Boris Karloff

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  • When Karl Freund’S The Mummy (1932) Was Released, The Horror

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    specific presence to metaphysical, notions of spirit or moral evil. The Mummy embodies our personal fears and social fears on a larger scale. Death and damnation are central to The Mummy. The star of The Mummy is Imhotep/Ardath Bey played by Boris Karloff. Imhotep (a high Egyptian priest)

  • Pictorial History of Prosthetics

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    In the early years of film, make-up artists were not recognised for their artistic skills and ingenuity of making prosthetics or their imagination of bringing others creations to life. Many of the artists were also actors or stunt men who learnt the craft by applying their own make up for film and theatre. Compared to today’s materials used to make prosthetics, many of the materials they used were very basic as they used spirit gum, fish skin, cotton, gelatin, greasepaints, collodion, cheesecloth

  • Essay about Frankenstein

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    What qualifies a creature to be a monster? When the movie Frankenstein came out, monsters were usually big and scary animals that terrified everyone that walked in their path. They were creatures that generally behaved monstrously, doing things that were against society norms and had no consideration for the safety of others. Perhaps looking beyond the physical appearance of a “monster” and just looking at their actions one might see Dr. Frankenstein as a monster himself. Frankenstein was a story

  • Essay about Sympathy in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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    Sympathy in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Frankenstein for many people is a huge fiendish monster, a brainless oaf with a couple of neck bolts, who is a horrible murderer. This image has been created by Boris Karloff and other television/film images. I also thought like that, believing Frankenstein to be a monstrous murderer, so when I was met with the text I was surprised to find as a mad scientist who creates a monster. This changed my opinion greatly at first.

  • Analysis Of Edward Scissorhands, By Tim Burton

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    Burton’s take on the Frankenstein story. We can clearly see the influences that have appealed to Tim Burton in the classic Frankenstein (1931) was not the character’s monstrousness appeal but the sense of sad sorrow that audiences sympathized to in Boris Karloff’s performance. Whereas in Tim Burton’s vision, we see a “Special” character as the Frankenstein Monster, in the similar way that we call people with disabilities Special. And then we have Vincent, a short stop-motion animation. The short film

  • Similarities And Differences Between Frankenstein Book And Movie

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    Lee Roberts Mrs. Kochheiser AP English 20 October 2014 Comparisons Between the Film and Novel of Frankenstein In many movie adaptations of a novel, the film doesn’t do the book justice in its story telling. Movie versions generally do not focus on the characters’ emotions or thoughts like the books do. They also do not develop the characters as well as the original story, giving the viewer little to no knowledge of a certain person. This is the case in Frankenstein. While there are some similarities

  • Victor Frankenstein, the famous scientist who born so differently and unique during his short life.

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    Victor Frankenstein, the famous scientist who born so differently and unique during his short life. He is the one who can become our graceful hero, to lead more people start to pursue science, to encourage more coward getting remorseless. Just like what he did in science, he was the kind of person who believe himself can shock the world and he actually did proof to us by his incredible talent and inspiration. Yes, that’s one of the reason that why I pick him as my super hero in my heart. His curiosity

  • Man's Dark Nature in Film Essay examples

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    From the beginning of cinema to the present day, Hollywood has had a morbid fascination with the dark, shadowy side of society. This is reflected in many films of the past, inherently most evident in the German expressionistic films of the 1920’s and 30’s. In a sense, society’s fascination with the macabre stems from their fears and anxieties. Thus, allowing filmmakers and storytellers to toy with their fears and horrify them like a terrible nightmare that comes to life. Most people in today’s society

  • The Bride of Frankenstein Essay

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    The Bride of Frankenstein A horror film is a film dominated by elements of horror. This film genre underestimates a number of sub-genres and repeated themes, such as slashed themes, vampire. Horror films are designed to frighten and panic that cause dread and alarm within our hearts, and to invoke our hidden worst fears, often in a terrifying and shocking endings at the same time entertaining us with excitement and therapeutic experience. Most horror films are designed

  • Victor Frankenstein Character Analysis

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    Robert Walton is amazed and in awe, while he is traveling to the north pole. His traveling gives him dreams and excitement for what will come during his travels. Robert is also convincing himself that the cold and frost of the north will have many adventures for him. I wonder how much this breeze means to Robert Walton and how he would feel if there was no breeze. I wonder if he will be unmotivated or unable to continue on. I am also imagining his descriptions and thinking whether or not my visions