainly Whale claimed that "Bride" was a romance between high-strung Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) and the spidery, predatory Dr. Pretorius (the exquisitely camp Ernest Thesiger).
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 James Whale by James Curtis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
James Whale's gold embossed name standing out in the Cinema Section of the bookstore I decided that this was an essential purchase.
James Curtis' allegiance to Whale's genius runs deep and he quite rightly maintains that his best works were his horror films, but he is keen to point out that the director's work outside of the genre should not be dismissed.
Using this as a starting block, Whale attempted to prove himself worthy in other areas and his subsequent work for Universal showed the world that he was a director of considerable talent, displaying a penchant for plot development, camera placement, and above all his choice of actors for principal roles.
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 Knitting Circle James Whale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
James Whale bought a house in Amalfi Drive, Pacific Palisades, between Beverly Hills and Malibu, and David Lewis moved in with him.
James Whale eventually lost interest in the film industry when he was only offered weak scripts over which he had little creative control.
James Whale was largely forgotten by the film industry in his later years, and he spent his time painting.
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 Society Fresh : Article 'James Whale'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Whale was best known for his work in the horror genre, making such momentous and iconic pictures as Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, and The Invisible Man. Universal Pictures owed its stellar success in the 30s much in part to the huge box-office reciepts of these three blockbusters.
A biography of Whale has been written by Mark Gatiss and titled 'James Whale: A Biography' (or 'James Whale: the would-be gentleman').
A memorial statue was erected for Whale in 2002 in the grounds of a new multiplex cinema of his home town, Dudley.
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 James Whale @ Filmbug UK
James Whale (July 22, 1896-May 29, 1957) was a Hollywood film director.
Whale procrastinated from sending his men over the top of their trench and into No Man's Land for a long time and was succesful in saving their lives.
A good biography of Whale is written by Mark Gatiss and titled 'James Whale: A Biogaphy' (or 'James Whale: the would-be gentleman').
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 glbtq >> arts >> Whale, James
Perhaps equally important, Whale's career demonstrates that it was possible for an openly gay man to achieve success in 1930s Hollywood, at least behind the camera.
Whale was born into a working class family in Dudley, England, probably on July 22, 1889.
Whale worked out his Universal contract with second-rate material, eventually walked off the set of his last contracted Universal film, and never directed again.
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 James Whale
James Whale is certainly a known quantity both inside and outside of academic circles and it is readily acknowledged that he was a “great” director.
Whale's interest in the possibilities of cinema combined such qualities of the theatre with Brechtian cinematic techniques such as his breaking of the “30 degree rule” of continuity editing, thus calling attention to the cuts and camera placement at the same repeated angles.
Whale understood these types from his upbringing; for all of the dishy and aristocratically bitchy hints of wit that have been so often noted in his work, he finds these working-class and regional types endearing and valid, and he does not condescend to them.
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 James Whale - Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
James Whale was born in Dudley England and was the son of William and Sarah Whale and their 6th child out of 7.
Unfortunately WW1 meant that at the age of 26 James was enlisted and fought in France.
James whale commited suicide on May 29, 1957 by throwing himself into his swimming pool and striking his head on the bottom.
www.classictrailers.co.uk /whalebio.html   (325 words)

 The James Whale Nexus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
James Whale entry in the Internet Movie Database is the definitive basic filmography with all entries hyperlinked to complete cast and crew lists, which in turn are hyperlinked to the participants' other credits, and so on.
James Whale: A Biography of the Would-Be Gentleman.
Excellent observations on how Whale shaped the final form of his films which becomes, then, an analysis of to what extent Whale can genuinely be considered the auteur of the films he directed.
www.jameswhale.com   (482 words)

 James Whale
James Whale directed some of the most stylish movies of the 1930s, but he was most successful in a genre he virtually invented.
James Curtis has written the definitive life of James Whale, taking him from poverty in rural England to the squalor of a German prison camp, to the excitement of London’s West End, and ultimately to Hollywood, where he profoundly influenced several generations of filmmakers.
James Whale: A New World of Gods and Monsters is a fascinating and exhaustive study of Hollywood’s most unique and movie (and monster) maker.” —William J. Mann, Lambda Book Report
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 James Whale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Whale's brilliant versatility is evident in an array of other fine films including the original versions of Journey's End (1930), Waterloo Bridge (1931), Showboat (1936), and The Man In The Iron Mask (1939).
Born in Dudley, England in 1896, Whale was a lieutenant and a prisoner of war during World War I. While in the prison camp, he began acting in crude productions.
Whale retired from film in 1942 to become a painter, and mysteriously drowned in his Pacific Palisades swimming pool in 1957.
www.godsandmonsters.net /biojw.htm   (252 words)

 James Whale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Whale, impressed with his work in The Criminal Code (1931), chose Boris Karloff to play the part of the Monster.
Whale, Karloff, and Colin Clive worked together four years later in The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), although he did not work on the third Universal movie, Son of Frankenstein (1939).
Whale is played by Ian McKellen in Gods and Monsters (1998), Bill Condon's story of the days before Whale's suicide by drowning.
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 Omar Bakri Speaks Live To James Whale
This was a 2 minute conversation between James Whale and Omar Bakri, but it feels like i've written a book.
James Whale :: If that was said over and over, backed by the fact tht the war in Iraq is not very popular here, would that be enough to free Ken Bigley?
James Whale :: And you would like people to know that you did not mean what was put into the papers on your behalf today?
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 James Whale (I)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
James Whale, who grew up poor in an English mining town, learned to...
James whale his early life up to 1918
Find where James Whale is credited alongside another name
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 James Whale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
James Whale was born in Dudley, Yorkshire on 22nd July 1889, the second youngest of seven children.
His first job was working in a cobbler's shop, later on he took a job in a sheet metal factory where he made ornamental designs in buggy fenders.
Whale directed some successful and highly influential films, but as time went by he was finding that he was only being offered weak scripts over which he had little creative control.
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 james whale - Stormfront White Nationalist Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
hi listening to talk sport on sunday heard james whale say that britain has always been a "mongrel"country and no one is truely english go back far enough and everyone will have some lineage from non whites and we should welcome immigrants,asylum seekers.
Apart from some jews and slaves before the 20th century the only immigrants to the UK were white people.James Whale has always talked utter crap since the days he had a phone in radio show up here in the north east many years ago.
If James Whale is so welcoming of asylum seekers how about he puts his money where his mouth is and provide free lodging to a few Somalians?
www.stormfront.org /forum/showthread.php?t=135721   (493 words)

 James Whale Show Archives with Co host Asher - talkSPORT.net - 1053 - 1089 (M.W. - A.M.) U.K.
James Whale Show Archives with Co host Asher - talkSPORT.net - 1053 - 1089 (M.W. The James Whale Show Archive with Co host Asher - " The Official website is talkSPORT.net " You can listen live, but is not archived.
James Whale - Recorded 20-01-03 :: James’ guest in the studio is the leader of the Muslim Council of Britain and he has a sombre message for Tony Blair and those considering going to war with Iraq.
James airs the views of the sencible thinking, down to earth English citizen, and not so sencible, if only for a few seconds anyway.
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 James Whale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Author and director of several distinguished horror films including Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein.
Whale retired from film in the 1950's to pursue painting, and eventually committed suicide.
The 1998 film Gods and Monsters is based on the end of his life.
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 icke-media.com: LONDON RADIO - JAMES WHALE!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
James’ renowned late night phone-ins are characterised by his verbal assaults on callers - and yet the switchboards are jammed night after night.
James started his career at Metro Radio in Newcastle (1974-80), a move which led to him staying in the North East for many years, working on Radio Tees and Radio Aire Leeds.
In 1993 he moved back to his native London to present Whale On for London Weekend Television, and 1995 saw the launch of the James Whale Show which became cult late night viewing for millions.
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 James Whale - Compare Prices & Reviews at Smarter
A biography of the film director known for his horror movies.
Whale began his career as an actor and stage manager before winning acclaim as a theater director in London.
He ended up in Hollywood, where he made his directorial debut in 1930 with the war movie "Journey's End", and followed a year later with the classic "Frankenstein".
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