Comparisons of Two Movies
From Young Frankenstein, the movie: “Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: For what we are about to see next, we must enter quietly into the realm of genius.” No, I am not really writing from “the realm of genius”.
First, I will write the fun part which is a comparison of Mel Brook’s Movie, Young Frankenstein, and Marry Shelly’s book, Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus. There was much more to remember about Young Frankenstein than Madeline Kahn hitting the high note after her fun with the monster. Mel Brooks’ writes:“[after sex with The Monster]‘Elizabeth: Oh. Where you going?... Oh, you men are all alike. Seven or eight quick ones and then you're out with the boys to boast and brag. YOU BETTER KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT. Oh... I think I love him.’” His writing is fresh and hilarious. Gene Wilder as the young Frankenstein is lovable if you love stupid. It is a funny movie with a happy ending while Marry Shelly’s book is a horror story with a horrible ending. It is the first movie I remember watching while hiding behind my grandfather’s chair. It scared me to death. That was the safest spot in the house. Sarah Martin points out in her article in St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture that what they have in common is the theme of loneliness. In Marry Shelly’s book, loneliness consumes not only the monster, but Victor, Walton, Elizabeth, and Victor’s family also. The monster cannot have friends because of his appearance while Victor is so obsessed with his work that he pushes people away and becomes lonely. Martin says that loneliness is a theme of the movie, Young Frankenstein, also. The monster goes about in the human world trying to find friends. In the movie, the monster is befriended by his creator and they are both happy. However, in the book, Victor is killed by the monster. Neither of them ever finds happiness or companionship. The movie was much more enjoyable.
Searching my memory banks, I find that Jurassic Park by Michael Chricton is...
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