James Whale

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  • Cinematic Elements In Frankenstein

    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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  • Theme Of Secrecy In Frankenstein

    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 Book Vs Movie Analysis

    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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  • Frankenstein Movie Analysis

    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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  • Fear In Frankenstein

    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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  • Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea

    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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  • Enlightenment In Frankenstein Essay

    Inscribing the Enlightenment: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the Community of Readers With Frankenstein (1818), Mary Shelley intended to titillate and terrify a readership for whom nothing could be more terrifying than science run amok (Villasenor 4). For most of her audience; God, the Church, the Devil, and the Bible held sway over neither their consciences nor their nightmares any longer. Yet the newly secularized societies of Europe had not lost their fear of the dark; they had simply…

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  • The Importance Of Innocence In Frankenstein

    In his attempt to create a new being, Frankenstein (who is the scientist, NOT the monster), is successful. That is, he is successful until he allows his creation 's innocence to be tainted by the relentless savagery that is reality. As a result, Frankenstein 's creation becomes Frankenstein 's monster, defiled by hatred and the need for revenge. Not only did the destruction of Frankenstein’s creation’s innocence occur in Shelley’s novel but Victor Frankenstein himself turned into a monster…

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  • Selfishness In Frankenstein

    Victor Frankenstein was a selfish man who did not understand the responsibility associated with the creation of human life. He allowed Justine to die innocently and did not protect Elizabeth. The product of his selfishness opened a new world of horror and hate to the society in which he and his family lived. Mary Shelley opens the book with a bittersweet setting; which slowly; by the end of the book turns into a horrific tragedy. Victor Frankenstein lives a happy life with an adopted cousin…

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  • The Importance Of Human Nature In Frankenstein

    Frankenstein is a novel about the human nature of wanting to achieving immortality with the means of science. Frankenstein was written by Mary Shelley and it has become a modern classic since it was first published in 1818. This particular novel is categorized under the genre of science fiction, and it deals with the dark side of human nature. It further reveals the fact that people are fascinated by the idea of creating life in order to be “God-like,” which often leads to failure. The story of…

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