In almost any movie based on a book obivous differences between the novel and the movie. Most novels give the reader the opporutnity to use there own imagination on how to charactirize the characters in the novel, unlike movies that put it in picture for you to see. altercations to the setting, plot, charcters and theme to the novel must happen when recording the film so the movie can have a theatricle effect and play on the screens smoothly. In James Whale's movie of frankenstein in 1931 alot of details were changed from the novel.
the most exciting scene in the 1931 film of Frankenstein in my opionin is when Frankenstein absorbs the power of the lighting to bring his creation to life. In the book, Frankenstein does it all alone with no help or anyone observing him. In the movie, however, Frankenstein is not only acompinied by his assistant Fritz, but is also accompanied by his fiancée, his friend, and his lover. James whale added this to the scene so it would make it look more dramatic and emphasize the becoming of Frankenstine infront of witnesses, because the scene is clearly more exciting in the movie than it is in the book. If a person would watch the movie before reading the book, this scene would only be described as oring and unexciting in the novel. “By the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open; it breathed hard, and a convulsive motion agitated its limbs” (Shelley 35). This action in addition to Frankenstein’s internal response to his creation is the climax of the scene, so needless to say there is much more excitement in the film version.
I was surprised and excited by the birth of the monster in the film. However when I think about the last scene I am not as surprised or ecxcited by how they ended the movie. The way they choose to end it does not really make sense as Shelly’s ending in the novel in my opinion. Shelly’s ending made sense to me and to alot of people who read the book. The ending...
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