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Frankenstein

Robert Horton

Abstract

James Whale's Frankenstein (1931) spawned a phenomenon that has been rooted in world culture for decades. This cinematic Prometheus has generated countless sequels, remakes, rip-offs, and parodies in every media, and this granddaddy of cult movies constantly renews its followers in each generation. Along with an in-depth critical reading of the original 1931 film, this book tracks Frankenstein the monster's heavy cultural tread from Mary Shelley's source novel to today's Internet chat rooms.

Keywords: James Whale, Frankenstein, Prometheus, cult movies, monster, Mary Shelley

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231167437
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231167437.001.0001

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Robert Horton, author

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