Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Bride of Frankenstein and Tube Girls

Tube Girls created by a mad scientist

Early in this clip we see tiny little homunculus in glass jars, this is a foreshadowing of the sci-fi TUBE GIRLS of later years. The special effects are astounding, especially given that it was only 1935. The amazing glass tubes are unveiled at about the one-minute mark.

I re-watched THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN last night. I was impressed that it had OWLS, Lord BYRON and TUBE GIRLS (see the above you-tube clip). A hat-trick just for me.

My first experiment was so lovely that we made her a Queen.

These gorgeous special effects are featured in an absolutely fabulous on-line article, linked HERE. This short essay is quite possibly the greatest thing ever published on the internet, this is must-read stuff! Thanks you Peter Bernard.

{ melodramatic dialog }

Dr. Frankenstein: "Why this isn't science, it's more like Black Magic!"
Dr. Pretorious: "You think I'm mad. Perhaps I am."


1 comment:

Red Pill Junkie said...

Wow! What a fantastic mix of symbols: Alchemy, Rosicrucianism, and the subtle reference to a puppet-master —a Praetor— ruling over the figures of authority.

Makes me shudder to think what the ole Dr. used to um, 'grow' his little homunuli o__0