Wednesday, October 31, 2012

"Maker of Monsters"

Son of Frankenstein (1939)

Remember, "There is nothing so unsettling as stillness" as certain hypervigillant village officials might say. Nevertheless, we are relaxing, and watching the 1939 Universal films classic "Son of Frankenstein".

It is delightful seeing film sets so influenced by German Expressionism.

See for yourself:

The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari (1920)


  1. Fun movie--and you're right about the sets. I'd almost go so far as to say that the sets are the best thing about the movie...

    It is hard to watch this movie after re-watching Mel Brook's Young Frankenstein...I keep expecting Basil Rathbone to stick darts into his prosthetic arm...

  2. That is one of the benefits of having NOT watched Young Frankenstein before. Although funny that you should mention the dartboard. I was noticing the intensity of the scene. It wasn't hard to imagine that Frankenstein was thinking along those lines.


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