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"It's alive!": Hur Frankensteinberättelsen förändrats från Mary Shelleys originaltext till Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein genom tre andra filmatiseringar
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies (from 2013).
2023 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"It's alive!" : How the story of Frankenstein has changed from Mary Shelley’s original to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein through three other movie adaptations (English)
Abstract [sv]

Den här uppsatsen jämför Mary Shelleys Frankenstein: eller den moderna Prometeus med Kenneth Branaghs film Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein från 1994. Uppsatsens syfte är att se hur vissa av förändringarna från text till film kan spåras till tidigare Frankensteinadaptioner, specifikt Frankenstein och Bride of Frankenstein (1931 respektive 1935) av James Whale, och The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) av Terence Fisher. Undersökningen visar att vissa förändringar som gjorts i tidigare filmer på grund av filmernas samtid och omgivning har blivit en del av den allmänna bilden av Frankensteinberättelsen, och på så vis lever kvar även i senare filmatiseringar. Slutsatsen dras att Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein inte bara är en adaption av Mary Shelleys text, utan kan även ses som en adaption av tidigare filmskapares verk.

Abstract [en]

This essay compares Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus with Kenneth Branagh’s 1994 film Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The purpose of the essay is to examine how some of the changes from text to film can be traced to earlier Frankenstein adaptations, specifically Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein (1931 and 1935, respectively) by James Whale, and The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) by Terence Fisher. The research shows that certain changes made in earlier films due to the films’ time and place in history have become part of the general image of the Frankenstein story, and thus survive even in later film adaptations. The conclusion is drawn that Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is not only an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s text, but can also be seen as an adaptation of previous filmmakers’ works.

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2023.
Keywords [en]
Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, Kenneth Branagh, James Whale, Terence Fisher, adaptation
Keywords [sv]
Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, Kenneth Branagh, James Whale, Terence Fisher, adaption
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General Literature Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-92995OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-92995DiVA, id: diva2:1729094
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Comparative Literature
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