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Frankenstein

Opens Friday, Jan 16, 2015 Synopsis: Still regarded as the definitive film version of Mary Shelley's classic tale of tragedy and horror, Frankenstein made unknown character actor Boris Karloff a star and created a new icon of terror. Along with the highly successful Dracula, released earlier the same year, it launched Universal Studio's golden age of 1930s horror movies. The film's greatness stems less from its script than from the stark but moody atmosphere created by director James Whale; Herman Rosse's memorable set designs, particularly the fantastic watchtower laboratory, featuring electrical equipment designed by Kenneth Strickfaden; the creature's trademark look from makeup artist Jack Pierce, who required Karloff to don pounds of makeup and heavy asphalt shoes to create the monster's unique lurching gait; and Karloff's nuanced performance as the tormented and bewildered creature. Frankenstein was greeted with screams, moans, and fainting spells upon its initial release, obliging Universal to add a disclaimer in which Edward Van Sloan advises the faint of heart to leave the theater immediately. If they don't: "Well...we've warned you." Director James Whale was memorably embodied by Ian McKellen in the Oscar-winning 1998 biopic Gods and Monsters. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: Colin Clive, Boris Karloff, Mae Clarke, John Boles, Dwight Frye, Edward Van Sloan Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

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http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/12/21/mov_109334.shtml
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http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/09/12/mov_94349.shtml
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...The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, a role that earned him his second Academy Awards nomination after 1998's "Gods and Monsters." McKellen - who turns 67 the day before the May 26 U.S. debut of "X-Men: The Last Stand" - is a latecomer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/15/mov_81082.shtml
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...LEGENDARY JOURNEYS - SEASON THREE (ANCHOR BAY, $69.98) The hero with the long hair continues his battles against gods and monsters. The set has 22 episodes on eight DVDs, plus a CD-ROM disc loaded with the series' usual banquet of background...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/25/ent_409888.shtml
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http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/04/16/liv_338737.shtml
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...versatility. He was nominated once before, for best actor for his role as faded horror-film director James Whale in "Gods and Monsters." McKellen has won a Tony for his Salieri in "Amadeus," and an Emmy for playing "Rasputin." Jon Voight is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/20/liv_339774.shtml
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...starring Boris Karloff as The Monster, was released -- a creative effort that would be dramatized in the 1998 film Gods and Monsters. Surrealist artist Salvador Dali produced what would become his most recognized painting, The Persistence of Memory...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/25/met_259850.shtml
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