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The Curse of Frankenstein$
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Marcus K. Harmes

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781906733858

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781906733858.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

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(p.93) Conclusion
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The Curse of Frankenstein
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Marcus K. Harmes

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781906733858.003.0007

This chapter iterates the arguments set forth in the previous chapters. It talks about the film as an adaptation of multiple sources. Though there were a few fundamental components from Mary Shelley's novel included in the film, the script that they followed through production created cinematic solutions for a book that was essentially incapable of 'faithful' adaptation. Much of the film was inspired by comedy horrors from the 1940s and 1950s. It explains that adaptations brings familiarity onto the screen in terms of what audiences may have already read or seen, which creates different pathways for understanding. The chapter describes The Curse of Frankenstein as the beginning of a tradition that would last for a very long time.

Keywords:   film adaptation, comedy horrors, The Curse of Frankenstein

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