It’s Wednesday! Time for another post exploring all things inspired by that classic tale, Frankenstein! We’ve gone over the first time Frankenstein took to the screen, now let’s explore something a wee bit more recent, the 1994 film starring Robert De Niro (as the creature) and Helena Bonham Carter as Elizabeth. A few parts of this one had me hugging my pillow.
Helena Bonham Carter. I mean… what can I say?
Interesting bit of trivia on this one: the word monster was banned from the set. The credits billed Robert De Niro as “The Sharp-Featured Man” (though it still says “The Creature” on many websites).
Quotes from the film!
The Creature: What kind of people is it in which I am comprised? Good people? Bad people?
Victor Frankenstein: Materials. Nothing more.
The Creature: You’re wrong.
[Picks up recorder]
The Creature: Did you know I knew how to play this? From which part of me did this knowledge reside? From this mind? From these hands? From this heart? And reading and speaking. Not so much things learned as things remembered.
Victor Frankenstein: Slight trace waves in the brain perhaps.
The Creature: Did you ever consider the consequences of your actions? You made me, and you left me to die. Who am I?
Victor Frankenstein: You? I don’t know.
The Creature: And you think that I am evil.
The Creature: I am done with man.
Victor Frankenstein: And I’m frightened that if I tell you the truth, I’ll lose you.
Elizabeth: You’ll lose me if you don’t.
I’ve never seen this… *hangs head in shame*