1931. USA. James Whale. 71 min.
Saturday, December 26, 2009, 2:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1931. USA. Directed by James Whale. Screenplay by John L. Balderston, Francis Edward Faragoh, Garrett Fort, based on the play by Peggy Webling and the novel by Mary Shelley. With Boris Karloff, Mae Clarke, Colin Clive. This classic Universal horror film, featuring the work of renowned makeup artist Jack Pierce, clearly made an indelible imprint on the young Tim Burton. Frankenstein showcases Karloff as a sympathetic monster whose principal sin is his existence—a prominent theme throughout Burton’s work. 71 min.