CINE-WEEN: IT’S ALIVE! Celebrates 200 Years of Visual Artistry Around Frankenstein

CINE-WEEN: IT’S ALIVE! Celebrates 200 Years of Visual Artistry Around Frankenstein

CINE-WEEN: IT’S ALIVE! Celebrates 200 Years of Visual Artistry Around Frankenstein

Elizabeth Campbell Denlinger is the curator for the New York Public Library’s Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle. This means that Denlinger “builds the Library’s collections documenting British Romantic literature and promotes them through classes, publications, digital project

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Halloween Horror Marathon: Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein

poster - Frankenstein (Boyle)
A little something different for this second-to-last installment of the Halloween Horror Marathon. Last night, the wife and I took in a theatrical rebroadcast of the Nation Theatre’s 2012 production of Frankenstein. Directed by Danny Boyle, this was a production starring Johnny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch, which repeatedly sold out its stagings. Part of that was due to the fact that, each night, Miller and Cumberbatch would switch the roles of the creature and the doctor.

The version we saw last night featured Cumberbatch as the doctor and Miller and the creature. It was absolutely wonderful. It’s not an easy watch, given that the creature raises horrible questions about the nature of man, given his immediate abandonment upon birth, followed by people treating him based on his looks, rather than the content of his character.
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