Frankenstein

Frankenstein

eBook - 2014
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James Whale's Frankenstein (1931) spawned a phenomenon that has been rooted in world culture for decades. This cinematic Prometheus has generated countless sequels, remakes, rip-offs, and parodies in every media, and this granddaddy of cult movies constantly renews its followers in each generation. Along with an in-depth critical reading of the original 1931 film, this book tracks Frankenstein the monster's heavy cultural tread from Mary Shelley's source novel to today's Internet chat rooms.
Publisher: London : Wallflower Press, [2014]
ISBN: 9780231850568
0231850565
9780231167437
0231167431
Characteristics: 1 online resource.

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FW_librarian May 30, 2016

Ever wondered how a classic horror story like Frankenstein became such an international cult icon? From the Shelley book to the 1931 James Whale's black and white horror film, Horton reveals to us the background story and reasons why Whale's film may have been the biggest contributor of the monster's popularity. Quick and excellent read.

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