James Whale's Influence On Frankenstein

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It's Alive!! For 81 long years those iconic words have been associated with the dreaded Frankenstein. This classic tale where Victor Frankenstein creates a monster out of body parts to test the theory of resurrection; then successfully reviving him, mayhem breaks loose on the town. Frankenstein 1931, hands down will always be a cinematic success due to the incredible vision of James Whale that created one of the best horror films in history; the unbelieve costume design, the fascinating plot line and the incorporation of the novel with leave an unforgettable imprint on the audience.
James Whale was said to have made "the most influential horror film every made" according to the Elliot Stein, a top critic. However, James Whale directed three movies before Frankenstein it was reviving the dead that blasted his career to new heights. The movie industry was in a craze, " In 1931, Universal Studios signed Whale to a five-year contract and his first project was Waterloo Bridge"(Borges 1). Whale was just 41 years old when Frankenstein was produced, he created 19 more films that made him a crucial producer in classic horror in the 1930's and 40's. The Old Dark House, The Invisible Man, and Bride of Frankenstein all show forth the best work James Whale created, he obtained a different point of view that changed the way he made horror films. However, the dream of
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James Whale created the basis of horror films and film writers for many centuries to come will continue to turn back to history to help create the modern horror films. Imagine a Hollywood world without the historical progress that James Whale and his colleagues created, we wouldn’t be as far as we are today without
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