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The Two Faces of Frankenstein-silent movies

October 26 @ 7:30 pm

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The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation presents two versions ofthe famous Frankenstein story: The short Thomas Edison 1910 photo-play isthe first motion picture version of Mary Shelley’s classic novel. The story is presented much like a staged play and features some sophisticatedspecial effects for its time. Unsuspecting audiences were dazzled when itwas released. The brilliant 1931 sound version was the first in a series of Frankenstein films that launched Boris Karloff’s career as the famed monster. The film had no real original musical score other than the openingand closing credits. Organist Peter Krasinski provides an improvised musical accompaniment to both films on the Meetinghouse’s wonderful 1893 Hutchings/Fisk pipe organ adding a unique and dynamic dimension to each of these timeless productions.

This event first appeared on EssexCountyCreates.org

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Date:
October 26
Time:
7:30 pm