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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein


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Despite some modifications, this is the most faithful adaptation of the book 'Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus', by the writer Mary Shelley. Thus, the feature film interestingly addresses the evolution of science while man challenges the natural order of life - which is one of the central themes of the British writer's work. In the vision of filmmaker Kenneth Branagh, this story gains existentialist drama airs, without betting on a clearer terror, something that can attract some people and away from others. Visually stunning and with a great cast (including names like Robert de Niro, Tom Hulce, Helena Bonham Carter and Branagh himself), the film was nominated for the Oscar for Best Makeup.



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Plot summary

The story of a young doctor whose obsession with death leads him to create a life. But his "creature" crafted from the bodies of convicts and the brain of a brilliant scientist, is a hideous mockery of humanity. And when the creature realizes he will never be accepted by men, he seeks revenge on Dr. Frankenstein and his family.

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