Wednesday, May 1, 2013

1910 - Frankenstein

I'd been looking forward to seeing this since Pud told me that it existed. Thomas Edison's version of Frankenstein! In 1910! I forced myself to finish the book (finally) before watching it. It did actually make it more interesting: What did people think Frankenstein's monster looked like before everyone knew he was big and green and bolty?

That stuff isn't in the book - Dr. Frankenstein refuses to reveal how he created life so that it could never happen again. So instead of electrocuting something, Edison's Frankenstein just dumped a bunch of stuff in a cauldron and locked it in a room, peering in to see what happened.

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED
AND IT MOVES. WHILE IT APPEARS TO BE ON FIRE. BACKWARDS.

So, yeah, you should watch the scene where the monster is created for sure.

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