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The most faithful filmn adaptation of the novel so...

2010-02-04T08:06:54.794-05:00

The most faithful filmn adaptation of the novel so far would be Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, but I found the Creature himself to be even more faithfully represented in Van Helsing.



You need to reread Frankenstein. The original mons...

2010-02-04T07:53:54.449-05:00

You need to reread Frankenstein. The original monster is handsome (in a way that's oddly repulsive). He's also athletic in build rather than ponderous.

"His limbs were in proportion, and I had selected his features as beautiful. Beautiful!-Great God! His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath: his hair was of a lustrous black, and flowing; his teeth of a pearly whiteness; but these luxuriences only formed a more horrid contrast with his watery eyes, that seemed almost of the same colour as the dun white sockets in which they were set, his shrivelled complexion and straight black lips."

In the book we also see him leap around mountain and arctic landscapes with superhuman agility; as opposed to the stumping steampunk body that appears in Van Helsing.

Shelly made him as a sort of superman figure and the earliest illustrations of him show him looking almost like Greek statuary or something out of a Blake drawing. Those are the most faithful representations.

In film, Mary Shelly's Frankenstein is far closer to the source novel.



Hmm, never thought of Holloway as Rick, good choic...

2010-02-03T03:38:43.288-05:00

Hmm, never thought of Holloway as Rick, good choice.



Haven't checked that out, Chris. But nothing c...

2010-02-03T02:02:23.451-05:00

Haven't checked that out, Chris. But nothing could sate my hunger for Godzilla but Big G himself.



Love the Basil Gogos stuff for the Wolfman! I get...

2010-02-02T16:18:41.682-05:00

Love the Basil Gogos stuff for the Wolfman!

I get angry when I see those lovely Taschen books all covered in plastic at the bookstores because I can't flip through them.

It's odd just how much Hitchcock experience I have from watching all of his stuff on TV (like WTBS, etc and with COMMERCIALS. ick!). I think I've only ever seen Rear Window and Vertigo on an actual movie screen. I need to fix that.

Brian, have you checked out Big Man Japan? That might satisfy your Toho fix for a while until they get their act in gear.



Collection of best horror movies DVD Collection.

2010-02-02T07:06:17.363-05:00

Collection of best horror movies DVD Collection.



Thanks Jen, I'm glad others have noticed this ...

2010-02-01T14:13:54.376-05:00

Thanks Jen, I'm glad others have noticed this anomaly with Van Helsing...



This is one of my favorite weekly features B-Sol--...

2010-02-01T14:09:35.324-05:00

This is one of my favorite weekly features B-Sol--I couldn't agree more on VanHelsing..horrible movie but the depiction of the monster was spot on.



My daughter bought me the collector's edition ...

2010-02-01T10:10:36.941-05:00

My daughter bought me the collector's edition or something of Psycho a couple of years ago. One of the best gifts ever! And kudos on feeling liberated! :)



Sawyer is another damn good choice, a close second...

2010-02-01T09:32:41.004-05:00

Sawyer is another damn good choice, a close second for me!



Shutter Island, you know I can't wait since Im...

2010-02-01T09:18:35.775-05:00

Shutter Island, you know I can't wait since Im probably Leo's biggest fan. Thats' hysterical why you headed over to the horror section, but, as I think about you, I'm not surprised. of course, my vote goes to Sawyer aka Josh H.



I NEED to get that Legacy Edition DVD...

2010-02-01T01:04:43.522-05:00

I NEED to get that Legacy Edition DVD...



The Horror Cinema book is good, Taschen at its bes...

2010-02-01T00:59:56.791-05:00

The Horror Cinema book is good, Taschen at its best... And Psycho (as Mullholand Dr.) is one of the gems I own times 3 on DVD... and if I ever get to see the new version in stores, I sure will get it!