The First Silent Film Adaptation of Frankenstein is Now Available Online
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For the lovers of old movies here is some good news, the first adaptation of Frankenstein is now available online thanks to the Library of Congress. When most people think of Frankenstein they think of the Boris Karloff version but there was an earlier one. The film was produced in 1910 by the Edison Manufacturing Company, and is the sole surviving nitrate print of the film. The Edison version was made 60 years after the death of author Mary Shelly.
This print of the film went through digital restoration, a new score was added, and most importantly it was made available online for lovers of cinema to enjoy.
Just in time for the bicentennial of the books first publishing in 1818.