Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The Essential Films Podcast - Episode #035: FRANKENSTEIN (1931)





EPISODE DESCRIPTION

It's Alive! On today’s adventure, Adolfo and Mark know what it feels like to be God as they discuss James Whale's FRANKENSTEIN (1931)



On this week’s show:

How we first discovered the classic monster film
Featuring ? as the Monster
Feeling sympathy for the Creature
Book Fairs and Famous Movie Monsters
Mr. Willie’s Represent
How Universal came to be known as the monster studio
Bela Lugosi as the Monster??
The Bela Lugosi/Boris Karloff “feud”
The legend of how James Whale discovered Karloff
How the film was censored, despite being pre-code
Fritz VS Karl VS Igor
How the film defined the monster for decades
The cold open carny trick
The influence of German Expressionism
Henry NOT Victor
Victor’s Friendzoned
“Abby Normal”
The greatness of the “It’s Alive!” scene
Karloff’s physical performance
The infamous Maria sequence
How the hell did Henry survive?
Universal Cinematic Universe
The cancelled Guillermo del Toro remake
The fate of the Dark Universe
Universal Monsters stage show???



FILMS REFERENCED:

NOSFERATU (1922)
THE GOLEM (1922)
DRACULA (1931)
THE MUMMY (1932)
THE INVISIBLE MAN (1933)
THE BLACK CAT (1934)
BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935)
SON OF FRANKENSTEIN (1939)
THE WOLF MAN (1941)
THE GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN (1942)
FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN (1943)
HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1944)
HOUSE OF DRACULA (1945)
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948)
THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1957)
THE MUNSTERS (TV Series, 1964)
SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN (1970)
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974)
ED WOOD (1994)
MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN (1994)
GODS AND MONSTERS (1998)
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (2012)
THE MUMMY (2017)




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