The curse of Frankenstein

Harmes, Marcus K. (2015) The curse of Frankenstein. Devil's Advocates. Columbia University Press (Auteur), Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom . ISBN 978-1-906733-85-8

Abstract

Critics abhorred it, audiences loved it, and Hammer executives where thrilled with the box office returns: 1957’s The Curse of Frankenstein was a big success and sent Hammer Films down a new and lucrative path. In his Devil’s Advocate, Marcus Harmes goes back to where the Hammer horror production started, looking at the film from a variety of perspectives: as a loose literary adaptation of Mary Shelley s novel; as a film that had, for legal reasons, to avoid adapting from James Whale's 1931 film for Universal Pictures; and as one which found immediate sources of inspiration in the Gainsborough bodice rippers of the 1940s and the poverty row horrors of the 1950s.


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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Open Access College
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2015 05:04
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2016 01:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hammer Film Productions; gothic cinema; adaptation theory; Frankenstein (character); Mary Shelley; Terence Fisher
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200503 British and Irish Literature
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media > 190201 Cinema Studies
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media > 190204 Film and Television
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/27410

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