Frankenstein (1931)

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  1. ScottR

    ScottR Cinematographer

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    I love the current dvd of Frankenstein, but I was wondering:

    1. If the complete "Flowers" sequence will ever be found,
    including 2-3 seconds of Maria actually going under the
    water.

    2. Why the end credits have been changed from previous
    releases. Before, the cast list faded to black and
    the Exit Music played over a black screen. In the dvd
    edition, the credits are freeze framed and stay on screen
    until the music ends.


    ....still, my favorite horror film of all time.
     
  2. Jim Peavy

    Jim Peavy Supporting Actor

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    I was under the impression that this was the entire tossing-Maria-into-the-lake-scene. What makes you think there's more to it?
     
  3. ScottR

    ScottR Cinematographer

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    There is more to it....about 2 seconds are still lost, including a shot of the girl sinking. I don't have reference right now, but it is common knowledge.
     
  4. Joe Karlosi

    Joe Karlosi Producer

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    I'll bring this up at the Classic Horror Film Board, but I've never heard of this. I don't believe there was anymore to this scene.
     
  5. Larry Sutliff

    Larry Sutliff Cinematographer

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    Joe, there is supposed to be one more shot missing from the scene; it is a closeup of Maria sinking.
     
  6. Kevin M

    Kevin M Producer

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    Apparently not as common as you assumed. [​IMG]
     
  7. ScottR

    ScottR Cinematographer

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    I meant common among horror film experts, sorry for the miswording. Gregory Mank has mentioned it before and it was included in the screenplay that was published in the 1980's with mention of the missing seconds....I think there was also an extra close up of Karloff too.
     

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