With such memorable tunes as "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend," and "Puttin' on the Ritz," "Young Frankenstein
" is a monstrously fun night of entertainment.
As an aside, the real Frankenstein
castle is in Germany, and Mary Shelley had visited it in her teens.
quite literally shines a light on the pressures that affect society today, from social media, to appearance, to bullying.
He went on to star in 1930s movies Bride Of Frankenstein
and Son Of Frankenstein
and in comedy spoof Abbot And Costello Meet Frankenstein
His big acting break came when he was 44 and he was cast in Universal's 1931 movie, Frankenstein
, and was listed in the credits with a question mark, instead of a name.
The English novelist, short story writer and dramatist, is most famous for her novel "Frankenstein
," which was written in 1816 and lauded as one of the earliest examples of science-fiction literature. It is the story of the talented but misguided Dr.
Mary Shelley recalled later that the seed for Frankenstein
had come to her in a vision deep in the night: "I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together.
Strange Star mixes established facts about Mary Shelley's life, creative license where the facts become murky, and reimagined story elements of Frankenstein
. The characters receive role, gender, and racial reassignments which allow the original themes of appearance, science, family, lies, compassion/forgiveness, etc.
Deucalion's path will lead him to cool, tough police detective Carson O'Connor and her devoted partner, Michael Maddison, who are tracking the slayer but will soon discover signs of something far more terrifying: an entire race of killers who are much more (and less) than human and, deadliest of all, their deranged, near-immortal maker: Victor Helios--a scientist who was once known as Frankenstein
. A riveting read and an impressive homage to the Frankenstein
novel of Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein
: Prodigal Son" is deftly narrated by Christopher Lane.
CONCEIVED AND WRITTEN 200 years ago by the 19-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley during a dreary summer sojourn to Lake Geneva, Frankenstein
; or, the Modern Prometheus is the story of a scientist who, seduced by the lure of forbidden knowledge, creates new life that in the end destroys him.