No.6 – Frankenstein

The 1931 version of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a masterpiece. Despite the fact it was quite obviously filmed in a studio, the atmosphere of imminent doom is captured perfectly. Whilst it isn’t surprising that filmmakers have wanted to ‘update’ the 1931 film, what the re-makes make up for in realistic set-design they lose in finding the right tone to present the film.

 

The most recent attempt
Victor Frankenstein
stars Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy. The story is told by Igor (Frankenstein’s assistant) – ultimately, this style of narrative focuses on Frankenstein as a doctor rather than the traditional story we know and love, the creation of the monster. 

 


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