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P a g e  | 1 Frankenstein vs. Fron-Kon-Steen: A Look Into Frankenstein and Young Frankenstein By: Nandaputra Harsono
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P a g e  | 2 Whale’s Frankenstein and Brooks’ Young Frankenstein are both classic icons in the world of films. Whale’s Frankenstein was the beginning of the Hollywood horror that would pave the way for the modern horror movies that we enjoy today. Even to this day Brooks’ Young Frankenstein is a well-known comedic movie. Frankenstein and Young Frankenstein share a few common traits but the differences between the two movies are quite significant and are the two films are very dissimilar in the sense of genre and the reaction the audience gives. Whale’s Frankenstein was designed in 1931, and was perceived as a classic horror movie. The film is about Dr. Henry Frankenstein, a “mad scientist”, gives life to the dead. His views on experimentation were not to create a monster, but to be able to regenerate dead tissues. Frankenstein’s creature was an accident, due to Fritz’s lack of intelligence. The creature was torture constantly by Fritz, and that caused the creature to become enraged. As a result, the creature ran away and was hunted down by the town. Given that people in our day and age, we will not get scared of this movie. People that viewed it for the first time in 1931 thought
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P a g e  | 3 differently. The elements that made the movie a horror was that Henry Frankenstein’s creature was out of the ordinary. People that lived in 1931 were fearful of things that were out of their control. Frankenstein’s creature was created from a dead body and brought back to life. People that lived in the 1930’s were all generally religious and the fact that a creature was created from the body and brain of a dead man, and brought to life with the madness of science; people found this very frightening. When the creature broke away from the shackles of Frankenstein and Fritz, he saw a little girl throwing flowers into the lake. The creature seems to enjoy Maria company and she does not even fear him one bit. After running out of flowers, the creature
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course FVC 21 taught by Professor Bloom during the Winter '07 term at UC Riverside.

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