Yet, the Incredible Hulk, originally drawing its inspiration from Frankenstein, is immediately identified as a superhero. Frankenstein was first published in 1818 by Mary Shelly. Today, Shelly’s monster has become the subject of inspiration ranging from the big screen, art, other literature, and even Halloween costumes, all portraying Frankenstein’s monster as just that, a monster. The Incredible Hulk is a 2008 movie based off of the original Hulk Marvel comics, also the inspiration to the 1978 five-season TV series and a 2003 movie, not to mention its own Halloween costumes, all making Hulk out to be the “good guy”. The first is a monster, and the latter is a superhero that simply looks like a monster.
For example the ability to make Maximillian levitate how he did, was not used in film until 1986, in the movie Howard the Duck, which was the first time that digital wire removal was used in order to simulate flying. (Visual and Special Effect Film Milestones) Vampires have been influencing pop culture for a very long time now, and there is really no sign of them going away anytime soon. Vampire stories have almost become a way of showing how society is changing and also how cinematography is evolving. Since Bela Lugosi as Dracula, vampires have really evolved into very complex individuals, and it seems as though our fascination with vampires has grown alongside the vampires
Introduction First published in 1818, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein busted its way into popularity as one of the first science-fiction novels. As Shelley trudged her way into the literary canon, Frankenstein’s preliminary success was surpassed by a wave of Frankenstein-esque characters. Shelley’s great influence and success caused a whirlwind of Frankenstein references throughout pop culture. The many allusions to Frankenstein in pop culture arguably molded the text into a cult classic; inevitably making it’s mark on literature and the arts for centuries. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein influenced and inspired numerous beloved characters, portrayals, and adaptations in America’s pop culture.
Mary Shelley choose those books prudently. As to why, will be discussed later. Genre wise, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein can be called a triple threat. The novel is often recognized as the first work of science fiction, it is one of the greatest horror novels ever, additionally it is often called the greatest Romantic novel. It contains the idea that emotions like horror, awe and terror can be the center of an aesthetic experience.
“Ray Bradbury’s writing danced along the boundaries between mystery, sci-fi, horror and fantasy”. (Brin 1) Ray Bradbury is an Author, famous for his science fiction short stories and novels. Many of his ideas influenced the stories of Hollywood. His short story “The Veldt” is similar to that of the movie “Smart house”. His idea of childhood not being completely innocent that he establishes in “The Small Assassin” can be seen in many horror films both past and present.
William Shakespeare is considered one of the greatest playwrights of all time. One of his most famous plays, Romeo and Juliet, written around 1595 was remade into a modern day movie. The movie, Romeo + Juliet by Baz Luhrmann, was released in 1996 and represented the story of Romeo and Juliet. There are many old stories that have been remade into modern day versions. An example is the Bible which has been remade into many different movies including The Ten Commandments by Cecil B. DeMille and The Passion of the Christ by Mel Gibson.
Science fiction, or sci-fi for short, is a fiction based genre of a movie or novel on the imagined future scientific or technological advances and major social or environmental changes, frequently portraying space or time travel and life on other planets. The two stories in this synthesis essay, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami are both science fiction stories. Frankenstein, the well known sci-fi story written by Mary Shelley originally written in the year 1817 is a story about an expeditioner, Robert Walton, who saves and befriends a weary and sick traveler in the Arctic circle. This man was Victor Frankenstein. After becoming closer to Robert Walton, he shared his story of how he had gotten in this predicament.
This aspect is the feminist views and ideals of science fiction. Here, it is important to look into the history of the genre, and one cannot do that without discussing Frankenstein. Widely regarded as the first example of science fiction, this trendsetting novel was actually written by a woman, Mary Shelley. Therefore, science fiction and women have always been connected. After Shelley, however, the genre was taken over by men, at least until the New Wave of Science Fiction, one of the eras I will be studying, came along.
According to the Victorian Web, a new and budding author named Bram Stoker entered the world in the year 1847, on the eighth of November. From a young age, Stoker loved to read about folklore, and later on in life he aspired to be an author. Although Stoker published several stories, only in the year 1897 did he publish his most well-known novel, Dracula. After this success, Stoker went on to write several other novels, and eventually died in the year 1912. (Scarborough)
When you think of Dracula, you remember the fairy tale you were told as a child about vampires, but in reality how much of the story was a myth? The name Dracula reminds children and adults alike of the vampire they have so often heard of in movies and books. However, his story was quite different from what they may have heard. This story blurs the line between fiction and fact, when Bram Stoker gains inspiration from actual events and creates a legendary character Dracula is a vampire, hundreds of years old, with supernatural powers and weaknesses. He 's extremely physically strong and can shapeshift into several different forms.