History Film / Frankenstein1931

20th Oct '17 5:09:47 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AdaptationalHeroism: While Frankenstein wasn't evil by any means in the original book, he wasn't quite as friendly or responsible as his film's portrayal. He made the monster mainly for his own glory and threw it out into the cold just because is was ugly. And rather than telling his family and friends about the situation when it starts to get out of hand, he keeps quiet and tries to handle it on his own, which results in the death of each of his loved ones one by one as well as his own. In the movie, he does it more for the benefit of science and knows better than to judge his creation by his appearance alone. And when the monster starts attacking, he does tell his loved ones which is largely why not nearly as many people ending up dying in the film.



* AdaptationalHeroism: While Frankenstein wasn't evil by any means in the original book, he wasn't quite as friendly or responsible as his film's portrayal. He made the monster mainly for his own glory and threw it out into the cold just because is was ugly. And rather than telling his family and friends about the situation when it starts to get out of hand, he keeps quiet and tries to handle it on his own, which results in the death of each of his loved ones one by one as well as his own. In the movie, he does it more for the benefit of science and knows better than to judge his creation by his appearance alone. And when the monster starts attacking, he does tell his loved ones which is largely why not nearly as many people ending up dying in the film.
13th Oct '17 9:08:58 PM DaFlabbagasta
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[[caption-width-right:340: If only she had known better...]]

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29th Sep '17 4:05:32 PM maxwellsilver
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** A case could be made that this trope extends to ''every'' named character in the film.
29th Sep '17 4:00:08 PM maxwellsilver
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'''Henry Frankenstein''': Oh, in the name of God! Now I know what it feels like to ''be'' [[AGodAmI God!]]

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'''Henry Frankenstein''': Oh, in the name of God! Now I know what it feels like to ''be'' [[AGodAmI God!]]
God!
12th Sep '17 8:14:15 PM ectostar
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->'''Henry Frankenstein''': Look! It's moving. It's alive. It's alive... It's alive, it's moving, it's alive, it's alive, it's alive, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xos2MnVxe-c&feature=related it's alive, IT'S ALIVE!]]''
->'''Victor Moritz''': Henry, in the name of God!
->'''Henry Frankenstein''': Oh, in the name of God! Now I know what it feels like to ''be'' [[AGodAmI God!]]

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->'''Henry Frankenstein''': Look! It's moving. It's alive. It's alive... It's alive, it's moving, it's alive, it's alive, it's alive, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xos2MnVxe-c&feature=related it's alive, IT'S ALIVE!]]''
->'''Victor
ALIVE!]]''\\
'''Victor
Moritz''': Henry, in the name of God!
->'''Henry
God!\\
'''Henry
Frankenstein''': Oh, in the name of God! Now I know what it feels like to ''be'' [[AGodAmI God!]]



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** Averted by Henry, who - after a little ExecutiveMeddling - not only survives the film, but returns for its sequel.

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** [[invoked]] Averted by Henry, who - after a little ExecutiveMeddling - not only survives the film, but returns for its sequel.



-->'''Victor Moritz:''' You're crazy!
-->'''Henry Frankenstein:''' Crazy, am I? We'll see whether I'm crazy or not.

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-->'''Victor Moritz:''' Moritz''': You're crazy!
-->'''Henry Frankenstein:'''
crazy!\\
'''Henry Frankenstein''':
Crazy, am I? We'll see whether I'm crazy or not.
20th Jun '17 4:14:36 PM SinDustries
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* AnachronismStew: Intended by James Whale, who fostered for this and ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein'' a sort of AlternateUniverse which mixed deliberately and freely the aesthetics of the early 1800s (the time that Mary Shelley wrote the original novel) and the '30s. As a result, in this film you see electric lights, X-ray images, women attending medical school and modern dress mixed in with clearly 19th century esthetics. (Whale's intent was somewhat contradicted by the studio that promoted the film as wholly taking place in the modern day, which is totally contradicted by a nearly-exclusive 19th century setting of the sequel.)

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* AnachronismStew: Intended by James Whale, who fostered for this and ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein'' a sort of AlternateUniverse which mixed deliberately and freely the aesthetics of the early 1800s (the time that Mary Shelley wrote the original novel) and the '30s. As a result, in this film you see electric lights, X-ray images, women attending medical school and modern dress mixed in with clearly 19th century esthetics.aesthetics. (Whale's intent was somewhat contradicted by the studio that promoted the film as wholly taking place in the modern day, which is totally contradicted by a nearly-exclusive 19th century setting of the sequel.)
28th Mar '17 7:56:49 AM Frankenkong
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As of the Essential Collection, Frankenstein's Monster is one of the eight official Universal Monsters.

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As of the Essential Collection, Frankenstein's Monster It is one of many films included in the eight official Universal Monsters.
Franchise/UniversalHorror canon and arguably the single most famous.
27th Mar '17 8:34:29 AM Josef5678
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* DeathByAdaptation: Dr. Waldman is murdered by the monster while he tries to disect it.

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* DeathByAdaptation: DeathByAdaptation:
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Dr. Waldman is murdered by the monster while he tries to disect it.
27th Mar '17 8:33:31 AM Josef5678
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* BerserkButton: Henry is well on his way to convincing Elizabeth, Victor and Waldman to leave him alone to his experiments until one of them implies that he's crazy.

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* BerserkButton: BerserkButton:
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Henry is well on his way to convincing Elizabeth, Victor and Waldman to leave him alone to his experiments until one of them implies that he's crazy.



* NoNameGiven: The Monster is never referred to by any actual name (some adaptations do assign a name to him). This didn't stop the general public from outright referring to the creature by the name Frankenstein, even though this is incorrect. A later Universal film, ''AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein'', cemented this thanks to its title (no one else by the name Frankenstein appears in the film). And the 2004 film ''VanHelsing'' (a very partial remake of this film) refers to the creature directly by this name.

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* NoNameGiven: The Monster is never referred to by any actual name (some adaptations do assign a name to him). This didn't stop the general public from outright referring to the creature by the name Frankenstein, even though this is incorrect. A later Universal film, ''AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein'', ''Film/AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein'', cemented this thanks to its title (no one else by the name Frankenstein appears in the film). And the 2004 film ''VanHelsing'' ''Film/VanHelsing'' (a very partial remake of this film) refers to the creature directly by this name.
26th Mar '17 9:24:21 AM skidoo23
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