This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Frankenstein Version By Kenneth Branagh Essay

731 words - 3 pages

Frankenstein Version by Kenneth Branagh

In 1931 Hollywood made a simplified version of Frankenstein and
stereotyped the monster to be evil with bolts in his neck and a big,
green square head. In the 1960s an English company called Hammer
Horror revitalised Frankenstein movies and Christopher Lee made the
monster look more like a man. All of the Frankenstein movies before
Kenneth Branagh's version had made the monster evil. In Kenneth
Branagh's version of the story he filmed the entire book and tried to
stick closely to the original novel by Mary Shelley. Kenneth Branagh
directed and played the part of Victor Frankenstein, Robert de Niro
played the monster and Helena Bonham Carter played the part of
Elizabeth, Victor's orphan sister, girlfriend and wife.

The story of Frankenstein starts at the end where Victor Frankenstein
is on a ship telling the captain the story of his life. It then shows
Victor as a child, meeting his new orphan sister Elizabeth. The story
then goes to Victor as an adult and his mother dies giving birth to
his brother. This gives Victor the idea of bringing people back to
life using electricity. He experiments on a frog, and it works, so he
decides to bring a human back to life. He uses the body of a man who
was hung for murder. It works on the human but when he realises what
he has done he tries to kill the monster, but does not succeed. The
monster goes to the nearby town but leaves because everyone is
throwing things at him and trying to hurt him. He goes into the forest
and meets a blind man, who he makes friends with, but he has to leave
because the blind man's family think that he is trying to hurt him.
The monster is thrown out of the house and becomes very angry at
Victor for making him. He sits and tries to read part of Victor's
diary. He decides he wants revenge. He meets a boy by the river who is
Victor's brother and he kills him. Victor's family think it was the
housekeeper and she is hung for it. Victor then goes away on his horse
and meets the monster. The monster pushes him into a cave and they sit
and talk. The monster tells Victor that it was him who killed his

Find Another Essay On Frankenstein Version by Kenneth Branagh

William Shakespear's "Much Ado About Nothing". Critique of the 1993 film directed by Kenneth Branagh

866 words - 3 pages BAFTA award winner Kenneth Branagh). This relationship was played beautifully, not only because this duo are married, but they had previously played together in 4 movies, also including where they had to act as lovers in Dead Again, and also had both previously played in Shakespeare films. With 2 fabulous actors playing on familiar ground, it was only but obvious that it would be played magnificently. Both actors created a convincing role, whereas

Mary Shelly, Frankenstein Essay

1155 words - 5 pages . For example, in the novel there is no storm, it just raining lightly and it set just before daybreak. However, in the movie there is a massive storm and the scene is set at midnight.In conclusion, I feel that Kenneth Branagh did not do a very good job of making an exact film version of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Branagh has done the same thing to the novel that many of the other Hollywood films based on the novel have done. Branagh has

A Comparison of Film Techniques of Two Film Versions of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

2871 words - 11 pages Jack Pierce they created the most influential horror image of all times. Boris Karloff's career was launched by the huge success of this film. However, many changes had been made in Whale's version from the original novel. In contrast with this, 'Mary Shelley's Frankenstein' was released in 1994, sixty three years after James Whale's version, and unlike his version, it followed very strictly Mary Shelley's original plot

Hamlet: Mel Gibson vs Kenneth Branagh

1388 words - 6 pages Hamlet, a tragedy by William Shakespeare shows a lot of adaptations to movies. Hamlet by Mel Gibson (1990) and Kenneth Branagh (1996) interpret and portray the play by Shakespeare in different ways. The two film versions of Act IV of Hamlet have many differences and similarities. Kenneth Branagh’s version of Hamlet is seen covering most of the original text of Shakespeare’s play of Hamlet unlike the Mel Gibson version which omits many scenes and

Comparing Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Kenneth Branagh's Frankenstein

1201 words - 5 pages Comparing Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Kenneth Branagh's Frankenstein Most Americans have some idea of who Frankenstein is, as a result of the many Frankenstein movies. Contrary to popular belief Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a scientist, not a monster. The "monster" is not the inarticulate, rage-driven criminal depicted in the 1994 film version of the novel. Shelley’s original Frankenstein was misrepresented by this Kenneth branagh

Frankenstein as a Non-Epistolary Film

3556 words - 14 pages Frankenstein as a Non-Epistolary Film A novel written in the epistolary style is by nature difficult to adapt to film. The director, perhaps already adept at navigating the ragged breakers of length-contraction and visual style, is forced to deal with the additional sandbar presented by a plot format in which no visual action occurs and, more often than not, this difficulty consequently runs the film aground. Kenneth Branagh, in bringing Mary

Contrast of Hamlet – Gibson and Branagh

558 words - 2 pages An example of two different movies that have the same title, contain a scene that is essentially getting the same message across, but differ so much in the depiction of two scenes, would be hamlet. In 1990, Mel Gibson and Paul Scofield played the role of prince hamlet, and the ghost of king hamlet. 6 years later, in 1996, another version of hamlet was released, starring Kenneth Branagh as prince hamlet, and Brian Blessed as the Ghost of hamlet

A film review for Mary Shelly's Frankenstein

665 words - 3 pages Film Review on `Mary Shelly's Frankenstein' Film Review on `Mary Shelly's Frankenstein' Mary Shelly's Frankenstein is a tragedy and horror film directed by Kenneth Branagh with Robert De Niro starring the Creature, Kenneth Branagh starring Victor Frankenstein and Helena Bonham Carter starring Elizabeth. It is an adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein. Victor Frankenstein was a scientist who

Mary Shelleys Frankenstein Com

910 words - 4 pages consequences for fooling with these laws of life and death. Even if you can create life out of dead body parts, just doing that, may ruin your whole perspective of the world, and throw anyone into a state of depression. This movie “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein'; by Kenneth Branagh is a good representation of the original book overall, except for a few changes in plot, setting, characters,, and the relationships between them

Universal Attribites of Monster Stories

1042 words - 5 pages Stephen King. New York: Signet Classics, 1978. Print. Frankenstein. Dir. Kenneth Branagh. Perf. Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hulce, Helena Bonham Carter, Ian Holm, Jonh Cleese, and Aidan Quinn. TriStar Pictures. 1994. Film

English film essay

912 words - 4 pages In the movie "Mary Shelly's Frankenstein" directed by Kenneth Branagh. The director uses many techniques such as characterisation, symbolism and cinematography to portray a negative view about Victor Frankenstein. Branagh uses these techniques to reinforce that Victor is an obsessive, arrogant and secretive scientist. This negative view of victor’s character is important as it reinforces the message in the film that scientific exploration is

Similar Essays

Compare The Birthing Scene In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Directed By Kenneth Branagh (1994) With The Original Version Directed By James Whale (1931). Which Do You Think Is Most Effective And Why?

1361 words - 5 pages . The James Whale is considered by many people to be a classic because it is still being watched some 70 years later. Although "˜Mary Shelley's Frankenstein' by Kenneth Branagh is still too modern to be considered a classic, I think in years to come it will still be being watched as one of the best "˜Frankenstein' adaptations.I think "˜Frankenstein' is the type of film that improves as technology develops, allowing better special effects, and, to some extent, reality. The Kenneth Branagh version pays more attention to detail and I preferred his portrayal of Victor. I think this makes Kenneth Branagh's "˜Mary Shelley's Frankenstein' more effective.

Analysis Of The Last Scene Of Film Frankenstein By Kenneth Branagh

1416 words - 6 pages Analysis of the Last Scene of Film Frankenstein by Kenneth Branagh The monster that Victor Frankenstein created to stop death has destroyed him emotionally. This monster has killed all that Victor ever loved. He killed his little brother, his wife, his father, and his housemaid. Wanting vengeance Victor follows the monster north in an unwavering pursuit. All he wants to do is to destroy the monster. But the monster

Analysis Of The Creation Scene From Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein And Kenneth Branagh’s 1994 Film Version

1346 words - 5 pages with graphic imagery helps the readers create a vision of how the surroundings looked, felt and sound: “the rain pattered dismally” “my teeth chattered” The rain pattering and teeth chattering again give us a classic gothic feeling. It helps the readers create an image of the cold dreary night. Frankenstein is so cold that his teeth are chattering together. Kenneth Branagh did a film version of ‘Frankenstein’ in 1994

The Treatment Of The Heterogeneous "Army" By Kenneth Branagh And Lawrence Olivier In Shakespeare's "Henry V"

2206 words - 9 pages regions together.In Kenneth Branagh's version of this same scene, 30 seconds of film-time is broken up by nine editing cuts. Branagh places the scene in the middle of the battle, and right before my clip begins, we see an explosion and a burst of fire and one of the men rushing for safety. The characters are shown emerging from the tunnels at the fortress of Harfleur and are all huddled in the dark behind a wall. Their faces are smeared with dirt