Thursday, January 3, 2019

Frankenstein (1910)

The first movie adaptation of the famous Frankenstein story, with Augustus Phillips as Dr Frankenstein, Charles Ogle as the monster and Mary Fuller as Elizabeth, the doctor's fiance and the object of the monster's love.

This early Edison movie is a fairly loose take on the story though features plenty of running around by the monster. The monster though is not the one familiar in later movies, looking more like a ballet dancer that has hit hard times. Being one of the earliest movies the camera work is completely static, sometimes the actors accidentally wandered off screen when doing their parts.

It is rather intriguing though and pretty macabre.