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The Edison Kinetogram of March 10, 1910, courtesy of the U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, Edison National Historic site. Inventor Thomas Edison created the first Frankenstein film in 1910.

CINEMA SERIES

Join us for the Frankenstein Cinema Series!

It is our pleasure to present the following five Frankenstein films during the Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature exhibit. Admission is free for all films in the series. Please see details about each film. Times and locations are listed below. For details on other activities scheduled during the exhibit, please link to our EVENTS and DISPLAYS information.

During the series, Frankenstein films created for the UCF Student Frankenstein Film Competition will also be premiered.

Shrek 2 He's big, he's green, he's not Frankenstein's creature but surely he was inspired by him?!  On September 1st, Shrek 2 will be shown at 8pm in the Student Union Cape Florida Ballroom, sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement. The movie will follow the Campus Activities Board Meet & Greet, which is at 6:30 pm in the same room.


YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

Wednesday, October 27, 2004, at 8 pm
The Mall (outdoors between CL 1 and HPA 1)
(In case of rain: Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom A & B)

Young Frankenstein, the Mel Brooks comedy and best known Frankenstein spoof. Summoned by a will to his late grandfatherís castle in Transylvania, young Dr. Frankenstein soon discovers the scientistís step-by-step manual explaining how to bring a corpse to life. Assisted by the hunchbacked Igor and the curvaceous Inga, he creates a monster who only wants to be loved. Cast: Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr, Kenneth Mars, Madeline Kahn.  (1974, 106 minutes)

The film will be moderated by Dr. Mary C. Johnson of the School of Film & Digital Media. The movie will be preceded by the first public screening of the winning film from the UCF Student Frankenstein Film Competition and presentation of the award.

 

Thomas Edison's
FRANKENSTEIN
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UCF Student Frankenstein Film Competition entries

Monday, November 8, 2004, at 8:30 pm
Library, Room 223

Frankenstein, cinema's first Frankenstein film, created by inventor Thomas Edison.  It was feared lost forever until a copy was discovered in the 1980's. Cast: Charles Ogle. (1910, 15 minutes) The film will be moderated by Barry Sandler of the School of Film and Digital Media following the presentation by Los Angeles screenwriter Mark Kruger.

After the film, all entries to the UCF Student Frankenstein Film Competition will have their first public showing. (The winning film's debut is October 27th.)

 

UCF Student Frankenstein Film Competition entries
and
Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein

Tuesday, November 16th, at 7 pm
Library, Room 223

Preceding the movie will be a showing of all entries to the UCF Student Frankenstein Film Competition.

Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, a comic horror film in which Abbott and Costello encounter Frankenstein's monster, Dracula, and a mad scientist. Cast: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi. Universal, (1948, 83 minutes). The film will be moderated by Tom Begley of the Theatre Department.

 

FRANKENSTEIN

Wednesday, November 17, 2004, at approximately 8:30 pm
Library, Room 223

Frankenstein, best known adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel about the scientist who creates a terrifying monster.  Cast: Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Mae Clark, John Boles, Edward Van Sloan, Dwight Frye.  Universal, (1931, 71 minutes). Film will be introduced by Dr. Picart, Florida State University faculty member and author of three books on Frankenstein.

This film will follow the multimedia presentation by Dr. Kay Picart.

 

Mary Shelley's
FRANKENSTEIN

Monday, November 22, 2004, at 7 pm
Library, Room 223

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, an adaptation of the classic horror story in which a young doctor creates life. The creature he assembles from the bodies of convicts and the brain of a brilliant scientist soon realizes that he will be rejected by society and goes on a rampage seeking revenge on the doctor who gave him life. Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Robert De Niro, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Hulce, Aidan Quinn, Ian Holm, John Cleese. (1994, 123 minutes - Rated R) 

Film will be introduced by Ula Stoeckl of the School of Film and Digital Media.

 

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