Amy H. Sturgis (eldritchhobbit) wrote,
Amy H. Sturgis
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Frankenstein and 2081

Wonderful news: the original soundtrack by Lee Brooks for the amazing film 2081 (based on Kurt Vonnegut's "Harrison Bergeron") is finally available at iTunes. I've been waiting for this! Listen here to understand why.

I continue to be very excited about reading (my copy's en route) and then seeing Nick Dear's play Frankenstein. I've just reread the original novel to get me in the right frame of mind. There are wonderful new images of the play up here at The Daily Mail, here at The Telegraph, and here at Playbill. Frankensteinia has a collection of reviews here. And this is the official trailer for the National Theatre Live performances. The delivery of "God was proud of Adam" just wrenches my soul:




"Paradise Lost excited different and far deeper emotions. I read it, as I had read the other volumes which had fallen into my hands, as a true history. It moved every feeling of wonder and awe that the picture of an omnipotent God warring with his creatures was capable of exciting. I often referred the several situations, as their similarity struck me, to my own. Like Adam, I was apparently united by no link to any other being in existence; but his state was far different from mine in every other respect. He had come forth from the hands of God a perfect creature, happy and prosperous, guarded by the especial care of his Creator; he was allowed to converse with and acquire knowledge from beings of a superior nature, but I was wretched, helpless, and alone."
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus
Tags: film, frankenstein, gothic, mary shelley, sf
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