Monday, October 8, 2012

Nature or Suture?

The object of cruelty and scorn,
The monster is truly forlorn
His "life" is perverse,
By the knife made a curse:
He was cobbled together, not born.

Boris Karloff, being brilliant in Frankenstein (James Whale, 1931).

1 comment:

surly hack said...

Last year marked the 80th anniversary of both FRANKENSTEIN and DRACULA. Today it is easy to forget what groundbreaking milestones these films were. In Frankenstein, James Whale created the tragicomic horror film. And Boris Karloff's portrayal of the pathetic and sympathetic monster set the standard for such creatures.