Bride of Frankenstein (BFI Film Classics)

By Alberto Manguel

Generally thought of a better movie that its predecessor, Frankenstein, this sequel starred Elsa Lanchester because the eponymous heroine and Boris Karloff repeating his function because the monster. Manguel supplies an in depth and hugely delicate account of the film's felicities of artistic filmmaking. He additionally lines the literary roots of the Frankenstein delusion, the production of a dwelling being by means of a guy usurping the powers of a jealous God. And he reveals echoes within the paintings of contemporary artists corresponding to Max Ernst and Marcel Duchamp of the Bride as a type of femme fetale, titanic and threatening.

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