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The curse of Frankenstein

The curse of Frankenstein

Author: Marcus K Harmes
Publisher: Leighton Buzzard, UK : Auteur, [2015]
Series: Devil's advocates.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
In his Devil's Advocate, Marcus K. Harmes goes back to where the Hammer horror production started, looking at the film from a variety of perspectives: as a loose literary adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel; as a film that had, for legal reasons, to avoid adapting from James Whale's 1931 film for Universal Pictures; and as one which found immediate sources of inspiration in the Gainsborough bodice rippers of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Victor Frankenstein, (Fictitious character); Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Victor Frankenstein, (Fictitious character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus K Harmes
ISBN: 9781906733858 1906733856 9780993071706 0993071708
OCLC Number: 943850775
Description: 100 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The film and its critics --
Adapting and transgressing --
The book: adapting Shelley --
Cinema part 1 horror before Hammer --
Cinema part 2 heritage and horror --
Conclusion --
Series Title: Devil's advocates.
Responsibility: Marcus K. Harmes.


The 1957 film is the first to bring together in a horror movie the 'unholy two', Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, together with the Hammer company, and director Terence Fisher, combinations now  Read more...


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fdbgdb * Psychobabble * Well-written and thoroughly researched, Marcus K. Harmes' excellent study is a testament to the enduring appeal and enthusiasm for The Curse of Frankenstein, and leaves room Read more...

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