The Margos take on the wildest adaptation of the show’s history with the sublime Frankenstein compared to the frankly ridiculous Kenneth Branagh 1994 film.
The Margos get very gothic and silly sometimes trying to wrap their heads aroundMary Shelley’svenerated classic novelwithHenry VdirectorKenneth Branagh’swildly acted and directed film. How crazy is this adaptation? How about a dance sequence between a zombieHelena Bonham CarterandRobert De Niroas “the monster?”
This film is completely cray-cray but the backstory of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley is one of the greatest tales of 19th Century literature and we definitely dive into her fascinating life story. Plus, all of the machinations that led to the publishing of her book in 1818 and the revisions in the 1831 version.
Also, in this episode we discuss:
Fan theories about whether or not this is a feminist novel and writerSady Doyle’sincredible fan theoryabout who the creature is based on!