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5.0 out of 5 stars still a classic after all this time., 10 Mar 2007
This review is from: Frankenstein [DVD] [1931] (DVD)
what better film for boris karloff to become a star than to be cast as the creature for "frankenstein."

to think this production could have been vastly different originally, with frenchman robert florey directing and bela lugosi appearing as the creature. considering lugosi's eventual attempt at the character years later, i'm glad he wasn't cast for this film.

the brilliant direction of englishman james whale can be seen and felt throughout the entire film. plus the incredible sets built for the film are almost expressionistic. whale was certainly a man of vision and ideas.

the cast are first class; my personal favourite will always be boris karloff. he brings such depth to a character from the first time he appears and what an entrance. walking backwards through a big door and then slowly turning round for everyone to see. more effective than lugosi's entrance as dracula. colin clive epitomized the role of the mad scientist as frankenstein. dwight frye is great in his limited screentime as the assistant fritz. edward van solan is passable but rather dull.

this version of the film has been restored slightly with the full scene of the creature playing with the girl by the lake.

the documentary on the making of the film is very good and detailed.

as far as i'm concerned, "frankenstein" will always stand as a groundbreaking classic of the horror film.
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