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THIS IS AN OUTRAGE

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You're going to have to forgive the excessive Destiel, feminism, swearing, and amusement with strange things.

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Posts tagged frankenstein

Apr 14 '14
Jan 28 '14
visual masterpieces: national theatre's frankenstein

(Source: benfankhauser)

Dec 23 '13

sheeponmars:

NO YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND!!!! IN OUR SOCIETY, WHEN SOMEBODY SAYS FRANKENSTEIN, WE IMMEDIATELY THINK OF A SCIENTIST WHO CREATES A GREEN MONSTER, AND THAT’S PRECISELY EVERYTHING FRANKENSTEIN IS NOT ABOUT!!!!!

Do you know what a MINOR part of the book this part of the plot takes up? Do you know how unspectacular the scenes itself is? Do you realise that the fact that some random scientist awakes a dead body to life is just a thing that makes the novel possible, never the point of the novel??? Do you realise that he created a feeling, intelligent, loving being at first try and the only reason he and others could not stand him was that he looked ugly? Do you realise that the blind man was incredible fond of the Creature, because he could not see him and therefore saw how he really was? Do you realise that being like the Creature is something that can be seen as positive? Do you realise that after they broke him by actually trying to kill him even though he didn’t DO anything he turned into them and became a monster by ACTING LIKE SOCIETY HAD THAUGHT HIM TO ACT? Do you realise that after the book was published society went and didn’t say “Shame on everybody who hurt the Creature” but shamed the Creature, turning him into a monster? DO YOU REALISE THAT SOCIETY DID EXACTLY WHAT THE BOOK SAID ONE SHOULD NOT DO???

Please, for the love of god, THE CREATURE IS NOT A MONSTER!! If anybody is a monster, Victor Frankenstein is!!

SORRY I JUST REALLY WANT TO SLEEP TONIGHT AND NOT CRY OVER A FICTIONAL CREATURE FROM A NOVEL THAT WAS PUBLISHED OVER TWOHUNDRED YEARS AGO!!!

Oct 18 '13

itriedthatonceitwasabadmove:

charlottelabouffs:

today i corrected someone who said accidentally said the monster’s name was frankenstein and i said “frankenstein was the scientist not the monster”

then my professor went “but was frankenstein not the monster?” and i had to sit down for a minute

*rolls around in a pile of 195 year old feels *

Oct 2 '13

xiaoyuzhou:

WONDERFUL

(Source: maggins)

Sep 18 '13

cumberbatchweb:

mtailuve:

Since many people are going to have their first viewings of Frankensteini, I guess there might be some useful info to share before people watch the play/screenings.

The National Theatre has a platform on iTunes U, on which you can find the production Frankenstein on the right-hand sidebar, and subscribe it; it’s free.  I would highly recommend the Q&A with Danny Boyle and Nick Dear, which is a 40-min insightful (guarantee it’s not boring at all) discussion re the play, and the pamphlet (PDF), which includes the synopsis of the play, Mary Shelley’s  writing, rehearsal diary, Danny Boyle’s interview, Nick Dear’s interview and Costume Design Suttirat Anne Larlarb’s interview.  The Q&A was held before the audience saw the play, so no spoilers. Besides, as the story was written almost about two hundred years ago, and there are reviews, reports, trailers, clips and gifs all over the internet since last February, I personally don’t consider anything is too spoilery, but if you don’t want to be exposed by any details of the play before actually seeing it, here is the BIG SPOILER ALERT

Two interviews re casting worth reading:

Benedict and Danny Boyle’s interview with Metro published a few days before their first press night last Feb. (Benedict had a cold then):

“Cumberbatch, an actor of rare emotional intelligence on stage, and cerebral and charming in the flesh, is quick to bat away any audience preconceptions about how he and Miller might approach both roles. ‘I hate this distinction of me being some f***ing academic who has just managed to escape the allure of some postgraduate course, and Miller as this mad f***ing wild child with dyed hair from Trainspotting,’ he spits.

Boyle, for his part, draws no distinction at all.  ‘I just wanted two stonking actors with the arrogance to feel no fear,’ he laughs.

Danny Boyle’s interview with The Times:

“Casting Victor and the Creature was always going to be a gamble. But Benedict [Cumberbatch] and Jonny [Lee Miller] just feel right, in the same way that Hugh Grant just wouldn’t feel right. You literally can’t cast it with four combinations in mind, so you have to go for quality. You have to back their ability as lead actors. They have to have the ambition and talent to command the stage, particularly as it’s the Olivier Theatre. It’s a challenging stage, a huge, huge space and it can swallow up actors very easily.

Nick Dear’s script can be purchased here: Amazon UK/ Amazon US

Underworld’s Frankenstein OST can be purchased here: underworldlive.com or iTunes UK /iTunes US

Transcript (by Cumberbatchweb) of the special late night Q&A with Benedict, Jonny and Danny Boyle for Dramatic Need: this is where I’ll give a HUGE SPOILER ALERT and definitely suggest reading it after seeing the play.

And, finally, here is the Frankenstein Rehearsal Diary from the pamphlet downloaded on iTunes U; I believe a lot of people who saw the play last year didn’t notice this diary, and for me, this is the most interesting info as we can have some insight on how the cast and crew developed the play: 

(AGAIN SPOILER ALERT)

Day One

Danny and I met at the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee School. Nick has been writing his version of Frankenstein for nearly fifteen years – I have heard a rumour he is on draft number 147! Actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller will alternate the roles of The Creature and Victor Frankenstein.

Over the years, he and Danny began to see aspects of the Creature’s character and situation as relating to autism.

Danny is keen for Benedict and Jonny to be able to meet children with autism and aspergers as part of their rehearsal process, so we went to the school to see whether this would be possible. The school was a wonderful place, and we met some of the students and teachers. Then back to the rehearsal room to meet up with Underworld, who will be composing the music for the production.

Rehearsal room one is big with a high ceiling, and its own revolve to imitate the space of the Olivier Theatre.

Danny suggests to Underworld the idea of a train representing Ingolstadt and the Industrial Revolution, to run down the central tracks from the Upstage doors and shoot out into the audience. Danny’s idea is that rather than taking the Creature outside onto the street, we bring the town to him. The train can have both live and recorded sound and be a powerful presence physically. We meet with Toby Sedgwick, the Director of Movement.

He is keen to begin work with Jonny and Benedict by exploring neutral mask. The Creature is an innocent. He is like an adult baby, with no sense of who he is or the world around him, and he must discover everything. Being able to start from a position of neutrality is a useful tool for this.

I join Alastair Coomer (Deputy Head of Casting) to meet some actors for parts which are yet to be cast, and for understudy roles.

Danny is keen to start immersing the actors in other elements of production as early as possible and we do a make-up test for the Creature. There is discussion about the pattern and size of the scarring but it is apparent that the concept for the Creature make-up is a work of art.

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Fantastic collection of links and information about the NT Live screenings of Frankenstein.

Look out for a competition from us for free tickets courtesy of the delightful people at NT Live next week.

Aug 8 '13
visual masterpieces: national theatre's frankenstein

(Source: benfankhauser)

Apr 28 '13

Benedict Cumberbatch in Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein 

(Source: watsonwarrior)

Apr 21 '13
Jan 28 '13

Frankenstein Rehearsals

(Source: twoharts)

Jan 21 '13

sithlordtennant:

Benedict Cumberbatch as Frankenstein’s creature 

(Source: freddieboychilton)

Dec 31 '12
abigwhitewolf:

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Dec 21 '12
cpnblowfish:

A Study in Scars: done.
Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature in Frankenstein.
Finally. Done.
It was a serious trip. I’ve never been so focused on a drawing like that, very involved too. Definitely the most detailed and complicated drawing I’ve ever made.
What a fascinating subject. I got lost many times in these scars, it was like, making a big puzzle. But it was also restful sometimes, mesmerizing, I’ve never been bored with it. I got a lot of fun, really. Merci Mr. Cumberbatch.
Actually, the drawing isn’t really done, I have to finish Victor Frankenstein now, who is on the same paper:

Drawing on 65x50 cm paper (25x20 inches)
Mechanical pencil, 4B-7B-8B pencils.

cpnblowfish:

A Study in Scars: done.

Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature in Frankenstein.

Finally. Done.

It was a serious trip. I’ve never been so focused on a drawing like that, very involved too. Definitely the most detailed and complicated drawing I’ve ever made.

What a fascinating subject. I got lost many times in these scars, it was like, making a big puzzle. But it was also restful sometimes, mesmerizing, I’ve never been bored with it. I got a lot of fun, really. Merci Mr. Cumberbatch.

Actually, the drawing isn’t really done, I have to finish Victor Frankenstein now, who is on the same paper:

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Drawing on 65x50 cm paper (25x20 inches)

Mechanical pencil, 4B-7B-8B pencils.

Dec 8 '12

earthrevolvesaroundben:

… look at that right foot - even that right foot is acting! … and i feel so bad for him when he drags himself along the floor to get away from frankenstein, as if he were expecting to be struck physically …

Nov 18 '12

(Source: yagamie)