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    The Opening Sequences of James Whale's 1931 Frankenstein and the Opening sequences of the 1994 film Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Mary Shelley, creator and author of Frankenstein. Mother to thousands of different versions of the original text, first put pen to paper in 1818. Thousands of directors have since embarked upon producing their versions of Frankenstein. James Whale. Kenneth Branagh. A mere two directors to produce their versions of the gothic horror tale. The two directors versions

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    Shelley, but little did she know that her story would become famous worldwide. Many adaptations of 'Frankenstein' have been made for cinema in the 20th century. Two of the most significant being those studied in this assignment. A man named James Whale directed the film 'Frankenstein' which was released in 1931. He was a British born director with a history of working in theatre, and this is probably the reason as to why his film imitates the stage in places. It was filmed at Universal Pictures

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    dangerous magic, to keep on running and keep on killing.” During World War One, the amount of devastation was massive. The human welfare declined as well as progress in Europe. James Whale formed his surroundings during this time period into his personal adaptation of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”. The monster created by Whale is symbolic of a wounded soldier who has been forgotten and cast out or pushed to the side by an economy in depression. This film is characteristic of the post war years with

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    Man's Dark Nature in Film

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    From the beginning of cinema to the present day, Hollywood has had a morbid fascination with the dark, shadowy side of society. This is reflected in many films of the past, inherently most evident in the German expressionistic films of the 1920’s and 30’s. In a sense, society’s fascination with the macabre stems from their fears and anxieties. Thus, allowing filmmakers and storytellers to toy with their fears and horrify them like a terrible nightmare that comes to life. Most people in today’s society

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    society believed their control extended over all of mankind and its view on creation. James Whales’ concentration on the villagers and creature alike substantiate that the “re-animation” of the dead into a new and improved life generated the notion of normality and an absence of collective advancement. The traditions and status quo remained the unchanged throughout World War One, the Great Depression, and both Whales’ and Shelleys’ version of “Frankenstein”.

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    Elder Scrolls III:Morrowind

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    Elder Scrolls III:Morrowind In the video game Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (Bethesda Softworks 2002), you control a character that initially has no identity. You fill out a questionnaire that decides your character’s class; thus, you are responsible for creating the foundation for your character’s role in the game. As you maneuver your character through this world, you continue to shape his/her identity through new experiences. Your actions and interactions with other characters in this virtual

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    Comparing the Creation Scene in James Whale's 1931 Frankenstein and Kenneth Brannagh's 1994 Frankenstein James Whale’s 1931 portrayal of Frankenstein when compared to Kenneth Brannagh’s alternate account from 1994 reveals some similarities but also many differences in the way they try to evoke emotions such as horror, fear and expectation from the audience and keep the plot moving. To do this, the directors have used a series of techniques, including: camera shots, use of sound and music

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    which the directors of 'Mary Shelley's Frankenstein' (1994) and 'Frankenstein' (1931) use different film techniques to build up atmosphere in their opening sequences: The two films I will be addressing in this essay are Kenneth Branagh's and James Whale's versions of 'Frankenstein', a horror novel written by Mary Shelley in 1816, when the author was 19. The incentive for it was provided by the famous poet, Byron, who was a friend of Mary Shelley and suggested they write horror stories as

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    Mary Shelley and James Whale address the advantages of communication throughout Frankenstein using differing approaches. The characterization of the creature in Shelley and Whale’s pieces demonstrates the principal effect of incompetent verbal expression through his inability to form relationships. In Whale’s 1931 film Frankenstein, he removes the humanistic qualities of the creature by enabling his speech, highlighting the complexity of the character Shelley provides. Without vocal recognition,

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    drastically changed in pop culture over time. Mary Shelley’s original Frankenstein monster is torrid considering that everyone around feared and rejected him.While in modern day adaptations such as Frankenstein the movie filmed in 1931 directed by James Whale the monster seemed mute, not really interested in seeking vengeance on his creator, and almost remote. The monster showing itself in a soulful way is a key part of it’s character. Which is something most modern day adaptations of this novel seem

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