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Frankenstein

In the film Frankenstein, there are very many vivid themes. These films are portrayed by film language, such as lighting, music, action, and background. These aspects of film language can tell us whats happening even without the dialogue. The themes love, revenge, obsessiveness, and moral consequence are all shown with the film language and give us a hint as to what is going to happen and if it is a good section of the film like at the mansion, or if it is a bad section of the film like that of the creation of the body. In the film, evil is a major aspect and is also one of the main themes in such horror films as Frankenstein. There are many examples of evil and horror such as the birth scene, the making of the body and also Elizabeth’s death. As soon as the birth scene begins we can sense that it will be bad and something is going to happen because of the film techniques that were used. The scene switches from the white living room to a dimly lit room where a screaming woman is heard and she is covered in blood. The dim lights, the amount of blood and the loud music all contribute to our thoughts about the scene, before any of the dialogue has been spoken. When Victor Frankenstein is creating the body, the use of blood and gore instantly shows us the violence and evil of the scene. Frankenstein has a bare torso and flowing cape resembling that of the devil, which portrays evil. There is also thunder and lightning and quick flowing music all of which add to show the theme of evil and we remember the warning, “May God have mercy on your loved ones”. The theme of revenge coincides with evil and often has the same film techniques used with it to show the darkness of vengeance like that of Elizabeth’s death. Prior to Elizabeth’s death we can hear the flute which the monster is playing, with this there is no lighting outside, it is raining and there is a full moon. All of these techniques tell the audience that something s...

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