Tartakovsky's Adaptation Of Frankenstein

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Science fiction? Check. Horror? Check. Comedy? Check. Romance? Check. “Frankenstein” has had its hands in each of these genres since the release of Mary Shelley’s original novel in 1818. While Shelley’s original novel was a blend of Gothic and horror fiction, many other production outlets used her story, changing its aspects entirely. No matter how Frankenstein was represented since 1818, his appearances always brought about excitement and success. In the year 2012, Columbia Pictures distributed a comedy film from Sony Pictures Animation titled, “Hotel Transylvania.” Even though this isn’t the first comedy-based flick that featured Frankenstein, it’s one of the newest. With that said, the Tartakovsky-directed film was centered around Dracula, who was in desperate need of help on his mission to find his friend Jonathan. Dracula convince a jolly version of Frankenstein, among many other monsters, to help him on his journey. Throughout the movie, Tartakovsky’s variation of Frankenstein (referred to as Frank in the film), often made jokes and performed silly actions. The film went on to gross $358.4 million (which was four times the amount of its budget), and many people I’ve talked to noted how Frankenstein was one of the highlights in the film. Marvel Comics also adapted the story of Frankenstein in 1973. It was written by Gary…show more content…
This film, made by Hammer Film Productions, was their first in color horror film. Peter Cushing (Admiral Tarkin from Star Wars) starred as Dr. Victor Frankenstein and Christopher Lee (Count Dooku from Star Wars: Episode II) portrayed Frankenstein’s monster. To call this film successful is an understatement. “The Curse of Frankenstein” grossed more than 70 times its production budget! As a result, several sequels were ordered, which would pave the way for many other horror films produced by Hammer Film
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