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Borg451 November 24 2008 05:57 PM

Best Frankinstien Movie
 
Hello

can each of you recommend 1 movie each as your best Frankenstien Movie..

Please include IMDB links and no spoilers

No Humourous Ones

Zachary Smith November 24 2008 06:21 PM

Re: Best Frankinstien Movie
 
No doubt. The original, "Frankenstein" 1931.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021884/

OmahaStar November 24 2008 06:45 PM

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No doubt the best is Bride of Frankenstein. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0026138/

propita November 24 2008 07:07 PM

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"Young Frankenstein"--which used many of the same sets as the original.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072431/

Starbreaker November 24 2008 07:49 PM

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The original is still the best!

Spaceman Spiff November 24 2008 08:56 PM

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Nah, Bride is definitely a few notches above it. The original is a great film, to be sure, but it has a few weird logic problems.

Bride of Frankenstein is generally regarded as one of the best horror films of all time. That said, I always like to watch the two of them back-to-back.

JuanBolio November 24 2008 09:24 PM

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Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965), featuring a mutated giant teenaged Frankenstein's monster fighting Baragon of Godzilla fame:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...frankfight.jpg

Goji November 24 2008 10:19 PM

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The original Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Young Frankenstein and Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein are my favorites, both serious and humorous, of the films featuring the monster.

ManOnTheWave November 24 2008 10:34 PM

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My favorite is this one. But it's not the first.

DaleC76 November 24 2008 11:51 PM

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I also like The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), with Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.

DaleC76 November 24 2008 11:55 PM

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Quote:

Spaceman Spiff wrote: (Post 2332352)
Nah, Bride is definitely a few notches above it. The original is a great film, to be sure, but it has a few weird logic problems.

Bride of Frankenstein is generally regarded as one of the best horror films of all time. That said, I always like to watch the two of them back-to-back.

Yeah, watching them back-to-back is still less than two and a half hours.

Vanyel November 25 2008 12:08 AM

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Quote:

propita wrote: (Post 2331990)
"Young Frankenstein"--which used many of the same sets as the original.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072431/

Yup that is the best. Gene Wilder. Cloris Leachman. Marty Feldman. Teri Garr. Peter Boyle. Madeline Kahn. Gene Hackman. Very few comedies can match that cast.

stj November 25 2008 12:33 AM

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James Whale was a set designer and artist who branched into directing. Being something besides a director, he was able to really contribute to "his" movies. His Frankenstein movies, Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein, are quite interesting even now just as people have already said. His version however is not the "original." I can picture the still of the monster from a pre-WWI silent movie. That look chose snaky hair.

But of all the remakes, the one I think came closest to some of the seriousness of the original novel was the one starring Alec Newman, for the Hallmark Channel, odd as it may sound. I think it was a Halmi production, who are cordially detested on this bbs. But they did justice to Gulliver's Travels too, as I remember.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0368730/

Spaceman Spiff November 25 2008 12:48 AM

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I like that one, and it comes pretty close to the novel.

However, the one I've seen that comes closest is Terror of Frankenstein, which is an Irish/Swedish production. It's pretty dry, though. It could be used in classes teaching the book, but it's slow-going.

It's got its haunting moments, and I do recommend it, but it might make it a little easier to understand why the films tend to deviate from the novel.

I still think a faithful adaptation with a good budget would be worth making, though.

Kelso November 25 2008 02:00 AM

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"BRIDE OF..." is the best.


Though, the original and "SON OF..." are both damn good.


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