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1[[quoteright:350:]] 께The very first film adaptation of Mary Shelley's ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'', made by UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison's production company and released in 1910.께During 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.께The film is in PublicDomain, and [[ can be viewed here]].께!!This film has examples of:께* 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.* 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.* 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.* 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. * CreepyLongFingers: The Monster has long fingers as part of his general unusual appearance.* ForeheadOfDoom: The creature, which was inherited by his Boris Karloff counterpart.* InNameOnly: The adaption only keeps a handful of elements from the original book.* 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: 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.* 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.* SparedByTheAdaptation: Frankenstein's bride survives whereas she is killed by the monster in original novel.* SilentMovie: Produced before the era of reliable synchronized sound, whatever audio the 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. * 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: 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.* WeddingSmashers: It is not until the Monster enters his house and harasses Frankenstein's wife-to-be on their wedding day that he becomes courageous enough to confront his evil creation.께----


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