by Robert Horton


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James Whale's Frankenstein (1931) spawned a phenomenon that has been rooted in world culture for decades. This cinematic Prometheus has generated countless sequels, remakes, rip-offs, and parodies in every media, and this granddaddy of cult movies constantly renews its followers in each generation. Along with an in-depth critical reading of the original 1931 film, this book tracks Frankenstein the monster's heavy cultural tread from Mary Shelley's source novel to today's Internet chat rooms.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231167437
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 02/25/2014
Series: Cultographies
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Robert Horton is the author of Billy Wilder: Interviews (2001) and the zombie-western graphic novel Rotten (2010) and its spin-off The Lost Diary of John J. Flynn (2012). He is also a contributor to Film Commentand KUOW-FM, and curator of the Frye Art Museum's Magic Lantern program.

Table of Contents

1. Welcome to Nightmare Theatre: Meeting Frankenstein
2. Assembling a Monster
3. The Monster Mash: Sons of the House of Frankenstein
4. Beyond the Clouds and Stars: Surveying Frankenstein
5. The Monster's Place
Appendix: The Frankenstein Family Tree

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