Thursday, October 14, 2010

Halloween: Frankenstein

From 1910, this is the first screen version of Frankenstein. It's less than 13 minutes long; check out this piece of history. This was directed by J. Searle Dawley, whose later film of Snow White is the one that directly inspired Walt Disney.

1 comment:

Tallulah Morehead said...

When I was a teenager, this was considered a lost film. All we had was one still of the monster to tantalize us. Its eventual discovery was a joy.

The effect of the monster magically assembling itself was created by burning a dummy of the monster, and then running the footage in reverse. State-of-the-art special effects a century ago.