Although the name Frankenstein is often used in referring to the monster created, after seeing the films it is made clear that Frankenstein is the name of the doctor who create the monster, who remains nameless. Throughout both the novel and films Frankenstein creation is referred to as the creature or monster and is never given a name of his own. Victor Frankenstein comes to his senses after creating his monster, and realizing the insanity behind it and refuses to give him a name in attempts of ignoring his existence. The relationship between Victor and the monster make up much of the story content and in the end the monster looks to Frankenstein as his father and is saddened by the lack of name given to him.
Both film adaptions draw upon the same storyline from the original novel, only the 1930 version is broken into two separate films , Frankenstein(1931) and The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), where the 1994 adaption wrapped the entire story into one. Comparing the films Boris Karloff is hands down is the best at portraying the monster. In Frankenstein(1931) and The Bride of Frankenstein his performance truly creates the creature we recognize today compared to Robert De Niro in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (199...
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... Wilder, Peter Boyle, and Marty Feldman put on a great show in their portrayal of characters but Young Frankenstein feeds the stereotype of Frankensteins monster, fueling his fame as the dumb and bulky guy.
If asked to name a favorite of the films it would be Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein (1994) by a land slide. Of all the film adaption, this one gives true understanding and character depth of the original novel. compared to the early adaption which are placed in the horror genre, the 1994 version brings to life the main themes of the novel that don’t seem to be meant as a horror at all. Mary Shelley may have wrote the novel as fictional piece based of imagination, or should could have more meaningful themes and idea’s disguised by fictions, we’ll never know, but the later film version leans more towards the idea of a deeper meaning than simple another monster movie.
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