Daily Archives: October 30, 2013

Just To Get You in the Mood…Frankenstein

Just in time to put people in the mood for Halloween, an ad came to my attention.

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I read about this National Theatre performance of Frankenstein a few months ago, and I longed to go see it.  Now, I see an ad that they are playing it in movie theaters in the UK.  I didn’t even know there was a film version!  Does that mean there will be a DVD?  Please let there be a DVD.

Johnny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch both star in this production.  Two brilliant actors…who both play a brilliant Sherlock Holmes.  Playing both the creation and the creator from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein  I’m fairly certain that some of the lines in the video below are directly from the book. (Although, please do not quote me on that, it has been years and years since I read it.)  Just watching this makes me want to read the book again, as I fervently hope for a DVD of this performance…of these performances, because the actors switched roles during the run of the play.  If you haven’t read the book before, I highly recommend it.

Can you imagine?  I can imagine…for right now I can only imagine.  Did I mention I need a DVD/Blu-Ray/iTunes Download…something?

‘Til next time,

Jessica

 

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