Film, Video Frankenstein

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Title
Frankenstein
Summary
"While he is in college, Frankenstein decides he must attempt to make a perfect human being. The being he creates is given life in a vat of burning chemicals. On the day Frankenstein weds his sweetheart, who has been living patiently at home, he sees the monster he created reflected in a mirror. Having disappeared, the monster returns to his creator to gain acceptance. However, when the creature is in front of the mirror he disappears again, with only his slowly vanishing reflection left. When Frankenstein arrives and stands in front of the same mirror he witnesses the fading image, signifying the monster's destruction in the face of Frankenstein's increased love for his wife and life"--The Frankenstein film sourcebook.
Contributor Names
Dawley, J. Searle, direction, writing.
Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931, production.
Sosin, Donald, music.
Ogle, Charles, 1865-1940, cast.
Phillips, Augustus, cast.
Fuller, Mary, 1888-1973, cast.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Created / Published
United States : Edison Mfg. Co., 1910 ; United States : Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, [2017].
Subject Headings
-  Frankenstein's Monster--(Fictitious character)--Drama
-  Frankenstein, Victor--(Fictitious character)--Drama
-  Scientists--Drama
-  Good and evil--Drama
-  Science--Experiments--Drama
Genre
Mad scientist films
Monster films
Horror films
Silent films
Short films
Fiction films
Notes
-  Based on the novel by Mary Shelley.
-  Charles Ogle, Augustus Phillips, Mary Fuller.
-  Photographed by James White.
-  Photographed in New York City on January 13, 15, 17, 1910.
-  Sources used: Picart, C. The Frankenstein film sourcebook, p. 86-87; Moving picture world, v. 6, no. 10, March 12, 1910, p. 392; Frankenstein paper print fragment, Thomas Edison National Historical Park.
Medium
1 video file (digital, MPEG-4) (ca. 13 min.) : sd., b&w (tinted)
Source Collection
Dettlaff (Alois) Collection (Library of Congress)
Digital Id
https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/ntscrm.02434673
Library of Congress Control Number
2017600664
Online Format
image
video
Description
"While he is in college, Frankenstein decides he must attempt to make a perfect human being. The being he creates is given life in a vat of burning chemicals. On the day Frankenstein weds his sweetheart, who has been living patiently at home, he sees the monster he created reflected in a mirror. Having disappeared, the monster returns to his creator to gain acceptance. However, when the creature is in front of the mirror he disappears again, with only his slowly vanishing reflection left. When Frankenstein arrives and stands in front of the same mirror he witnesses the fading image, signifying the monster's destruction in the face of Frankenstein's increased love for his wife and life"--The Frankenstein film sourcebook.
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Chicago citation style:

Sosin, Donald, Music, Charles Ogle, Augustus Phillips, Mary Fuller, and Inc Thomas A. Edison. Frankenstein. [United States: Edison Mfg. Co., ; United States: Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, 2017, 2017] Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2017600664/.

APA citation style:

Sosin, D., Ogle, C., Phillips, A., Fuller, M. & Thomas A. Edison, I. (2017) Frankenstein. [United States: Edison Mfg. Co., ; United States: Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, 2017] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2017600664/.

MLA citation style:

Sosin, Donald, Music, et al. Frankenstein. [United States: Edison Mfg. Co., ; United States: Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, 2017, 2017] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2017600664/>.