August 23, 2007

The Cabinet of Dr. Frankenstein

Actor Conrad Veidt never essayed the part, but his likeness has been used to represent the Monster.

The first example is an audiobook adaptation from Oxford University Press, Bookworm Edition, 1998. It uses an image cropped from a vividly colored poster for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919).


The second piece features artwork recycling Veidt’s dramatic profile and clutching hands from the poster for Orlacs Hande (1924).

Autour de Frankenstein ("Around Frankenstein"), was published in 1994 in the Cahiers Forell collection of the Faculty of Letters and Languages of the University of Poitiers, in France. It is a compendium of scholarly articles in French and English with such titles as Innocence, Injustice and Incomprehension in Frankenstein; Frankenstein and the Excess of Signification: a Case of Unstable Balance; A Map of Russia and Understanding Frankenstein: (A Geo-angelological Folly in Seven Chapters), and Legends of the Animated Body: The Case of the Monster.

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