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This is our section for Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein and all other Frankenstein related movies.
Frankenstein as a mini 2.5" tall articulated block style figure called Kubrick.
The Bride of Frankenstein as a mini 2.5" tall articulated block style figure called Kubrick.
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 Bride of Frankenstein - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bride of Frankenstein is a horror film released on April 22, 1935, a sequel to the 1931 film Frankenstein.
Although the name "Frankenstein" properly refers to the doctor, not the nameless monster, the "Bride of Frankenstein" of the film's title is the monster's mate (as intoned by Dr. Pretorius at the film's climax), not Frankenstein's wife Elizabeth.
The bride's conical hairdoo, with its lighting–trace white streaks on each side has become an iconic symbol of both the character and the film.
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 :: rogerebert.com :: Great Movies :: Bride of Frankenstein (xhtml)
Their quest forms the inspiration for James Whale's "The Bride of Frankenstein" (1935), the best of the Frankenstein movies--a sly, subversive work that smuggled shocking material past the censors by disguising it in the trappings of horror.
His inspiration for the Bride was Maria, the artificial woman from Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" (1927)--where he also borrowed ideas for Praetorious' laboratory, with its platform that lifts the Bride up to the heavens to be penetrated by lightning bolts.
"Bride" belongs largely to Praetorious and the Monster, despite the subplot involving Frankenstein (Colin Clive) and his fiancee (whose wedding date is postponed by the doctor's distractions in the laboratory).
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 THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935)
Thus, Bride of Frankenstein is the definitive vision of the director.
By kidnapping Frankenstein's wife, Praetorious and the monster force the doctor to once again generate life through electricity in what has become one of the most famous sequences in cinematic history.
The Bride of Frankenstein is an undisputed classic and much of the credit must go to Whale's vision for the film.
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But Frankenstein has second thoughts and in order to put a little more punch behind his arguments, Pretorius befriends and teaches the creature, and eventually uses it as the ultimate weapon against Frankenstein himself.
Unlike in the first film, Frankenstein plays a rather insignificant part in this movie and the focus is clearly placed on the creature itself as we watch it develop, learn and battle its emotions.
Although it is not as complete as the release of “Frankenstein”, the film itself is historically much more important and shows many attempts to avoid the regulation system that was firmly established in Hollywood at the time.
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 Bride of Frankenstein
Colin Clive had to return as Henry Frankenstein, but he was being ravaged by the alcoholism that would soon kill him, and vigilance on the set was necessary to see he didn't drink.
The Bride's hisses and shrieks were inspired by the angry swans in London's Regent Park.
The Hollywood happy ending, where Dr. Frankenstein and his Elizabeth are allowed to live, paradoxically violated the censorship code which said that criminals had to be punished for their crimes.
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 BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN Your free guide for the perfect big day
James Whale's Bride of Frankenstein (1935) Bride of Frankenstein (1935) The most important difference between Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein is the conception of the Monster.
Bride of Frankenstein (2005) Bride of Frankenstein is a contemporary remake of the original 1935 film.
The Bride of Frankenstein - AURORA The Bride of Frankenstein.
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 Bride of Frankenstein
Dr. Frankenstein wants to get out of the evil experiment business, but when a mad scientist, Dr. Pretorius, kidnaps his wife, Dr. Frankenstein agrees to help him create a new creature, a woman, to be the companion of the monster.
From this experience, she is best known to horror fans for her roles in WereWolf of London (1935), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Rendezvous at Midnight (1935) and the Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935).
For Whale, O'Connor screeched her way through two major 1930s horror films, The Invisible Man (1933) and The Bride of Frankenstein (1935); for Ford, O'Connor played the grieving mother of martyred IRA activist Wallace Ford in The Informer (1935) and Mrs.
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 A Guide To The "Bride"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
While there are some homoerotic undercurrents throughout Bride of Frankenstein, Whale was too much the prim and proper gentleman to rub his sexual preferences in the face of his audience.
I admit Bride of Frankenstein is an incredibly important movie in the history of the film industry--and it can be loads of fun to watch with the right crowd -- but I still don't like it the way I should.
Frankenstein was filled with big questions about the meaning of life, overreaching ambition, and the unforeseen consequences of delving in forbidden areas of science.
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 The Bride of Frankenstein
The story should be familiar: Right after the events of the first picture, the recovering Doctor Frankenstein (again played by Colin Clive) is coerced into creating a female as a mate for his original undead creation, which survives, burned and scarred; constantly fleeing the angry mob.
Frankenstein, who was mad and a villain in the first film, is now repentant and honorable.
Bride of Frankenstein did what few sequels have done--it built on the base laid for it by its predecessor and improved on it in several areas.
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 Bride of Frankenstein - Encyclopedia FunTrivia
The title is just "Bride of Frankenstein" in the film, although it is officially known as "THE Bride of Frankenstein" on the original posters, and other film review sources.
Although Baron Frankenstein (Frederick Kerr) is referred to at the beginning of the film, he never makes an appearence, and one may infer that he has died because his son Henry is called Baron by the first time Henry meets Doctor Pretorius, who mentions the change.
In the novels of Frankenstein by Shelly and Jane Eyre by Bronte, the authors do not always write the name of the town or shire down, but rather dash-out part of the location, such in ----shire.
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 Bride of Frankenstein: Classic Monster Collection (1935)
While Bride is generally thought of as the superior of the two films - it frequently appears in discussions of movies who offer sequels that surpass the originals - I think that while the two pictures are clearly quite similar, enough differences exist to make comparisons verge upon "apples-oranges" territory.
The Bride of Frankenstein appears in its original theatrical aspect ratio of approximately 1.37:1 on this single-sided, dual-layered DVDs; because of those dimensions, the disc has not been enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
The Bride of Frankenstein archive works along same lines as that for the first film: it's a running video program that offers a mixture of posters, lobby cards and production photos accompanied by the soundtrack to the movie.
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 DVD REVIEW: THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The wait was worth it, as "The Bride of Frankenstein" not only broke box-office records, it is widely regarded as one of the few film sequels that is better than the original.
I remember the first time I saw "The Bride of Frankenstein." It was years ago on a late night horror show called "Chiller." I remember that my parents went to bed, and I stayed up, camped out in the livingroom, waiting to be scared.
Ironically, it was Karloff who was adamant that the monster don't speak in "The Bride of Frankenstein." Fortunately he lost, and his dialogue is some of the most affecting in film history.
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 James Whale's Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
When Henry Frankenstein's inanimate body lies on a table in his castle this reminds of a similar scene of the Monster lying on a table in the laboratory.
Additionally, Frankenstein and Pretorius are filmed from weird tilted angles, often in combination with wide-angle close-ups of their faces, which gives the whole scene a restless, almost outlandish tone.
Many viewers prefer Bride of Frankenstein to is predecessor due to its more complex, multi-layered structure and its unique, sometimes quirky mix of comedy, drama and horror.
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 Bright Lights Film Journal | The Bride of Frankenstein
The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), in the guise of a comic horror tale, assaults the notion of the sanctity of standard sex roles and "family values."
Even the bride's (Elsa Lanchester) true-life husband, Charles Laughton, was a noted gay masochist, a fact that fits her nicely into the film's schema of the camp assault.
The film's major set-piece is the creation of the Bride, shot (by John Mescall) in a spectacular studio lightning storm with dazzling forced perspectives, tilted angles, and wide-angle close-ups of the crazed participants.
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Time has pretty much drained Bride of Frankenstein of any seriousness that it might well have once possessed (and I'm under the impression that the film was probably originally supposed to work as both horror parody and as the thing itself).
The film culminates in the unveiling of the Monster's bride which, for the record, doesn't occur until the film is five minutes from ending.
Having Elsa Lanchester play both Shelley and the Bride make her both the nominal mother of the creature and its intended mate, which is pleasantly deliriously Oedipal.
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 The Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), a classic masterpiece of 1930s horror films, appeared as a superior sequel to the original prototype Frankenstein (1931).
Mary defends her Frankenstein novel to her admirer, arguing that it was more than a story about a mad scientist and a monster.
Frankenstein and the dwarf stealing the body out of its new-made grave, cutting the hanged man down from the gallows where he swung creaking in the wind.
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 The Bride of Frankenstein
In the Bride's case, you actually get a much more fleshed-out ending that is ultimately more satisfying than the rather abrupt ending that characterized the first one (Henry gets dumped on his head off the top of the windmill by the Monster, then he's resting comfortably in his bed).
Well, the Bride is made, cranked up on a platform during a big storm and is brought to life.
This one steers completely away from all that, substituting healthy doses of dark comedy and a surreal quality (what was with all those little bitty people in the jars?) that made you wonder if it wasn't based on the works of the Brothers Grimm, than that of Shelley.
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 Bride of Frankenstein
Bride of Frankenstein, meanwhile, was written as a parody of its predecessor, and James Whale directed it as though he had no real idea what it was supposed to be.
Though Frankenstein professes to have learned his lesson regarding fiddling about with the Things Man Was Not Meant to Know, Pretorius’ pitch intrigues him, and he agrees to stop over at the other man’s lab to have a look at the results of his experiments.
It is Pretorius’ hope that Frankenstein’s skill in reanimating dead tissue can be harnessed to his own capability to grow new living tissue to get around the problem Frankenstein encountered in his work, that is to say, his dependence on the supply of available human brains.
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 DVD Breakdown | Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Frankenstein is pressured by the mad scientist Dr. Pretorius to continue pursuing his research and create a bride for his creature.
Having produced what would turn out to be the most memroable horror film of all time with Frankenstein, director James Whale went on to achieve the impossible by improving on his own work with the funnier, broader and far more developed sequel Bride of Frankenstein.
Making the Bride of Frankenstein' is hosted by fast-talking director Joe Dante, covering every bit of background on the film from James Whale's reluctance to make a sequel to the development of the make-up, with contributions from author/director Clive Barker, make-up specialist Rick Baker and numerous film historians and experts.
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The metal struts used to stiffen his legs (for the famous "monster lurch") helped keep the bones in place 'til they could be properly set.
Frankenstein and his monster both turn out to be alive, not killed as previously believed.
There were two endings originally: the first had Doctor Frankenstein dying within the castle and this was filmed.
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 DVD Review - The Bride Of Frankenstein   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Although forced, Henry Frankenstein is soon once again obsessed by the thought of creating life from dead tissue, and we get to witness the memorable birth of the bride of Frankenstein.
The film is almost exploding with these kinds of references that give it depth, but also show very nicely how well Whale understood to combine the macabre with the almost blasphemous humorous without ever becoming persiflage.
The same is true in many other instances that make "The Bride Of Frankenstein" such an exceptional film.
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 DVDFILE.COM: The Bride Of Frankenstein review
Creating The Bride of Frankenstein" is a good thirty-two minute documentary that emphasizes Whale's accomplishment in surpassing the original with the sequel.
While not as generous as the previous Frankenstein DVD,but the supplements are ample and informative.
But Bride of Frankenstein remains a significant achievement that genuinely entertains and will greatly please fans of the genre.
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The cast is excellent throughout, with Colin Clive and Boris Karloff repeating their roles and Frankenstein and the monster, and Valerie Hobson an able replacement for Mae Clarke in the role of Elizabeth; Ernest Thesiger and Una O'Connor also give incredibly memorable performances as the truly strange Pretorius and the constantly hysterical maid Minnie.
Frankenstein is approached by Dr. Pretorious who wants to construct a bride for the monster.
Equipped with a four star cast with Colin Clive reprising his role as the infamous Baron Frankenstein and Dwight Frye as a shifty henchman named Karl, The Bride of Frankenstein is the horror film of the age.
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 Bride Of Frankenstein (Universal) (1935)
Naturally it means the bride made by Frankenstein for the Monster, but it does invite other interpretations.
Since Frankenstein all but exhausted the terror potential of the scenario, the sequel has more fun with the dialogue and characters, and even takes a few stabs at religious iconography, while also presenting a tight narrative that offers other subtextural readings.
Given the soft nature of the transfer and the age of the source print, edge enhancement problems are not apparent.
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 Bride of Frankenstein - DVD Movie Central
The Bride of Frankenstein shines like a true gleaming gem amongst Universal’s vast library of classic horror films.
Frankenstein series would continue on for years, but without the participation of Whale…and as such, none ever came close to the creative apex of the first two films.
The Bride of Frankenstein is more than just another sequel…it is the apex of Universal’s classic horror years.
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 Bride of Frankenstein News
Bride of Frankenstein News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
And there were fictional ones too: the horrors of the Gothic novel, and the most famous Gothic of them all, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
WHEN Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley wrote her masterpiece Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, published in 1818, she could not have had any idea of the many stage adaptations that would result from her book,...
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