Film, Video Frankenstein
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About this Item
- "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.
- 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, .
- - Frankenstein's Monster--(Fictitious character)--Drama
- - Frankenstein, Victor--(Fictitious character)--Drama
- - Scientists--Drama
- - Good and evil--Drama
- - Science--Experiments--Drama
- Mad scientist films
- Monster films
- Horror films
- Silent films
- Short films
- Fiction films
- - 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.
- 1 video file (digital, MPEG-4) (ca. 13 min.) : sd., b&w (tinted)
- Dettlaff (Alois) Collection (Library of Congress)
Library of Congress Control Number
Additional Metadata Formats
- Dawley, J. Searle
- Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva)
- Fuller, Mary
- Ogle, Charles
- Phillips, Augustus
- Sosin, Donald
- Thomas A. Edison, Inc
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Chicago citation style:
Sosin, Donald, Music, Charles Ogle, Augustus Phillips, Mary Fuller, and Inc Thomas A. Edison. Frankenstein. directeds by Dawley, J. Searleection, Writing, produceds by Edison, Thomas A. , Uction [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. Dawley, J. S., dir, Edison, T. A., prod [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. dir by Dawley, J. Searleection, Writing, prod by Edison, Thomas A. , Uction [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/>.