As Robyn sets up camp, her extremely over excited photographer arrives. That evening, around the campfire, Rick begins to slow down and understand aspects of Robyn's personality. Robyn thinks of her past and her mother. The next day she breaks down, angry at Rick's imposition in her solitude.
Victor's desire for eternal life is driven by the insatiable trauma of loss, blinding him from reason. Henry Clerval is resistant to Victor's wild theories and warns him of the dangers his actions will create. Back home, Elizabeth struggles with Victor's absence in letter and person. In Ingolstadt, Victor begins sourcing "raw materials" to rebuild new life. Discovering the correct combination of elements while experimenting on a frog, his impatience causes him to miss a foreboding consequence.
Victor argues with his professor. After class, the shadowy figure, Professor Waldman, accosts Victor, demanding he explains himself. After Victor speaks of a future without death, Waldman introduces him to astounding new Chinese techniques and experiments. Victor proves himself a worthy partner. Back home, Elizabeth writes to Victor, beckoning a response, but Victor is becoming dangerously obsessed with life and death. Later, the doctors attempt to vaccinate the town against cholera. Unfamiliar
The quarantine is lifted, Victor prepares to return home and marry Elizabeth. Victor asks Henry to return home with them and work in his doctor's practice, but when Henry says yes he is reminded of his journal outlining the experiments. At the home Frankenstein has used for shelter, the landlord assaults the kindly grandfather for not paying rent. Frankenstein defends the old man and is welcome into the home. Blind, the grandfather takes Frankenstein at his deeds. The old man's son, worried, rus
Captain Walton tells his ice locked crew of Victor's unbelievable story. Inside the ship, the crew discovers a weeping Frankenstein. Frankenstein and the crew hold a ceremony for Victor's death. When the ice begins to break, everyone rushes toward to ship and Captain Walton beckons Frankenstein. Frankenstein chooses to remain with Victor. Captain Walton learns to act with compassion.
Frankenstein kills Elizabeth, sending Victor into madness. Victor returns Elizabeth's body to the laboratory and attempts to restore her using Justine's intact body. The gothic staircase is a reoccurring image of Victor's descent into a dangerous relationship to life and death.
An aristocratic young Victor Frankenstein dances with his mother. Elizabeth is brought to meet her new family. Years later, Frankenstein sits in a dimly lit study reading medical books. His mother Caroline tells him to enjoy life. Victor and Elizabeth dance in the large ballroom. When Caroline faints, his father Baron Alphonse and the attendants are thrust into chaos. A strike of lightening foreshadows Caroline's complicated birth, and she dies. Victor is heartbroken, setting in motion his obses
Victory, Elizabeth and their friend fly kites on a mountaintop. When an unusual cloud passes overhead, Victor set up one of his inventions, and they all received small electric charges. That evening Victory and Elizabeth share a kiss and decide to wed. Victor leaves for Ingolstadt, where he rents a large gothic attic, with an apex roof. Much of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein relies on architecture to portray the direction of the story, from looming staircases to dimly lit studies and gothic laborat
Frankenstein finds Victor in distress after Justine was hung for the murder of the young boy. Frankenstein tells Victor to meet him on the Sea of Ice. Hiding his reason from Elizabeth and Henry, Victor heads off to kill Frankenstein. Frankenstein holds Victor in a glacial cavern. Victor accuses Frankenstein of murder, but Frankenstein reasons they are both to blame. Frankenstein ponders the state of his existence and holds Victor accountable for his megalomania. Frankenstein demands a companion
Henry cares for Victor. Hearing music he discovers that Elizabeth hasn't left him, the two rekindled their relationship, and Victor tells Elizabeth his experiments are over. Hiding in a pig barn, Frankenstein scavenges food and watches on a family unit discuss breakfast. Frankenstein discovers Victor's book in his jacket. Despite appearances, Frankenstein has a good and kind heart and hearing the family worry about the winter weather and lack of food, decides to harvest their field as an anonymo
"Knowledge is power" begins Victor's new professor. Standing in the middle of a panopticon, as he addresses the new students. A shaded onlooker locks eyes with the professor before he stresses the need to apply your self to the laws of physical reality. Victor questions what he considers a narrow-minded approach, stirring the attention of the shaded figure and ridicule from the speaker. The use of light and dark offers a literal foreshadowing of Victor and the anonymous man's future relationship
Elizabeth is furious at Victor's on-going secrecy and accuses him of thinking only of himself, ironically at a moment when Victor is finally thinking of others. Frankenstein presents Justine's body as that to be reanimated, when Victor refuses, Frankenstein threatens Elizabeth. Victor confesses to Elizabeth, and they wed.
The town is quarantined. Elizabeth arrives to recover Victor, finding him changed. Victor refuses to leave, breaking Elizabeth's heart and his own. Victor descends into madness, devoted to his creation. The musical score builds tension in this gothic description of Victor's development of life. After bringing the creature to life, Victor realises his god-like experiments are not meant for this world.
Elizabeth is recreated, and Victor attempts to reconnect with her. Frankenstein arrives, and Elizabeth realises what has occurred. Angered by her situation, Elizabeth sets herself and the laboratory alight, much to Victor and Frankenstein's punishment.
In the film, The Daughter (inspired by the play, The Wild Duck) Hedvig spirals after the revelation that her father isn't really her biological father and his swift rejection of her. In a moment of desperation, she attempts suicide and her estranged parents reunite at the hospital to await news of her condition. (Coarse language and depiction of suicide.)
In the film, The Daughter, Christian returns home for the first time in 15 years. In this scene, he's catching up with his old friend Oliver, meeting his family and assisting them as they try to nurse a wounded duck back to health. (Coarse language.)
In the film, The Daughter (based on Henrik Ibsen play, The Wild Duck), Christian returns home after years away to attend his father's wedding. In these pivotal scenes, Christian is with friends when he discovers that his father had an affair years ago when his mother was ill and confronts his father about the revelation. (Coarse language.)
In this scene from The Daughter, Hedvig convinces Christian to tell her about the big family secret and is heartbroken to discover that her dad is not her biological father. She goes to confront him to assure him that she'll always see herself as his but he won't even look at her. (Coarse language.)
This is the pivotal scene from The Daughter (based on the Henrik Ibsen play, The Wild Duck) in which Oliver confronts his wife over her affair and discovers that Hedvig is not his daughter. (Coarse language.)
In this short scene, Oliver is comforted by his father upon the discovery that his wife had an affair and the child he believed to be his own is, in fact, another man's. Oliver's father opens up about his own personal experiences to try and encourage his son to consider reconciliation. (Coarse language.)
Chihiro's father makes reference to the "abandoned theme parks" built in the 1990s after they stumble into the new world. Hayao Miyazaki's films make continued reference to the destruction of the environment through human interference and industry.
Chihiro bravely protects the badly injured Haku from Yubaba's twin sister, Zeniba, who has transformed Boh and Yu-bird. After falling down a flue, they end up in Kamaji's boiler room where Chihiro forces the dying Haku to eat medicine from the River Spirit. The medicine works and Haku coughs up the stolen seal. Chihiro learns that she and Haku have more in common then she realised, and vows to repay his loyalty and friendship by returning the seal to Zeniba and protecting him.
Chihiro's parents discover a delicious banquet after entering the new world. Finding no-one around, they sit and eat without pause, gluttonously "self-polluting", however Chihiro refuses. The conflict between selflessness and greed becomes a reoccurring motif throughout Spirited Away.
Chihiro is refused work by Master Kamaji of the boiler room, she responds by sulking back into a corner. As she watches the susuwatari workers (wandering soot), Chihiro observes an opportunity to work after a susuwatari is flattened by some coal. Chihiro lifts the coal hesitantly, waiting for some direction, and is told by Kamaji to finish what she's started. A revolt among the susuwatari then ensues, much to Kamaji's dismay, but Chihiro finally proven her determination.
Chihiro is lead to see Yubaba, where she asks for a job but is again refused. Yubaba taunts Chihiro, trying to scare her into revealing who helped her along the way. Chihiro remains loyal and refuses to betray her friends, only repeating her request for a job. Yubaba flies into a rage, which awakes Boh the giant baby. Yubaba is distracted away, leaving Chihiro to ask again for a job. Realising Chihiro is brave and determined, she submits to her requests.
A Stink Spirit - a polluted god, visits the bath house. Chihiro, assisted by the rest of the staff, removes discarded objects and pollution caught in the spirit's side. The Stink Spirit turns out to be a beautiful dragon. Miyazaki, describes helping to restore a polluted river as a child and watching it turn back into a clear, habitable ecosystem. The motif explores the damage of human pollution on the environment.
Chihiro shows compassion by looking past the external flaws of the Stink Spirit and recognising he needs help. Assisted by the rest of the bath house staff Chihiro is successful in removing the pollution caught in the Stink Spirit's side. The Stink Spirit turns out to be a wealthy mythical dragon, helping Chihiro win the approval of Yubaba.
Chihiro is given the choice to remain fearful or to brave the new world alone to help rescue her parents after their transformation into pigs. Master Haku gives Chihiro the advice she needs and tells her of the hard work to come. Hard work functions as the counter-motif to the consumption and greed displayed by her parents. Before he leaves, Haku tells her to remember their friendship.
Bob returns the money Joe gave him to lose a race, asking for chocolate instead. Shop owner, Raj, almost exposes Joe. Joe is happy for his new friend but burdened by his lie. Bob and Joe try to evade the Grubb bullies, but Joe is caught, deciding to cut a deal. In class, Joe realises he's left his homework at home, and Mrs Sharp threatens litter duty. Len decides to deliver the homework personally. Joe realises he doesn't want special treatment.
Warwick Davis "Willis" helps Joe transfer to the local Ruffington High. On their way to school Willis advises Joe to hide his wealth from the other students, Joe agrees. When Joe arrives, he has a frank chat with the school bullies and gets tossed in the bin. In class, he manages to make a new friend, Bob, who gives him a tour. At home, his father, blinded by money, continues to shower gifts on his greedy and forgetful girlfriend, Sapphire.
Leonard Spud works at a toilet paper factory. He's down on his luck and can't even buy his son, Joe, a proper Christmas present. The sequence is shot in sepia until, while crying over the kitchen sink, Leonard invents "Bum Fresh". Bum Fresh revolutionises toilet paper and catapults Joe and Leonard into great wealth. Len gives Joe everything he could ever want, but over time Joe feels more isolated than ever before.
Realising the error of his ways, Joe seeks to apologise to those he hurt. Together, Joe, Bob and Maddie plan a surprise for Mrs Sharp. Joe gives the last of his money to Maddie, telling her to build a school in Africa. Wandering the streets alone, Joe bumps into Raj and discovers Bum Fresh has gone bust overnight. At home, Len and Joe make amends, and Bob and Julie generously invite them for Christmas dinner.
Joe loses his new friend Bob and learns a hard lesson about lying. Len tries to fix Joe's litter duty problem and bribes the principal to sack Mrs Sharp. Joe starts a petition to get her reinstated, discovering the bribe his father made. Joe takes Bob's words to heart and decides to confront his father at his engagement party. Joe runs away, and Len finally seeks an "honest" answer from Warwick Davis.
"Kissin' Kate" tell Charles "Trout" Walker neither he nor his family will ever find the treasure. At camp, Hector and Stanley find the buried treasure. Warden Walker attempts to take it from them, but Hector reads Stanley's name written across the case. Back at camp, Stanley refuses to leave without Hector and the Camp Green Lake staff are arrested. The palindrome of family histories interlock and the curse on the town is finally broken.
Hector "Zero" gets sick during their climb up God's Thumb's mountain. Stanley carries him to the peak, unwittingly breaking his family curse. Hector and Stanley find an oasis full of sweet onions and fresh water. Hector tells Stanley about the shoes that fell from the sky, Stanley thinks it's fate. Back at camp, Stanley's attorney ruffles some feathers. Stanley and Hector decide to dig one last hole.
Mr Sir tells the boys about a place that never rains. Stanley takes the blame for stealing Mr Sir's sunflower seeds and is brought to Warden Walker. At Warden Walker's house, Mr Sir's plan for punishment goes awry. Stanley returns to the digging fields to find that Zero has finished digging his hole for him. Zero claims he did so because he was being wrongfully punished. Stanley decides to finally make good on Zero request to learn to read.
Stanley is sent out on his first day of work at Camp Green Lake. Interwoven flashbacks reveal the origin of the Yelnats family curse and his great-great grandfather's broken promise to a fortune teller.
Rex bullies Stanley into handing over a mysterious object he found in the dirt, which he shows to camp councillor Dr Pendanski. Warden Walker is called to inspect the find. Rex receives the day off and the boys are told to dig double-time in search of more artefacts. Flashbacks to the populous Camp Green Lake show a burgeoning romance between Sam the onion man and Katherine Barlow, and her rejection of wealthy heir to the town, Charles "Trout" Walker.
Stanley digs up a fossil and shows the camp councillor. He learns Camp Green Lake was once a populous lakeside town with ties to Mr Sir's family. The group accepts Stanley at the expense of Zero, once his only friend. The camp councillor tries to discuss why the boys are here, but the lines between good and bad are blurry. Zero asks Stanley for help, but Stanley refuses him.
A dry and desperate desert environment is shown in the opening sequence, while the conservation of water and allusions to slavery in America are reoccurring themes. In the city, Stanley Yelnats is busted by police for "stealing shoes", tried in court and sent the Camp Green Lake. The family curse is blamed for Stanley's misfortune. At camp, Stanley Yelnats meets Mr Sir.
At camp, Warden Walker is annoyed by the lack of results. While in Green Lake, Charles "Trout" Walker has become enraged that Katherine rejected him for Sam and has incited the town to persecute him. Katherine is heartbroken and seeks revenge on those involved, transforming into the infamous "Kissing Kate". The scene deals with American history, racism and law.
Stanley's family story and the history of Green Lake are discovered to have parallels with present events. Stanley sets out to find Hector "Zero", finding him hiding under an overturned boat called Mary Lou. Zero offers him some "bloosh", a familiar peaches syrup from the past. They notice a mountain peak that looks suspiciously like the God's Thumb rock formation from his grandfather's story.
Dehydration makes Stanley hallucinate, piecing together the history of the town. Zero opens up about his past and Stanley is confronted by the disparity between their lives. On the digging field, Stanley and Zero are bullied about their mutual agreement. Zero comes to Stanley's rescue during a fight. Warden Walker bans Stanley and Zero's reading lessons. Zero escapes and Warden Walker puts guards on all water sources. It becomes apparent digging holes for character is not the only reason.