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Shelley’s tried to addresses the above controversy and showed how science and modern technology is sometimes wrong.

The aim of these experiments, Waldman reveals, was to create human life… The three decide to see Frankenstein at the ruined watchtower in which he has built his laboratory. So great is the film’s contribution to the development of science fiction on the screen that its influence is felt to this very day.

In the first scene, a butler comes on stage to warn the audience of the gruesome events they are about to witness.

At the laboratory, while Waldman tells Henry of the monster's criminal brain, Fritz torments the monster and the monster kills him. The clothes are all modern ( circa 1930) and so is the language; but the lack of cars, phones, and batteries place it decades earlier; as does the Baron’s condescendingly feudal attitude to his “peasants”.As Waldman and his former student argue their respective viewpoints, Frankenstein makes an emotional attempt to express the yearning for knowledge that has led him to this juncture, demanding of Waldman whether he has never wanted to, “Do something dangerous”; to, “Look beyond the clouds and the stars”; to discover, “What causes the trees to bud, or what changes the darkness into light”?

The cinematic Frankenstein, in contrast, is appalled by what he perceives to be the Creature’s sub-human intelligence and instinct for violence.The Frankenstein movie is still influential today because it helped set the stage for all horror films to come after. Similarly, the distance of Goldstadt Medical College from the Frankenstein village is strangely indeterminate (summoning up memories of Dr Seward’s travelling Sanitorium in Dracula). It is worth remembering in this context that Mary Shelley prefaced her novel with a pointed quote from Paradise Lost: Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay to mould me Man? The first of numerous sequels to the 1931 Frankenstein were Universal's The Bride of Frankenstein (see above), again directed by James Whale and starring Clive and Karloff; and Son of Frankenstein (see below), directed by Rowland V. In the 2007 film Frankenstein, Andrew Waldman (portrayed by Neil Pearson) is the friend and colleague of Victoria Frankenstein who helps to oversee the Universal Xenograft Project that involves stem cells and biotechnology.

The villagers banded together as a mob and hunted the monster down, allegedly killing him at an old mill near the family estate. And while many better films would follow, these pioneering works remained, and remain, consistently popular. She tells him that although she has not seen Frankenstein for four months, she has received a rambling letter from him in which he insists that his work must come before everything—even before her. And yes, poor Robert Florey, too, would soon find himself replaced; certainly not through any fault of his own, whose enthusiasm for the project is well-documented, but simply because another director was, at the time, more in favour on the Universal lot. In Branagh's film, it is Professor Shmael Augustus Waldman (portrayed by John Cleese) —first and middle name revealed in the comic adaptation of the film—who teaches Victor how to re-animate dead tissue.Waldman demands proof, and Frankenstein tells him that he shall have it… As the storm continues to rage, Frankenstein and Fritz raise the shrouded figure to the roof of the laboratory, where its electrodes are struck by lightening. Prior to this, there is a moment of inexpressible poignancy as Maria begins to divide up her flowers between herself and her new friend. Waldman tells them that it was because Frankenstein’s experiments into chemical galvanism were becoming dangerous – and because he began to demand that fresher specimens be provided for his work, without much caring how they were obtained. xxxFrankenstein, initially intended to set a precedent for all mad scientists to follow, and to die at the hands of his creation, is given a last-moment reprieve here; and significantly, he must fall to live. It was such a hit back then, that it is still people still republish and make shows and movies from the book.

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