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Frankenstein : the real story.

Author: Rodd HoustonDavid AckroydRoger MooreEli WallachStuart ClarkeAll authors
Publisher: Santa Monica , California : Lionsgate, [2014]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
A collection from History examines how the tale of a brilliant but deranged scientist who builds a grotesque monster from the body parts of fresh corpses has its roots in reality. Three fascinating documentaries from History reveal the truth behind the creation and legacy of one of fiction's most enduring, and scary, stories.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Historical television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Adaptations
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
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Named Person: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Victor Frankenstein, (Fictitious character); Frankenstein's Monster, (Fictitious character); Christianus Democritus; Luigi Galvani; Giovanni Aldini; Andrew Ure; Giovanni Aldini; Christianus Democritus; Luigi Galvani; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Andrew Ure; Victor Frankenstein, (Fictitious character); Frankenstein's Monster, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rodd Houston; David Ackroyd; Roger Moore; Eli Wallach; Stuart Clarke; Truusje Kushner; Laura Aka; Zora Brown; Richard Brown; Wild Dream Films,; History Channel (Television network),; Filmroos Inc.,; ICFT, Ltd.,; Arts and Entertainment Network,; Lions Gate Entertainment (Firm),
OCLC Number: 864447397
Language Note: English dialogue; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Title from container.
In search of the real Frankenstein originally broadcast as an episode of the television series: Decoding the past. Frankenstein originally broadcast as an episode of the television series: In search of history. It's alive! originally broadcast as a television documentary.
Credits: In search of the real Frankenstein: Original music, Dimitri Tchamouroff ; editor, John Carozzi ; director of photography, Stephen Hart.
Frankenstein: Music, Vaughn Johnson ; editor, Keith Aronwitz ; camera, David Pryke, Jeff Watts.
It's alive!: Editor, Michael Collins ; original score, Michael Whalen ; cinematographers, Joe Lipari, Tony Coggans.
Performer(s): In search of the real Frankenstein: Narrator, Rodd Houston.
Frankenstein: Narrator, David Ackroyd.
It's alive!:: Host, Roger Moore ; narrator, Eli Wallach.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 178 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; full screen (Frankenstein, It's alive!) and full screen letterboxed (Frankenstein the real story) presentations; Dolby digital 2.0.
Contents: In search of the real Frankenstein / produced by Wild Dream Films for the History Channel ; produced & directed by Stuart Clarke (c2008) (45 min.) --
Frankenstein / produced by Film Roos, Inc. for History ; produced by Truusje Kushner ; segment producer, Laura Aka (c1997) (44 min.) --
It's alive! : the true story of Frankenstein / produced by ICFT, Ltd. in association with A&E Network ; produced by Zora Brown ; written and directed by Richard Brown (c1995) (96 min.).
Other Titles: It is alive.
True story of Frankenstein.
Decoding the past (Television program)
In search of history (Television program)

Abstract:

A collection from History examines how the tale of a brilliant but deranged scientist who builds a grotesque monster from the body parts of fresh corpses has its roots in reality. Three fascinating documentaries from History reveal the truth behind the creation and legacy of one of fiction's most enduring, and scary, stories.

In search of the real Frankenstein: Examines how the experiments of real-life 19th century scientists Konrad Dippel, Luigi Galvani, Giovanni Aldini, and Andrew Ure, may have inspired Mary Shelly's Frankenstein.

Frankenstein: Explores the fact-or-fiction origins of the tale that became the first science fiction novel.

It's alive!: Traces the story of Frankenstein through all its artistic renditions, from 19th-century stage adaptations to 1930s silent films to Mel Brooks's satirical Young Frankenstein and Kenneth Branagh's faithful horror interpretation.

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