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Frankenstein 1931 horror monster film

Frankenstein 1931 horror monster film. Universal Pictures. Directed by James Whale

Frankenstein 1931 horror monster film. Universal Pictures. Directed by James Whale

Frankenstein 1931 horror monster film
From the artistic point of view, the film has become a perfect example of inspiration for artists engaged in movie posters creation.
A talented scientist Henry Frankenstein decides to surpass God himself. He creates a human being with his own hands. Glued together from the remains of corpses and the brain of killer creature immediately behaves aggressively towards the creator … Based on the novel by Mary Shelley, the film immediately became a classic of horror movies and Frankenstein monster took halo of cinematic monster. It is surprising that shot in the 30s movie impresses with its interesting scenario in which lies quite instructive idea.

Frankenstein 1931 horror monster film

Frankenstein 1931 horror monster film

Surname Frankenstein for a long time has become synonymous for not only so-called followers of the artificial creation of life, but mad scientists in general. It is unlikely that Mary Shelley wanted such a fate for her hero. Come out from under her pen Victor Frankenstein in the first place remained a man of science, he was not interested in a long line of enthusiastic admirers of his talent. When a brilliant intellect imposed on youthful passion and hunting instinct, then boring arguments of reason cease to have any meaning.

The novel “Frankenstein” is a representative of the golden fund of Gothic literature, such as “Dracula” by Bram Stoker. What a symbolic that the fate embodied on-screen vampire-count and man-made monster began ticking from the same 1931.

Who is more significant: the scientist-creator or his creation? Assessing Frankenstein, you should ask the main question – what next? Well, he succeeded in his experience, but what fate he was preparing for his own creation? Full, albeit artificial life experiment or an experiment? Not just a dilemma, but the key to the whole idea of the film. It seems that the young man simply did not think about the future, turning the switch on, and therefore had to be responsible for the actions of monster. Neither the scientist’s thoughts nor methods of getting material were humane.

Taking into account the age, the film is not weak, work on the visual effects should be recognized as exemplary. But it would be fundamentally wrong to attribute the success of this character only to makeup. Boris Karloff, in fact only with the eyes, with the “moo” gestures, managed to convey the emotions of being doomed to a general fear and contempt. Monster by James Whale has nothing to do with the monster of Shelley and the point is not in appearance. Movie character runs not from its creator, he runs away from all this world that will never accept him. Perhaps he would like to do away with this “life”, but, unfortunately, has no idea how to do it. This doom brilliantly portrays Karloff, under kilos of makeup. And that is why, in my opinion, the monster is much more significant than his short-sighted creator.

Dr. Frankenstein decided to play a game of chance with life and death, creating an eerie monster from parts of the body, borrowed from the dead.

Frankenstein 1931 horror monster film

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