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Old November 26 2009, 05:50 PM   #3
Zachary Smith
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Re: A good Frankenstein movie.

Frankly, I prefer "Frankenstein" (1931) to Mary Shelly's original vision. The James Whale movie distills the concept down to its bare bones essence, thereby increasing the emotional impact dramatically. Yeah, the original source is more layered and philosophical but that actually dilutes the story compared to the movie and weighs it down. I think the Karloff portrayal of the "monster" is one of cinema's greatest performances and doubt it will ever be touched by any "chatty" thoughtful version of Frankenstein's creation.
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