Saturday, June 02, 2007

Genre Movie Image of the Day: Frankenstein!

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I'm guessing that most of you will likely recognize the scene pictured above, but just in case...

This is from the first Universal Frankenstein movie. The Monster has escaped from Dr. Frankenstein's lab, and makes his way through the woods, coming upon this young girl, Maria, who's playing by herself by the river (or is it a lake?) by throwing flowers into the water and watching them float away. The Monster is touched by this game, and smiles as he watches the flowers in the water, but he's dismayed when Maria runs out of flowers to throw in the water... and in his simple mind, Maria is just like a flower, so he throws her in the water, expecting she'll float away as well... and tragically, she drowns, which makes the Monster more upset than ever!

The scene was parodied in Young Frankenstein, as I'm sure you also know!

Jon

1 comment:

  1. Jon,
    Check out Pierre Fournier's blog ( http://frankensteinia.blogspot.com/2009/09/exclusive-return-to-malibou-lake-by.html ) where he describes Malibou Lake, where the scene was filmed.
    Thanks!

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