Presentation on theme: "…and to Broadway - once. Illustration by Theodor von Holst from the frontispiece of 1831 edition of the novel The Monster looks like a body-builder,"— Presentation transcript:
…and to Broadway - once
Illustration by Theodor von Holst from the frontispiece of 1831 edition of the novel The Monster looks like a body-builder, an “over-developed” human male
The “classic” monster, i.e. the one most people envision when one says “Frankenstein” The Monster is large, ugly, and mute Introduced the idea of the “criminal brain” supplied by the hunchback assistant A makeup artist designed the “flat head” look
Boris Karloff returns as the Monster The Monster speaks in broken sentences The Monster convinces Henry Frankenstein to make him a bride, the bride rejects the Monster and he destroys the two of them
English film that focuses on Baron Victor Frankenstein more than the Monster Victor assembles the Monster from a corpse found swinging on a gallows and hands and eyes purchased from a charnel house
Victor kills an aging professor to obtain a “sharp” brain for the Monster. Victor’s mentor tries to stop Victor and the brain is damaged. Victor wins and implants the damaged brain The Monster is intelligent, psychotic, and violent Eventually the Monster is dissolved in acid
Opened and closed January 4, 1981 Reviled by critics Involved puppets One critic described the Monster as “bland” and “elaborately made up with the requisite cranial fissures…[but] just a beery lout in a Halloween costume.”
Often follows the Shelley novel with a few notable exceptions: Victor fashions the monster from the brain of his mentor and the body parts of the man who murdered his mentor Henry Clerval doesn’t die Victor stitches Elizabeth back together and brings her back to life
Robert De Niro plays the Monster Roger Ebert said the movie is “short on villainy but loaded with the tragically misunderstood. Even the Creature, an aesthetically challenged loner with a father who rejected him, would make a dandy guest on any daytime television talk show.”
A parody of the 1931 film which used many of the original props Critical favorite and box office smash – as a COMEDY Preserved in Library of Congress National Film Registry
The Creature loves violin music and hates sparks With Frederick, the Creature performs “Puttin’ on the Ritz” but can only shout his song lines in painfully high- pitched monotones However, he dances impressively with almost perfect timing
Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.
Featured “Herman Munster” as the patriarch of a mixture of a traditional family and the current monster craze. Interestingly enough, produced by the same company as “Leave it to Beaver.”
Kyle, a fraternity brother, is brutally killed by witches in a coven. Two witches decide to piece the “best” parts of different, dead fraternity brothers and use Kyle’s head to “crown” the effort, thus creating the “ideal” Kyle.
Frankenstein's creature finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans. “You’re not a monster unless you behave like one.”