‘Frankenstein’: More Than A 200 Year Old Classic

Celebrating a little over 200 years of life, Frankenstein is one of the classics that you can’t get enough of, and not just because it is required in the school system. As one of the most famous Gothic thrillers out there, Frankenstein has been adapted in seventy different ways through short films, short cartoons, and hitting the big screen.     Image Via The Vintage News   The first movie adaptation was a short film created by Thomas Edison in 1910. Although it was the first adaptation created, “it is one of the most striking.” The scenes do their best …

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Celebrating a little over 200 years of life, Frankenstein is one of the classics that you can’t get enough of, and not just because it is required in the school system. As one of the most famous Gothic thrillers out there, Frankenstein has been adapted in seventy different ways through short films, short cartoons, and hitting the big screen.

 

 

Image Via The Vintage News

 

The first movie adaptation was a short film created by Thomas Edison in 1910. Although it was the first adaptation created, “it is one of the most striking.” The scenes do their best to stay true to what Mary Shelley intended in her book, but like all movies, it doesn’t quite hit the mark. There were more that followed, leaving only a few to be recognized as good. Syfy’s article, The Best Worst and Weirdest Adaptations of Frankenstein, suggests that the good representations of Frankenstein include; James Whale’s Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Young Frankenstein, The Curse of Frankenstein and Rocky Horror Picture Show.

 

 

Watching a movie is all well and good, but the true representation of Frankenstein is in the words.

 

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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein tells a story of a science student, Victor Frankenstein, who has become obsessed with discovering how to create a life with lifeless body matter. Once Frankenstein assembles the body parts, he becomes terrified of the hideousness of the creature. Hurt by Frankenstein’s fear, the creature retreats to isolation where he “turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator.”

 

 

Frankenstein continues to be an important part of the horror and science fiction genres, as it raises questions on the nature of life and humankind’s place in the world.

 

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