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Old November 24 2008, 05:57 PM   #1
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Best Frankinstien Movie

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

Please include IMDB links and no spoilers

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Old November 24 2008, 06:21 PM   #2
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No doubt. The original, "Frankenstein" 1931.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021884/
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Old November 24 2008, 06:45 PM   #3
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No doubt the best is Bride of Frankenstein. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0026138/
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Old November 24 2008, 07:07 PM   #4
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"Young Frankenstein"--which used many of the same sets as the original.

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Old November 24 2008, 07:49 PM   #5
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The original is still the best!
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Old November 24 2008, 08:56 PM   #6
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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.
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Old November 24 2008, 09:24 PM   #7
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Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965), featuring a mutated giant teenaged Frankenstein's monster fighting Baragon of Godzilla fame:

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Old November 24 2008, 10:19 PM   #8
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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.
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Old November 24 2008, 10:34 PM   #9
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My favorite is this one. But it's not the first.
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Old November 24 2008, 11:51 PM   #10
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I also like The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), with Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.
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Old November 24 2008, 11:55 PM   #11
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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.
Yeah, watching them back-to-back is still less than two and a half hours.
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Old November 25 2008, 12:08 AM   #12
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"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.
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Old November 25 2008, 12:33 AM   #13
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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.

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Old November 25 2008, 12:48 AM   #14
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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.
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Old November 25 2008, 02:00 AM   #15
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"BRIDE OF..." is the best.


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