In lieu of a real post

You know, for obvious reasons.

Of the Frankenstein adaptations, this is one of my favs.

The difficulty with adapting Frankenstein is every generation imposes new ideas and fears on it. Which is why it’s timeless, but also why there are very few good film versions and none of the good ones are particularly faithful. Even the original play was…not Frankenstein.

But even though that makes me a bit sad, maybe that’s okay. Maybe it’s more important for us to have Frankenstein to think about our world and our relationship to it.

Although a really faithful adaptation would be so pretty. And disturbing. And awesome.

 

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