Romanticism Movies & Media Adaptations

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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein was first filmed by inventor Thomas Edison in 1910 and directed by J. Searle Dawley. This film has since been lost from public archives, but many more versions were made. These include the most famous adaptation, filmed in 1931 by Universal Pictures, which starred Boris Karloff as the monster.

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein has also spawned numerous spin-offs, including Bride of Frankenstein (Universal, 1932), Son of Frankenstein (Universal, 1939), Ghost of Frankenstein (Universal, 1942), and Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman (Universal, 1943).

Frankenstein was made into a comedy in Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein (Universal, 1946) and Mel Brooks's Young Frankenstein (20th Century Fox, 1974). In 1994, a more serious version, which claimed to be faithful to the book, was produced by Columbia/Tristar, titled Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice was filmed as a television miniseries in 1995 by BBC Television and the A&E Network. It was first shown on the A...

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