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    In the 1931 film Frankenstein directed by James Whale, the scene when the monster of Dr. Frankenstein’s creation comes to life, it is important both cinematically and thematically. The creation of the monster by Dr. Frankenstein sets the tone for the rest of the film and is carefully created to capture and scare the audience. In the scene of creation, many cinematic elements are used by Whale to enhance the dramatic effect and fear of the scene as a whole. When Dr. Frankenstein is ready to bring the monster alive he acts rather odd and crazy. This is the peak of his work and all he has been working for and this moment is important to him. The camera angel gets close to Dr. Frankenstein’s face and shows his eagerness as he is smiling and sweating.…

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    Themes throughout the Stories The novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelly has been used in Hollywood since 1931 to entertain people by scaring them. However, in Hollywood’s version of the story such as the 1931 film Frankenstein directed by James Whale and the 1974 film Young Frankenstein directed by Mel Brookes, they lose some of the themes that are present throughout the book. One such theme is the theme of secrecy. I believe that the book is better because it describes more events throughout…

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    Frankenstein Movie Vs Book

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    Frankenstein, “…wasn't expected to be a popular film, much less a breakout role for the unknown actor”, Boris Karloff, also known as Frankenstein (Biography.com). James Whale, and starred Colin Clive and Mae Clarke, which is based on the best-selling novel, Frankenstein, written by Shelley, released Frankenstein in 1931. It is a story of a young scientist trying to create life after one has died and the struggles and drama that come along with that. Even after 86 years, Frankenstein is still…

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    One of the most well-known novels in the world is Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. The story about a horrifying monster has been read by people from all around the world for many years, and it is considered a classic. Because this novel is well-known, it was transformed into a film directed by James Whale titled “Frankenstein.” After reading the novel and watching the film, the similarities and differences between the monster can clearly be seen. The monsters in both the novel and film were both…

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    is what makes the reader fear the monster and view him as almost inhumane. Some of the most popular questions about Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is along the lines of “Is there a brain?” or “How can the monster feel, read, or speak?” The main ingredient behind that is what Shelley hides from us. We are left to develop our own conclusions for how the monster is able to learn anger and happiness. The film directed by James Whale answers this for us. The monster’s bad behavior and actions are…

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    The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) Movie Review The Bride of Frankenstein by James Whale was a very interesting take on the classic story. It continues with the original story of the Monster and his maker Frankenstein, with similar themes as the first installment. The biggest theme that it centralizes around, is the idea that the monster needs a friend, or mate as the title might give away, a bride. In this movie, the monster got his wish, and more. It starts off with Mary Shelley sitting in the…

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    Frankenstein, directed by James Whale, was greatly different from the novel. While the story filled the same premise, there were certain aspects that were changed; not to mention, the time line was distorted as well. The alters to the film were effective in a way that gave a deeper analysis. Henry Frankenstein and his henchman gazing at the freshly buried grave. As soon as everyone leaves, they pounced at the chance to get their hands on a body for Frankenstein’s experiment. Beginning the film…

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    Fear In Frankenstein

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    monster from human odds and ends, hides away in the mountains, receives aid from a dwarf, and steals a brain from the dissecting room of a medical college (Balio 301). Robert Florey wrote a screenplay for Frankenstein. When James Whale was made the director he made modifications. The film reveals repressed fears which were prevalent during the film’s production. For example, Dr. Frankenstein discusses the “great ray” which in the beginning “brought life into the world.” Dr. Frankenstein…

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    One of my favorite subgenres of film is Classic Horror. It is such a specific genre, but they are so good. In particular, I love the ones coming out of Universal in the 1930s through 1950s. What I enjoy most about the genre is the extravagant characters, amazing set design, and the themes. The characters in these films are truly larger than life and nothing short of iconic. Bela Lugosi's Dracula is over-the-top in the most amazing ways. His voice and his costume will live in the halls of…

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    man. But, later when Captain Nemo becomes ambitious and almost kills everybody on the Nautilus a dark side of Nemo is shown. So it seems like that the author is telling that everyone has a dark side even if it doesn’t seem like it. Excerpt “ Hunting them down, the way you do, you are guilty of crimes against Nature! Whalers have already depopulated all of Baffin’s Bay, and they are annihilating a whole class of useful animals! Leave the unfortunate whales alone! They have enough natural…

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