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The very first film adaptation of Mary Shelley's ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'', released in 1910.

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The very first film adaptation of Mary Shelley's ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'', made by UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison's production company and released in 1910.



* ChemistryCanDoAnything: Despite Thomas Edison being more associated with electricity in PopularHistory, Frankenstein's monster being brought to life with electricity wouldn't be depicted until the 1930s. Edison's favorite scientific discipline was actually chemistry, so in this film Frankenstein creates the monster by pouring chemicals into a cauldron and watching the monster materialize out of it.



* NotHisSled: Frankenstein defeats the Monster before it can kill any of his loved ones, and he lives HappilyEverAfter.

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* NotHisSled: If you were expecting the downer ending from the book, you're in for a surprise: instead Frankenstein defeats the Monster before it can kill any of his loved ones, and he lives HappilyEverAfter.



* SilentMovie: This makes sense considering the technology available at the time.

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* SilentMovie: This makes sense considering Produced before the technology available at era of reliable synchronized sound, whatever audio the time.audience would have experienced would have been provided in the theater by a piano player, foley artist, or recorded music on a phonograph depending on where you saw it.



* ProtagonistTitle: Fitting considering it's an adaptation of of the book of the same name.

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* ProtagonistTitle: Fitting considering it's an adaptation of of the book of the same name. To restate the fact: Frankenstein is the scientist, not the monster.

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*ForeheadOfDoom: The creature, which was inherited by his Boris Karloff counterpart.

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*BodyHorror: The monster's "birth" involves a vat of chemicals growing into a skeleton, with flesh and skin growing on it. Considering the age of this movie, it's a shockingly graphic scene.

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*AdaptationalJerkass: Unlike the novel and other adaptations, the creature isn't a lonely outcast seeking companionship, and is just a cruel bully who enjoys tormenting frankenstein ForTheEvulz.
*AdaptationalUgliness: Instead of being a reanimated human, the creature looks like a deformed sasquatch with a swollen, mishappen head.


* InNameOnly: The adaption only keeps a handful of elements from the original book.



* UsefulNotes/ThePreHollywoodEra: Made about a year before the first studio in Hollywood was created.


* WeddingSmashers: It is not until the Monster enters his house and harasses Frankenstein's s wife-to-be on their wedding day that he becomes courageous enough to confront his evil creation.

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* WeddingSmashers: It is not until the Monster enters his house and harasses Frankenstein's s wife-to-be on their wedding day that he becomes courageous enough to confront his evil creation.


* SilentMovie

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* SilentMovieSilentMovie: This makes sense considering the technology available at the time.



* ProtagonistTitle

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* ProtagonistTitleProtagonistTitle: Fitting considering it's an adaptation of of the book of the same name.


* UsefulNotes/ThePreHollywoodEra: made about a year before the first studio in hollywood was created

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* UsefulNotes/ThePreHollywoodEra: made Made about a year before the first studio in hollywood Hollywood was createdcreated.

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* UsefulNotes/ThePreHollywoodEra: made about a year before the first studio in hollywood was created


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* MoodLighting: An early instance of films using color tints to set the mood. This one in particular uses amber in scenes featuring the Monster and teal in the climax. The print's poor condition means that these are the most watchable parts of the movie.
* NotHisSled: Frankenstein defeats the Monster before it can kill any of his loved ones, and he lives HappilyEverAfter.


* WeddingCrashers: It is not until the Monster enters his house and harasses Frankenstein's s wife-to-be on their wedding day that he becomes courageous enough to confront his evil creation.

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* WeddingCrashers: WeddingSmashers: It is not until the Monster enters his house and harasses Frankenstein's s wife-to-be on their wedding day that he becomes courageous enough to confront his evil creation.

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: Frankenstein's bride survives whereas she is killed by the monster in original novel.

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* SilentMovie

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The very first film adaptation of Mary Shelley's ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'', released in 1910.

During his tenure at the college, a fellow named Frankenstein [[CreatingLife creates a living creature]]. Due to the evil in his mind, the resulting creation is [[FrankensteinsMonster a monster]], which proceeds to stalk him and his bride.

The film is in PublicDomain, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcLxsOJK9bs& can be viewed here]].

!!This film has examples of:

* AnthropomorphicPersonification: The Monster becomes a malicious creature upon creation [[EnemyWithout due to the evil in Frankenstein's mind]]. Once he manages to purify his mind, the Monster is defeated.
* CreepyLongFingers: The Monster has long fingers as part of his general unusual appearance.
* OurHomunculiAreDifferent: The process of creating the Monster is an alchemic one, with Frankenstein mixing unknown substances in a pot that forms itself into a humanoid when left fermenting.
* ThePowerOfLove: Through the love that he has for his bride, Frankenstein manages to purge the evil within him, and reduce the Monster into nothingess.
* ProtagonistTitle
* WeddingCrashers: It is not until the Monster enters his house and harasses Frankenstein's s wife-to-be on their wedding day that he becomes courageous enough to confront his evil creation.

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