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"It Lives!": Mark Grey 're-animates' Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

“It lives!” So cries Victor Frankenstein in Richard Brinsley Peake’s Presumption: or the Fate of Frankenstein on beholding the animation of his creature for the first time. Peake might equally have been describing the novel upon which he had based his 1823 play which, staged at the English Opera House, had such a successful first run that it gave rise to fourteen further adaptations of Mary Shelley’s 1818 novella in the following three years.
Tags: Religion, Peake, Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, Mark Grey, Richard Brinsley Peake, English Opera House

A New World of Gods and Monsters: A Panel of Horror Experts Pick Who Should Direct These Classic Characters

Universal has announced that all systems are “Go!” on an Invisible Man reboot to be written and directed by Leigh Whannell ( Upgrade ), with the horror maestros at Blumhouse steering the ship. Sorry, “Dark Universe.” Blumhouse’s involvement teases the capability to reboot Universal’s entire classic monster catalog should The Invisible Man rake in profits, which – by Blumhouse’s margin-friendly methods – shouldn’t be an outstanding ask. Pretty big news for horror fans. In looking towards ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Features, Johnny Depp, Universal, Ana Lily Amirpour, Michael Shannon, Benson, Wheatley, Frank, Damien Chazelle, Flanagan, Riley, Del Toro, Kevin, Jennifer

Historic Manuscript Filled with Beautiful Illustrations of Cuban Flowers & Plants Is Now Online (1826 )

The internet has become an essential back up system for thousands of pieces of historical art, science, and literature, and also for a specialized kind of text incorporating them all in degrees: the illustrated natural science book, from the golden ages of book illustration and philosophical naturalism in Europe and the Americas. We’ve seen some fine digital reproductions of the illustrated Nomenclature of Colors by Abraham Gottlob Werner, for example—a book that accompanied Darwin on his Beagl...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, Books, Science, College, Cuba, Cornell, Darwin, Mary, Facebook Twitter, Josef Albers, Josh Jones, Euclid, Mary Shelley, Goethe

Creating the AI in Our Own Image

Human being, as a self-absorbed species, tend to perceive ourselves as the most superior organism on the planet. The apex predator among apex predators. This trope is is found throughout our popular culture, and often explains our relationship with other animals and the environment around us. The notion of dominance can even be found in the Bible, with humans being created in the image of the creator, specifically so that they could rule (רְדּוּ֩) over the world (Gen 1:26). In contrast, many Ind...
Tags: Technology, Law, France, South America, North America, Western Europe, East Asia, Adam, Victor Frankenstein, Middle East South Asia, Mary Shelley, Moral Machine

It’s Time for the Droids of ‘Star Wars’ to Get Their Own Spin-Off

(Welcome to A Different Point of View, a column where we explore the supporting characters of the Star Wars universe and discuss why they deserve more time in the spotlight.) Out of all of the characters in the Star Wars galaxy, no species gets a shorter shaft than the droids. Created to fill gaps in everything from manual labor to cultural translation, there are probably more droids than organic beings in George Lucas’ universe. Yet for all their omnipresence, Star Wars has barely scratched ...
Tags: Star-Wars, Movies, Bt, Sci-fi, Features, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Falcon, Lando, Frankenstein, Hera, Mary Shelley, OG, Artoo, Threepio, Jyn

‘Frankenstein’ TV Show, With Crime Solving Frankenstein, is Alive – Alive! – at CBS

Criminals beware: Detective Frankenstein is on the case! CBS has ordered a Frankenstein TV series in which a cop is brought back from the dead by none other than Dr. Victor Frankenstein. So it’s basically like RoboCop, which asjs the question: why didn’t they call this FrankenCop? We may never know. Jason Tracey, a writer on Burn Notice and Elementary, is behind the show. Stop, or my Frankenstein will shoot! That’s something you may or may not hear on the new CBS show Frankenstein, based ver...
Tags: Television, Movies, San Francisco, Cbs, Parker Posey, Frankenstein, Black Lagoon, Victor Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, Dean Koontz, Jason Tracey

CBS Orders Cop Series Based on Frankenstein

CBS orders cop series based on Frankenstein Light your torches and sharpen your pitchforks, because Frankenstein is back, sort of. According to TVLine, CBS has ordered three Thursday night pilots, including a modern take on the classic Mary Shelley gothic novel Frankenstein. The show won’t Igor or medieval castles but will focus on a cop who is killed in the line of duty, and is brought back to life by one Dr. Victor Frankenstein. Burn Notice scribe Jason Tracey will write the script for the...
Tags: TV, Movies, Nbc, Los Angeles, New Hampshire, TV News, Cbs, Sarah, Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, ComingSoon, Rob Doherty, Amazon Orders, YA Pilots Including College Panic, Jason Tracey

10 approachable must-read classics

Classical literature constitutes a notable piece of work that has enduring quality over the years.The ranks of classics encompasses a small number of works over many languages. These works are accessible and timeless.Classic literature isn't usually on a leisure reader's list. Classics tend to evoke views of dusty tomes, unapproachable texts or mere ornaments in some ersatz library. Mention to someone that you're reading Moby Dick, Brave New World, or some other renowned classic and you're sure...
Tags: Books, History, George Orwell, Innovation, Classics, Literature, Jane Austen, Harper Lee, Rochester, Mark Twain, Colin Firth, Dick, Personal Growth, Herman Melville, Ernest Hemingway, Don

10 must-read classic books for beginners

Classical literature constitutes a notable piece of work that has enduring quality over the years.The ranks of classics encompasses a small number of works over many languages. These works are accessible and timeless.Classic literature isn't usually on a leisure reader's list. Classics tend to evoke views of dusty tomes, unapproachable texts or mere ornaments in some ersatz library. Mention to someone that you're reading Moby Dick, Brave New World, or some other renowned classic and you're sure...
Tags: Books, History, George Orwell, Innovation, Classics, Literature, Jane Austen, Harper Lee, Rochester, Mark Twain, Colin Firth, Dick, Personal Growth, Herman Melville, Ernest Hemingway, Don

Amazon Prime Video February 2019 Movie and TV Titles Announced

Amazon Prime Video February 2019 movie and TV titles announced We have a list of new Amazon February titles coming to Amazon Prime Video next month, which you can check out below! February brings seven Prime Original series and two Prime Original movies exclusively available for Prime members to stream or download at no additional cost to their membership. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefr...
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WHAT SHE SAID: The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White

Today we bring bring back our feature, “What She Said…” in which we both review books that the other has previously read and reviewed. This feature arose because of a very serious dilemma we faced at Casa de Smugglers: what happens when one of us reads and reviews a book that the other desperately wants to read and review? We can’t really post about the same book AGAIN, right? WRONG! Thus, “What She Said…” was born. Thea read The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein last year and has been t...
Tags: Books, Science Fiction, Book Reviews, Young Adult, Victor, Ana, Elizabeth, Mary, Justine, Frankenstein, Thea, Victor Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, 8 Rated Books, Kiersten White, What She Said

Board Question #91934: I recently read Mary Shelley's Frankenstein for school. For those ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,I recently read Mary Shelley's Frankenstein for school. For those of you who have read it, who do you think the actual "monster" of the novel is and why? Frankenstein? His creature? Both or neither? The DeLacey's? HUMANITY?-Red Pandemonium A: Dear Panda,  It's easy to say that Victor Frankenstein is the real monster. He dug up dead bodies to create an undead creature. Creepy, dude. Also, because he didn't show his creature any love, it murdered most of his friends and fa...
Tags: US, Luciana, FELIX, Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, Robert Walton, Delacey, Felix De Lacey, De Lacey

Oscars’ Scoring Contenders: Short on Diversity, Long on Patriarchy (Guest Column)

“The Wife.” “Eighth Grade.” “RBG.” “Sicario: Day of the Soldado.” “Mary Shelley.” Those are just a few of the 2018 films scored by women, but when the shortlist for best original score was announced last month, all of the 15 scores whittled down by music branch members for the first round of Oscar consideration were […]
Tags: Opinion, Awards, Alan Silvestri, Terence Blanchard, Mary Shelley, Germaine Franco, Music for Screens, BlacKkKlansman

The Book Smugglers’ Best Books of 2018

In which we Book Smugglers present our top 10 books of 2018 and other assorted goodies… Another year, another top 10 list! 2018 was one of huge developments and change for us Book Smugglers–in 2017 we ran our very first kickstarter, and in 2018 we began the daunting task of fulfilling all of our kickstarter rewards and work. Our reviewing output, naturally, went down as a direct effect–but our reading still continued. Today, on this first day of 2019, we are delighted to present you ...
Tags: Books, China, Queens, Queen, Lists, Mehrotra, Road, RIN, SFF, Victor, Naomi Novik, Elizabeth, Rowan, Courtney Summers, Frankenstein, Tess


William Harlow's  Old Fort House Starting  now with the families of Florilla Dunham's female ancestors, I'll begin with Mary (Harlow) Dunham's father William Harlow, my 8x great grandfather.  William Richard Cutter has this to say about him:(I) Sergeant William Harlow, the immigrant ancestor in America, came from England to Lynn, Massachusetts, where his name appears on a list of residents in 1629-30. In 1637 he was one of the men from Lynn who settled the town of Sandwich in Plymouth col...
Tags: England, America, Rebecca, William, Plymouth, Richard, Genealogy, Family History, Robert, Samuel, Philip, Lewis, Mary, Lynn, Harlow, Joanna

‘Drunk History’ Season 6 Trailer Features Evan Rachel Wood as a Foul-Mouthed Mary Shelley, And More

Everyone’s favorite inebriated Comedy Central series is back, with an even more star-studded cast for its sixth season. Derek Waters’ Drunk History season 6 has released its first trailer ahead of its January premiere, and it has everything: Elijah Wood in a wig, Evan Rachel Wood rattling off a string of curse words, and returning Drunk History guest stars Will Ferrell, Vanessa Hudens, and  Jack McBrayer giving their best over-the-top lip sync performances. Drunk History Season 6 Trailer ...
Tags: Rachel Bilson, Comedy, Television, Movies, Berlin Wall, Comedy Central, Elijah-Wood, UC Berkeley, True Story, Byron, Amandla Stenberg, Edith, West Germany, Frankenstein, Vanessa Hudgens, Little Rock Central High School

Tales of Frankenstein – review

Director: Donald F Glut Release date: 2018 Contains spoilers Whilst Donald F Glut is known here at TMtV for some B grade vampire movies, he is also an author, having penned several reference works, including a couple of vampire books, and several Frankenstein’s Monster related stories. This anthology film is based on some of those stories and, as the name suggests, contains material squarely based on Mary Shelley’s creation. However, there is a vampire element to the final story and it is to th...
Tags: Movies, Donald, Carl, Frankenstein, Transylvania, Amazon US, Mary Shelley, Vampire, Undead, Created By Science, Jim Tavare, Karnstein, Frankenstein's Monster, Carmilla (related, Karnstein Jim Tavaré Castlevania, Carl Justin Hoffmeister

Kissing Cousins: Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus

One of the most famous horror icons, the Monster often misnamed Frankenstein is a mainstay of the wider horror genre and Mary Shelley’s (originally anonymously published) 1818 novel is intimately connected to the vampire genre as it and Polidori’s the Vampyre; A Tale were both conceived at the Villa Diodati on a fateful night during the Year Without a Summer. It was to my great shame that I had not read Shelley’s work and I had already committed to remedy that when I read Groom’s the Vampire: a...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Mary, Frankenstein, SHELLEY, Varney, Amazon UK, Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Genre Interest, Varney the Vampire, Mentioned In Passing, Polidori, Frankenstein's Monster, Villa Diodati

'Wasteland', or, How We Went From World War I to White Walkers

The Great War—now better known as World War I, before World War II forced historians to retcon the name—gave rise to fabled books and their film adaptations such as Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises (1926), Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun (1938), and Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front (1928), as well as the Lost Generation of American writers: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, John Dos Passos, and many more. Yet readers will find very few references to them in Waste...
Tags: Europe, Books, Music, Hollywood, Film, Horror, Stephen King, Zombies, US, Book Review, History, Middle East, World War I, Manhattan, Jack, George Romero

Girl Power Playing Cards

Siblings Zach and Zeb Wahls were inspired to start illustrating card decks when they heard the phrase, "playing the woman card." This fun, educational set actually features 52 "woman cards," and the ladies included all made history before adulthood. For example, each ace depicts activist Malala Yousafzai, while Mary Shelley, the first lady of science fiction, occupies the queen cards. The deck even includes two jokers, young actresses Quvenzhané Wallis and Shirley Temple. Give them to a kiddo ...
Tags: Shopping, Iowa, Malala Yousafzai, Wallis, Zach, Mary Shelley, Zeb Wahls, Shirley Temple Give

The secret history of science fiction's women writers: The Future is Female!

Eminent science fiction scholar Lisa Yaszek (Georgia Tech Professor of Science Fiction in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication) has edited "The Future Is Female! 25 Classic Science Fiction Stories by Women, from Pulp Pioneers to Ursula K. Le Guin," a forthcoming anthology of science fiction (and scientifiction!) by woman writers from the 1920s published last month by New American Library. In a wide-ranging interview about the book, Yaszek discusses the historical research she ...
Tags: Post, Books, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, Gender, News, Fanac, Toronto, America, History, Feminism, Cia, Kate, Ursula K Le Guin, Georgia Tech, Campbell

Monster Hit ‘Frankenstein’ Caused a Scandal in Kansas City in 1931

In the 1818 novel “Frankenstein,” Mary Shelley invented a creature that was philosophical, articulate and vengeful. But most people remember the Hollywood version: barely speaking, lumbering and with bolts in his neck, memorable thanks to Boris Karloff and the makeup designed by Jack P. Pierce. November 21 marks the anniversary of the film’s 1931 debut. […]
Tags: Hollywood, Features, Universal, Kansas City, Jack, Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, Boris Karloff

Did Dundee inspire Frankenstein author Mary Shelley?

The Frankenstein author spent two years of her life there as a teenager.
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Watch the First Film Adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1910): It’s Newly Restored by the Library of Congress

In his Critique of Judgment Immanuel Kant made every attempt to separate the Sublime—the phenomenon that inspires reverence, awe, and imagination—from terror, horror, and monstrosity. But as Barbara Freeman argues, the distinctions fall apart. Nowhere do we see this better dramatized, Freeman writes, than in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, which “can be read almost as a parody of the Critique of Judgment, for in it everything Kant identifies with or as sublime… yield precisely what Kant...
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What Frankenstein’s Monster Really Looks Like

Mary Shelley’s great novel is about the failure to recognize the humanity of those who don’t resemble us.
Tags: Halloween, News, Mary, SHELLEY, Mary Shelley, Books and Literature

Mary Shelley app celebrates Frankenstein at 200

Shelley's Heart app uncovers the tales of the graveyard where the Frankenstein author is buried.
Tags: News, Frankenstein, SHELLEY, Mary Shelley

How women writers have created some of the most enduring monsters since Frankenstein

Mary Shelley’s masterpiece, “Frankenstein,” was published 200 years ago this year. The story, written when Shelley was 19, has had a lasting impact on culture. Mary Shelley, circa 1840. She died in 1851 at age 53. In 1816, when Mary Shelley’s first draft of “Frankenstein” was written, she was a teenager who had already lost a child shortly after giving birth. She drew upon life experiences to create a story that has remained relevant for two centuries. The characters and imagery of the book ...
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Philosopher of The Month: William Godwin [timeline]

This October, the OUP Philosophy team honours William Godwin (1756–1836) as their Philosopher of the Month. Godwin was a moral and political philosopher and a prolific writer, best-known for his political treatise ‘An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice’ and ‘Things as they were or Caleb Williams’, a political allegorical novel.Born in East Anglia in 1756, Godwin came from the family of Religious Dissenting tradition and was trained to be a minister, following in his father’s footsteps. He had ...
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12 Horror Movies That Should Have Won Best Picture

The Oscars don’t like horror. Every once in a while, a horror film peeks its head into the rarefied air of the Academy Awards with a costume or technical nod. One even won Best Picture. But, despite Get Out and The Shape of Water getting their due, it’s a genre largely cast out of the process for seeming too middle- or low-brow. As if fear and its construction aren’t worthwhile artistic pursuits. As if dramas can’t also be schlocky or cheap. It’s in that spirit that I wanted to conduct this lit...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Awards, Features, Academy Awards, Alfred Hitchcock, Christ, Jack Lemmon, Jaws, Oliver, Howdy, Shirley Maclaine, Billy Wilder, Tom, Lon Chaney, Paris Opera House

Frankenstein at 200

Mary Shelley’s creation is the rare story to pass from literature into common myth, inspiring a seemingly endless stream of adaptations.
Tags: Movies, News, Ahmed, Whale, James, Mary, Del Toro, Boris, Guillermo, Frankenstein, SHELLEY, Mary Shelley, LaValle, Books and Literature, Karloff, McBee