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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 a dinner of Lasagna, breads, salad, dessert and a beverage. Please plan on attending to help the community benefit the Moody family. Dinner will be at 5pm and will cost only $15 for adults and $7 for children. A family of 5 or more will be $50...

...famous one is the West Highland Way, a 95-mile (150-kilometer) trail from the outskirts of Glasgow into the remote and moody Highlands. It ends shortly past the foot of the highest mountain in the UK, Ben Nevis, which can be walked up and down as...
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Alaska Unhinged: The three true signs of spring

...hooves wrapped around a half gallon of Haagen-Dazs and quart of dill pickles. The devastation was awesome and swift as the moody ungulates moved from yard to yard during the pre-dawn hours shearing exposed and tasty greenery down to ground level within...
Too many banks in Germany?

Moody investor service warns of weakening of Germany's banks. According to an article in the New York Times (October 19), Moody believes Germany has too many banks. They are quoted as saying "Intense...
Call me Chug

...when you become a parent or are often around kids. It's fun, rewarding, sweet, and some days makes can make you feel more moody then a 14-year old girl. I love being a mother, but like most things in life, it's not always the bees knees. I might...
Tribute to a 'lion of the Alaska Judiciary'

...marked the final passing of the four Superior Court judges I clerked for in 1965, following Joe Brewer as Law Clerk. (Judges Moody, Davis, Gilbert and Fitzgerald). My office was next to Judge Fitzgerald's and Sydney, his secretary. Both were very...
Stassel set for Winter Olympics

...Big Alaska program in which Puckett coached.So does Brett Moody.Stassel made his case for a spot on the Olympic team in January...later that same day, and third in a qualifier on Jan. 18.Moody was fifth in the first qualifier, fifth in the second qualifier...
Movie review: 'Gravity' leaves reviewer clinging to the edge of his seat an all-out, no holds barred action thriller - just without any of the dumb parts. Alfonso Cuaron is known for making moody, personal dramas such as "Y Tu Mama, Tambien," and "Children of Men," but "Gravity" is another animal entirely. Bullock...
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...that's why he would shoot up television sets. Add to that all the "blue" songs he sang: Blue Suede Shoes and Blue Hawaii and Moody Blue.All it takes for me to get lonely is to step into the backyard and look up. Some of the stars aren't even around anymore...


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