Saturday, April 5, 2014

A-Z: Classic Monsters: Edward Scissorhands & Frankenstein

Today I am featuring two special monsters in my A-Z Challenge post for Classic Monsters.  Please welcome the only Edward I'd swoon for, Edward Scissorhands and the original Monster, Frankenstein.


E is for Edward Scissorhands

Although Edward may not be a monster per say, he is indeed a classic.  He debuted back in 1990, spawned by the brilliant Tim Burton.  I must say he is rather beautiful, isn't he?  He's has a bit of Frankenstein in him too, huh?  Anyway in the spirit of keeping these posts brief, I've decided to list five words (using the letter E) that I believe best describe our monster classic.  

Exceptional  * Exemplary  * Endearing  *  Enigmatic  * Entertaining

What words did you come up with?  How much do you love Edward?

F is for Frankenstein

For my "B" post I talked about the Bride of Frankenstein and how incredibility cool she was.  Today I wanted to briefly mention one of my favorite classic monsters, Frankenstein.  The book aside, the monster is killer.  The movie catapults his image though, thanks to Boris Karloff.  The classic horror actor demonizes him on one scene and humanizes him in the next.  When I rewatched the film there were parts that were dull or outdated.  But I promise you, nearly every scene with our Monster hero (Karloff) was sheer brilliance.  Even after all this time, he still captivates the audience with this sensational portrayal.  If you've watched it, then you know what I mean.  The scene alone is a classic.

How did my E & F posts measure up?  Do you have any monsters you think would have been better to feature?


Sophie Duncan said...

I have a soft spot for Edward Scissorhands, one of the first movies I saw Johnny Depp in (after 21 Jump Street). He's the perfect representation of Tim Burton's psyche, I think, cute in places, but possibly lethal as well :)
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Kyra Lennon said...

I still love Edward Scissorhands! Johnny Depp is exceptional.

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Both actors did well with their performances and brought their characters to life.

S. L. Hennessy said...

Edward makes me cry. Just a wonderful movie, but heart wrenching. And Frankenstein is my favorite classic monster. And my favorite gothic novel.

klahanie said...

Hi human, Mina,

Eeks....! My human has watched Edward Scissorhands a few times. A touching movie. Pawhaps Edward could come over and trim our hedge.

I thought Boris Karloff did the MonsterMash :)

Your pawst measures up. Your monster features are just fine.

Penny, the pawsitive host of the Alphabark Challenge, 2014!

Elizabeth Darkley said...

Edward Scissor Hands (as well as the Tim Burton Batman movies) were my favorite movies as a kid. I was weird kid haha

Carrie-Anne Foster said...

Edward Scissorhands is such a wonderful movie. One of my favourite scenes is when he gives the ladies haircuts. So fabulous!

Frankenstein...I've seen the movie, but when I was a child. I don't remember much of it.

I read Frankenstein not too long ago and fell in love with the book. A true monster. And for the century it was written in, (by a woman no less) it must have sparked quite the reaction from readers.

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Natasha Duncan-Drake said...

I remember seeing Edward Scissorhands way back when and it made me cry. I've never read the book of Frankenstein, but I have seen many of the movie adaptations. It is a great story.
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Laura Clipson said...

I've never seen Edward Scissorhands. I really need to watch it!

Heather Holden said...

Frankenstein is most definitely a classic! I don't know much about Edward Scissorhands, shamefully, but I do remember my sister loving that movie, heh.

Timothy Brannan said...

Both Edward and the Monster have similar roles in their respective movies. Interesting how the generations can change the view of what is and what isn't a monster.

NOW can we please get a Frankenstein movie where John Malkovich plays the monster?

Anonymous said...

I've got a crush on Edward too :)

Tizzy Potts said...

I feel really sorry for both Edward Scissorhands and Frankenstein's Monster. Both are outcasts from society and much misunderstood. I love Mary Shelley's novel. The creature is so eloquent and guilt-ridden that you can't help feeling for him. Whatever he does, he was created that way by Frankenstein, so he can't really take all of the blame.

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