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Frankenstein

Now Playing Synopsis: Still regarded as the definitive film version of Mary Shelley's classic tale of tragedy and horror, Frankenstein made unknown character actor Boris Karloff a star and created a new icon of terror. Along with the highly successful Dracula, released earlier the same year, it launched Universal Studio's golden age of 1930s horror movies. The film's greatness stems less from its script than from the stark but moody atmosphere created by director James Whale; Herman Rosse's memorable set designs, particularly the fantastic watchtower laboratory, featuring electrical equipment designed by Kenneth Strickfaden; the creature's trademark look from makeup artist Jack Pierce, who required Karloff to don pounds of makeup and heavy asphalt shoes to create the monster's unique lurching gait; and Karloff's nuanced performance as the tormented and bewildered creature. Frankenstein was greeted with screams, moans, and fainting spells upon its initial release, obliging Universal to add a disclaimer in which Edward Van Sloan advises the faint of heart to leave the theater immediately. If they don't: "Well...we've warned you." Director James Whale was memorably embodied by Ian McKellen in the Oscar-winning 1998 biopic Gods and Monsters. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: Colin Clive, Boris Karloff, Mae Clarke, John Boles, Dwight Frye, Edward Van Sloan Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

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...no doubt, he (or she!) will love reading "The Lady and Her Monsters" by Roseanne Montillo, which is a story of Mary Shelley, her evil scientist and his creation, and the people who inspired Shelley to create such a chilling tale. Pair it with...

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...Frankenstein 1930" at 7 p.m. Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1. The play, written by Fred Carmichael, is an adaptation on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, it owes more to the 1931 film starring Boris Karloff. This version amplifies the film's suspenseful...

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Around the Peninsula

...Frankenstein 1930" at 7 p.m. Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1. The play, written by Fred Carmichael, is an adaptation on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, but it owes more to the 1931 film starring Boris Karloff. This version amplifies the film's suspenseful...

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...Frankenstein 1930" at 7 p.m. Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1. The play, written by Fred Carmichael, is an adaptation on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, it owes more to the 1931 film starring Boris Karloff. This version amplifies the film's suspenseful...

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Soldotna Community News

...Frankenstein 1930" at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The play, written by Fred Carmichael, is an adaptation on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and owes more to the 1931 film starring Boris Karloff. This version amplifies the film's suspenseful...

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Frankenstein lives

...Thursday through Saturday at the school's auditorium. The play, written by Fred Carmichael, is an adaptation on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, it owes more to the 1931 film starring Boris Karloff. From left to right, Baylee Sather, Alek...

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Soldotna Community News

...Frankenstein 1930" at 7 p.m. Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1. The play, written by Fred Carmichael, is an adaptation on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and owes more to the 1931 film starring Boris Karloff. This version amplifies the film's suspenseful...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/111907/people_3502.shtml
People
Around the Peninsula

...Frankenstein 1930" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. The play written by Fred Carmichael, is an adaptation on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, it owes more to the 1931 film starring Boris Karloff. This version amplifies the film's suspenseful...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/112307/people_3403.shtml
People
Around the District

...Frankenstein 1930" at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday The play, written by Fred Carmichael, is an adaptation on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, it owes more to the 1931 film starring Boris Karloff. This version amplifies the film's suspenseful...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/112707/schools_3596.shtml
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