5 Differences Between 'Frankenstein' and the Film Adaptations

5 Differences Between 'Frankenstein' and the Film Adaptations

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Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Shelley is hailed as the first real science-fiction novel. Following Dr. Victor Frankenstein, it chronicles Frankenstein’s journey to create life and his clash with his creation after he succeeds. Touching on themes of ambition, lost of innocence, revenge, humanity, responsibility and creattion,  Frankenstein is a dense but very worthwhile classic of its genre. However, it unfortunately has been largely displaced in the popular consciousness by its film adaptations. To celebrate its publication anniversary, here are five facts about Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and its many differences to work that adapted its spooky tale.   1. The Framing Device The …

‘The Singapore Grip’ Casts Actors From ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘GoT’

‘The Singapore Grip’ Casts Actors From ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘GoT’

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According to Variety, David Morrissey and Charles Dance in ITV’s adaptation of J.G. Farrell’s The Singapore Grip. The book is a satirical novel about Japan’s occupation of Singapore during World War II, centering on a wealthy British family living there during the invasion. The book was first published in 1978 and has been listed as one of the ten classic Singapore-based works.     Oscar-winning screenwriter Christopher Hampton is in charge of adapting the book and has been quoted as saying the project is a real “a personal pleasure,” as he was great admirer and friend of J.G. Farrell. Morrissey will play a ruthless rubber …