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 around Mary Shelley ’s venerated classic novel with Henry V director Kenneth Branagh’s wildly acted and directed film. How crazy is this adaptation? How about a dance sequence between a zombie Helena Bonham Carter and Robert De Niro as “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, we are SO lucky to have Penguin Books sponsor this episode! The Margos are thrilled to be asked to talk about authorRansom Riggs’ newest “Miss Peregrine’sstory”--A Map of Dayswhich is in bookstores now! This is the fourth novel in the series and lead character Jacob Portman’s life in the United States is the setting for this newest adventure. Be sure to get your copy today!
Also, in this episode we discuss:
Fan theories about whether or not this is a feminist novel and writer Sady Doyle ’s incredible fan theory about who the creature is based on!