Monday, October 06, 2008

Frankenstein (1931)****
The film has achieved iconic/archetypal status of course, but it's not unearned. Whale's compositions, his use of dolly shots, some masterful cinematography and a career-defining performance by Boris Karloff make re-viewing always interesting and enjoyable.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I cried for Frankenstein as I read the book. Never, in any story that I have read, has there been a creature filled with more sadness/pain because no one would love him or treat him with humanity and compassion.
I have yet to compare the book to film. Would it make me cry too?- I wonder.