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Film Fest Gent - Kevin Toma plays 'Frankenstein'
Archived: Kevin Toma plays 'Frankenstein' (1931)

director: James Whale

With: Colin Clive, Boris Karloff, Mae Clarke, a.o.

Archived
duration: 70 minutes
Music/Musical, Drama

Videodroom

"This iconic horror film follows the obsessed scientist Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) as he attempts to create life by assembling a creature from body parts of the deceased. Aided by his loyal misshapen assistant, Fritz (Dwight Frye), Frankenstein succeeds in animating his monster (Boris Karloff), but, confused and traumatized, it escapes into the countryside and begins to wreak havoc. Frankenstein searches for the elusive being, and eventually must confront his tormented creation." (IMDb)

"The film is unique in Whale's work in that the horror is played absolutely straight, and it has a weird fairytale beauty not matched until Cocteau made ' La Belle et la Bête'." (Time Out) 

As part of VIDEODROOM
Film Fest Gent and Vooruit will launch the first edition of VIDEODROOM in october 2018. For 10 days top musicians mix live music with films, visuals and other projections. Each time it concerns unique crossover productions that you will only get to see during VIDEODROOM.

Credits

director: James Whale
producer: Carl Laemmle Jr.
screenplay: Garret Ford, John L. Balderston, Francis Edward Faragoh, Garrett Fort, adapted from the play by Peggy Webling, from the novel by Mary Shelley
Editor: Clarence Kolster
Cinematography: Arthur Edeson

production company: Universal Pictures USA

More info

dialogue: English
country: United States of America
year: 1931

Filmography

JAMES WHALE: Journey's End (1930), Hell's Angels (1930), Waterloo Bridge (1931), Frankenstein (1931), The Impatient Maiden (1932), The Old Dark House (1932), The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933), The Invisible Man (1933), Candlelight (1933), One More River (1934), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Remember Last Night? (1935), The Road Back (1937), The Great Garrick (1937), Sinners in Paradise (1938), Wives Under Suspicion (1938), Port of Seven Seas (1938), The Man in the Iron Mask (1939), Green Hell (1940), They Dare Not Love (1941), Personnel Placement in the Army (short, 1942), Hello Out There (short, 1949).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
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