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Movie-A-Day #242: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994).

August 30, 2011

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley – proto-feminist, grandmother of modern horror, and the Romantic movement’s fly-on-the-wall – was born on this day in 1797. Her creations, Dr. Frankenstein and his monster, have touched a nerve deep inside culture that continues to be felt today. Of the countless films either interpreting her novel or inspired by it, Universal’s is the classic and Hammer’s is the most interesting series, although Kenneth Branagh’s sensitive ’90s version is the most faithful to the source material.

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