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By Alberto Manguel

Generally thought of a better movie that its predecessor, Frankenstein, this sequel starred Elsa Lanchester because the eponymous heroine and Boris Karloff repeating his function because the monster. Manguel offers a close and hugely delicate account of the film's felicities of artistic filmmaking. He additionally strains the literary roots of the Frankenstein delusion, the construction of a residing being by means of a guy usurping the powers of a jealous God. And he unearths echoes within the paintings of recent artists equivalent to Max Ernst and Marcel Duchamp of the Bride as one of those femme fetale, giant and threatening.

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