Tomorrow is the opening of our all new Classic Movie Wednesday series! Kicking it off with Frankenstein starring Boris Karloff. Movie starts at 7pm and doors open at 6pm. Tickets are $5 at the door or you can get them free at www.ThePatioTheater.com
F is for FRANKENSTEIN
(Frankenstein - 1931)
Firstly, I'm fully aware that Frankenstein is the name of the doctor and not the monster. I know. However, since the creature has no name, I'm making an exception because he is arguably the single most important monster in the history of cinema.
James Whale's masterpiece was by no means the first horror film, but it's release cemented the very idea of a horror genre. The MVP of the Universal monsters, Karloff's creature is at once tragic and terrifying, inhuman yet more humane than those around him.
Boris Karloff's touching performance is nothing short of perfection, still resonating 88 years later. His appearance, designed by Jack Pierce and differing hugely from the source material, is so iconic that you'd be hard-pushed to find anyone on Earth who didn't recognise him.
The cultural impact of this character and the films he appeared in cannot be overstated. Essays and books have been written about him and there is little I can add, suffice to say the Frankenstein monster is not just iconic, he is truly the stuff of legend.
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I'm disproportionately excited for this new cinematic retelling of the Frankenstein myth, "Depraved."
From Clark Collins via entertainmentweekly •
“Depraved is a modern take on the Frankenstein story,” the filmmaker tells EW. “I grew up loving the old movies and the [Boris] Karloff interpretation. It’s part of my bloodstream, and my upbringing, and so I made this modern telling. It involves a soldier from the Iraq war trying to right all the wrongs that happened on the battlefield. He uses his genius to sew a man together and bring him to life. But the element that I added was the character Polidori, which is a reference of course to the world of Mary Shelley. The Polidori character in mine is sort of a character from our modern times, an opportunist who works in the pharmaceutical industry, and it’s a way to update the story further.”
The film stars David Call as the Frankenstein character, Henry; Blair Witch Project actor Joshua Leonard as Polidori; and Alex Breaux as the “monster,” Adam.
Link to #entertainmentweekly
article and trailer: https://tinyurl.com/y48pfpby
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