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Kenneth Branagh's Frankenstein
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rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly
This film came out in 1994. That means I saw it 17 years ago - bloody hell! Anyway, I just hope that it is as good as I remember it.

What I can guarantee is that Victor is present in this film as the lead character - HOORAY!


Just watched it. I was right about this film. I don't care what the critics said. The film is dramatic, powerful, moving and heart-breaking. It is 99% true to source. I can't recommend it highly enough.

I am so inspired by it that I am going to do a separate Branagh vs Boyle post, comparing and contrasting the two versions. I will put my review under a cut as it will contain major spoilers for both the Branagh and the Boyle versions.

What I will say is this. Nick Dear took my beloved Victor away from me. I love Victor and I missed him so so much - my heart literally ached for the loss of him. Today Mr Branagh gave me my Victor back. Thank you Mr Branagh!!!

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I agree that Kenneth Branagh did a good job with his film, remaining faithful for the most part to the original, and looking very handsome as Victor in the process. :-)) Robert De Niro did a brilliant job as Branagh's Creature.

The play at the National is much condensed in comparison, being really only the central kernel of the original novel, without the dual wrapping of Victor's development plus the sea captain's narration. But I do like the emphasis being on the Creature for once, despite the fact that this diminishes the creator's role. However the story is presented, it's always food for thought.

I'm trying to persuade my son to watch this film before he goes on a school trip to the National to see the play (great school trip!) after the Easter break. Of course, because his mother is recommending it, he has resisted thus far...

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