The movie club will meet for the first time this Thursday evening at 6:15 at the Pickford Film Center to see the showing of the play Frankenstein. The classics book club is discussing the book this Tuesday, so I thought we would like to see this version, which seems to follow the theme of the book.
The book is definitely more than just a monster story. There is much to discuss. I assume the movie will be, too. Here is a brief description. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.
Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.