The Frankenstein thread

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Purple Jim, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. SandAndGlass

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    Look at all the stills posted from the original movies.

    They are dynamic and dramatic! Because they are all shot, as the movies were, in glorious Black & White. This is back when B&W cinematography was an art form.

    What if these movies were made with everything the same, except with our modern color camera's, green screens and CGI effects...

    Doesn't work for me either...

    I know that's not the only way, but my favorite way to make a horror film is in B&W. Black and white is an art form in itself.

    With B&W, you are dealing with large contrast ratio's, both on the screen and on photographic paper. I've done some photography back in my youth, and I simply have a preference for B&W, although, I don't find any objection to color, I enjoy color too.

    But, the best, most dark and scary monster movies are made in B&W, and if we want to recreate these films, and I think that we should. Wouldn't it be a hoot? It could be shot on a relatively low budget, all that's needed would be a good screenplay. :p
     
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  2. tomunbound

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    :hide:I always liked Frankenstein Unbound. Nowhere near the best of them, but I liked the storyline....even ended up in the icefields....
     
  3. dead of night

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    If anyone does an image search of this movie, you will easily see why it would terrify a 5 year old.

    It did me!
     
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  4. Luvtemps

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    There was a showing the other night on cable,uncut.
     
  5. dead of night

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    I wonder what would have happened if Lon Chaney had played the monster. What marvelous concoction of makeup and contortion would he have invented for this one?
     
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  6. Luvtemps

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    I think that the worst Frankenstein's monster was the pathetic one in[Van Helsing]the movie would've been fine without him.
     
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  8. Purple Jim

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    Aaah. That's better!
     
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  9. Purple Jim

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    I always liked this illustration for a paperback edition.
     
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  10. guy incognito

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  11. Tim S

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    "body of a boy, mind of a monster, soul of an unearthly thing" - isn't that pretty much every male teenager?
     
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  12. guy incognito

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    Boris, by Basil:

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  13. SquishySounds

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    Did you suffer through Penny Dreadful’s sulky, emo Frankenstein?
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    Ugh, worst character in the entire series.

    PS: Yes, yes. The character’s name is Caliban/ John Clare “the creature”. Frankenstein is the name of the doctor who brought him to life.
     
  14. Holy Diver

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    Good question. I've pondered that for years. :confused:
     
  15. Mike F

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    A random browser/ collector of stuff when killing time I have a couple of studio Frankenstein photos on my phone that are beautiful for their use of a shallow depth of focus. Right, will go to the laboratory and throw some switches.
     
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  16. Mike F

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    I didn't realize this one was so small.
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  17. Purple Jim

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    I quite like him! At least he had things to say which is more than you can say for a lot of portrayals of the poor soul.
    "Van Helsing" is a bonkers film but love it!
     
  18. jupiter8

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    If you love bad flicks (like me) you should really check out "Frankenstein Island"

     
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  19. Tim S

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    Tim Burton's 1984 short "Frankenweenie" is really good. You could make a good argument that it's actually his most fully-realized film. There's a redone full-length version from 2012 - haven't seen it, didn't want to, this one's already perfect.

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  20. guy incognito

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  22. guy incognito

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  23. Luke The Drifter

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    We really liked the full movie.
     
  24. Tim S

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    I'm probably being obstinate about this - In other threads about remakes, I've said over and over that newer versions of films don't make the old ones go away, they are still there to watch forever. I should maybe take my own advice.
     
  25. sloaches

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    Oh wait...FRANKENSTEIN. My bad.
     
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