Frankenstein (1931)

JAMES WHALE

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  

USA, 1931.  .  Screenplay by , , Scenario edited by , based on the composition by , the play by  and the novel by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Now that you’ve watched Gods and Monsters, go back and watch the original classics that spawned the legend of its main character and director.   gives a beautifully tragic performance as the creature created by a mad scientist who is intent on taking over God’s position as creator. James Whale’s feel for comedy among all the horror is priceless, as is the delightfully crazy production design (mad scientists’ labs were forever classified as places with bubbling test tubes and flashing lights because of this film). The sequel, Bride of Frankenstein, is even better.

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