An informative article from the BBC in which CHRISTOPHER FRAYLING recounts the story of the monster and his creator and selects seven of the best Frankenstein films. It explains how Mary Shelley’s monster has spent the last century as a movie star
A big thank you to the Keats-Shelley Association of America for their wonderful article on Mary Shelley, Matlock Bath and The Frankenstein Festival
A Radio 4 programme where the following is discussed. Frankenstein, the tale of a scientist who creates a creature that ultimately destroyed him, has been a popular subject for films for many years. But the religious content of the original novel written by Mary Shelley is lost on the big screen. Her story centres on the scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who plays God. His creation identifies first with Adam and then with Satan in Paradise Lost. He has admirable human qualities but is deprived of love and affection and becomes brutalised. Joining Ernie Rea to discuss Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein are Andrew Smith, Professor of Nineteenth Century English Literature at the University of Sheffield; Marie Mulvey-Roberts, Professor of English Literature at the University of the West of England; and Dr James Castell, Lecturer in English Literature at Cardiff University.