Frankenstein by Robert Horton
(Cultographies)

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Synopsis

James Whale's Frankenstein (1931) spawned a phenomenon that has been rooted in world culture for decades. This cinematic Prometheus has generated countless sequels, remakes, rip-offs, and parodies in every media, and this granddaddy of cult movies constantly renews its followers in each generation. Along with an in-depth critical reading of the original 1931 film, this book tracks Frankenstein the monster's heavy cultural tread from Mary Shelley's source novel to today's Internet chat rooms.

 

About Robert Horton

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Robert Horton is the author of Billy Wilder: Interviews (2001) and the zombie-western graphic novel Rotten (2010) and its spin-off The Lost Diary of John J. Flynn (2012). He is also a contributor to Film Comment and KUOW-FM, and curator of the Frye Art Museum's Magic Lantern program.
 
Published January 7, 2014 by Wallflower Press. 130 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction
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